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Cambodia mourns Malaysian Catholic communicator’s death

E. Samson (second from left) in one of his visits to Cambodia. (Photo Supplied)

E. Samson Irudayam, a noted media professional, passed away on April 17. He was 77.

"Thanks be to God for our beloved Samson Irudayam's life on earth. His life is full of passion to serve God in media broadcasting," said Kagna Keo, a media professional based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

According to her, in the age of his retirement, Samson helped many people achieve the skill of social communication.

"He always comes to Cambodia at least once a year to help the Commission on Social Communication with the skills of broadcasting, radio drama, and news writing in English. We were happy to see and learn from him," Keo said.

"Even though he could not travel, he kept helping by editing the news we had sent. Thanks, uncle, for your generous heart and love for Cambodia. May you rest in peace with our loving God," she wrote in a social media post.


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.