Raymond Choo Kong

Honour the living, Choo Kong wants no posthumous award

Honour the living, Choo Kong wants no posthumous award.

A full house, not an empty seat inside and a standing ovation.

It would be difficult to think of a more fitting way to honour Raymond Choo Kong, a man who lived for the stage, whose last curtain call was this morning at the Santa Rosa RC Church in Arima. 

And during the outpouring of tributes of adoration a man described as a theatre icon, the words of Choo Kong took the spotlight. 

Words he said while he was living to ensure that in his death they are followed. 

Choo Kong’s murder, a blow to the country

A tremen­dous blow to Ari­ma and the rest of the coun­try.

That’s how Ari­ma May­or Lisa Mor­ris-Ju­lian de­scribed Mon­day’s mur­der of play­wright and award-win­ning pro­duc­er, di­rec­tor and ac­tor Ray­mond Choo Kong.