In his first appearance on the campaign trail for the Johor elections, Pejuang chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there was a time during his recent admission to hospital that he thought he “was done”.
During lunch with members of the Chinese community in Ayer Hitam, the former prime minister expressed gratitude that he could meet the community in campaigning for his party.
“There was a time when I thought I was done, that I wouldn’t live anymore. But I don’t know how those smart doctors managed to heal me, and now I get to visit you all here,” he told a crowd before lunch.
Mahathir also said if Johoreans were to boot Barisan Nasional out at the polls, Johor will be the example for other Malaysians to follow come GE15.
“If we elect the same old government, change won’t happen. But if we change the government, Johor will be the example for all of Malaysia.
“In GE15, people will look at Johor and how they improved their situation by changing the government,” he said.
Mahathir received a warm reception from the community, with about 50 present to meet him.
He had spent a prolonged time in hospital earlier this year but eventually recovered. He had also previously said he might not be campaigning for Pejuang in Johor. – FMT