Tuesday, June 19, 2007A group of RTM veterans met again today for the monthly breakfast. The venue was SA Marrakech Bangsar. We had 2 Dato' and many grandfathers. We welcomed for the first time Dato' Ahmad Merican, Tuan Hj. Ismail Hashim and Tuan Hj. Tamimuddin Karim. Dato' Ahmad Merican (left) our former Head of Entertainment had a big hand in the setting up of many of the private TV stations in the country. He still has not given up music. I asked about his granddaughter who used to read this blog.
Tuan Hj. Ismail Hashim was my immediate boss in Kuala Terengganu. His current hobby now is globe-trotting. He has never stepped foot in Angkasapuri after retirement and we were honoured that he joined us today.
Hj. Tamimuddin(right), a newsman at heart, retired as RTM's Deputy Director-General. He loved news so much that he came back after retirement to help edit the news for a while.
As usual we passed the hat round to pay the bill. Everyone was generous even though pencen pay day is a few days away. Alhamdullillah.
Hj. Azharuddin (in red) appointed himself as the Custodian of The Cash and he gives a status report at every meeting. We ended the morning by reading the fatihah for friends departed and prayed for Noor Hashimah's speedy recovery. Attempts to organise a rombongan to visit her at Assunta Hospital failed. Old people have a full calendar too. It was decided that the visit will be made individually.
The next meeting will be for lunch(briyani gam) at SA Marrakech on the 24th of July at 12.30 pm. RTM veterans reading this and would like to join, please send me an email with your phone number.