Tun Mahathir & Siti Nurhaliza “My Way” duet video has gone viral (the inside story) – Robert Chaen


Tun Mahathir & Siti Nurhaliza “My Way” duet video has gone viral (the inside story) – Robert Chaen

Read The Malaysian Insider article based on this original inside story:
Where was Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 16 September 2015, Malaysia Day?

Many people were curious where was Tun Mahathir on 16 September? Would he make an appearance at the red shirt rally, just like he did twice at the yellow shirt Bersih 4 rally?

The answer was Tun Mahathir was a little out of Kuala Lumpur at MMU Cyberjaya on the afternoon of 16 September from 3:45 pm to 6:20 pm. How did I know?

I was the Emcee-Talkshow Host of the event with Nawar Anisah. Tun was the Keynote Speaker. He was accompanied by his wife, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah.

The event was called “The Journey” organized by Generasi Bersatu Malaysia.

There two other speakers who shared their inspiring journeys were the iconic Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, the Executive Chairman of AirAsia and Forbes #31 richest Malaysian.
The event was blended with song performances by Siti Nurhaliza, Tya Arifin, Amanda Iman, Wanns Ahmad, Aiman Ismail, Eric Seo, and backed up by MMU Showchoir.

And then the awesome magic happened! Tun Mahathir sang Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, with a duet with Siti Nurhaliza.

The audience was spell bound as almost all the audience had never heard Tun Mahathir sing live on stage!

Earlier, Tun Mahathir had shared his life journey especially his early doctor days in Kedah – without any notes. When it came to the questions and answers section I asked Tun many uncommon personal questions.

One question I gently asked how did Tun dated his wife Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah? He said there were only 6 Malay students at the King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore (now part of National University of Singapore).

Siti Hasmah was the only female fellow medical student. Tun beat the other 4 male Malay students to win her heart.

How did Tun do that I asked, and what was his greatest romantic gesture? He said he carried her books! The audience was in fits of laughter with Tun’s quick wit. His cuteness was so appealing to see a soft innocent side of Tun which we normally don’t get to see.

Another question I asked was “Which 3 leaders are you most inspired by?”

Mahathir answered: “I admire a leader who can change his people to good people. I admire The Prophet of Islam. He changed his people from jahiliyah to good people. Second, Peter the Great from Russia. He is Tzar. He changed his barbaric people to modern nation. I also have great admiration for Nelson Mandela from South Africa. He was imprisoned for 26 years, but he had motivated his people to fight for him.”

Then Tun answered questions from the audience, posted @Twitter. I wanted a magical moment from Tun Mahathir – I wanted Tun to thrill the audience with some songs. So I quietly set it up with Eric Seo, the pianist and lyrics ready by the AV team.

I planted my last “audience” Twitter question which was a song request for Tun to sing. He agreed!

I gently persuaded Tun to sing “Imagine” as it is the most powerful peace song of all time by John Lennon. I had also seen President Bill Clinton sing Imagine. However, Tun was not too comfortable with the song. I switched and asked him to just read the lyrics as the words are very meaningful.

Suddenly, Siti Nurhaliza and Asyraf Khalid, the Co-Founder of Generasi Bersatu Malaysia came on stage and persuaded Tun to sing “My Way”. It was my second song for Tun to sing, and then the awesome magic happened.

The audience was blown away as the 90-year old ex-Prime Minister hit the notes. The crescendo was a very cute moment when Tun couldn’t quite hit the very high note, the last 2 words “my way” right at the end.

Here’s the magical Tun Mahathir & Siti Nurhaliza Duet “My Way” video which has since gone viral with 37,000+ views.
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Robert Chaen

Global CEO-Founder of ChangeU and Movsha Movers & Shakers, Hero-CEO Whisperer, Writer, The #1 Alpha Change Expert, Father of Asian FireWalking Robert Chaen is an International Keynote Speaker, writer, researcher, and corp games designer. He is famously known to be the “Hero-CEO Whisperer”, 1-on1 coaching with many CEOs and Celebrities for corporate strategies, staff & office political issues, personal branding, and even public figure OSHA safety drilling called Drager Defense. He has transformed CEOs and managers in Coca-Cola China, TVB Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airport Services, VADS, TM, Public Bank, Auditor General's Office Maldives, etc. He is the prolific creator and online Author of innovative management tools such as DragonCEO, Diamond Leader, Papillon Personal Effectiveness, OSHA Drager Defense, KPI Bank, etc. He is also the Founder of Movsha, an international networking with monthly mingles with MOVers & SHAkers, Angels, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Celebrities, HR-PR-CSR, HODs, and the Most Influential IDEA people. ​Chaen is widely considered as one of the top International Platform Keynote Speakers for Resorts World Genting Senior Management Conference (Manila), 7-Eleven HK, Samsung, Coca-Cola China Mini-MBA @Tsing Hua University, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Story Conference where he interviewed Datuk Kamarudin (Chairman of AirAsia) and Siti Nurhaliza. He has been widely featured in TVB, AWSJ, CNBC, SCMP, The Star, and Sin Chew. As “The Father of Asian FireWalking”, he coached TVB celebrities (Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin) to walk on 650°C fire; and raised HK$68M in the world’s 1st and only live TV Charity FireWalk (TVB Tung Wah Charity Show), before Tony Robbins even came to Asia. If Robert can get you to walk on 650⁰C fire, he can inspire you to be THE BEST. He champions CN-HK-EU-US Tycoons to be philanthropic, and to be angel investors to support the next generation of Jack Mas, Steve Jobs, Richard Bransons, Steven Spielbergs, or Barrack Obamas. With some slick motivational speakers with fake doctorates out there, graduates often describe Robert to be "the most credible, empowering, truthful Coach" who believe in his graduates to believe in themselves. ​However, clients have described Robert as "The #1 Cool Badass Alpha Change Expert". He has the coolest first class stature, rapport and trust from clients. He will not hesitate to tell the badass truth ever so gently because clients are paying him big bucks to reveal the truth, find solutions, persuade the hostile HODs, and align cross-teams within the organization. Originally based in Hong Kong for 20+ years, he had worked with top Branding/Ad agencies at J Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, and was a certified FranklinCovey (7 Habits) in USA, and NLP MasterCoach (USA). His warmth is known to soften the most hardened, resistant sceptics. He will inspire your team to Go for Top 1, or to be a Dragon CEO. With boundless energies, Robert owns 15+ successful business Joint-Ventures, and created unique products under his global VC network called Chaen's Angels VC. He is deeply passionate about ChangeUTH Youth CSR, Science-Based Medicine (vs. quackery), short films and Reality TV. Touched by a personal tragedy through the loss of his HK-born Portuguese wife, co-coach and business partner, Brenda José of 18 years, Robert explores the many ways in which the spirit world is communicating with the living with real scientific studies and evidence. He gives inspiring conferences on The Secret Afterlife.

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