THE PRIME MINISTERS OF MALAYSIA
TUN DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD
1. Besides Tun Dr. Mahathir, I am one of the last Mohiccans, who are still alive, who had been in UMNO since 13th October, 1963, and out of UMNO when I studied overseas, but a member of the Alliance Club when in London, and back to UMNO to contest the 1974 General Election as a Barisan National candidate.
2. Although Tun Dr. Mahathir would not be able to remember this incident but he was known to me when I first met him as a patient with cough when I was 11+ years old in Langkawi. He was then bearded and Langkawi was his first posting after he completed his housemanship to be a doctor.
3. My parents moved to Langkawi and lived in Kampung Didik just behind Kim Sun Talkies which was the only cinema hall on the island, along the main road in Kuah town. At that time the only tarred road out of Kuah was the 5+ miles stretch to Sungai Raya Estate built by Loh Boon Siew. There was only a motor-cycle, bicycle and foot path between Kuah and Padang Matsirat. My father drove the lorries owned by Taukeh Teik and transported earths which were poured along the foot-paths to improve and widen the route for bigger vehicles.