The Launching of My Books in Kuching, Sarawak by YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, the Chief Minister of Sarawak, on November 6, 2008.It had taken me a few long years to finally complete my autobiography "My Adventure". The second book, an anthology which contains about 100 poems, was written in one and a half years. Then the second obstacle was getting the money to print the books. Lucky for me, I had a good Samaritan friend in Kuching who had helped me find a sponsor (Yayasan Sarawak). In a double-quick time, I had the two books published. This good Samaritan friend went further to organise the launching of the books in the State Legislative Assembly by the Chief Minister himself! Wow! That was too good to be true. I was told that it is never easy to get the CM to officiate in a function, unless he thinks it important. Did he think my books were important? I'm flattered. The date was November 6. 2008. I could only stay for 4 nights. This good Samaritan friend then filled up the four days to the brim with promotions of the books in the major hotels and book stores in Kuching - tiring but most satisfying. In between the promotions, we were even taken for a tour of the Cultural Village in Santubong and a little shopping in the border town of Serikin near Bau.
YB Datuk Talib Zulpilip who organise the occasion with some of the ex-servicemen who attended the launching.
Another report in the local media on my book presentation to the YAB the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
I caught him as he was leaving the National Intergrity Seminar 2008. I presented him with both my books. He was pleasantly caught by surprise. Managed to tell him I would like a second launch in KL by him.
Another VIP visitor, the Resident of the Fourth Division. He invited me to an international poetry event, organised in Miri in a couple of days time