Friday, September 30, 2005

Sex, Lies and Newspapers- A talk

Okay, what happened yesterday was an industry talk in college. The talk was given by the Crime Desk Editor, Tony Emmanuel, and it proved to be quite enlightening.

I shall touch on only one case here, mainly because I think it was a little dodgy (to quote my lecturer and Mr. Emmanuel) and because it's simply gleeful what he pointed out. I want to talk about the rest in my lecture commentary (which will be passed to Faridah next week... Hopefully).

The Noritta Samsuddin Case

Death by misadventure.

That was what he said. Think about it.

For those unfamiliar with the case (which should be non-Malaysians), Noritta Samsuddin was found dead in her room. It was quite likely that she had had sex before she died, and the signs pointed that the sex had elements of BDSM in it. Malaysia is a conservative community, no matter what else we say. A case like this is bound to get the public's attention, especially since Malaysians are a very busybody lot.

The DPP (Deputy Public Prosecutor) was trying to prove that Noritta was murdered. The coroner though (I think it was him) did not want to say that because he was not sure. He said that Noritta died because she choked to death (I am too lazy to spell the scientific term, though I do know how to pronounce it).

There were no real signs to prove that she was murdered though. Just to point it out to you.

More later after I edit. *Sleeps*

1 Comments:

Anonymous yiliang said...

He said that Noritta died because she choked to death (I am too lazy to spell the scientific term, though I do know how to pronounce it).

Asphyxiated? ;-)

6:22 AM  

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