Sunday, April 27, 2008
Yesterday was the last meeting of the Committee of which I became the Chairman since 1984 where I handed over all the matters pertaining to the administration of the estate of my late grandfather to the new board of directors of the above company. It was with much relief that I finally managed to have a smooth transfer of responsibility to my businessman cousin who will be the Chairman of the newly formed company who will become the trustee for all the assets in the form of land which will be distributed to the beneficiaries of my late grandfather. Even my late mother could not remember how he looked like, because he passed away when she was still a toddler. But from a faded group photostatted copy of him sitting next to the Dato Klana Putra, reminded me of a grand old man with a moustache and beard, more like a warrior. So in keeping with the deep respect for him, his beneficiaries decided to name the company after him. It was a long and convoluted history of sorts to reach this goal. Now with the load off my shoulder, I look forward to see the ultimate happening of being a shareholder and attending the first Annual General Meeting which must be held before March 2009.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
More than a week ago I had the opportunity to meet my former class of 1964, just five of us on nasi lemak and teh tarik. Being pensioners it's for our own benefit that we meet over a cuppa so that we keep in touch with one another. One of my colleague travels all the way from Seremban by taking the train, because the commuter was unavailable that morning, but he still made it in good time. We reminded one another of how grateful we should be for the blessings that Allah Almighty has given us in the form of health which cannot be compared with anything else, because it's priceless. Of course the main topic of discussion that morning was the outcome of the election 2008 and what's the prognosis of the next one. All of us agreed on one thing, that it was the best thing to have happened. Being ex-civil servants we knew what could be happening to the Nation if the denial syndrome would be perpetuated. It's time we come up with a choice, so that no group or coalition could take the electorate for granted in the future.