Saturday, April 13, 2019

Tun Mahathir Commemoration Coin- the oldest prime minister | review

The last general election was a dream. On 9 May 2018 which also happened to be my birthday, for the first time in Malaysia's history, unexpectedly, the opposition won the election. It became the headline for many countries. It showed that the Rakyat chose their leaders. A great evidence of democracy.

The other historical moment was when Tun Dr Mahathir was sworn in to be the prime minister for the second time. At the age of 93, he remained charismatic and dedicated. Not only is he the oldest serving state leader in the world, he has also previously served the nation from 1981-2003 ( even before I was born!).

Well, I'm not here talking about politics. Being a budding geriatrician, I'm well aware of the physical limitations ageing can cause. And much to my respect, Tun Dr Mahathir defies it all. Even his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah is aging gracefully and still has sharp mental faculties.

The people are just in awe. Age is not a limit to attain great achievements. There's no such thing as one is too old for anything. We decided to get our hands on Tun Mahathir Commemoration Coin as a memento. To remind ourselves that nothing is impossible.

The Star dedicated an article for Tun Dr Mahathir's achievements 3 days after the election ended. I love how beautiful this diagram depicts his contributions to Malaysia. Despite having to go through a coronary bypass grafting in 1989, he remains tenacious. What an attribute!

Even has a list of tech legacies spearheaded by Tun Dr Mahathir. His vision for the development of Malaysia, to put us on par with the rest of the developed world.

1. KLCC, Petronas Twin Tower
2. Proton
3. MSC Malaysia
4. Cyberjaya
5. LRT
6. Sepang International Circuit
8. The Penang bridge
9. Smart schools
10. The MSC bill of gurantees

This commemoration coin is made of 0.1g gold and a beautifully carved Tun Mahathir's portrait. The casing documented a brief history about Tun Mahathir with his signature at the bottom of the page. The cover also features the now Pakatan Harapan logo which means The Alliance of Hope.

We wish the 'new' Malaysia the best led by the 'new' government!

Interested to get a copy of Tun Mahathir Commemoration Coin? Get it here.


el said...

Very insteresting and valuable coins tun m..i wouldnlike to hv one too

Sally Samsaiman said...

yes, I agree with you...He was so charismatic despite his age now right? how I wish I got this too~ will try to get one soon!

Lea Azleeya said...

Lea dh ada syiling ni.. Buat koleksi peribadi..

Nadia Johari said...

Bgus kan koin emas Tun M ni.. Nad pun ada, simpan buat kenangan.. Terbaik tun m.. Macam-macam dia buatvuntuj malaysia ni

Wawa Ashihara said...

Coin khas dr tun M ni bernilai tak? Sebagi mengingati jasa beliau spjg pentadbirannya kan..

Mimie said...

Erm if one day ada orang nak beli bernilai tak coin ni ? Saya ada baca harga coin ni rm160

Emi said...

This is so cool. Memang betul2 emas la kan? How much is the price ye?

Sunshine Kelly said...

This is one of the momentus item. I also wish to have a set, will check it out.

Dr Yingzangel said...

That's difficult to speculate. Should worth more I think

Dr Yingzangel said...

RM160 each set including shipping :)

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yes a very important moment in Malaysian history

Dr Yingzangel said...

Sepatutnya akan bernilai.

Dr Yingzangel said...

He shows that age is not a limit!

Dr Yingzangel said...

That's great

Dr Yingzangel said...

I hope I'm like that in the future

Dr Yingzangel said...

Have a look on their website

iuzira said...

Coin ni boleh guna ke? Ke untuk simpan buat koleksi

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