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.
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.
The longest serving Malaysian leader shrugs off suggestion that he should retire due to his old age.
Rosmah Mansor faces three charges of soliciting bribes and receiving $1.5 million between 2016 and 2017 to help a company secure a project to provide solar energy panels to schools on Borneo island.
A five-member Federal Court panel has unanimously upheld a previous high court judgment and found that Najib Razak’s appeal was “devoid of any merits.”
Top court begins hearing ex-PM Najib Razak's appeal to overturn his jail sentence in a case linked to multibillion-dollar 1MDB financial scandal.
Appeal Court upholds the conviction of Razak linked to the massive looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his government in 2018.
Najib’s graft-tainted party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), clinched the premiership last month after it was ousted from power three years ago over a multi-billion dollar scandal.
Ismail Sabri Yaakob was the deputy prime minister under the government of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who resigned last week after less than 18 months in office as infighting in his coalition cost him majority support.
The appeal came more than eight months after a high court found Najib guilty of abuse of power, criminal breach of trust and money laundering, making him the first Malaysian leader to be convicted.
Earlier today, ex-premier Najib Razak was found guilty of all seven corruption charges in his first trial linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
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