Twins Mahathir and Najib draw attention as Malaysia general election nears

Malaysian twin brothers Mahathir (left) and Najib Kaferi were named after the country's two rival former premiers. PHOTO: MAHATHIR KAFERI
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SINGAPORE - With Malaysian polls approaching, a pair of twins named after two former premiers have been attracting more attention.

Mr Mahathir and Mr Najib, 27, were given their names by their father, Mr Nor Kaferi Ahmad, 59, who is a retired army officer. They were born in August 1995, when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the country’s prime minister, and Najib Razak moved from the defence ministry to become the education minister.

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