CONGRATULATIONS to our former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who celebrated his 91st birthday on Sunday, and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah who turned 90 yesterday.
Their popular human rights daughter, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir while on holiday in Phuket, posted a photo of herself and her father on Facebook accompanied by a short birthday wish.
“Happy 91st birthday to my Daddy. May you remain as sprightly and sharp as ever!” said Marina.
The photo was shared almost 2,000 times and received more than 50,000 likes.
Malaysians are proud to extend their best wishes to the loving couple for being down to earth and adopting a simple lifestyle.
Dr Mahathir led the country for 22 years and took the country to greater heights internationally and economically. He helped transform Malaysia from an agricultural nation to a manufacturing powerhouse. Malaysia was admired and envied by other countries.
Dr Siti Hasmah was the pillar of strength for Dr Mahathir, playing a pertinent role by giving her support, encouragement and lending her ear when he needed a confidante during his premiership.
Dr Siti Hasmah is loved by Malaysians of all walks of life for her motherly charm, serenity and her gentle sense of humour and wit.
People feel comfortable with her because of her pleasant personality and flawless mannerism, an important ingredient for a prime minister’s wife.
Malaysians pray that the Almighty will grant them good health and happiness.
C. SATHASIVAM SITHERAVELLU