Beloved RTM newscaster Farit Ismeth Emir dies


Farit Ismeth Emir succumbed to cancer this morning. He was 66. – Twitter pic, April 20, 2020.

FARIT Ismeth Emir, a popular Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) newscaster in the 1980s and 1990s, died of cancer about 11am today at Assunta Hospital in Petaling Jaya. He was 66.

Fellow newsreader Hajah Hazlinda Hamzah, who worked with Farit for more than 13 years, described him as a friend who never said no when someone was in need.


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