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Actually, the amount left in the Refund Trust Account was about RM148.6 million only, and not RM1.486 billion as announced last week. This was due to an unintentional mistake by an officer in my office who displaced a decimal point.
I feel very fortunate and privileged to be given this honour to take care of him.
We choose to help them – not because we pity them, not because we’re better than them, but because they’re fellow human beings.
Till our identity firms up, there will always be this instinctive feeling that our work can't be that good. It comes from insecurity. It can't be hurried. It will have to take many more local talents to make it for this to change perhaps.
I found that life was kind of meaningless, but I didn’t want to spiral downwards to that. Then I looked at ants, and I realised that they’re so small and are fighting for survival. What (about) me then?