I wrote this post on the night of September 10, 2017, but due to the internet problem while I was travelling, I only can post this article today after I got home from the six days trip.
This morning (Sunday September 10), I attended a program that was held at the beautiful Masjid Sultan Iskandar in Bandar Dato’ Onn, Johor Bahru where the Member of Parliament of Johor Bahru, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad was one of the speakers.
I wanted to speak to Tan Sri Shahrir every time I saw him in various programs in Johor, but this is the first time I had the opportunity to do so.
Tan Sri Shahrir is an interesting person to talk to, we had a casual talk on current issues without the formalities and a couple of times he teased us.
Tan Sri knew that we would be asking him about his infamous brother, PAN’s Khalid Samad whom he briefly mentioned during his speech and we also talked about the letter that Tun Dr Mahathir wrote to me in response to my blog article, Perjanjian DAP, PKR, PAN, PPBM Untuk Meminda Perkara 3(1)?
I am glad to meet a politician who truly understands the importance of the correct interpretation of the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation, which lots of politicians, especially from the opposition parties either do not understand or are trying hard to redefine by claiming that Islam is merely the official religion of the Federation, regardless the word ‘official religion’ has never been written in the Federal Constitution.
Tan Sri Shahrir is a very good politician; principled and strict, yet very kind, polite, soft spoken, funny and very friendly.
When Tan Sri Shahrir was appointed as the chairman of the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), my father excitedly told me that Prime Minister Najib had made a very smart decision.
Now I truly understand why my father thinks highly of Tan Sri Sharir; and why Tan Sri Shahrir could win the Parliamentary seat of Johor Bahru even as an independent candidate during Tun Dr Mahathir‘s days as the longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Please click the photos for larger images:
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