Malaysia's ruling coalition Barisan Nasional retains a majority of parliamentary seats in the general election.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is banned from leaving the country due to the ongoing investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal. He subsequently resigns as president of UMNO and as head of the BN coalition.
Malaysia bans Shi'ites from promoting their faith to other Muslims, but remain able to practice it themselves. [http:--www.bernama.com-bernama-v5-newsgeneral.php?id=569704 (Bernama)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-225808-malaysia-bans-shiites-from-promoting-their-faith ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019