Twins Mahathir And Najib Were Always Fighting When They Were Kids
Mahathir and Najib used to have a co-worker named Anwar.
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What’s in a name?
When your name is Najib or Mahathir, you’ll get a lot of attention, especially during general elections (GE).
More so if you are twins, as is the case with two siblings from Jempol, Negeri Sembilan.
The twins’ name was given by their father, Nor Kaferi Ahmad, 59, who was in the army.
At that time, Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the Minister of Defense (1991–1995; 1999–2004), while Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was Prime Minister (1981 – 2003; 2018 to March 2020).
Berita Harian reported that friends often made fun of them because of their names.
But they never took it personally; instead, they enjoyed it as friendly banters.
When we had an accident in Kuala Pilah in 2016, the doctor who treated us at the Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital was shocked, they thought we were politicians and even joked that we had reconciled.Mahathir and Najib Nor Kaferi to Berita Harian on their namesake.
#Jempol Mempunyai nama Najib dan Mahathir menyebabkan kembar yang dilahirkan pada 1995 sering kali mendapat usikan rakan apatah lagi menjelang Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-15 (PRU-15) tidak lama lagi.https://t.co/PF30XNHlgo— Harian Metro (@hmetromy) October 26, 2022
Boys Will Be Boys
Mahathir, 27, said that when they were children, the two of them used to fight.
It bothered both parents, but it lessened as they got older.
The father didn’t expect he would be getting a pair of twins before he got the idea of naming them after Dr Mahathir and his protégé-turned-enemy Najib.
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Coincidentally, the twins have the same interests and activities.
After completing SPM in 2012, Najib and Mahathir applied for a job at a marketplace in Dungun, Terengganu.
They got the job, but they became the butt of jokes at the workplace, as people would announce that Najib and Mahathir had come to work.
Unbelievably, a new worker named Anwar later joined them, causing much ‘uproar’.
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Konflik politik Malaysia sekarang disebabkan Mahathir-Najib-Anwar -Muhyiddin.— Iz (@izhar_zai16) October 23, 2022
Mahathir vs Anwar = PKR
Mahathir vs Najib = PPBM
Najib vs Muhyiddin = PPBM
Pergaduhan warlord di Malaysia.
1 pernah dipenjara.
1 tunggu dipenjara.
1 lagi tiada siapa berani penjara. https://t.co/vGVRlG0D4g pic.twitter.com/PWvt4fWoCM
Somehow, Anwar stopped working after a day, while the twins worked for one month before switching to jobs in the oil and gas industry.
Mahathir and Najib have yet to meet their ‘Siti Hasmah’ and ‘Rosmah Mansor’, respectively.
They are still single and agreed to hold a marriage ceremony together when the time comes.
Tahukah anda, romantisnya Anwar & Wan Azizah, comel camnepun Mahathir & Hasmah, takleh lawan cinta Najib & Rosmah. pic.twitter.com/X7YaxvMWVP— Khairil Anuar (@KhairilAnuar) November 25, 2013
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