Here I am (or a slightly younger version of) being presented to Tunku Abdul Rahman who was Malaysia's first Prime Minister and led the crowds in a rousing call of Merdeka! (freedom) on this day fifty years ago when Malaysia became a nation.
The photo was taken on a less grand occasion. It was Malay College Speech Day 1986. After all the speeches, the staff lined up in the corridor to meet him. I was so proud to have shaken the hand of such a great man.
Wish all Malaysians, here and overseas, a very happy Merdeka.