Thank you, Dato Sri Abdul Wahid Omar

At his farewell party today, he said, “Grown men don’t cry.”

I manned up and sucked it in.

When he took over Maybank, it was in trouble. In just 5 short years, his leadership transformed it into a world-beater, one of the Top 20 strongest banks in the world.

That’s nothing short of amazing. What a man. Maybank’s loss is the rakyat’s gain.

May God bless him always.

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Maybankers adore him. Impeccable leadership earned him that.

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Cheerful applause for the flashmob of Maybankers dancing him a goodbye

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Members of his management team — the Maybank Exco, a Band of Brothers. He leaves the bank in good hands.

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Belting out a song, playing the bass guitar. The only member of the Malaysian Cabinet who has played in a musical band?

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His farewell address. He spoke about his nervousness at taking the new job (but that nervousness will end tomorrow, as he gets down to work). He said he wasn’t a politician, but a technocrat. He will approach the job as a servant of the people. PM Najib got the right person for the job, by the sounds of it.

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