The hat has Tun No.1 painted on it. The tie has 3 state emblems of Sarawak and name tag reads:No. 1, Malaysia (red). Tun Datuk Patinggi Lau Siew Hung (white)
He calls himself Malaysia's No. 1, Tun Datuk Patinggi Lau Siew Hung. Nobody has ever bestowed upon him those awards except his parents named him Lau Siew Hung.This strange and funny man is from Sarikei Division of Sarawak. Apparently every body in this small town at the lower Rajang knows him because he has been an evergreen figure for many decades.Politicians come and go, but No. 1 stays. I spotted No. 1 last Saturday afternoon near the Sarikei bus station while he was crossing the road. He was aware of me taking his photos and that didn't bother him a single bit. Look at how cool he was...he could most probably be a popular movie star if he was in Hong Kong.I heard many years ago that Mr. Lau was a loyal supporter of Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) and he was a good friend of Tan Sri Datuk Lau Hieng Ding who was MP for Sarikei and former Malaysia's Minister of Science and Technology.One day the Minister exaggeratedly praised Mr. Lau for being very good and capable and told him:" You are No. 1" That's how he got the title, so it was rumoured.I have no idea how he got the Tun and Datuk Patinggi titles. Hope that this post would not land him in trouble with the royal families or the government.