Malaysia, land of the young, led by Atoks and Abahs

Malaysia's median age is 29, while that of those elected to Parliament in the 2018 polls was over 55.PHOTO: ST FILE

The United States has finally caught up with Malaysia. Americans have just elected, court challenges notwithstanding, their oldest head of government, defeating a scandal-hit billionaire.

However, having marked his 78th birthday just yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden is a relative spring chicken compared with the 95-year-old Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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