Tan Sri Eric Chia, 74, passed away on June 24 after winning his court case about a year ago.
I am sure many will visit and pay their last respect to this man, who deserves it better than anybody else during his time.
From nothing, he became the CEO of UMW and took over the ailing Perwaja in 1988. Tun Mahathir's government made the right choice by choosing him then as no Bumiputera businessmen had the passion and guts to turnaround the loss-making steel conglomerate.
The late Eric Chia may have had his good and bad days at Perwaja but Malaysians could, at least, thank him for what he has done to the government entity.
Rest in peace, Eric.