SINGAPORE: Journalist Chong Chee Kin, 39, was found dead at his Kim Keat Road home yesterday evening.
Family and friends who had gone to his home found the body of Mr Chong on his bed, and called the police.
Mr Chong began his career with The Straits Times, and left last month to join TODAY, where he was to take the post of News Editor in two weeks.
A 14—year veteran in journalism, he won numerous awards during his career at The Straits Times, including the Young Journalist of the Year award and Story of the Year prize.
A recipient of the Singapore Press Holdings Scholarship, Mr Chong joined The Straits Times in 1998, beginning his career as a crime reporter.
He rose through the ranks to become the paper’s Assistant News Editor.
His most recent role at The Straits Times saw him oversee the online integration of the newsroom, where he was responsible for breaking news for the paper’s website. He also played an active role in supervising and training rookie reporters.
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