The former editor of Malay-language newspaper Berita Harian (BH), Mr. Guntor Sadali died at home on Wednesday morning at the age of 69.
The former editor of Malay-language newspaper Guntor Sadali dies at 69
A former editor of Malay-language newspaper Berita Harian (BH), Mr. Guntor Sadali, died at home on Wednesday morning at the age of 69. His daughter, Ms. Winda Guntor, said he died of hypertensive heart disease. Describing her father as a kind-hearted man, she said he always put the needs of others before his own.
“My dad was a man of few words and was extremely soft-spoken, but he was quite passionate about things he cared about,” said the 39-year-old. About 100 people came to his home in Punggol before the funeral. “He had to deal with sensitive issues impacting the Malay minority. This he achieved while bearing in mind the greater picture, the national interest,” said Mr. Cheong, 78.
Guntor Sadali Age, Family, Early Life
Guntor Sadali was 69 years old at the time of his death. He holds a Singaporean Nationality and he belongs to the white ethnic group. His actual birth date and Zodiac sign are not known.
On Guntor Sadali’s parents, there is currently no information known.
Guntor Sadali Wife, What about his Relationship?
The former editor of Malay-language newspaper Guntor Sadali leaves behind his wife, three children, and six grandkids.
Guntor Sadali Career, What was his profession?
Guntor Sadali is a former senior minister of state Zainul Abidin Rasheed, who is currently Singapore’s non-resident ambassador to Kuwait, former senior parliamentary secretary Hawazi Daipi, as well as Mr. Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar, the former chief executive of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) (Muis). BH editor Mohamed Sa’at Abdul Rahman, 60, said: “Guntor’s passing is a tremendous loss not just to journalism in Singapore, but also to the Malay community here. I learned a lot from him in my BH career. He gave me several opportunities to advance in my job.
An experienced journalist with 42 years of experience, Mr. Guntor spent 15 years as the editor of BH before standing down in 2012, following which he remained as the paper’s editorial adviser until his retirement in 2014. As one of the pioneer journalists behind the Malay daily, he was involved in many changes in the newsroom, which included the broadsheet separating out from its Malaysian equivalent in 1972.
The two newspapers had previously shared content with each other and were considered one company. As editor of the only Malay-language newspaper in Singapore, Mr. Guntor was a strong proponent of empowering the Malay/Muslim population. In 1999, he developed the Berita Harian Achiever of the Year Award, to reward role models in the community.
When a terror network was established here in 2001 and 2002, he made an impassioned demand for moderate Muslims to make their voices heard. In an interview with the Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs (Rima) in 2013, he noted that it was vital to emphasize both the achievements and flaws of the community. He held the idea that Malay/Muslims in Singapore needed to tackle these issues head-on.
Mr. Cheong Yip Seng, former editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings’ English and Malay Newspapers Division, remembered Mr. Guntor as a serious-minded reporter and editor. He was also one of 50 personalities from the media business inducted into the Singapore Media Industry Hall of Fame, which was unveiled in June this year.
How much is Guntor Sadali Net Worth?
Guntor Sadali has not disclosed his financial details. Thus it is hard to estimate his net worth.
Which school and college did he go to?
The high school Guntor Sadali went to and the university he graduated from are all under review. Thus, we can assume that he completed his education in his hometown.
Is he available on any kind of social media platform?
Unfortunately, Guntor Sadali does not seem to be available on social media.
Physical Appearance of Guntor Sadali’s Height, Weight
Interesting facts about Guntor Sadali’s should be knows
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