Following the historic election win of Pakatan Harapan on May 9 last year, Time Magazine has included Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in their list of 100 Most Influential People this year.
Dr M’s profile was written by Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown where she described the 93-year-old as a “formidable old warhorse” who “dazzled during a gruelling campaign”.
Brown continues to mention, “You don’t have to be young to fight the power. Take Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the former Malaysian Prime Minister who came out of retirement last year to lambaste his successor Najib Razak, who is accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the country’s 1MDB development fund. Venting moral outrage, the colloquially called Dr. M swept back to power in a landslide election victory in May 2018 at age 92.”
Dr Mahathir is listed in the “Leaders” category which includes US President Donald Trump, Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Chinese physicist Zhang Kejian and Pope Francis.