Siti Hasmah : Dr Mahathir's shaking hands during swearing-in due to the cold

  • 6 years ago
Although Pakatan Harapan won enough seats in the 14th general election to form the federal government, uncertainty lingered over Dr Mahathir Mohamad assuming the prime ministership the following day.

The swearing-in ceremony was initially scheduled for 11am on May 10, but was later postponed to 5pm. Speculation began to circulate that there might be attempts to stop him from officially being made prime minister.

Finally, Mahathir was only sworn in about 9.30pm that night.

According to Mahathir’s wife, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, they ended up waiting as the Istana Negara for five to six hours before the ceremony eventually commenced.