Jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim is set to be freed after Malaysia’s king agreed to pardon him, according to newly installed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the world’s oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept Malaysia’s establishment from power after more than six decades. IMAGES
Malaysian veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, says he expects to be sworn in as prime minister later Thursday after his stunning election win. SOUNDBITE
Supporters of Malaysia’s opposition alliance celebrate after they win a historic election victory, in a political earthquake that toppled the country’s scandal-plagued premier and ousted a regime that had ruled for over six decades.
At the age of 92, Malaysia’s one-time strongman Mahathir Mohamad is again seeking the leadership, but this time at the helm of the opposition that he crushed while in power. He will be the world’s oldest leader if the coalition backing him wins a general election due by August, although analysts believe this is unlikely.