Dr Mahathir sad over Kofi Annan's death


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is saddened by the death of former United Nations (UN) secretary-general Kofi Annan on Saturday.

“It is with sadness that I learnt of the passing of Mr Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general. May his soul rest in peace,” Dr Mahathir tweeted.

It was reported that Annan, the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize winner, died at the age of 80 after a short illness.

Born in Ghana, he served as UN secretary-general from 1997 to 2006. -- Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd