In memory of Datuk Saiwan, the Malaysian newsman with a big heart ❤️ https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/05/15/friends-and-former-colleagues-pay-last-respects-to-malay-mails-editor-in-ch/1974329
A big memory popped up that I didn’t share with the reporter.. I was being awarded the Newman x Johnny Walker Creative Pioneer of Philanthropy in October 2013. I invited friends to the award party at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, and I was supposed to be flying in from Huahin that evening but my plane was delayed by several hours. In suspense, the organisers had to delay my prize presentation, so Saiwan waited at the airport and rushed me to into town as soon as I landed, it was nearly 10pm when that party started.. I mentioned that 2012 was a very difficult year for me – I was contemplating suicide. That year 2 cats came into my life; one was feimao Saiwan and the other was Harry Putter. It was only apt that I gifted the golden bottle of Johnny Walker that had my name engraved on it to Saiwan. The true test of friendship continues long after one is gone.. loyalty sticks forever. This friendship will continue with the loved ones Saiwan left behind. I will carry on creating good for others because I’m alive.