Muhyiddin Yassin faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty on money laundering charge, and up to 20 years for abuse of power charge.
A European proposal to tackle deforestation can end up hurting a key source of revenue for these Southeast Asian countries.
The vote was a show of strength intended to remove doubts over Anwar Ibrahim's authority to govern and the stability of his administration.
Newly-appointed Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim continues to receive congratulatory calls from world leaders, as he proposes fewer cabinet ministers with likely reduced salaries.
Anwar Ibrahim puts Turkish President Erdogan's call on speaker during his first press conference as premier, telling Erdogan that Türkiye "stood by us as a good brother in difficult times."
The reformist leader has gone through many ups and downs. Here's how he reached the prime minister's office.
The country's King Al Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah made the announcement five days after the parliamentary election left no party with a majority to form a government on its own.
Barisan coalition will not support a government that is led by ex-PM Muhyiddin Yassin's alliance, its biggest component party says, though it makes no reference to Anwar.
As the country's constitutional monarch, King Al Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah plays a largely ceremonial role but can appoint a premier he believes will command a majority in parliament.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's reformist alliance secures biggest gain with 82 out of 220 Parliamentary seats, but falls far short of a majority after vote counting.
Mahathir Mohamad, also known as the 'Father of Modern Malaysia', suffers first electoral defeat in more than half a century after coming in fourth in a five-way fight in the country's general elections.
More than 21 million people are eligible to cast their votes in the 15th general election, with analysts seeing no clear frontrunner among four coalitions seeking 222 parliamentary seats at stake.
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