Malaysia’s elder statesman Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bloomberg
Malaysia’s elder statesman Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bloomberg
Malaysia

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, who fought against colonial rule, pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth

  • The elder statesman, who became active in politics in the 1940s and 1950s, agitated against colonial rule just as Elizabeth became queen at age 26
  • Mahathir, 97, said the queen was ‘a good example of a constitutional monarch’ and that he ‘did not expect’ her death

Malaysia’s elder statesman Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bloomberg
Malaysia’s elder statesman Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bloomberg
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