Sunday, December 30, 2012

Letter from the Grave

Lasantha Wickramatunga, the 52-year-old editor of the Sri Lankan newspaper Sunday Leader, who was assassinated on 8 January 2009 while on his way to work by two gunmen riding motorcycles, knew he was a target of assassins and wrote this letter with instructions that it be published after his death.


yujuan said...

Tourists been to North Korea, are inevitably brought to view a specially cultivated flower, grown, encased in a warm greenhouse, to be admired. Remembered that it had only one large, bright red flower sitting proudly on a stem.
A fitting description for our closeted MSM journalist,who is just as carefully nurtured, guided safely in a safe greenhouse environment, to produce articles for print, according to his nurturer, the Govt.
Never would our journalist have the balls to try to emulate this slain Sri Lanka journalist even one wee bit. A "wayward" journalist here won't get "bumped off" into nether world, but he will have his journalistic career killed off unceremoniously, and would have to follow Seah of the Star Paper of Malaysia, by leaving country to continue his career in a foreign Newspaper.
A poignant Letter that put to utter shame the state of journalism in Singapore.

Lye Khuen Way said...

Be thought provoking !
That is the way to live a life.

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