Contest between former PM Mahathir Mohamad and his protege turned rival Najib Razak is building up to be the one of the most hotly contested in history
What is happening?
Malaysia goes to the polls on Wednesday 9 May to decide who will be the nation’s seventh prime minister. The day has been declared a bank holiday. It is building up to be the one of the most hotly contested elections in the country’s history, and will also be the biggest ever with a record 2,333 candidates.