He's back. After six years of unofficial banishment from Umno, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad today spoke at a party function for the first time.
The occasion - officiating a motivational course organised by Pandan Umno division. The place - Institut Latihan Memperkasakan Umno in Janda Baik, Pahang, a 50-minute drive east of Kuala Lumpur.
This is the first time in six years after stepping down (as premier) that I have the opportunity to address Umno members, said Mahathir, who was clad in a red and white short-sleeve shirt.
He was apparently trying to make a point - red and white are after all the party colours.