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Sabah veteran journo Colin Forsythe dies at 62

2 Nov 2021

By Ilona Andrew

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has lost a dedicated veteran journalist who fought a one-year battle with lymphoma on All Saints’ Day yesterday (Nov 1).

Colin Forsythe breathed his last at 6.50pm at the age of 62, leaving behind a wife, three children and eight grandchildren.

The media industry knew him as a credible and committed newsman who had contributed a lot to Sabah for almost 40 years in the industry.

He had served as the media officer to former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal from 2018 until the end of Shafie’s tenure last year.

Before that, he had served as a correspondent for Daily Express, New Sabah Times, Borneo Bulletin and New Strait Times.

He was also the founder of Sabah local news portal, Borneo Today.

In a Facebook post, Colin’s son, Christopher Forsythe, wrote that his father had fought the illness bravely and steadily.

Among others who have also expressed sadness over Colin’s passing are Sabah and Sarawak Affairs Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili and Tuaran MP Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.

“My deepest sympathies to his family. Let the memories provide comfort in your journey through this loss. Sending my prayers and support to you and your family during this difficult time,” Maximus stated on Facebook.

“I am saddened to hear the passing of a veteran journalist who passed away around 6pm just now. I have known [Colin] since 1985. Rest in peace,” Madius wrote yesterday.

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