NEVER too old to date, Dr Mahathir Mohamad showed a lighter side when he told social media followers he wanted to date wife Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.
Hours after news broke the former prime minister and his wife had returned their Selangor awards to the palace, the 92-year-old said he wanted to take his wife on a date.
“Planing to have a date with Hasmah. She’s with me in good times and bad. What movie should we watch together ,” said Dr Mahathir on Twitter (@chedetoffcial) at 2pm.
The tweet attracted almost 200 replies ranging from movie suggestions to questions about the secrets behind their marriage.
“What is the secret of your relationship until you have never had a bad fight with Dr Siti Hasmah?” asked Twitter user @nurulmysara.
User @yana_ahs said the couple had attended her wedding in 2008 and Dr Siti Hasmah advised her to always forgive her spouse.
“Always forgive your spouse and don’t go to bed angry with one another. Thank you Tun M and Tun Hasmah,” she added.
User @shuhadope suggested Dr Mahathir watch the remake of the Agatha Christie classic “Murder on the Orient Express” which is playing in the cinemas.
While users @cahirrr and @Shydaatul suggested titles such as “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Pinjamkan Hatiku”.
Dr Mahathir met his wife Dr Siti Hasmah when they were studying medicine at University Malaya in Singapore.
After a long courtship, the two married in 1956. The couple have seven children. Some of the details of their relationship are written in Dr Siti Hasmah’s autobiography “My name is Hasmah”.
The Malaysian Insight today reported the couple returned their Selangor royal awards last Thursday.
A spokesperson from the Selangor Palace said the Palace will issue a statement on the matter tomorrow.