On the Beat | By Wong Chun Wai

With strength and support to carry on

THIS is the man who has never taken a day off, not even
on his birthday. When Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad turned 76 on Thursday, he
was in Alor Star to attend a wedding.At the wedding, he was presented with a
large birthday cake by the bride's father, an official of the Kubang Pasu Umno
division headed by Dr Mahathir.

Previously, the Prime Minister had made it known that his birthday should be
low key, a private affair for family members.

His opponents, on the other hand, would go to great lengths to make unkind
remarks, pointing out that he is Asia's longest-serving leader.