Birthday boy: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad turned 94 on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Mahathir Mohamad turns 94 and has a new goal to reunite Malays. But what for?

  • The elder statesman of Malaysian politics says his aim is to help the ethnic group progress economically
  • Analysts spot other motives: hollowing out the opposition and thwarting his leadership rival Anwar Ibrahim
Topic |   Mahathir Mohamad

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Birthday boy: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad turned 94 on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the country’s fourth and seventh premier, having been elected again in May 2018. Photo: Instagram

What birthday? Malaysia’s Mahathir celebrates turning 94 with wish to continue working

  • The world’s oldest sitting prime minister has been inundated with well wishes from Malaysians and world leaders such as Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong
  • But the nonagenarian only has one thing in mind – to finish his work ‘setting Malaysia on the road to recovery’
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the country’s fourth and seventh premier, having been elected again in May 2018. Photo: Instagram
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