Najib wishes Mahathir ‘Happy 94th birthday’
Reporters sung "Happy birthday" song for Mahathir.
Former Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak offered his birthday wishes to his former mentor, successor and now foe, Mahathir Mohamad, who turned 94.
The Facebook greeting was offered on Wednesday, July 10, on Mahathir’s birthday.
“Happy birthday to Tun Mahathir. May Allah grant the best of health,” Najib wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon.
Najib, the Pekan member of parliament, joined scores of other Malaysians who took to social media to offer Mahathir hearty congratulations and well-wishes.
Najib’s greeting came in the midst of his ongoing RM42 million (S$13.81 million) SRC International corruption trial.
Najib, the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) leader, received praise for being magnanimous in remembering his political nemesis’ milestone.
Busy 94th birthday for Mahathir
Mahathir marked his 94th birthday with a full schedule in parliament — just 62 days after his administration celebrated its first anniversary.
In the morning, he answered questions in the Dewan Rakyat (lower house of parliament) during the Prime Minister’s Question Time.
He then held a briefing with opposition MPs on the government’s bill to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, which will allow 18-year-olds to qualify for election contest besides being automatically registered as a voter once they hit that age.
Reporters covering parliament reportedly sung “Happy Birthday” to the world’s oldest serving prime minister, after Mahathir’s joint press conference with the opposition MPs.