Why did young voters pick a 92-year-old? – BBC News Video News




Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has scored a historic victory in the country’s general election.

He defeated the Barisan Nasional coalition, which has been in power 60 years.

The BBC asked some young Malaysian voters what they are now hoping for.

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50 thoughts on “Why did young voters pick a 92-year-old? – BBC News Video News

  1. What? What are you, a deceived one with no facts?

    PKR is the 1st Place winner in 14th GE, in second place the 92 year old past plunderer of Malaysia as well as creator of Najib the global kleptomaniac!

    Anwar's PKR won for PH.

    This 92 year old guy is PM because LKSiang conspired with him before the GE, all while Anwar was sitting in jail.
    And who was the JAILER?
    IT'S MAHATHIR THE 92 YEAR OLD ORIGINAL PLUNDERER OF 22 YEARS!

  2. It is not the 'AGE' that matter, it is the 'Personal Character' a PM suppose to possess, like for example, 'integrity, honesty, cleverness, tough, etc… voters are looking for in a candidate. Age after all is just a number .

  3. Even without Mahathir's presence with the Opposition, Malaysia's youth voters were FED UP!!! with
    1) Rosmah's EXCESSIVE!!! spendings – as a housewife, WHERE n HOW did she managed to fund her extravagant spendings/lifestyle AND wanton acquisitions of companieS that involved rmHundreds of Millions???
    2) Apathy/lackadaisical approach of BN in governance towards proper/indepth investigations into INCREASING no. of murders, AND 1MDB scandal.
    3) INCREASING dictatorial approach in BN governance To oppress n silent the rakyat in their grievances.
    4) INCREASE in new taxes that put the rakyat AND Malaysian companies in deeper sufferings.
    5) Deliberately allocating much more budget monies to help the Indian community development n disrespecting the Chinese community (n also treating partner MCA like a needy beggar) Whom hv played a VERY significant role in building/developing the nation/Malaya into a modern day Malaysia!
    6) ALL Malaysians r FED UP!!! with racial politics that seek to DIVIDE the rakyat rather than to UNITE!
    7) Very obvious gerrymandering pertaining to delineation of electoral regions, to favour the ruling party, especially UMNO candidates.
    8) Youth politicians/young leaders NOT given the chance to shine/lead in the political field Becos of pandering to the insatiable whims n greed of OLD n OVER-staying politicians/cronies.

  4. Tun M is a legend.. U need to read his bio, all of his achievements n u will impress.. He is the only one who can save us from our former prime minister.. He is a genius.. He is back because he worried about our country.. Even the kids will choose him.. Believe me if u ask the students who live in KL n Selangor 98% of them will choose Tun M

  5. in chinese there is a saying, 不管是黑猫还是白猫,只要是会捉老鼠的就是好猫。which literally means, be it white cat or black cat, as long as it can catch the rat it is a good cat. So, as long as our PM can help develop our nation and people, age, gender, social background, ethnicity etc. does not matter.

  6. He was known as the Father of Developement. Now he is known as the Father of Come back. 😂 Little youthful Malaysian joke for ya.

    All skeptics aside. We learn as we grow older. And I like to believe that Tun Dr Mahathir has learn his errors in his past and that would change the way this country will be running from now on.

    Even though, its almost a month since the new party has been in power, they have achieved so much and Malaysia has a brighter future ahead.

  7. I personally joining "the change" because I don't want to be ended up like The Unhappy Generation of HK. The moment they realized that they are no longer afford to live in HK because of the house price and high cost on living…it was too late.

  8. He brings economic booms to the country in 18 and 19 so I can see why. Not gonna lie that he had a mix record but when you have a leader that has been accused to be stealing people money I can see why. I'm just glad my country can pull this through without bloodshed.

  9. BECAUSE OLD IS GOLD!WE ARE NOT SELECTING A BRIDGEGROOM FOR MARRIAGE,SO HE HAS TO BE YOUNG,WE ARE SELECTING A HONEST POLICITIAN TO RULE OUR COUNTRY ,SO HE DOESNT NEED TO BE YOUNG,HE ONLY NEEDS TO BE GOOD.DEMOCRACY IS GOVERMENT OF THE PEOPLE,FOR THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE.LONG LIVE DEMOCRÀCY.

  10. May all Malaysians of all racial backgrounds and religions be treated equally from now on, with this Coalition of Hope (Pakatan Harapan)!.

    Equal opportunities please, from now on, for all Malaysians, whether they are Malaysian Malay, Malaysian Chinese, Malaysian Indian, Malaysian Orang Asli, Malaysian Iban, Malaysian Kadazan, Malaysian Bidayuh, Malaysian Melanau, Malaysian Kelabit etc..

    It's high time, for this Malaysian-style apartheid in Malaysia to end, when it comes to study places in the local universities and jobs with the whole government sector, just to give two examples, during the last almost 50 years, in Malaysia.

    A whole generation (maybe even two generations) of Malaysian Chinese and Malaysian Indian communities have apparently lost out on their career opportunities, during that period of time.

    That was why the MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association). MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress) and the Gerakan lost almost completely, on 9th May 2018 (they are the traditional partners of the Barisan Nasional).

    We are now in the modern age and the whole world is watching current events in Malaysia, very closely indeed.

    Only then, will Malaysia finally, get the respect and admiration from the whole world.

    **Ubah**!!!!

  11. They did not pick Mahathir, they wanted Najib out. By chance Mahathir happened to be the leader. Just like Trump, who wanted him, they did not want Clinton’s again.

  12. To be honest, me as local youth don't vote for him alone, but his whole coalition which is made of dedicated and relentless people who never stop trying to make a change in the country. Nonetheless, I could see the former "dictator" is a changed man, he realized he made a mistake by reccomending that crook fatass as our PM and restricting freedom of local media during his past reign. Most importantly, he owned his mistake and work hard to fix it. I commended him for that.

  13. Sy dah lama tk cakap..sy bangga jadi rakyat Malaysia..tp hari ini sy sgt bangga..sbb Tun Mahathir perdana menteri yg sgt membanggakan..sangat jelas rakyat Malaysia sangat sayangkan Tun..Melayu Cina India semua sygkan Tun.

  14. He was PM for 22 years and never did i felt pressured or poor from the government, he even manage to recover malaysia from the economy downfall 1998. But during najib ruling i felt seriously pressured by the government and economy really dropped.

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