Pulang I ke Sibu town, I telah mendapat khabar berita bahawa bini CM, Datuk Seri Laila Taib had pass away due to cancer. Well I kenal the late pun cuma sebagai seoarang rakyat jelata ja. Tak lebih dari tu. Paling last I jumpa secara dekat pun masa I kerja as research trainee, masa she visited our exhibition booth sempena besday TYT di Mukah back 2007.
That time our department memaparkan tumbuhan berguna masyarakat etnik di seluruh Sarawak yang our research centre berjaya dokumenkan. And well both couples were impress with the centre's work in term of biotechnology and biodiversity research and one of the top research in Sarawak I guess. But what I wanted to highlight is, I teringat pesanan the late to our boss that time. Lebih kurang macam ni, "If u find beautiful new species of plants, name it after me, but if u find a new species of toad, u named after him (merujuk pada CM) dengan nada yang joking. hahahaha.
Anyway condolences to CM and family. May they all be strong