Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham reminisce on a decade of KLpac
- The Star
“We sent a letter and a proposal to Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, and then we had a 30-minute meeting with him,” Faridah reveals about their pitch to the YTL managing director in September 2003.
“At the end of it, he looked up at Faridah and gave her a hug. He gave me a hug, too, before saying the most famous words ever uttered in the history of Malaysian theatre: ‘Go for it’,” Hasham says dramatically. “All of us wept. It was such a joyous occasion. This place would have no hope of being in existence without him and YTL.”