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PM shakes '55,000 hands', worries that his hand may fall off

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His cabinet's Hari Raya open house turned out to be a test of endurance for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, 93, who spent about a combined four hours shaking hands.

When the event was about to end at about 4.30pm, Mahathir addressed the visitors and said that the feat had taken a toll on his hand.

"I have shaken hands with about 55,000 visitors," said Mahathir, tongue clearly in cheek.

"I was afraid my hand will fall off but thank God, I was still able to do it."

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