I'm calling friends and acquaintances to spare a few moments to think about a former colleagues, Karim Sulaiman, the Special Project Editor of the Berita Harian. Karim, a qualified Town Planner, but who became a joirnalist instead, is ill with a debilitating ailment.
He is at home and bed-ridden. He has seen the doctors several times but his condition has not improved. He has been ill for several years already.
He is, as I understand it, on a six-month medical leave. I'm not sure what will happen to him after the six month leave is over though it is not unusual for employees on such long ailments be medocally b oarded out.
He is so frail now. His weight has gone down from 68kg at one point to a mere 35kg now. Careerwise, he was once the Berita Harian's Bureau Chief in Johor before being posted to London as the newspaper's Correspondent there.
He is having trouble eating and he's also uinable to open his mouth wide to speak as well. I'm appealing for some help from friends, ex-colleagues and those who know Karim. I believe the National Press Club president, Ahirudin Attan, may be able to lend a hand.
Brother Rocky, any ideas? Salams