Dr Wee wishes Musa Hitam happy 90th birthday a first meeting more than five years


PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has wished former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam a happy 90th birthday after the duo were reunited for the first time in over half a decade.

The MCA president praised Musa’s efforts during his time as deputy prime minister and said he had helped inspire Dr Wee’s political growth as well as national social growth overall.

“Tun Musa is a highly respected political figure who always has insightful views on national issues which I have known since before I became actively involved in politics in 1996.

“A strong character with views that are often sharp and precise, and sometimes controversial! But that is the charisma of Tun Musa,” he said in an Instagram story Thursday (April 18).

Dr Wee then reminiscenced on how Tun Musa was among his early supporters during his early years before becoming a politician.

“At that time, veteran MIC politician Tan Sri SOK Ubaidulla Kadir Basha and I were invited by the National Unity Department to be the panelists at the National Unity Forum at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Skudai.

“I still remember some of the remarks he made before the audience in which he said ‘I hope one day Wee will become the MCA President’ and his statement came true 22 years later.

“My best wishes to Tun Musa Hitam and may he always be in good health!” he wrote, along with a picture of the two together, in his Instagram story.

The duo had met earlier Thursday during a Hari Raya celebration luncheon with Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi and other leaders in Johor.

Tun Musa had previously served as deputy prime minister from 1981 to 1986.

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