My heartiest congratulations to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who turns 85 on July 10, 2010. Syukur Alhamdulillah for the good health bestowed upon him by Allah, and may he stay that way.
I first shook hands with him in 1984 during a function at Angkasapuri. I still keep the photo. The last was during Hari Raya Aidilfitri at his residence three years ago.
For all the good things he had done for Malaysia during his tenure as Prime Minister, I would like to say Thank You. For the 'not so good' ones, I take it as an err by human (he is not an angel) but I personally believe he never meant to put Malaysians under hardship.
He has tried his best for the country, Umno and Barisan Nasional. The developing countries, especially of the South, still very much remember 'Mahathir' when we tell them that we are from Malaysia.
The legacy of this true statesman will live forever. To those who dont quite like him, better think who has been Malaysia's best prime minister ever...
SELAMAT HARI JADI, TUN...
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