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Former TV journalist Riz Sunawan dies

Riz Sunawan
Source: Mothership

ALS killed TV journalist Riz Sunawan. Ms Nursha Ismail said strangers often approached her friend and former colleague Mohammad Asri Sunawan in public.

He never refused.

LinkedIn SINGAPORE: Former Mediacorp news anchor Asri Sunawan (Riz Sunawan) died Wednesday at 44. (Feb 8). London: On Tuesday, MCC World Cricket recruited Justin Langer, Graeme Smith, and Clare Connor. LinkedIn Hatayspor’s vice president revealed on Tuesday that earthquake-buried Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu was alive.

“He continually stopped and interacted with everyone who approached him,” said Berita Mediacorp TV journalist Nursha.

She informed TODAY about Asri’s death Wednesday (Feb 8).

Terminally ill persons live 2–5 years.

Asri, 45, also known as Riz Sunawan, was a broadcast journalist for the same TV news network who became recognised for his support for degenerative motor neurone disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2018.

They are the first new appointments since 2020, when Tim May, Vince van der Bijl, Brendon McCullum, and Ricky Ponting retired and Shane Warne died. The assistant found Mr. Asri unconscious an hour later, and he died at 10. Immobility occurs when swallowing, speaking, and breathing muscles fail. Chelsea loanee Atsu joined Hatayspor in September.

After his mother’s kidney disease-related death in October 2022, Sunawan Dasuri told Berita that his son became weaker. “All three’s game expertise will aid the committee. Asri worked despite his handicap. He co-founded to aid patients and their families in March 2021. Mr. Asri’s sister Linda Sunawan said the family was sad but at peace. Last December, he co-wrote a multilingual book to raise awareness and cash for his medical expenditures. He worked with Berita Mediacorp till 2015.

Mr. Asri co-founded the first Singapore Motor Neurone Disease Association in June 2021. Ms Nursha remembers his encouragement after her first news story. He carefully guided me through writing, image editing, and packaging. The book raised awareness of MND and ALS, despite his voice impairment.

Former News Presenter Riz Sunawan Passes Away At 44, Bravely Battled ALS For Years

Source: Mothership

He said to be proud of my first byline once the news aired. Asri tutored former newsreader Nity Farhana Dolhamid in 2014. MND launch with President Halimah Yacob. Riz prepared me from day one of training till my debut.

Ms. Nity said Asri was equally dedicated to his career and helping coworkers.

“The community lost him,” she wrote.

Asri’s relatives told Berita Mediacorp he died at 10.46am Wednesday.

“Riz inspires us always.

Ms. Linda Sunawan, 33, told Mediacorp Malay’s news and current affairs department that her brother had been “weak” for a week and worsening.

In December before the book publication, Asri’s father, Mr. Sunawan Dasuri, 74, told TODAY that his son loved his career and neighbourhood.

Hidayah Amin, Mr. Asri’s co-author, said his terminal illness “did not extinguish his determination to live a meaningful life” in December.

Former federal employee highlighted his family care and perseverance.

“He perseveres.

CNA/fh(jo). After the diagnosis, community people visited his son and talked positively about his community activities, which touched Mr. Sunawan. Asri served on the Malay Language Council’s Bulan Bahasa committee. President Halimah Yacob and Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Law Rahayu Mahzam honoured Asri online.

He advocated for handicapped people and Malay language, according to President Halimah.

Ms. Rahayu said Asri “never allowed his medical condition restrict his potential to engage”.

“A great colleague,” remarked Berita Mediacorp supervising editor Surita Salim.

The newsroom was a family.

She lamented his death.

“I’ve always admired his bravery in battling his illness.” Former Mediacorp producer and broadcast journalist Ibrahim Sawifi claimed his colleague always put people at ease. “As a journalist, this trait helped him to identify stories, particularly human interest narratives, that compliment the problems,” he continued. Singaporean author Hidayah Amin co-wrote Mr. Asri. Riz. Today, I’m MND.

He enjoyed a book tour to libraries and children’s homes despite his depression.

He offered Motor Neurone Disease Association Singapore members his books at East Coast Park on Jan. 28.

Asri told TODAY he hesitated writing the book.

He reconsidered after considering how the book may help others.

“Enjoy life to the fullest” was his “legacy” and “beacon of hope for everyone who is struggling”.

Ms Hidayah was pleased Asri saw book reviews on Wednesday.

Post-book launch, many wrote.

Some instructors told me they found the book inspiring and wanted to share it with their pupils.


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