Why did young voters pick a 92-year-old? - BBC News


  1. Buddy 8589

    Buddy 8589Month ago

    And... then what happened to the young voters... semua dah kena kenchinggggg...kena tipuuuuu...lin kli bodo tu kawal sikit ya

  2. Safrul Nidzam Shamsuddin

    Safrul Nidzam ShamsuddinMonth ago

    And now what happen to Malaysia? Is it better or worst after Mahathir and the PH take over the government? Ask the people in Malaysia. So much damage the new government had made. And that's a fact.

  3. Muhammad Abdullah

    Muhammad AbdullahMonth ago

    Because only this 92 year old can save Malaysia from the biggest kleptokrat Najib and his robbing league

  4. jean eyre

    jean eyreMonth ago

    The doctor...

  5. First Order Ball

    First Order BallMonth ago

    Why, BBC? Because we realised that Mahathir changed, and gave him _another chance._ But no one in America gave Trump even a first chance.* *I don’t like Trump, we should be fair in our judgement, right?

  6. Aaron Sebastian

    Aaron Sebastian2 months ago

    Not many people know this but mahathir is a person who will stand by his ground and fight till the very end for his country he built and for the people with just a simple majority he won ge14 because the Malaysian people know who mahathir is and his character towards the nation. Mahathir is an unbelievable amazing human being and we should be so thankful that his still alive and bring back malaysia economy in 2019. old or young , he looks sharp and handsome man. You wouldn’t wanna mess with tun haha. Hidup mahathir 🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾

  7. First Order Ball

    First Order Ball2 months ago

    But good video, regardless!

  8. First Order Ball

    First Order Ball2 months ago

    Because, BBC, they rather have Mahathir than some corrupt-nut head you and your American friends put as Prime Minister! Heck, I’d even (Or I’d DARE) pick Najib if Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May, or Nigel Farage was on the ballot! Long live Malaysia! Long live ASEAN! Long live the East!

  9. Mrs Shamsunnahar Sharmin

    Mrs Shamsunnahar Sharmin3 months ago

    People of Malaysia are so lucky who got a great leader. My respect and love for him. From Bangladesh

  10. IH Rubel Ahmed

    IH Rubel Ahmed3 months ago

    Dr.Mahathir mohammad... Love you from Bangladesh..❤️❤️ Bangladesh could not find Leader Like you.. May Allah bless you

  11. Jay

    Jay4 months ago

    Tht is my PM,so proud of him.He sacrifies his old age for this beloved country.Who cares about his past.

  12. heng cc

    heng cc4 months ago

    Anwar, if you oust Dr M, he may join pas and umno ; so be patient

  13. heng cc

    heng cc4 months ago

    Lim kit siang is a hero;

  14. Sparks Man

    Sparks Man5 months ago


  15. projext 999

    projext 9996 months ago

    16th September : Happy Malaysia Day...


    POTRET DIRI6 months ago

    the father of malaysia is back..Tun M with new goverments will make malaysian greats again..

  17. Yin thin chen

    Yin thin chen7 months ago

    What? What are you, a deceived one with no facts? PKR is the 1st Place winner in 14th GE, in second place the 92 year old past plunderer of Malaysia as well as creator of Najib the global kleptomaniac! Anwar's PKR won for PH. This 92 year old guy is PM because LKSiang conspired with him before the GE, all while Anwar was sitting in jail. And who was the JAILER? IT'S MAHATHIR THE 92 YEAR OLD ORIGINAL PLUNDERER OF 22 YEARS!

  18. Unjuk Jude Anding

    Unjuk Jude Anding7 months ago

    Because he has a mentality level of a 29 yr old..

  19. Lam Par

    Lam Par7 months ago

    It is not the 'AGE' that matter, it is the 'Personal Character' a PM suppose to possess, like for example, 'integrity, honesty, cleverness, tough, etc... voters are looking for in a candidate. Age after all is just a number .

  20. martin antonio

    martin antonio7 months ago

    Because Mahathir is like the Yoda of Southeast Asia #MayTheForceBeWithYou #Malaysia

  21. kl. johnny

    kl. johnny7 months ago

    Even without Mahathir's presence with the Opposition, Malaysia's youth voters were FED UP!!! with 1) Rosmah's EXCESSIVE!!! spendings - as a housewife, WHERE n HOW did she managed to fund her extravagant spendings/lifestyle AND wanton acquisitions of companieS that involved rmHundreds of Millions??? 2) Apathy/lackadaisical approach of BN in governance towards proper/indepth investigations into INCREASING no. of murders, AND 1MDB scandal. 3) INCREASING dictatorial approach in BN governance To oppress n silent the rakyat in their grievances. 4) INCREASE in new taxes that put the rakyat AND Malaysian companies in deeper sufferings. 5) Deliberately allocating much more budget monies to help the Indian community development n disrespecting the Chinese community (n also treating partner MCA like a needy beggar) Whom hv played a VERY significant role in building/developing the nation/Malaya into a modern day Malaysia! 6) ALL Malaysians r FED UP!!! with racial politics that seek to DIVIDE the rakyat rather than to UNITE! 7) Very obvious gerrymandering pertaining to delineation of electoral regions, to favour the ruling party, especially UMNO candidates. 8) Youth politicians/young leaders NOT given the chance to shine/lead in the political field Becos of pandering to the insatiable whims n greed of OLD n OVER-staying politicians/cronies.

  22. Ibra The Conqura

    Ibra The Conqura8 months ago

    I'm not a Malaysian but I love this man... God bless him

  23. Nini

    Nini8 months ago

    Tun M is a legend.. U need to read his bio, all of his achievements n u will impress.. He is the only one who can save us from our former prime minister.. He is a genius.. He is back because he worried about our country.. Even the kids will choose him.. Believe me if u ask the students who live in KL n Selangor 98% of them will choose Tun M

  24. Syed Shahrom

    Syed Shahrom9 months ago

    He will be more controversial this time around.Health is Wealth?

  25. Huiyang Ong

    Huiyang Ong9 months ago

    in chinese there is a saying, 不管是黑猫还是白猫,只要是会捉老鼠的就是好猫。which literally means, be it white cat or black cat, as long as it can catch the rat it is a good cat. So, as long as our PM can help develop our nation and people, age, gender, social background, ethnicity etc. does not matter.

  26. Beast Master

    Beast Master9 months ago

    Tq kids

  27. muhd syahril syahril

    muhd syahril syahril9 months ago

    Tun Dr Mahathir must be listed in a National Geographic documentary. Because he is the oldest government in the world...Like if agree

  28. xoxo hyomin

    xoxo hyomin9 months ago

    for sure malaysian nation choice for Tun M is more smart than choose donald trump as leader

  29. xoxo hyomin

    xoxo hyomin9 months ago

    hey I'm there & so happy Tun M finally back to bring back malaysia from corruption

  30. ItsMeAndrea

    ItsMeAndrea9 months ago

    He was known as the Father of Developement. Now he is known as the Father of Come back. 😂 Little youthful Malaysian joke for ya. All skeptics aside. We learn as we grow older. And I like to believe that Tun Dr Mahathir has learn his errors in his past and that would change the way this country will be running from now on. Even though, its almost a month since the new party has been in power, they have achieved so much and Malaysia has a brighter future ahead.

  31. Honest Man

    Honest Man9 months ago

    oh shit,,,, white people not knowing who Mahatir is.... switch to ALJAZEERA...DONT WATCH BBC REVIEWS OF MALAYSIA XD

  32. khalid taib

    khalid taib9 months ago

    Old is gold....

  33. Nellie K. Adaba

    Nellie K. Adaba9 months ago


  34. Nellie K. Adaba

    Nellie K. Adaba9 months ago


  35. aman saad

    aman saad9 months ago

    I personally joining "the change" because I don't want to be ended up like The Unhappy Generation of HK. The moment they realized that they are no longer afford to live in HK because of the house price and high cost on living...it was too late.

  36. Muhammad Hadrami

    Muhammad Hadrami9 months ago

    He brings economic booms to the country in 18 and 19 so I can see why. Not gonna lie that he had a mix record but when you have a leader that has been accused to be stealing people money I can see why. I'm just glad my country can pull this through without bloodshed.

  37. Desmond Nathan

    Desmond Nathan9 months ago

    We chose Tun M because he has done it before and he will do it again, this time better because we have DSAI and Tun M together with a new vision for the country.

  38. Lian Kings

    Lian Kings9 months ago

    The winning feels like the cancer that hunted Malaysian has been remove from the world..

  39. daranlively

    daranlively9 months ago

    OMG I love her Attire and .................. of course her comments too

  40. Krishna Sellam

    Krishna Sellam9 months ago


  41. Michael Wong

    Michael Wong9 months ago

    Pakatan Harapan, kesaksamaan untuk semua rakyat Malaysia!. The Coalition of Hope, fairness and impartiality for all Malaysians!!.

  42. Michael Wong

    Michael Wong9 months ago

    May all Malaysians of all racial backgrounds and religions be treated equally from now on, with this Coalition of Hope (Pakatan Harapan)!. Equal opportunities please, from now on, for all Malaysians, whether they are Malaysian Malay, Malaysian Chinese, Malaysian Indian, Malaysian Orang Asli, Malaysian Iban, Malaysian Kadazan, Malaysian Bidayuh, Malaysian Melanau, Malaysian Kelabit etc.. It's high time, for this Malaysian-style *apartheid* in Malaysia to end, when it comes to study places in the local universities and jobs with the whole government sector, just to give two examples, during the last almost 50 years, in Malaysia. A whole generation (maybe even two generations) of Malaysian Chinese and Malaysian Indian communities have apparently lost out on their career opportunities, during that period of time. That was why the MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association). MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) and the Gerakan lost almost completely, on 9th May 2018 (they are the traditional partners of the Barisan Nasional). We are now in the modern age and the whole world is watching current events in Malaysia, very closely indeed. Only then, will Malaysia finally, get the respect and admiration from the whole world. **Ubah**!!!!

  43. Michael Wong

    Michael Wong9 months ago

    Kesamaan semua orang-orang Malaysia!.

  44. Haziq Zamri

    Haziq Zamri9 months ago

    Even he is 92 but the his strategy and powerful of skill is as a young man... Good election from Malaysian ... Im also malaysian .... 🤗

  45. Andy Kris

    Andy Kris9 months ago

    They did not pick Mahathir, they wanted Najib out. By chance Mahathir happened to be the leader. Just like Trump, who wanted him, they did not want Clinton’s again.

  46. bink bee

    bink bee9 months ago

    Look at the bright side. Hes gonna be the first oldest Prime Minister in the world. How cool is that!!

  47. A R.

    A R.9 months ago

    To be honest, me as local youth don't vote for him alone, but his whole coalition which is made of dedicated and relentless people who never stop trying to make a change in the country. Nonetheless, I could see the former "dictator" is a changed man, he realized he made a mistake by reccomending that crook fatass as our PM and restricting freedom of local media during his past reign. Most importantly, he owned his mistake and work hard to fix it. I commended him for that.

  48. Hazrel

    Hazrel10 months ago

    For me personal, I see Tun M as our grandfather that really want to save and care of all his junior grandchildrens in Malaysia for the better future.

  49. Wiko Jerry

    Wiko Jerry10 months ago

    Sy dah lama tk cakap..sy bangga jadi rakyat Malaysia..tp hari ini sy sgt bangga..sbb Tun Mahathir perdana menteri yg sgt membanggakan..sangat jelas rakyat Malaysia sangat sayangkan Tun..Melayu Cina India semua sygkan Tun.

  50. 666huntu Fireman

    666huntu Fireman10 months ago

    An old saying, the inexperience of youth is no challenge to the experience and knowledge of age.Good luck and safe ruling Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Rambo.

  51. Khairul Anuar

    Khairul Anuar10 months ago

    Orang muda banyak hisap ice sebab tu mereka memilih orang tua nyanyuk

  52. Emang Serah

    Emang Serah10 months ago

    He's our Godfather, alhamdulillahi-rabbi-al-amin for giving us the new leader, hope for a better Malaysia, MALAYSIA BOLEH!

  53. Ashik Iqbal

    Ashik Iqbal10 months ago

    BBC still calling him controversial! No wonder people do no longer care about propaganda machines like the BBC.

  54. Gamer girl

    Gamer girl10 months ago

    Age is just a number

  55. Arib Helmi

    Arib Helmi10 months ago

    Supports only for the reformation father

  56. denzel lim

    denzel lim10 months ago

    Cos his not najib

  57. Steve Thorn

    Steve Thorn10 months ago

    I love you, Tun Mahathir. Malaysia can only go forward!

  58. MrBuzzSargent

    MrBuzzSargent10 months ago

    These young people are so well spoken and articulate what they want so well. They seem also understand that it will take some time. Very impressive young people ! God Bless

  59. Zul Kebau

    Zul Kebau10 months ago

    The reset button in malaysia has been pressed, alhamdulillah..well done pakatan harapan

  60. Anam Shah

    Anam Shah10 months ago

    He was PM for 22 years and never did i felt pressured or poor from the government, he even manage to recover malaysia from the economy downfall 1998. But during najib ruling i felt seriously pressured by the government and economy really dropped.

  61. Seth Nasyriq

    Seth Nasyriq10 months ago

    I'm Singaporean 🇸🇬and i love Malaysia 🇲🇾 Malaysia is a great country and very nice people.. congratulations for the new government 👏

  62. Dan L

    Dan L10 months ago

    This is a bit misleading. The voters voted the opposition front. They then picked Mahathir. The voters did not vote for Mahathir. It's the British system, unlike US where voters pick the president directly.

  63. Dan L

    Dan L10 months ago

    The point is that US voters actually vote for their leader. They don't vote for a party and then have the party nominate the leader. So they can have a Republican Senate and Republican House but a Democratic president. That can never happen in Malaysia.

  64. David Tay

    David Tay10 months ago

    in the US is same as well they have Republicans and Demorats, both with their own agendas. But yes the party matters more in Malaysia's case. PM isn't as powerful as a POTUS.

  65. Farihah Rashidi

    Farihah Rashidi10 months ago

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed is a genuine stateman ❤️

  66. Aidiel Ynwa

    Aidiel Ynwa10 months ago

    I love tun mahathir

  67. Ammii Rul

    Ammii Rul10 months ago

    Legend is back we Malaysian always love Tun M..proud to be Malaysian

  68. Wesley Yeap

    Wesley Yeap10 months ago

    I've voted for him before when he was in BN. Those days every Malaysia get a piece of the economy. I wouldnt say he is the best n totally no corruption in the country but at least Malaysia is making progress and everyone is happy. Now I vote for him again to make Malaysia great again. To help the people who are starving cause BN don't help the people. We the people believe in him.

  69. OhgirinSH

    OhgirinSH10 months ago

    Since i was a kid I heard so much great new and compliments about him. All generations truly respect him for what he had done up until now. He made Malaysia known to the world when he was the PM. If it’s not for him, we won’t be living in this developing country comfortably. We made the best choice and he will remain as one of the greatest man in Malaysia history.

  70. Huda Sarkowi

    Huda Sarkowi10 months ago

    The Dawn Raid, Twin Towers, the 1990s economy crisis that hit Asia yet he was adamant not to succumb to IMF, the establishment of Proton, the Look to the East era, the I-dont-give-a-eff attitude that our Tun Mahathir has. Compared that to our last PM.

  71. Dead Af

    Dead Af10 months ago

    Because he was the 4th PM before and has led Malaysia to success? No wonder people want him back.

  72. Anthony Butler

    Anthony Butler10 months ago

    Mahathir Mohamad was a pugnacious would be dictator when he was the leader previously but he is now a breath of fresh air compared to his replacement, who was the most corrupt and venal man in Asia.

  73. truebluekit

    truebluekit10 months ago

    What most people tend to forget is that the youth of today, who voted for Tun Mahathir, are the ones who grew up under his watch. Whether they like him or not, he was the force who shaped their lives. They know that if he wants something, then he will find a way; you just have to choose whether you're with or against him. Malaysia would not be as it is today without Tun Dr Mahathir.

  74. Luke Lim

    Luke Lim10 months ago

    :) Change may be good for Malaysia. It's good. But honestly my mom kinda still hold some grudge against Mahatir for the shit he did when he was the previous PM, he wasn't exactly very fair or care about economics sometimes. But hey we all recognize that at least Mahatir made some great stuff happened when he was the old PM. Najib is all the way down man. So ya when I heard Mahatir talking instead about doubling the trains speed and building infrastructure. I'm actually happy, cause that matters more then hating and politicking isnt it. Like pls improve the trains and build new tracks PLS!

  75. Padini Fakhri

    Padini Fakhri10 months ago

    because of his great vision n experience.he already shown he make malaysia great b4. btw he already said at 1998 incoming 2020,barisan nasional will fall down due to money politics.and now it. happen

  76. Pro F

    Pro F10 months ago

    Epic comeback. Comeback is real.

  77. ean dean

    ean dean10 months ago

    The grand DADDY ISSUES

  78. claire l.

    claire l.10 months ago

    tun dr. mahathir may have been an authoritarian back in the day but i'm thankful for his reintroduction into the world of malaysian politics. we would have never been able to topple the previous ruling party without such an obvious swerve of support for the current governing coalition. it's understandable that people are confused that we're calling him authoritative but at the same time showing him support, but during his campaign in the past year he's owned up to his mistakes and his sincerity to lead the country to a path of change and improvement was obvious. he's 92, soon to be 93 in a couple of months, and there is no need for him to hustle as hard as he does at this day and age. he truly wanted, and wants, to fix the mistakes of his successors and to make up for his policies when he served as the 4th prime minister. i grew up looking up to him without knowing much about how he played his politics back in the day, but now that i'm educating myself i can see that he was a flawed pm but he's malaysia's best chance at ousting corruption now. it's also amazing that we're not far from 2020 so he can see to the end of wawasan 2020 that he started. he's only been working as our 7th pm for less than a week but i hope he serves the people well during this short time. may tun live long and happy.

  79. grimelight. blog

    grimelight. blog10 months ago


  80. Eva Emmanyna

    Eva Emmanyna10 months ago

    He made us an offer we couldn't refuse; change ;)

  81. Lol Loo

    Lol Loo10 months ago

    praying for a better Malaysia outside and inside

  82. Nana Almani

    Nana Almani10 months ago

    “I’m 93, not dead!” - Steve Rogers

  83. Park Chimmey

    Park Chimmey10 months ago

    He's my idol.I always adore him and his wife.They're a cute couple.

  84. Little otaku potato

    Little otaku potato10 months ago

    He has been a leader for 22 years i think

  85. azahri Yana

    azahri Yana10 months ago

    I luv U Tun M!

  86. kamal Bardia

    kamal Bardia10 months ago

    Congratulations to Dr.Mahathir.Love from 1300millions Indians to this lovely great youngster. God bless him with healthy and happy Century. Long live Mahathir.

  87. Sponge Hayley

    Sponge Hayley10 months ago

    I love mahathir mohamad ❤

  88. sunset bloom

    sunset bloom10 months ago

    The moment my dad told me that Tun M will be the new prime minister, i just straight away woke up and almost got tears bcs this is the beginning for the new Malaysia. Yesss, it will take times to clean up all the mess that najib razak have been doing for the past 10 years. Its not easy. Give Tun M time to clean all the mess. We’ve waiting for 5 years and now we got what we wants. Just put the trust to Tun M

  89. Unkwon Malaysian Guy

    Unkwon Malaysian Guy10 months ago

    Becuase they dun like gst lolz . Good marketing right there pakatan. I need these guys' advices on how to get rich 😉

  90. Fitria Aidili

    Fitria Aidili10 months ago

    Because he touched our heart ♥

  91. Helena Wan

    Helena Wan10 months ago

    Y not???? He is a wise man ..very brilliant & a living legendary. He made Malaysia well known for a lot of good things & uncountable contribution to our country. Hell yeaaah I voted for him!

  92. Steven Ng

    Steven Ng10 months ago

    Kuasa rakyat bkn kuasa najib!!

  93. Happy Michie Worriah

    Happy Michie Worriah10 months ago

    Lk like my uncle........wa stay strong Long liveeeeeee

  94. Yefraim Yef

    Yefraim Yef10 months ago

    He better than Najib

  95. is

    is10 months ago

    the main reason is to topple najib razak. everyone know this.

  96. Princess Katara

    Princess Katara10 months ago

    Finally, i can say that i'm proud to be a Malaysians. I'm glad i voted him.

  97. GaeBulga

    GaeBulga10 months ago

    That's what we're looking forward to now. We need that change so much since we are in deep shit right now. Cost of living is very high and jobs are scarce. The RM is recovering slowly. The country is in big debt because of the now former government.

  98. Helen Pang

    Helen Pang10 months ago

    He saved Malaysia from being ruined and emptied out. He is the only man who has the power to command respect across a broad spectrum of race and parties with different goals to come together for the sole purpose of saving the country. A fantastic man with worldly experience and who cares for his people. Malaysia is lucky to have a PM like Dr. Mahathir once again! Please treasure every minute he has with you!

  99. El Hadid

    El Hadid10 months ago

    yas we Malaysian need to change..to be a better Malaysia 🇲🇾

  100. Algabron

    Algabron10 months ago

    The Real Malay Hero...He is Tun M

  101. Colin Yuan

    Colin Yuan10 months ago

    “Why did young voters pick a 92-year-old?” anyone else can be chose?

  102. Ulau Joe

    Ulau Joe10 months ago

    He give the malaysians a holiday on thursday to friday

  103. Rumaizah Nordin

    Rumaizah Nordin10 months ago

    only him can destroy the monster that he himself created. 92 years old, we believe he has nothing personal to gain apart from wanting to redeem himself. he should have been resting and enjoy his golden age with his family but no, he join the opposition party that initially was created to fight his leadership. he join forces with his former nemesis and admit his mistake. please make malaysia united and great again. #freedomforAnwarIbrahim!