Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak after casting his vote. Photo: EPA

Malaysia election live: Mahathir Mohamad claims victory, warns Najib Razak against frustrating ‘wishes of the people’

Election commission chief calls for calm as opposition leader urges security forces against any attempt to “create a situation”

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak after casting his vote. Photo: EPA
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.