If you have the time, especially colleagues of ill and bed-ridden Karim Sulaiman, do drop in and and see what we can collectively do for him. Karim, one of the senior editors of Berita Harian, lies in bed at his home in Gombak trying to figure out what ails him.
Responding to my last posting on the lad, Dr Alias Mohamad, president of the Persatuan Bekas Wartawan Berita Harian, will be visiting Karim at 11am tomorrow (Dec 14, '06). Alias will be accompanied by several other friends who has come to know of Karim's plight.
Former Deputy Group Editor of Berita Harian, Mior Kamarul Baid, alerted me of this visit via SMS a short while ago. For those who wish to see how Karim is faring, his address is: No 18, Jalan SG6/6, Taman Sri Gombak 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor.
Karim have many friends when he was working for Berita Harian. In the course of his work as a journalist, he must have helped many people too. I'm sure those whom he has helped would like to know his current plight. I hope his friends who know of his ailment would spread the word to others who may not. Who knows, some good may come of it.
If all of us can rally round Karim, I'm sure we can ease his hardship. More than that, we can try to demystify his ailment. Karim's family and friends said medical doctors who treated him have been baffled by the ailment. Surely we can do better than that.
First, let's try to visit him. Let's rally around him and then pool our resources. As a servant of journalism, Karim deserves better treatment than just be allowed to while away his time in bed not knowing what ails him, not knowing why his weight has dropped from 60kg plus to only half of that.
To that end, I'm pledging a modest personal donation for Karim to help tide things over. I'll alert everyone of what is the next step in this direction. Salams!