A PAIR of twins named after two former prime ministers have become the centre of attention ahead of GE15, Harian Metro reported.

Non-identical twins Najib and Mahathir, both 27, were named by their father Nor Kaferi Ahmad, 59, who is a retired army officer.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the defence minister while Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the prime minister when they were given the names.

Mahathir recalled that both of them were once involved in an accident in Kuala Pilah in 2016 and were treated at Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Najihah.

“The doctor there was surprised and joked that he thought that both Dr Mahathir and Najib, who are political rivals, must have reconciled with each other as they were in the same car,” he added.

After completing their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia in 2012, the brothers applied for jobs at a supermarket in Dungun.

They were accepted but they became the brunt of jokes among their colleagues.

“They joked that ‘Mahathir’ and ‘Najib’ have come to work. Then one afternoon, a new worker came. His name was Anwar. You cannot imagine the teasing that came after Anwar reported for work.

“But Anwar resigned less than a day at the place due to the teasing,” Najib said, adding that both of them worked for a month at the supermarket before joining the oil and gas industry.

> Kosmo! reported on UK-based Malaysian surgeon Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri strolling with her daughter just four days after giving birth.

In an Instagram post, she shared her own methods to stay healthy after giving birth based on scientific studies recommended by obstetricians and her own experience as a doctor.

She urged people, especially new mothers, to have a balanced diet and practice a healthy lifestyle.

“Eat in moderation. You don’t need to abstain from eggs or chicken if you don’t have any allergies.

“Eat vegetables, fruit and reduce your intake of salt, sugar and oil.

“Drink plain water two to three litres a day and drink less sugary drinks,” she said.

She added that the intensity of daily activities could also be increased gradually but advised against lifting things heavier than the baby for six weeks.

She also recommended light exercises such as walking to avoid blood clots and kegel exercises.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ‘ >’sign, it denotes a separate news item.