Happy Birthday, Former First Lady!

Kuala Lumpur – Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali turns 88 today, two days after her husband, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, celebrated his 89th birthday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak sent a birthday greetings to Siti Hasmah, praying for her good health.

“Happy birthday, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah! May you be blessed with good health. Insya-Allah,” Najib posted the message on his Twitter account today.

Netizens also took to sending her birthday wishes, with one Twitter user @winnieboy20 saying: “The best part of Tun Mahathir’s long reign is that we had the best first lady ever! Happy Birthday Tun. Dr Siti Hasmah . #Inspiration.”

Malay Mail journalist Haresh Deol also wrote his wish: “Tun Dr Siti Hasmah, wife of former PM Tun M & well-loved BA (badminton) of Malaysia patron, turns 88 today. Happy birthday & stay lovely always!”

Meanwhile, well-known religious figure Ustaz Azhar Idrus, via his official Facebook page, posted a photo of Siti Hasmah wearing a tudung, with a caption that merely said “kenal?” (Do you know her?).

The photo has since garnered 112,289 likes with over 2,500 shares and close to 5,000 comments.

Netizens also took to hailing it as a positive move on what they are claiming as her new image.

However, it is unclear when the photograph was taken or the occasion.

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