After the upset: What Mahathir’s return means for Malaysia

Young voters have high hopes, but can the 92-year-old prime minister deliver change?

  • CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer, and GWEN ROBINSON, Nikkei Asian Review chief editor

KUALA LUMPUR — The people of Malaysia may have just elected the world’s oldest prime minister, but Mahathir Mohamad’s path to victory was cleared by fresh-faced politicians like 25-year-old Syed….

Cuv 8hSaddiq, who passed up a post-graduate scholarship to the University of Oxford last year to enter politics, beat a three-term ruling party parliamentarian in the rural seat of Muar in Johor state on his first try running for…

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