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


  1. IH Rubel Ahmed

    IH Rubel Ahmed8 days ago

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

  2. Jay

    Jay24 days ago

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

  3. heng cc

    heng ccMonth ago

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

  4. heng cc

    heng ccMonth ago

    Lim kit siang is a hero;

  5. i.a. Khan

    i.a. KhanMonth ago


  6. projext 999

    projext 9992 months ago

    16th September : Happy Malaysia Day...


    POTRET DIRI3 months ago

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

  8. Yin thin chen

    Yin thin chen3 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!

  9. Unjuk Jude Anding

    Unjuk Jude Anding3 months ago

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

  10. Lam Par

    Lam Par3 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 .

  11. martin antonio

    martin antonio4 months ago

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

  12. kl. johnny

    kl. johnny4 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.

  13. Ibra The Conqura

    Ibra The Conqura5 months ago

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

  14. Nini

    Nini5 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

  15. Syed Shahrom

    Syed Shahrom5 months ago

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

  16. Huiyang Ong

    Huiyang Ong5 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.

  17. Beast Master

    Beast Master5 months ago

    Tq kids

  18. muhd syahril syahril

    muhd syahril syahril5 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

  19. xoxo hyomin

    xoxo hyomin6 months ago

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

  20. xoxo hyomin

    xoxo hyomin6 months ago

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

  21. ItsMeAndrea

    ItsMeAndrea6 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.

  22. Honest Man

    Honest Man6 months ago

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

  23. khalid taib

    khalid taib6 months ago

    Old is gold....

  24. Nellie K. Adaba

    Nellie K. Adaba6 months ago


  25. Nellie K. Adaba

    Nellie K. Adaba6 months ago


  26. aman saad

    aman saad6 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.

  27. Muhammad Hadrami

    Muhammad Hadrami6 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.

  28. Desmond Nathan

    Desmond Nathan6 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.

  29. Lian Kings

    Lian Kings6 months ago

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

  30. daranlively

    daranlively6 months ago

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

  31. Krishna Sellam

    Krishna Sellam6 months ago


  32. Michael Wong

    Michael Wong6 months ago

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

  33. Michael Wong

    Michael Wong6 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**!!!!

  34. Michael Wong

    Michael Wong6 months ago

    Kesamaan semua orang-orang Malaysia!.

  35. Haziq Zamri

    Haziq Zamri6 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 .... 🤗

  36. Andy Kris

    Andy Kris6 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.

  37. bink bee

    bink bee6 months ago

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

  38. A R.

    A R.6 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.

  39. Hazrel

    Hazrel6 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.

  40. Wiko Jerry

    Wiko Jerry6 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.

  41. 666huntu Fireman

    666huntu Fireman6 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.

  42. Khairul Anuar

    Khairul Anuar6 months ago

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

  43. Emang Serah

    Emang Serah6 months ago

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

  44. Ashik Iqbal

    Ashik Iqbal6 months ago

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

  45. Gamer girl

    Gamer girl6 months ago

    Age is just a number

  46. Arib Helmi

    Arib Helmi6 months ago

    Supports only for the reformation father

  47. denzel lim

    denzel lim6 months ago

    Cos his not najib

  48. Steve Thorn

    Steve Thorn6 months ago

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

  49. MrBuzzSargent

    MrBuzzSargent6 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

  50. Zul Kebau

    Zul Kebau6 months ago

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

  51. Anam Shah

    Anam Shah6 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.

  52. Seth Nasyriq

    Seth Nasyriq6 months ago

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

  53. Dan L

    Dan L6 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.

  54. Dan L

    Dan L6 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.

  55. David Tay

    David Tay6 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.

  56. Farihah Rashidi

    Farihah Rashidi7 months ago

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed is a genuine stateman ❤️

  57. Aidiel Ynwa

    Aidiel Ynwa7 months ago

    I love tun mahathir

  58. Ammii Rul

    Ammii Rul7 months ago

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

  59. Wesley Yeap

    Wesley Yeap7 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.

  60. OhgirinSH

    OhgirinSH7 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.

  61. Huda Sarkowi

    Huda Sarkowi7 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.

  62. Dead Af

    Dead Af7 months ago

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

  63. Anthony Butler

    Anthony Butler7 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.

  64. truebluekit

    truebluekit7 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.

  65. Luke Lim

    Luke Lim7 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!

  66. Padini Fakhri

    Padini Fakhri7 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

  67. Pro F

    Pro F7 months ago

    Epic comeback. Comeback is real.

  68. ean dean

    ean dean7 months ago

    The grand DADDY ISSUES

  69. claire l.

    claire l.7 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.

  70. Eva Emmanyna

    Eva Emmanyna7 months ago

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

  71. Lol Loo

    Lol Loo7 months ago

    praying for a better Malaysia outside and inside

  72. Nana Almani

    Nana Almani7 months ago

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

  73. Park Chimmey

    Park Chimmey7 months ago

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

  74. Little otaku potato

    Little otaku potato7 months ago

    He has been a leader for 22 years i think

  75. azahri Yana

    azahri Yana7 months ago

    I luv U Tun M!

  76. kamal Bardia

    kamal Bardia7 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.

  77. Sponge Hayley

    Sponge Hayley7 months ago

    I love mahathir mohamad ❤

  78. sunset bloom

    sunset bloom7 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

  79. Unkwon Malaysian Guy

    Unkwon Malaysian Guy7 months ago

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

  80. Fitria Aidili

    Fitria Aidili7 months ago

    Because he touched our heart ♥

  81. Helena Wan

    Helena Wan7 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!

  82. Steven Ng

    Steven Ng7 months ago

    Kuasa rakyat bkn kuasa najib!!

  83. Happy Michie Worriah

    Happy Michie Worriah7 months ago

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

  84. Yefraim Yef

    Yefraim Yef7 months ago

    He better than Najib

  85. is

    is7 months ago

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

  86. Princess Katara

    Princess Katara7 months ago

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

  87. GaeBulga

    GaeBulga7 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.

  88. Helen Pang

    Helen Pang7 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!

  89. El Hadid

    El Hadid7 months ago

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

  90. Algabron

    Algabron7 months ago

    The Real Malay Hero...He is Tun M

  91. Colin Yuan

    Colin Yuan7 months ago

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

  92. Ulau Joe

    Ulau Joe7 months ago

    He give the malaysians a holiday on thursday to friday

  93. Rumaizah Nordin

    Rumaizah Nordin7 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!

  94. Renee S

    Renee S7 months ago

    92 years young! I pray I'm as energetic & healthy at his age. ✌❤🌏

  95. heng cc

    heng cc7 months ago

    Mahathir won because of Najib's alleged corruption

  96. Az Eddie

    Az Eddie7 months ago

    Melayu bukan mudah lupa. Melayu lebih suka memaafkan kalau orang tu betul betul mintak maaf. Itu sebenarnya sifat melayu. Lembut hati. Memang melayu dikenali suka dendam irihati boleh mengamok macam tu saja. Tapi hakikatnya Melayu ni lembut hati.

  97. ahzerlumli

    ahzerlumli7 months ago

    We, the people, the rakyat, vote for Tun Dr Mahathir because we want him to snap his finger and vanish half of the Barisan Nasional supporter out of corruption & wrong doing to our beloved country, Malaysia.

  98. Shizuka Kuchiki

    Shizuka Kuchiki7 months ago

    American out there if things got worst follow what Malaysia had done elect Obama back 😉

  99. kimi goon

    kimi goon7 months ago

    Not just young voters but also many older citizens voted for this special man, a living legend - YAB Tun Dr Mahathir. We voted for Tun because we saw he was truly sincere and courageous to help us all, in our battle against kleptocracy. And together with Tun, We WON!!! May 9th GE14 will be a very emotional and special day for us Malaysians. On May 10th upon hearing of our victory, i wept tears of joy....> i was once anti-govt, not anymore now- I Love Tun Dr Mahathir for so many reasons, too many to list here.

  100. Tamil Peoples

    Tamil Peoples7 months ago

    Tun M is legends for Malaysia...

  101. Na JooAh

    Na JooAh7 months ago

    As one of young Malaysian voters, I would like to say, we Malaysian want new Malaysia. Yes, Tun M is also a human and not perfect. He may do mistakes. He is a dictator? Define dictator first. I admit, he did made mistakes. He also admit it. But the mistakes is not harm Malaysia generally. But, compared to DS Najib, who worse? All Malaysians can see the comparison between Tun M and DS Najib. Tun M much better. Why not choose the better one when you can? Tun M also someone that have great influence. Not only in Malaysia, also globally. Despite of all of his mistakes, he had done great to Malaysia. That's why he once again, able to gain peoples' trust. Well, just my five cents opinion. Thanks. ^_^

  102. Timmy Randall

    Timmy Randall7 months ago

    Its time for changes