Inside Story

Will Mahathir Mohamad make a return as Malaysia’s PM aged 92?

There will be elections in Malaysia within two months, and Mahathir wants in.

Malaysia will have a general election in the next 60 days in what could be the most tightly-contested poll since the country’s independence in 1957.

Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister – from 1981 until 2003 – is making a comeback.

The 92-year-old is determined to depose his former protege, the current Prime Minister Najib Razak

Najib is under pressure after being accused of fraud in a multi-million dollar state fund.

Parliament was dissolved on Saturday and the countdown to the elections is now on.

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Charles Santiago – Malaysian MP and member of the Democratic Action Party

Oh Ei Sun – senior adviser at Asia Strategy and Leadership Institute

Eric See-To – Barisan Nasional deputy communications director