Monday, May 6, 2019

Fortune Lists Dr M Among the World's 50 Greatest Leaders

Fortune magazine lists Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) as among the world’s 50 greatest leaders. He is ranked No. 47. 

The global media organization noted that Mahathir reportedly displayed “autocratic” leanings during his first term of office from 1981 to 2003 under Barisan Nasional, but the 93-year-old boss of Pakatan Harapan who made a successful comeback is now tackling corruption and has even prosecuted former prime minister Najib Razak in connection to the 1MDB financial scandal. 

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda were ranked top of Fortune’s list of the world’s greatest leaders, followed by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and United States special counsel Robert Mueller at the second and third spots respectively. 

Oh yes, climate activist Greta Thunberg is No. 6.

On Saturday, Liverpool prevailed yet again when they earned a hard-won 3-2 victory over Newcastle United. A ragged but spirited game from the Reds that ensured the Premier League title race would be decided on its very final day. 

The night began in relatively routine fashion – Virgil Van Dijk scored to put Liverpool in front in the thirteenth minute, after losing his marker and meeting Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner with a thundering header. 

Then Daniel Sturridge, starting in place of Firmino, back-heeled the ball from the corner to Alexander-Arnold and the full-back’s cross was expertly turned in by Mo Salah in the twenty-eighth minute. 

It didn’t look too good for us when with five minutes remaining – we were still tied 2-2 to the Magpies. 

Thankfully, an eighty-sixth minute header from sub Divock Origi gave the Reds the all-important three points – all because of the clever substitutions with the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Origi who had helped to turn the game on its head in a timely manner. 

Of course, we cannot deny that it was also the team’s character and sheer determination and guts that made sure we secured this victory. 

The result leaves Liverpool with a two-point advantage over Manchester City but Pep Guardiola’s team have two games remaining, including Monday’s home match with Leicester City, while Liverpool have just one – their final game at home to Wolves on May 12.

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