KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia July 10 (NNN-Bernama)The 93rd birthday of Dr Mahathir Mohamad this year is not only more special as he has returned as the Prime Minister of Malaysia but also from the remarkable attention he receives from all Malaysians.
Since yesterday Dr Mahathir had been showered with congratulations and prayers for his well-being through the social media from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion and background.
The 7th Prime Minister, who was born in Seberang Perak, Alor Star, Kedah state on July 10, 1925, was the 4th Prime Minister from 1981 to 2003.
DAP advisor, Lim Kit Siang also did not miss out on wishing Dr Mahathir happy birthday in his Facebook.
“Many happy returns to build a new political legacy of democracy, justice and unity as well as Malaysia as an international top class nation which is a beacon of light in a disturbed and distracted world,” he said.
Dr Mahathir’s son, Mukhriz Mahathir, who is also Kedah state Menteri Besar (Chief Minister), in a video recording, made a speech representing all the people of Kedah state.
In the video of approximately 40 seconds duration uploaded through Mukhriz Mahathir FC, Mukhriz hoped his father would continue to enjoy good health in leading the country.
“On behalf of all the people of Kedah. I hope that Mahathir will continue to be given a long life, good health, sanity in thought, wisdom and continued guidance to lead the nation to a more peaceful and prosperous level,” he said.
Chief Secretary to the Government Dr Ali Hamsa also tweeted bilingually on his Twitter page by saying “Selamat hari lahir YAB PM @chedetofficial. semoga dikurniakan kesihatan berpanjangan/Happy Birthday YAB PM. Best wishes and good health always”.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) chief General Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, in a video footage representing ATM, said the 93-year-old leader’s enthusiasm was a boost to the security forces in safeguarding the country.
“We take a leaf from the spirit of Tun who is already 93 years old but still trying to uplift the country.
We will adopt that spirit as a struggle and an example to lead ATM, “he said in a video uploaded on the Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters’ Facebook.
Meanwhile, Malaysians also did not want to be left behind in congratulating Dr Mahathir on his birthday through the social media with the # TunM93 hashtag.
Generally, netizens were hoping that the 7th Prime Minister would continue to be given good health and intelligence to lead the country.
It included a group of artists, Caliph Busker who recorded a video with their live band singing “Happy Birthday” to Dr Mahathir via their Facebook.
“Only sincerest prayer with the highest expectation, so that his good health and intelligence continue to be preserved. Until the earth returns to normal.
“Happy 93th birthday celebration for the greatest figure, the ultimate statesman, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad,” said a netizen, known as Azrul Amila Amir.–NNN-BERNAMA
Source: NAM News Network