Today, while waiting for the bus near my house in London, I saw a group of elderly around their 80s laughing and enjoying their time together whilst their two caregivers keep an eye on them. My heart suddenly felt so heavy. They reminded me of our 7th respectable Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who is 93 years old and is still fighting for Malaysia. While these elderly are relying on their caregivers to take a good care of them, we 31 millions of people are still depending on one and only 93 years old’s shoulder. A legend who should enjoy his last moments in life instead is fighting for our country. I’m so amazed at his dedication and passion to make Malaysia great again!
When my siblings and I were still young, my mom consistently told all of us of what a great man he is. Every time when we were being naughty and making ‘mistakes’ my mom will always say this ‘macam mana nak jadi macam Tun Mahathir!’, with her cold face. To cut a long story short, everything nice lah Tun Mahathir. The funny thing is we as a family will always spend our free time wandering around his residence in Cyberjaya, just to see if he’s there or not, my mum even jokingly (or maybe she is serious Idk) wanted to buy the land next to Tun Mahathir’s house just to become his neighbour. While me who was still young and only ‘know’ him through my parents’ stories and history books, felt nothing special about this aged man, until recently.
Tun Mahathir is now my beloved Prime Minister, this is the first time I feel so proud and somehow protective of my Prime Minister(?). Listening to his speeches makes me admire him a little too much. This 19-year-old girl is actually so embarrassed thinking of all this while, she always says ”I’m tired” though she didn’t even do half of the thing this astonishing man does. This man inspired me to be more eager, determined and committed to whatever I do! I now believe that Tun Mahathir is a living legend with an innovative mind that should be an exemplar for the youths today. Moreover, he had proven that knowledge is superior to money and essential in life. In the end, It is better to be looked up to as a “knowledgeable person” rather than a “rich person”. Therefore earning knowledge should be at the top of anybody’s priorities’. There are a lot more things I wanted to say about this inspirational man, but I’m getting emotional now😂.
I hope we as Malaysians could learn a lot of things from this legendary man. Let us all together regardless of our races or beliefs build a brighter future for Malaysia and this world!
Lots of love,