SOCIAL media has been a boon and bane to those stricken by last week’s floods, which crippled many parts of Selangor, especially ground zero Taman Sri Muda.
Affected residents took to various platforms to capture their plight and desperation while stuck on the rooftop of their submerged homes.
Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.