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

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  1. Gamer girl

    Gamer girl22 hours ago

    Age is just a number

  2. Arib Hellmi

    Arib HellmiDay ago

    Supports only for the reformation father

  3. denzel lim

    denzel limDay ago

    Cos his not najib

  4. Steve Thorn

    Steve ThornDay ago

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

  5. BuzzSargent

    BuzzSargentDay 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

  6. Aizil Ramli

    Aizil Ramli2 days ago

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

  7. Anam Shah

    Anam Shah2 days 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.

  8. Seth Nasyriq

    Seth Nasyriq2 days ago

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

  9. Dan L

    Dan L3 days 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.

  10. Dan L

    Dan L2 days 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.

  11. David Tay

    David Tay3 days 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.

  12. Farihah Rashidi

    Farihah Rashidi3 days ago

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed is a genuine stateman ❤️

  13. Aidiel Ynwa

    Aidiel Ynwa3 days ago

    I love tun mahathir

  14. Ammii Rul

    Ammii Rul3 days ago

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

  15. Wesley Yeap

    Wesley Yeap3 days 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.

  16. OhgirinSH

    OhgirinSH3 days 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.

  17. Huda Sarkowi

    Huda Sarkowi4 days 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.

  18. Dead Af

    Dead Af4 days ago

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

  19. Anthony Butler

    Anthony Butler4 days 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.

  20. truebluekit

    truebluekit4 days 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.

  21. Luke Lim

    Luke Lim4 days 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!

  22. Yes Fakhri

    Yes Fakhri4 days 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

  23. Pro F

    Pro F4 days ago

    Epic comeback. Comeback is real.

  24. ean dean

    ean dean4 days ago

    The grand DADDY ISSUES

  25. claire l.

    claire l.4 days 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.

  26. Eva Emmanyna

    Eva Emmanyna5 days ago

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

  27. Lol Loo

    Lol Loo5 days ago

    praying for a better Malaysia outside and inside

  28. Nana Almani

    Nana Almani5 days ago

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

  29. Chim²little. booty

    Chim²little. booty5 days ago

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

  30. Little otaku potato

    Little otaku potato5 days ago

    He has been a leader for 22 years i think

  31. azahri Yana

    azahri Yana5 days ago

    I luv U Tun M!

  32. kamal Bardia

    kamal Bardia5 days 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.

  33. Sponge Hayley

    Sponge Hayley5 days ago

    I love mahathir mohamad ❤

  34. sunset bloom

    sunset bloom5 days 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

  35. Unkwon Malaysian Guy

    Unkwon Malaysian Guy5 days ago

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

  36. Fitria Aidili

    Fitria Aidili5 days ago

    Because he touched our heart ♥

  37. Helena Wan

    Helena Wan5 days 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!

  38. Steven Ng

    Steven Ng5 days ago

    Kuasa rakyat bkn kuasa najib!!

  39. Michie Warrioh

    Michie Warrioh5 days ago

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

  40. Yefraim Yef

    Yefraim Yef5 days ago

    He better than Najib

  41. is

    is5 days ago

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

  42. Princess Katara

    Princess Katara5 days ago

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

  43. GaeBulga

    GaeBulga5 days 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.

  44. Helen Pang

    Helen Pang5 days 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!

  45. Hadid Eb

    Hadid Eb5 days ago

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

  46. Algabron

    Algabron5 days ago

    The Real Malay Hero...He is Tun M

  47. Colin Yuan

    Colin Yuan5 days ago

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

  48. Ulau Joe

    Ulau Joe5 days ago

    He give the malaysians a holiday on thursday to friday

  49. Rumaizah Nordin

    Rumaizah Nordin6 days 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!

  50. Renee S.

    Renee S.6 days ago

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

  51. heng cc

    heng cc6 days ago

    Mahathir won because of Najib's alleged corruption

  52. Az Eddie

    Az Eddie6 days 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.

  53. ahzerlumli

    ahzerlumli6 days 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.

  54. Shizuka Kuchiki

    Shizuka Kuchiki6 days ago

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

  55. kimi goon

    kimi goon6 days 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.

  56. mohamed basri hasan

    mohamed basri hasan6 days ago

    Tun M is legends for Malaysia...

  57. Najwa Jamalludin

    Najwa Jamalludin6 days 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. ^_^

  58. Timmy Randall

    Timmy Randall6 days ago

    Its time for changes

  59. Adline Writes

    Adline Writes6 days ago

    Authoritarian can be good for us, because lots of people in top levels need a good smack on the ass and it's long overdue. Bring them down a few pegs to remind them they work for the people.

  60. Steven Foong

    Steven Foong6 days ago

    Fuiyoh...slang bukan main terrer hehhe :P

  61. afn nanana

    afn nanana6 days ago

    "The struggle never ends"

  62. FAZILAH BASARUDDIN

    FAZILAH BASARUDDIN6 days ago

    Old is GOLD. we Malaysian, young nation choose him as our PRIME MINISTER because we want him to help rebuild our communities and our economy.

  63. Adam Ford

    Adam Ford6 days ago

    This was a terrible analysis of the Malaysian election. I live in Malaysia and people I speak would have said a lot more about the corruption of the previous government, leading me to believe that the BBC have edited that out of these interviews.

  64. Dah lan

    Dah lan6 days ago

    He is the "God father" haha..😂

  65. Shukri Sharif

    Shukri Sharif6 days ago

    The Asean Tiger are BACK..

  66. Saf

    Saf6 days ago

    can somebody drop the @ of the guy in plaids? thanks

  67. CHITRA Channel

    CHITRA Channel6 days ago

    Its not about his age or dictatorial past, its more the urge to overthrow the Malay power and BN.

  68. Incognito Demigod

    Incognito Demigod6 days ago

    Between Mahathir and Najib, who with his wife were incredibly corrupt and would embezzle money for their own gains, who were rumoured to have bombed a woman and whose own children hate, the choice is obvious. Those of you who are saying Najib isn’t corrupt clearly needs to read the news and enlighten yourselves.

  69. AppleGamez - Gaming

    AppleGamez - Gaming6 days ago

    He is 92 years old and can still stand steady without anything I'm proud to be Malaysian

  70. zarith4fiddy

    zarith4fiddy6 days ago

    Because a Medical Doctor (the 92-year old) cares more about the people/rakyat than an Economist (Najib). Najib only cares about his family and money. Truth isn't it? A Medical Doctor (Mahathir) must love his patient while a Businessman (Najib) only wants their money from the treatment.

  71. atuk brontok

    atuk brontok6 days ago

    let's just hope we not out of the frying pan and into the fire..