Singaporean Oxford student in the limelight after exchange with Mahathir

Mr Darrion Mohan said the union "is fundamentally a debating society" and he was grateful that Dr Mahathir had taken the time to speak at the Oxford Union and engage the students.
Mr Darrion Mohan said the union "is fundamentally a debating society" and he was grateful that Dr Mahathir had taken the time to speak at the Oxford Union and engage the students.PHOTO: COURTESY OF DARRION MOHAN

SINGAPORE - Mr Darrion Mohan, a Singaporean student at the University of Oxford, has found himself thrust into the limelight after engaging Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in a debate, with some Internet users praising him and others saying he was too confrontational.

The 22-year-old pointed out, however, that the Oxford Union – where the forum was held – was “fundamentally a debating society”.

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