Journalists, politicians, friends and diplomats lost a dear friend today. Tok Mat or Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat, ex-Info Minister and BN's sec-gen, dies in his sleep at 8am.
At 72, he leff us just 3 days short of his birthday.
I believe my journalist friends of my generation will agree with me that he was among the best and friendliest senior minister we ever dealt with. Known for his diplomacy in speaking, he was once our ambassador to Indonesia.
His generosity, too made him 'a father' to many, especially 'naughty journalists like me. I used to 'rob' him RM500 at the Dewan Rakyat some years ago. Few of my fellow journalists, I believe will miss him sadly.
Al-Fatihah, may Allah finds you a place in his Jannah... amin!