From Churchill to Mahathir: political second acts


WITH his shock victory in Malaysia’s election, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has pulled off a political second act that few expected, joining the select ranks of politicians who have revived their careers.

The 92-year-old former strongman ruled Malaysia for more than two decades before stepping down, but returned to political life to challenge his own former party, snatching a surprise win in Wednesday’s general election.

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