Mahathir Mohamad, 92, remains hospitalised at KL’s National Heart Institute with a chest infection. The former PM now PM candidate has been in the general ward since Friday following a bad cough. Daughter Marina Mahathir tweeted a photo with her father on Friday and says he’ll back to ‘kicking butts’ asap.
PM Najib Razak is overseeing a surging economy, but that’s not trickling down to the middle and working classes. Concerns over the cost of living spell trouble for Najib and opportunity for Mahathir says Nikkei Asia Review. This piece also looks at the racial and other demographic breakdowns to keep a watch on.
It got dirty down in Johor this weekend. Local Pakatan Harapan leaders are demanding an apology from their Barisan Nasional counterparts after a campaign event was raided by 50 or so alleged BN supporters. ‘The incident is a disgrace and insult to Malaysia's democracy,’ PH said in a statement.
Following heated debates among millennial Malaysians, Najib has sought to reassure the country’s youth that BN is the way forward. Young people will be at the centre of the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) project, he says, adding that ‘If our country continues to be led by BN government, the dreams of the young people will be fulfilled.’
Amy Chew over at Channel News Asia takes a look at what it is young voters want out of GE14. It also offers some interesting analysis on how and why Najib’s pro-youth words seem so hollow.
Lunar New Year is ahead and securing votes of Chinese-Malaysians is vital. Here’s a look at how lawmakers and would-be lawmakers spend the holiday securing votes in Sabah.