Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I was honoured as a group writers to receive a book titled Astaka Khusyuk Tawaduk, a compilation of Sajak, Pantun and Shair in conjunction with Brunei Silver Jublee Independence Celebration.
On 25 February 2009 I had a chance to squeeze myself into a packed hall in ICC to hear a talk by Minister Mentor of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew on Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan in conjunction of Brunei Silver Jubilee Independence Celebration.
Without a ticket, I was not provided a token magazine. I was hoping LKY would talk issues which were not in history book. He looked frail and soft spoken. I almost could not hear what he delivered. My friend who sat next to me commented he could hear about 5 % of the whole Ceramah. Next day there was full page of what he said in Brunei Times and Borneo Bulletin.