Dr Mahathir to represent Malaysia at Thatcher's funeral

PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be Malaysia's representative to the ceremonial funeral of former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday.

Wisma Putra, in a statement on Monday, said Dr Mahathir would be accompanied by wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, as both were invited by the British Government to the funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London, United Kingdom.

"They will join a host of other internationally-renowned personalities, including former world leaders, to pay their last respects to the United Kingdom's first woman prime minister, who helmed the top post from 1979 to 1990," it said.

Dr Mahathir, when he served as prime minister, enjoyed a close friendship with Thatcher, and bilateral relations between Malaysia and the United Kingdom also strengthened during their time. - Bernama

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