Video of Malaysian PM Mahathir driving Proton Perdana goes viral

Dr Mahathir Mohamad is known to drive himself around Putrajaya, reported Malay Mail.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad is known to drive himself around Putrajaya, reported Malay Mail.PHOTO: TWITTER/ FIRDAUS ABDULLAH

SINGAPORE - A video of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad driving what appeared to be a Proton Perdana around the city went viral after it was shared on Twitter on Sunday (May 20).

Malaysian blogger Firdaus Abdullah, who posted the minute-long clip on his Twitter account, said: "Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad driving himself to monitor the latest developments around Kuala Lumpur this morning."

 

He added: "Some have asked where Dr Mahathir gets overflowing energy at 93 years old. May God always protect this statesman."

The video has been viewed over 211,000 times since it was posted, with over 10,000 retweets and 15,500 likes.

On Monday, Dr Mahathir retweeted the post.

Dr Mahathir is known to drive himself around Putrajaya, reported Malay Mail.

In his first tenure as Prime Minister from 1981 to 2003, he was known for visiting public locations almost incognito, it added. He is also a car enthusiast, with a soft spot for Malaysian car manufacturer Proton.