The election has pitted Prime Minister Najib Razak against his former ally Mahathir Mohamad. The two men were once allies but fell out after Najib became embroiled in a corruption scandal.
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor faces 17 charges, including 12 for money laundering. It comes as her husband also faces corruption charges in a multi-billion-dollar scandal that shocked Malaysia.
The former Malaysian Prime Minister has been hit with new charges related to a huge financial scandal. If he is convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge.
Malaysia's new monarch will be selected from a group of nine sultans. The ceremonial proceedings at the top of the Southeast Asian nation won't mark the beginning of a new era, but are not completely irrelevant either.
Malaysia's ex-strongman Mahathir Mohamad and his allies scored a surprise victory over incumbent Najib Razak, who faces accusations of corruption. The 92-year-old Mahathir is set to become world's oldest prime minister.
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