Ten years ago, a young upstart wrote an article about me during one of my lowest periods in politics. It was highly critical, incisive and, most importantly, prescriptive. He didn’t just tell me what was wrong, he offered solutions on how to fix things. I liked that. I took this lad under my broken wings and we decided to piece things back together. As much as he says I have mentored him, I have learnt as much from him as he has from me. It was a great privilege to have played a small part in the development of Shahril Hamdan, the politician. But it was a greater privilege to be able to campaign for him today as one of BN’s youngest parliamentary candidates for GE14. Hardworking, honest and smart are adjectives many of his peers attach to Shahril. But to me the most important attribute he has is a vision of Malaysia that is truly united. Where our diversity is never seen to be a liability but always an asset. May this be your first step to greater success in the future. And I can’t believe I’m actually wearing a T-shirt with your gross face on it. Oh, and I can’t believe the ladies of Kuala Langat are calling you handsome. Double gross. Go and win this, little brother @shahrilh.