Yesterday we published one on our current prime minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak, and we showed what a badass he is for the national unity programmes and Ukraine incident negotiations.

Today, we’re pitting someone possibly stronger. Someone who outranks Anwar Ibrahim, Khairy Jamaluddin, Nik Aziz and Najib Razak altogether—Tun Mahathir Mohamad, our former Prime Minister of Malaysia.advertisement

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10 reasons why Mahathir is a badass

1. As the first prime minister born not out of aristocracy, Mahathir used to sell pisang goreng.

That’s banana fritters for you……super Bananas.


Look at the face of a local pisang goreng vendor, then replace it with this one. | Source: Funny Malaysia

2. He would later earn a medicine degree from what is now known as University of Malaya, and work as the only Malay doctor in Alor Setar.


Source: Hazimworks

A huge level up from his banana fritter days, we must say!

3. Appointed as Prime Minister on 16 July 1981, he would hold the position for 22 years.


Source: The Malaysia Chronicle

That is the standing record for the longest serving prime minister in Malaysiaever.

4. As Prime Minister, he built a strong economy, and flaunted it with mega-projects like the Petronas Twin Towers…


5. …and the Kuala Lumpur Tower.


6. He also founded our first national car producer: Proton.

Source: The Truth About Cars

Source: The Truth About Cars

7. At his best, he shifted the entire government administration to Putrajaya.

8. His badassery runs in the blood and extends to his daughter, Marina Mahathir, who’s a champion for women’s rights…



9. …as well as his son, Mukhriz Mahathir, who is the current chief minister of the state of Kedah.

Source: Snipview

Source: Snipview

10. While Najib has his face on a bus stop ad, Mahathir sets a whole new benchmark.

Source: Wikipedia Commons

Source: Wikipedia Commons