Kader As­mal

Finweek English Edition - - LETTERS -

THANKS FOR a great pub­li­ca­tion. I couldn’t help but think the late Kader As­mal’s quote in the “Hearsay” sec­tion of Finweek of 30 June 2011 was ei­ther poorly timed or in­sen­si­tively worded. With me­mo­rial ser­vices for the late As­mal still tak­ing place I’d have thought the quote might have been pulled or made cur­rent: in other words, re­fer to him as “late” and re­word the sen­tence “…who is cam­paign­ing for…” to “who cam­paigned for…”

Hav­ing been a very high pro­file politi­cian I wouldn’t ex­pect such an er­ror to “slip be­tween the cracks”. I can only think it was a tim­ing is­sue, but would have thought you have ways of deal­ing with last-minute is­sues. Finweek is printed on Wed­nes­day evenings. The is­sue of 30 June was be­ing printed on 22 June when news broke that Pro­fes­sor As­mal had passed away. –

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