Malaysia’s 97-year-old former PM Mahathir Mohamad seeks re-election in his seat


Mahathir has offered to become prime minister for a third time, as campaigning in Malaysia’s general election gets under way.

According to Guardian, Mahathir Mohamad, the 97-year-old elder statesman of Malaysian politics, filed his candidacy on Saturday as campaigning for the upcoming general elections began.

Mahathir, who first served as prime minister from 1981 to 2003, came out of retirement to lead the opposition Pact of Hope alliance in the 2018 general elections.

Mahathir became prime minister again just two months shy of his 93rd birthday, but his government collapsed in less than two years due to infighting.

He also offered to become prime minister a third time.


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