Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad believes the old-timers need to step up and show the younger generation how to go about the business of leading a nation. Photo: AP
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad believes the old-timers need to step up and show the younger generation how to go about the business of leading a nation. Photo: AP

Mahathir Mohamad, 97, on why Malaysia still needs him: ‘I’m still functional, I can still move around, make speeches’

  • The two-time leader says he is standing for election because of the people’s will and a desire to block former protégé Najib Razak from retaking power
  • Younger generations need to work to address growing wealth disparity, poor economic management and a weakening education system, Mahathir adds

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad believes the old-timers need to step up and show the younger generation how to go about the business of leading a nation. Photo: AP
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad believes the old-timers need to step up and show the younger generation how to go about the business of leading a nation. Photo: AP
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