New leader in Malaysia

Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia’s new prime minister. He is 92 years old and has been the prime minister before (1981 to 2003). One of his goals is to fight corruption and another is to improve the country’s finances. When he was last prime minister, Malaysia had done well economically.



Malaysia also has a king and his name is Sultan Muhammad V. The King of Malaysia is the head of state and the prime minister is the head of government.

The Petronas Towers are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital. The Towers are 88-storey high and the outline of the towers resembles the letter “M” for Malaysia.


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Mahathir Mohamad has already set a world record. He is now the “oldest current Prime Minister”.

Image Credits: for the image of Mahathir Mohamad, Dudva for the image of the Petronas Towers
Sources:,, BBC,, CIA World Factbook