Retirement Over

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, 92, to Be World’s Oldest Elected Leader

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, is set to have the world’s least relaxing retirement after a shock election victory in Malaysia. The former prime minister, who was previously in office between 1981 and 2003, beat his one-time protégé Najib Razak, beset by corruption allegations, to oust the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which has been in power since the country gained its independence from Britain in 1957. “Yes, yes, I am still alive,” Mahathir joked at a news conference in the early hours of Thursday. He said his coalition would not seek revenge but would “restore the rule of law.”