Datuk Rahim Dahalan aka Rahim King was a good and loyal friend all the way to the end he passed away recently and buried in Kluang, Johor, and may he rest in peace. Read here...
Although we do not have this tradition to practice, he was my daughter's Godfather, a guardian angel always there to help.
Once my daughter was having a tough time at her primary school when told by her teacher to change the colour of her hair, which was brunette yellow when sun bleached, to the original colour of what her teacher thought to be black, and Rahim told the headmistress to go back to school and to study biology!
She was told by him that my daughter's hair was her original hair and the headmistress cried and apologised and later agreed to attend a special course, under the purview of the Prime Minister"s Department, that was due for her to attend.
He was a Mahathir's loyalist, but he made one small mistake that was for allowing to be "seduced" by Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim's charisma and he fell from grace...Mahathir had never forgiven him for that.
He realised what he did but it was a bit too late and, again, Mahathir actually never forgave him for "switching" camp.
I scolded him then for switching camp and he said it was a major "fuck up" for what he did and wished he could have "undone" it.
He was well respected, and many Cabinet ministers were actually afraid of him, and he once asked the then prime minister, Tun Mahathir, in a camp to wash dishes and to swim in the sea of Langkawi early in the morning.
He shouted to them "in my camp you are all a nobody, leave your titles at home".
We called him Rahim King, for he indeed had that character of a medieval king, for if you do not listen to him you "die".
Good-bye buddy (that is what he called me, and I him) and I will see you where ever you will be!