It was pleasant meeting my friends there.
Haven't seen them for quite a while.
There's an aide of Pribumi Bersatu president TS Muhyiddin Yassin who used to be quite close to me.
The guy was all smiles when he saw me.
We chit chatted for a bit but I didn't want to hold him up too much as he was very busy at that time.
Another Muhyiddin's aide also said "hi" to me.
We are old friends but I last saw her more than two years ago and at first didn't recognise her.
She's now wearing tudung and much slimmer. It was fun meeting her again.
Then there's another old friend who is an aide of party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was very happy to see me.
He cracked a joke about me not being on his side and we shared a laugh on it.
I think he understands my position and that's why he still regards me as a friend.
I also bumped into Pribumi Bersatu deputy president DS Mukhriz Mahathir and shook hands with him. He still remembers me. He's the only politician I have ever had selfie with.
The AGM itself felt very much like an Umno function, which is understandable as most of those present are former Umno members.
I think you all can find the stories on it all over the net by now. So, no need for me to write more on it, I think.
Okay, I took several pictures there which I want to share here;
|Delegates at the registration counters before the AGM|
|Dr Mahathir delivering his policy speech|
|Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali was also present at the AGM|
|Dr Mahathir flanked by Muhyiddin and his son Mukhriz|
|Star political writer Jocelyn Tan was among the media people covering the AGM. She is perhaps the most senior and only prominent journalist at the event. As I previously wrote, she's a real on the ground type of a journalist.|