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Two PMs… one was a boy then

July 11, 2018 2:52 AM
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PETALING JAYA: The Canadian High Commission has presented Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a photograph of his meeting with Justin Trudeau in 1982 for his 93rd birthday yesterday.

Dr Mahathir posted a photograph via a Twitter post, which featured 11-year-old Justin shaking his hands.

Justin was there with his father Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who was Canada's premier then.

Former ministers, the late Tun Ghazali Shafie and the late Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Daud, were also seen accompanying Dr Mahathir in the photograph.

"A pleasant gift by H.E @JuliaGBentley, a nostalgic picture of the then prime minister of Canada, H.E. Pierre Elliot Trudeau and his son H.E. @justintrudeau back in 1982," the tweet read.

It was reported that Mahathir received a courtesy visit from Bentley in Putrajaya on July 3.

The vintage photo was considered a significant moment as the two premiers crossed paths years ago.

Justin, 46, was sworn in as Canada's youngest prime minister in 2015 while Dr Mahathir is Malay­sia's and the world's oldest premier.


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