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Let’s have a Jalan Tun Dr Mahathir, says Cheras Umno

Datuk Wira Syed Ali giving a token of appreciation to Tun Siti Hasmah (right) at the opening of 2010 Umno Cheras division congress. — Picture by Jack Ooi

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Cheras Umno today asked the government to rename Jalan Ampang to Jalan Tun Dr Mahathir.

The Cheras Umno division chief Datuk Wira Syed Ali Alhabshee also wanted the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to be renamed to honour both Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali.

“I call on the government to change the name of Jalan Ampang to Jalan Tun Dr Mahathir as soon as possible,” said Syed Ali when opening the Cheras Umno annual assembly.

“In Kuala Lumpur we now have Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Dato Onn, Jalan Tun Razak. It is fair that we honour Tun Dr Mahathir for his contribution,” he said.

Syed Ali said he had made the same request to the government when he was a member of the Dewan Negara, months before Dr Mahathir’s resignation as prime minister in October 2003.

“We must honour him when his around, don’t wait until he is gone,” he said.

Jalan Ampang is one of the major roads in the Klang Valley connecting the city centre with the state of Selangor.

The road is home to several entertainment outlets and major shopping centres including the Suria KLCC.

Syed Ali added Dr Siti Hasmah should also be honoured in a similar way for her role in Dr Mahathir’s life.

“I also would like to propose that the Kuala Lumpur International Airport be renamed Mahathir-Hasmah International Airport, Kuala Lumpur,” said Syed Ali.

“I hope the government will seriously consider the suggestion from Cheras Umno. His contribution to the country is invaluable,” he said.

Dr Mahathir became Malaysia’s fourth prime minister in 1981 and continued to lead the nation for 22 years before handing over the leadership to Tun Abdullah Badawi in late 2003.

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Honorary Doctorate of Humanity – Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Tun Dr. Mahathir - credit to Ramy S. Maki.

CYBERJAYA (June 8, 2009) : Former prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Humanity by Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) today as tribute to his vision and achievements in transforming Malaysia during his 22 years of premiership.

“To talk about Tun Dr Mahathir is easy. There is so much that he has done. His footprints are literally everywhere in this country. You will also find his footprints in other countries,” said the university’s founder-president Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Lim Kok Wing at the conferment ceremony.

“But to pay tribute to such an extraordinary person calls for more than an extraordinary effort.”

In crediting Mahathir for being instrumental in the liberalisation of private education, Lim said it was the catalyst that enabled Malaysia to become a regional hub of education, leading to the university becoming a globalised player in tertiary education.

Mahathir was one of three icons conferred with the doctorate by the university. Other recipients were former South African president Nelson Mandela in June 2008 and former Botswana president Dr Festus G. Mogae in February 2008.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Social Transformation in April 2008.

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P/S: Thanks to the photographer.

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