"Live everyday as if it is your last. For one day you're sure to be right..."
It was 5 o’clock in the morning. I was deep in my sleep when I was awakened by the sound of the sms.
“Puan, Dato’ Megat meninggal dunia lebih kurang pukul 2 pagi tadi di Ipoh…”
When I reached office, I e-mailed the news to all who knows him. I think most of my staff had dealt with him when he was the Royal Mint Director. The Jabatan Korporat had also received the news early and had arranged for a transport to Ipoh. I represented the department and Linda came along to accompany me. The rest went with own transport and met at Dato’s house in Ipoh. We met Puteri and Datin and conveyed regards and condolences from those who could not come.
I met Dato’ Megat Mohd Abd Wahab 4 years ago when I first join the department. My former boss warned me that I am going to deal a lot with one big man. And true enough, he was biggggg, literally. Throughout my dealings with him, I have learned a lot from him. And he was generous to impart with his knowledge.
Dato’ Megat was a charming man. Not only was he big in size, but he was also big at heart…