Monday, July 11, 2005

Senseless killing

7 July 2005
4 synchronised bombings
More than 50 dead
Over 700 injured

“Each of the countries around that table have some experience of the effects of terrorism and share our complete resolution to defeat this terrorism. It's particularly barbaric that this has happened on the day when people are meeting to try to help the problems of poverty in Africa and the long-term problems of climate changes in the environment.” Tony Blair

The tragedy of the London bombings was compounded by news of another senseless killing that took place a day earlier. A retired creative director Wong Mun Kin, who was once among the country’s most lauded creatives was killed along with his wife in a botched up robbery attempt in their home in Taiping.

Wong won numerous advertising industry prizes in the country and abroad, and as a former industry leader said of Wong, he was a “natural-born creative.” I worked with Wong for half a year at FLZ Ayer and saw something of his eccentricities and genius up close. To think that the slain couple moved from KL city to the small town of Taiping (‘Heavenly Peace’ in Chinese) six months earlier because they were told by a brother-in-law that it was 'safe.'

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