Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was listed among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, following the victory of Pakatan Harapan (PH) on May 9 .
Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown, described Tun as a “formidable old warhorse” who had dazzled during the gruelling election campaign.
Clare also added that a person does not have to be young to fight the power, referring to Tun Mahathir’s crusade against Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.
. “Now 93, [Dr Mahathir] has committed to hand over power to the former leader of the opposition, Anwar Ibrahim, 71, whom he released from jail days after his victory. “For Malaysia, the episode has re-established democracy in a country that almost teetered into totalitarianism,” she said.
Tun Mahathir was the only Malaysian to make it on the list and we are all very happy about that. It so admirable to see how Tun Mahathir has changed over the years and is bringing so many changes to our country as we continue to evolve.
The biggest takeaway, personally, is that to know that it is never too late to start on a journey. It is also never too late to take on new responsibilities. We as Malaysians should be lucky to able to see Tun Mahathir as a leader who is trying his best to make a difference in our community.
Thank You Sir for all that you have done for Malaysia. The trajectory you have chosen is not an easy one but it does not seem to stop you from achieving success. As Malaysians, we will forever be in debt to you for your relentless contributions to this nation.
Terima Kasih Tun Mahathir!