Yes , the National Press Club's AGM was held last night and boy am I still nursing a heavy head, 'hic', from all that guzzling !
This is an exciting motley of seasoned journalists who will serve as the EXCO for a term of 2 years ending in March 2009 !
And yes the out-going President, Rocky( who had served 2 terms or 4 years) was indeed pleased with the selection of the EXCO members under the new leadership of Mokhtar as President.
All members present had a great time merry-making before and after the free and transparent voting was over and for the benefit of my blog readers (you deserve that privilege... actually !) I list below the new Honorary line-up.
1. President- Mokhtar Hussain of Bernama
2. Deputy President- M. Veera Pandiyan of The Star
3. Vice President- Joe Fernando of The Star
4. Secretary- Jugjet Singh Randhawa of the NST
5. Assistant Secretary- Jane Ritikos of The Star
6. Treasurer- SP Manivasagam of Movie News
7. Assistant Treasurer-Lum Chih Feng of the Oriental Daily
and the 8 Executive Councillors (in no particular order) are 1) T. Ananthan of Bernama 2) Anthea De Lima of Mediate Publication 3) Farrah Naz Karim of the NST 4) Ghazemy Mahmud of ADJ 5) Jaiarajo Letchuman of Bernama 6) B. Kaderas of Malaysian Nanban 7) Krishna Rao of Malaysian Progress and last but not least 8) Shamini Darshni of the NST.
And looking at this list.... hmmmm.... 4 ladies in the midst...that has never happened before ! Me thinks this is going to be a year full of changes and rearrangements..and excitment... power to the women !
Congratulations to all for your new appointment in the National Press Club !!
And the music plays softly as I quietly continue to sip my beer 'hic' in one cosy corner at my favorite drinking 'hic' hole.........cheeeeers !!