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Dr M greeted with a rendition of 'My Way' in Japan

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Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

It is often mentioned that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's favourite song is Frank Sinatra's My Way, as the lyrics describe the 93-year-old politician's character and resolve.

So it came as no surprise that Mahathir was welcomed with a rendition of this song, when he visited the Japan Future Leaders School and Kyushu Asian Institute, where he delivered a keynote address.

“Listen to the song welcoming Tun (Mahathir) in Japan!” tweeted Bersatu's strategy and policy bureau chief Rais Husin, who uploaded a video recording of the event.

Mahathir is currently on a working visit to Fukuoka and Oita from today until Aug 9.

The prime minister was accompanied by his wife Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik and Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, as well as officials from Wisma Putra.

In his tweet, Rais also quoted Mahathir as stating, "The United Nations is not a democratic organisation. Five countries are given the veto of the UN.”

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