The former prime minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, cast his vote for the Anak Bukit state constituency in Kedah at SK Titi Gajah at 9:22 AM on Saturday, August 12th.
His wife, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, also cast her vote at the same polling center.
When Dr. Mahathir was approached by reporters, he urged the people to come out and vote, noting that the voter turnout at the polling center that morning was somewhat low.
“Some people simply don’t make the effort, so they abstain from voting; they should vote to shape their future, but some individuals might feel disinterested and consider voting as insignificant.”
“This is an irresponsible attitude,” said the 98-year-old former Langkawi Member of Parliament.
When asked about his health following his admission to the National Heart Institute (IJN) earlier this month for an infection, Dr. Mahathir stated that he is in good condition.
“My health is fine, but I had a slight fever (at that time), so my doctors consistently insisted that I go to the hospital, even though I didn’t want to. I thought I could receive treatment at home, but they insisted that I go.”
“I was there for only about two days… I am fine now,” he said.