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Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 1:12:58 PM
PETALING JAYA: Bernama journalist Rosyatimah Tukimin has passed away after battling cancer for several years.
Rosyatimah, who joined The Star in 1985 as a reporter with the features desk after studying mass communication at the then Mara Institute of Technology (ITM), was 53.
StarSport deputy editor Brigitte Rozario said that when she first joined in 1989, Rosyatimah had taken her along on assignments and showed her the ropes.
“She was kind enough to teach me my first few lessons on reporting. In fact, when she left The Star, I took over her two columns – Starchild and Around the Schools,” she said.
Rosyatimah had a second career as a diplomat’s wife, following her husband, Muhammad Husni Mohd Jazri, on a posting to the Malaysian High Commission in Australia between 1990 and 1994.
After returning to The Star for a two-year stint, she followed Husni again in 1996 when he was posted to Libya.
Bernama assistant editor Hafizah Kamaruddin said Rosyatimah, who joined the news organisation in 2002, had been working as a sub-editor at the International Desk until last week.
“She was tough and despite all the challenges, fought the cancer until the end,” said Hafizah.
Rosyatimah leaves behind her husband Husni and two sons, Muhammad Ikhsan and Muhammad Ikhwan.
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