"Whether he was stunned or not, Ahmad Sarji listened attentively to Abdullah as he laid out the impending coalescence that is now dancing with the subtlety of hissing pit viper.[click comment to read the rest of Bandit's take; click here and here to know where he's coming from]
Ahmad Sarji played the situation with an admirably straight poker-face, never unmasking his emotion nor sentiment, even if he disapproved of the merger.
Among the senior management of the three companies, he had made it known that if he had his way, he would not have allowed this merger on the faith that the trifecta companies can be major global players in their own right."
By the way, I was told that CIMB would be making around RM100 million from the deal. We'll wait for Nazir Razak to work out the numbers and tell us.