I just got home from Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre about an hour and a half ago. Was invited to the launch of the new Proton (the national car) MPV named EXORA by our YAB Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak. The dinner prior to the launch was very good indeed. Was with Dato' Salamat former PUSPAKOM CEO, Zahamail, Technical Director of Road Transport Dept, Datuk Suret Singh DirGen of Road Safety Dept Malaysia, VC Universiti Malaysia Pahang Professor Dato' Dr Daing Nasir Ibrahim and many others. The shot above showed a section of guests which included GLC head honchos and other big kahunas of the financial community, the automotive and related industries.
Can I share with you a little secret?, owh well not really a secret but I was not really invited (in a sense lah). I got myself invited hahaha. I told my head of research and the group HR director of Proton that I would love to attend the exora launch. And you know what? This morning at about 1030am, the invitation, in a sealed envelope, was personally hand-delivered by proton chaps to me at my office. Wow! I am honoured and flattered (hehehe muke tak malu betol kan?...hahaha). My chaps told me the trouble they went through to get me that invitation. Thanks Hairul, I owe you one! hahaha. It was a great event. Datuk Syed Zainal, Proton MD & CEO was in top form. Congratulations to Warga Proton! Seperti Sireh Pulang Ke Gagang...Tun Dr M, Datuk Nazmi, Proton's Chairman, made an impressive comeback. Afterall, he (TDM) was the man who gave birth to the idea of proton....Things seem to fall into place...quite neatly, for now I guess. And that's really a good sign, I hope (erk). Much accolade has been given to exora...so I shall not exonerate...hehehe. Oh, on second thots...if it was named adura...you can be sure hell its gonna be selling like hotcakes in kota baru (evil wink)...haha.