Sunday 3 February 2013

Malaysian journalist Claudia Theophilus killed in Beirut

R.I.P. Claudia Theophilus

The Star alert came first with this sad newsbreak - 3/2 Malaysian reporter Claudia Theopilus of Al-Jazeera network based in Doha shot dead in Beirut on Friday; autopsy done, M'sian embassy informed./STAR 

Then came NST's alert at 1540hrs: 03/02: Claudia Theophilus, a 42 year old Malaysian journalist with Al-Jazeera, was shot dead in Baakleen, in the mountains of Lebanon yesterday. 

Published: Sunday February 3, 2013 MYT 3:09:00 PM
Updated: Sunday February 3, 2013 MYT 3:48:26 PM

Malaysian journalist Claudia Theophilus shot dead in Lebanon


PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Claudia Theophilus, 42, a producer with Al-Jazeera English on-line, was shot dead in Baakleen, in the mountains of Lebanon at 2.30am (Lebanon time) on Saturday.
She was with two other friends. One of them reported the matter to the police who alerted the Malaysian Embassy in Beirut.
Local police have detained the two people who were with her for questioning and initial police investigations indicate that it was a mishap.
When contacted, Ambassador Ilango Karuppannan confirmed she was shot dead but said that details remained sketchy.
He said that her body had been taken to a hospital in Baakleen and an autopsy had been done.
“We are on the way there now,” he told The Star.
He said that she had arrived in Lebanon on Jan 28 to visit her friend in Lebanon whom she had apparently known since 2010.
He said that according to police investigations, she and her two friends had been playing with rifles when one of it went off and the bullet killed her. - STAR

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mitchell said...

RIP Claudia! what I've read, you were a true journalist, fill with integrity, honesty and spirit! Pity we dont have much of those left in journalism anymore.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace.

Hock Thai said...

She is a loss to her family, friends and the country.