Dr M: I'm still coughing, but not when I speak

  • Nation
  • Friday, 04 May 2018

PUTRAJAYA: As polling day approaches, Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again brushed off concerns about his health.

"I'm still coughing. The strange thing is that when I get up to speak, I don't cough," he said during a press conference at the Perdana Leadership Foundation on Friday (May 4).

The former premier, who will turn 93 in July, was responding to a reporter who asked about his health after he was seen coughing.

He pointed out that he spoke for an hour during a ceramah in Kuantan, adding that he had been giving long speeches since a young age.

"Now that I'm old, I can still speak for one hour. I would like to find out if there is any other 93-year-old who is willing to speak for an hour.

"It is very tiring. But still, I survived. I can even answer your question. Can you imagine that?" he questioned.

The reporter subsequently ask Dr Mahathir his actual age.

"I would be 93 in July 10. Please attend my birthday," he quipped.

Dr Mahathir will contest in the Langkawi parliamentary constituency, where he will be facing Barisan Nasional's incumbent Datuk Nawawi Ahmad.

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