A well-deserved royal birthday for the two most influential leaders of Malaysia!
Last week, Malaysians celebrated the birthdays of two of the most well-loved figures of the nation: Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and his wife, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad celebrated his 94th birthday on July 10th. Citizens of Malaysia, including Malaysian celebrities and politicians alike, showered the inspirational leader with warm birthday wishes on social media:
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I’ve spent about an hour thinking what to write. Usually i am good with words, but tonight i am out of words. Words will never do enough justice to how much you’ve impacted my life. I love you Tun. You’re one of the persons i’ll gladly take a bullet for, not because you’re our Prime Minister, but because you’re the one and only, Dr Mahathir. I can only dream to be as great as you one day. May Allah bless you always. I love you Tun. Ya Allah, please grant this man the best of health. Ya Allah, please. Happy Birthday Tun.
Two days after, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah celebrated her 93rd birthday on July 12th. Even on her birthday, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah was still giving back to society by playing the violin at the YUM Charity Hi-tea. Having a flair with the violin and performing on several occasions, the 15-minute performance truly was a treat to the guests!
Being MMU’s chancellor for more as long as 15 years, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah also launched the YUM Knowledge Endowment Fund at the hi-tea event. According to the University, YUM has helped a total of 4,000 students through the fund since 2009.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong even threw a surprise royal birthday party at the Istana Negara for the birthday-duo on Jully 10th!
And here’s a super cute video of Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah dedicating a song to Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad: