Former NST group editor unwell



    FORMER New Straits Times Press group editor Datuk Ahmad A. Talib is unwell and is recuperating at home.

    In her Watsapp message to family and friends, Ahmad’s daughter Sophia said that her father is now at home recovering.

    Ahmad, a veteran newsman of over 50 years was stricken with liver cancer last month and had sought treatment at a private hospital.

    “There is nothing that (doctors) can do now and they said it is best to take abah home to spend time with family.”

    On behalf of abah, I apologise for all of his wrongdoings and seek forgiveness to all bosses and friends for all that he has done.

    We accept all eventualities. Please pray we stay strong,” said Soohia who is also a journalist.

    Ahmad, 69, started his career as a cadet reporter at national news agency Bernama in 1971.

    He then joined NST and rose up the ranks and was appointed NST group editor in 1998.

    He was later re-designated as group general manager, communications and editorial marketing in 2004, before opting for early retirement from the group in 2005 under a voluntary separation scheme.

    Since then, Ahmad was a weekly columnist in the NST called Pahit Manis.

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