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Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia

He's the world's oldest head of government, but is he the right person to lead Malaysia into the future?

HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi speaks to the world’s oldest head of government, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad. He came back to office in May after election victory against his own former ruling coalition. The country has been mired in allegations of corruption swirling around the previous government, which have dented confidence at home and abroad. First time round, he was Prime Minister for more than 20 consecutive years until 2003. Can Mahathir Mohamad leave his own chequered past behind and lead Malaysia to a brighter future?
Some people might find opinions expressed toward the end of the interview offensive.

Image: Mahathir Mohamad (Credit: Reuters)

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