Monday, August 11, 2008

Afternoon discussion with Tun Dr. Mahathir

We had our scheduled afternoon discussion with former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at his office in Putrajaya this afternoon. I invited a diversified group of friends for the discussion, which covered a wide ranging of areas. There should have been more but due to work commitments, they are unable to attend.

Right: Tun Dr. Mahathir addressing the guys

We were as eager and anxious to hear personally what the Statesman has to say as he was also 'charged' talking a small group of professionals like ourselves.

Left: Azrin captured this whilst I was getting a feedback on an issue I raised

There were a mixture of locally and abroad graduates, doing consultancy, professional services to MNC jobs. One was even a scientist, who had her education entirely in Europe. Our common bond; all sons and daughters of the New Economic Policy and damn proud to be developed under it.

It was very inspiring to tap the most precious mind in Malaysian history, with experience and exposure as far back as for than 60 years ago, immensely contributing to society.

Right: Getting personal autographs

At the end of the session, some of us had asked for his autograph for the newly launched "Mahathir Mohamad" cartoon biography by E. Yu. I was fortunate enough to be present for the launching of the book last Friday at Sime Darby Convention Centre, to mark this year's annual Perdana Leadership Foundation CEO Lecture Series.

Left: I and Shahzad with Tun Dr. Mahathir

Some of us captured the fine moment for our eternal remembrance, including yours truly. It was a very good afternoon indeed.


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