I have always said I liked Syed Nadzri, such a nice, unassuming, low-key type of guy. I knew him when he was a cub-reporter with Star. He used to take a bus to Sentul where I was teaching and just ask for the Selangor School's football fixtures. After many years we met at the unrenovated Press Club. I was over the moon when he was promoted to Group Editor and was honored with a Datukship.
Whilst I was in the group campaigning for the boycott of the Mainstream Media I made it very clear in my postings that I had nothing against journalist. I was only against the truth not being told. During that period, I sneakishly (OK Haris, I am ready to be slammed for this one, but I will take it for a friend in NST) bought the NST because I enjoyed Syed's columns. Truth be told, amongst the group, Tuesday was No Buy, No Lies Tuesday. (Yes, I will be fried by Haris tonight when we fish at the Wharf).
I still followed him on 5 Aug. It raised my hackles. But I brushed it aside. On the 19 August was definitely my last read
Syed, it was good whilst it lasted. We can still be friends but I read you no more. Take care Datuk.