If you think US president-elect Joe Biden is old, may I introduce you to the former Prime Minister of Malaysia is the oldest Prime Minister?
Mohamad was Prime Minister of Malaysia between 1981 and 2003 and was known for his hard and strong approach to politics. He was re-elected again into office in 2018 at the ripe old age of 92.
Mahathir bin Mohamad is a Malaysian politician, statesman, author, and doctor who twice served as the 4th and 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia from July 1981 to October 2003 and again from May 2018 to March 2020.
Mahathir served as the 4th Deputy Prime Minister and in many other Cabinet positions prior to his promotion to the premiership in July 1981. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Langkawi since May 2018, Kubang Pasu from August 1974 to March 2004, and Kota Setar Selatan from April 1964 to May 1969.
His political career has spanned more than 70 years, starting with his participation in protests against non-Malays gaining Malaysian citizenship during the Malayan Union through to forming his own political parties, the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) in September 2016 and the Homeland Fighters' Party (PEJUANG) in August 2020.
Mahathir was 92 years old. being the kind of politician he is, he stepped down from the position early this year, and then he is trying to wrestle back again for the position when he was at the age of 95.
He was the first prime minister not to represent the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition (or its predecessor, the Alliance Party) and also the first to serve from two different parties and on non-consecutive terms. At the time of his resignation, during the 2020 Malaysian political crisis in February 2020, he was the oldest currently-serving state leader.
Nope. He’s not a monarch who is given the position as a right or guarantee. He’s just a man who could be elected into the office just like Biden and two years ago, it proved that age is not an issue. Of course, people bring up Biden’s mental health capacity. That might cause some issues, but age is not an issue in itself!