Malaysia

Mahathir moment

Print edition : June 08, 2018

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, centre, next to newly appointed Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, after a press conference held to announce his Cabinet members in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on May 12. Lim Guan is the first Malaysian of Chinese origin to hold the powerful post in 44 years. Photo: Andy Wong/AP

Najib Razak, the outgoing Prime Minister, at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 12. It was a groundswell of animosity against his policies that led to Mahathir’s unexpected victory. Photo: AP

Mahathir Mohamad makes a historic comeback as Prime Minister after the coalition led by him records a spectacular win against all odds in the general election in Malaysia.
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