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1 Oct 2018

The world’s oldest head of state: Interview with 93-year-old Malaysian PM

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

He’s the world’s oldest head of state, but at 93, Mahathir Mohamad says he’s the man to clean up Malaysia after a corruption scandal engulfed the previous government.

The Prime Minister is in London meeting officials after he vowed his government would investigate previous investments by Malaysian institutions in the UK.

He’s a vocal critic of Israel, but this criticism has veered into offensive anti-semitic views which he is unapologetic about, and some of which he repeats in our interview.