Dr M: Life principle? Continue working past retirement age

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has imparted an important life principle – continue working even after hitting the retirement age.

"When you reach retirement age, keep on working. First time I become prime minister, it was the age of 56.

"That was the age of retirement and I was just beginning. And now, I don't have to tell you what my age is," the 93-year-old said during a dialogue session at the Invest Malaysia 2019 conference in Shangri-La Hotel on Tuesday (March 19).

Dr Mahathir was responding to a moderator who had asked what "life principles" he could share.

His signature witty reply generated laughter from the crowd, who listened attentively.

The Pakatan Harapan chairman first became prime minister in 1981 until he retired in 2003.

He subsequently became involved again in politics in the lead up to the 14th General Election.

He then became prime minister again after Pakatan defeated Barisan Nasional in the May 9 polls.


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