Malaysiakini News

Dr M relates how he spoke a little Hokkien as young doctor

Norman Goh  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today emphasised the need to be multilingual and shared how he spoke a little Hokkien when he was practising medicine.

"It is good for you to know some Chinese. I was once practising as a doctor and I could ask my patients in Chinese, in Hokkien of course," he said when speaking to about 500 Malaysian diasporas during a dinner held at the China World Summing Wing Hotel in Beijing...

Sign in

Welcome back,

Your subscription expires on

Your subscription will expire soon, kindly renew before

Your subscription is expired
  Click here to renew

You are not subscribed to any subscription package
  Click here to subscribe now

Any questions?
  Email: [email protected]
  Call: +603-777-00000