Former NST executive editor KP Waran passes away (updated)

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 14 Oct 2018

Picture taken from FB of Sheila Singam.

Picture taken from FB of Sheila Singam.

PETALING JAYA: Former executive editor of the New Straits Times (NST), KP Waran passed away on Sunday (Oct 14) after losing his battle with cancer at the age of 60.

This was announced by his wife Sheila Singam in a Facebook post.

Waran's daughter, Joanna Noelle Ambrose also posted the news on her Facebook page.

"On Sunday, 14 October 2018, my dad, KP Waran went home to be with the Lord.

"You will always be in my heart and part of my soul. I love you from the bottom and every other corner of my heart, Dad," she said.

Star Media Group CEO Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai conveyed his condolences and said that he was saddened by Waran’s demise.

“He was a fellow journalist and good friend, with a passion for life. We covered many assignments together and although we came from rival newspapers, we were great friends," Wong said.

Wong added that he and Waran would make it a point to text each other after every Arsenal match as they supported the same team.

According to Sheila, the wake service will be held at No. 3 Jalan Rimba Riang 9/15, The Residency, Kota Damansara on Sunday and Monday (Oct 15) at 8.30pm. 

The funeral service will be at St Paul's Anglican Church in Lorong Utara Kecil here at 11am on Tuesday (Oct 16). 

Waran had more than 25 years in the media industry. He first joined New Straits Times Press (NSTP) in 1982 as a reporter and worked his way up to become NST's chief editor.

Waran held the post of NST executive editor until 2008. He won the Malaysian Journalist of the Year award twice.

He was a correspondent in numerous war zones, including Cambodia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Sri Lanka and East Timor, according to NST.