WATCHING DR MAHATHIR FIGHT IN GE14 REMINDS ME OF LEE KUAN YEW, SAYS SINGAPORE FORMER PM GOH CHOK TONG
SINGAPORE, The current political development in Malaysia has also attracted the attention of Goh Chok Tong, Singapore’s second Prime Minister, who succeeded the city-state’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew (LKY).
Watching Dr Mahathir fight Malaysian GE14 reminds me of Lee Kuan Yew who famously said, Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up.
One must salute Dr Mahathir for his indomitable will and energy to right what he thinks is wrong with his country, he wrote in his Facebook yesterday.
Pakatan Harapan led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad won Malaysia’s 14th General Election Wednesday.
Dr Mahathir, 92, has just been sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur last night (Thursday night).
He is has become the oldest elected prime minister in the world.
Goh said Dr Mahathir and his coalition partners scored a stunning victory.
Congratulations to them on their success, and to (Dr) Mahathir on becoming the Prime Minister of Malaysia for the second time, he wrote further.
Goh noted that whatever happens on one side of the Causeway affects the other.
This is a historic and unprecedented moment for our closest neighbour. We wish them well and success, and offer Dr Mahathir and the new government our continued goodwill and friendship, he wrote and ended it with his initial GCT.
Goh served as Singapore’s second Prime Minister for 14 years, from 1990 to 2004.
Source: NAM News Network