Friday, February 29, 2008

Having lunch with the former Prime Minister

I was fortunate enough, to be invited to have lunch with the former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, 82, at his home in Titi Gajah, Alor Star, Kedah today. He was in Alor Star to visit his son Dato' Mukhriz Mahathir's campaign, in vying for the P005 Jerlun Parliamentary seat.

Left: Briefing Tun Dr. Mahathir upon arrival in Alor Setar on Dato' Mukhriz's progress, before Friday prayers

It was a sumptuous lunch and he talked about his experience in general elections campaign, since 1964 till his last, in 1999.

Dato' Mukhriz was away on the campaign trail since this morning. Tun Dr. Mahathir will visit Kampung Kandis BN elections post at 4.00pm and UMNO Jerlun's Headquarters at 8.30pm this evening.

Right: Having lunch with him and his only surviving sister, after Friday prayers


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

you sonnofogun you. i am so impressed, sharing the lunch table with the 'Living Legend'. Tell me chief,what was on the menu?

Zakhir's Zoo said...

I was lucky enough to be invited!

There were prawns cooked in sambal, cuttlefish in thick spicy gravy, chicken, dalca and beef rendang. The photo was taken while we were having some fruits for desert.

I only had the chicken and few spoonfuls of rice.

The 'Living Legend' sounded me out "Hang tak makan satu suap pun lagi....bila nak besaq ni!"

I was so utterly impressed when Tun Dr. Mahathir de-skinned and diced up the prawns for his 93 year old sister and made sure she started to eat before he himself start putting food on his plate, even though there was a dedicated server.

Honestly, eating was the least on my mind, in that 30 min session!


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

cant blame you big bro. to be on the same table as drM, my appetite would surely shy away. never mind the prawns and the squids.

He sounds so witty yet intelligent, as always.

the next time you meet him, please send my warmest regards. i'm dying to meet him, just a simple handshakes would do.

Anonymous said...

bertuahnya bigguy....untung dpt makan sama dgn tun.....

sampai sekarang tunggu peluang nak bergambar dgn tun berdua...tak dapat2 lagi.....

dulu, kini dan selamanya.....

bailey said...

bestnya dpt duduk mkn semeja tunM him. =)

i met tun secara langsung only masa pembukaan The Loaf, itu pun tak dapt nk bersalam.