An actor playing the young Mahathir Mohamad
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Musical showcases life of former Malaysian leader

A musical based on the life of Asia's longest serving prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is proving to be a massive hit in Malaysia.

The former Malaysian leader is an important, although controversial figure in the country, and is credited with turning it into an industrialised trading nation.

Jennifer Pak reports from Kuala Lumpur.

  • 05 Oct 2010