Tan Cheng Bock to Mahathir: Age is just a number

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Obbana Rajah

In a congratulatory Facebook post to Dr Mahathir last week, Dr Tan Cheng Bock spoke about age.

The former member of the People’s Action Party (PAP) said to Malaysia’s new Prime Minister, “You have shown that age has not prevented you from doing what u believe is right.”

Dr Mahathir won Malaysia’s elections at the robust age of 92.

Dr Tan also took the opportunity to reminiscence with pictures of Dr Mahathir at a Medical Alumni function in the 1980s.

In his post, he said:
Oldest PM at 93.
Congratulation Dr Mahathir for winning the hearts and minds of the Malaysian people in the GE14.You have shown that age has not prevented you from doing what u believe is right. l wish you the best and hope Malaysa and Singapore will continue to have good relations. Picture shows Dr Mahathir gracing our Medical Alumni function in the 80’s

Dr Tan’s post was flooded with comments about how he should contest in Singapore’s next elections.

Singaporeans wish Tan Cheng Bock will follow Mahathir’s lead and contest the next GE as an opposition candidate


obbana@theindependent.sg