Home News Featured News Zuraidah Ibrahim tweets Mahathir "da boss"

Zuraidah Ibrahim tweets Mahathir “da boss”




- Advertisement -

Zuraidah Ibrahim, Senior Editor at South China Morning Post, recently tweeted about Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, saying, “#Malaysia – When you’re 92 and you drive yourself around in Kuala Lumpur to check things out, you’re da boss. @chedetofficial”

Ms. Ibrahim wrote this as a comment accompanying a re-tweet of a video from Malaysian writer Firdaus Abdullah. Mr. Abdullah posted a video of Dr. Mahathir on Saturday, May 19, taking a Ramadan drive around the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Abdullah’s caption to the video said: 

- Advertisement -

Perdana Menteri Malaysia YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad @chedetofficial memandu sendiri memantau perkembangan terkini disekitar Kuala Lumpur pagi tadi. Ada yang bertanya dimana Dr Mahathir mendapat tenaga melimpah ruah pada umur 93 tahun? Semoga Tuhan terus memelihara negarawan pastedGraphic.png

(Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad @chedetofficial drives himself to monitor the latest developments around Kuala Lumpur this morning. Some have asked where Dr Mahathir gets the power of over 93 years of age? May God keep the statesman ??)

A commenter on Ms. Ibrahim’s post noted how social media savvy Dr. Mahathir has become.  On Mr. Abdullah’s original post, many were admiring not only of the fact that the elder statesman was driving himself around, but that the vehicle he was driving was a locally produced car, the Proton Perdana.

Others expressed concern for the safety of Dr. Mahathir, noting that he was driving quite speedily in an urban area, and he seemed to be alone in the car. Though it was highly likely that he had a police escort with him. Many wished prayers and blessings for good health and long life for the leader.

The original tweet certainly seemed to be a social media coup for the Malaysian Prime Minister, having been retweeted over 10,500 times and receiving more than 16,500 likes since it was posted on Saturday.

Ms. Ibrahim is the sister of MP Yacob Ibrahim of the People’s Action Party. Mr. Ibrahim is a former Minister for Communications and Information, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs and Minister in charge of Cyber Security.

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Man attacks teen, calls him a virus, damages his phone

Singapore—A sudden attack took a teen by surprise when one man started yelling at him, physically harming him, and throwing his phone into a nearby drain at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (Feb 23) on a section of the road near the...

3 migrant workers die after 10 injured in Tuas industrial building blast

Singapore – Three of the 10 workers injured in an explosion at an industrial building in Tuas on Wednesday (Feb 24) died on Thursday. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire at No. 32E Tuas Avenue 11 at around...

Film producer says Myanmar maid called her family, wanting to go home, two weeks before she died

A video producer who visited the family of Piang Ngaih Don, the Myanmar maid beaten and starved to death by her employers in 2016, says Ms Piang somehow managed to call her family just two weeks before she died. She told...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg