Ailing ex-journalist touched by Najib’s concern


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 02 Oct 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took time off from his busy schedule yesterday to visit former journalist Farid Jamaluddin at the Damansara Specialist Hospital.  

Farid, who is fighting lung cancer, said he was touched by the gesture and grateful for the concern shown by the Deputy Prime Minister. 

Najib listens to Farid talk of his battle against cancer.

“Datuk Seri Najib told me to get better because he wanted to hear me sing again. He remembered I sang at a function which he attended,” he said. 

Speaking to reporters later, Najib said he had told doctors at the hospital to give Farid the best medicine and care. 

“We will consider what we can do (to help Farid). It might not be from the Government but from others who can help,” he said.  

Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Wira Ali Rustam also paid Farid a visit. 

Farid thanked all well-wishers, particularly National Press Club (NPC) president Ahirudin Atan and Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) chairman Datuk Ahmad A. Talib.Donors can send crossed cheques made payable to “Institut Akhbar Malaysia” (with “Farid Jamaluddin” written on the reverse side) to: Malaysian Press Institute, 54A Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.  

They can also be sent to: c/o News Desk, Menara Star, No 15 Jalan 16/11, Section 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya.  

For enquiries, call MPI (03-7724 1270) or NPC (019-226 8978).  

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