Welcome to my third entry,

Caricature of Mahathir

   After Mohamad successfully passed in standard four, Penang government accepted him worked as the practical teacher. In 1908, the government invited him in opening English class and it focused towards the royalty and the upper-class-family. Among of them was Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj (The first Malaysia prime minister). Mahathir’s father was a strict person and very emphasize in diciplinary aspect in his life. With these kind of attitude, he did not comfortable by other students especially our first prime minister. He used the cane to punished who were lazy in class. In addition, he also was strict at home and ensure that all his sons had done their homework until finished. Many relatives studied with him and among of them are Tun Syed Ahmad Syed Mahmud Shahabuddin (Minister of Kedah 1967-1978) and Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka V (1984-2004). As the students, they should respect to their teacher despite he had never punished someone who were lazy in study instead he preferred to give advises to them related with their future.   
    As we all know, he had never aimed to be a prime minister. Unfortunately, he did not confident to held this kind of position because he thought that he did not came from Malay origin (mix blood family). Our first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah came from Malay royalty. The next prime minister are Tun Abdul Razak Hussein (1970-1976) and Tun Hussein Onn (1976-1981). They previously were the trained lawyer in London but Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at that time was a specialist that graduated at University of Malaya in Singapore. That was the second reason why with this kind of position as a doctor had made him to feel not confident to join in political side. 

>Mahathir bin Mohamad, Tun, 1925-Buku Doktor Umum: memoir Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad/Mahathir Mohamad.


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