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.
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.