Terence Fernandez

Terence Fernandez


A former managing editor of The Malay Mail newspaper, Terence is today a media and perception management consultant. With 20 years of journalism behind him, he has received numerous awards for investigative reporting and public service journalism notably from the Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) and the Society of Publishers Asia (SOPA).

Recent Opinion

  • 1 week ago

    When 'criticism' is just plain sniping

  • 2 weeks ago

    NFC: Failure to launch or launching to fail?

  • 1 month ago

    Four own goals in as many days

  • 1 month ago

    The day Malaysia grew up

More from Terence Fernandez

  • 1 month ago

    Shades of grey colour final lap

    MAY 7 — One has a tendency to read a lot into things during pivotal moments, such as the looming May 9 polling day. The ceramahs and the crowds — or in some cases the lack of...

  • 1 month ago

    GE14: Choices made easier when truth is as clear as day

    APRIL 27 ― As we have seen in the last couple of weeks, as with all elections, there has been the standard tussling for positions and a chance to be a candidate. Preferred lists...

  • 3 months ago

    Sanusi Junid's passion to help the disadvantaged

    MARCH 13 — Four years ago I found myself added to a WhatsApp chat group titled “My Indian Friends.” As I did not recognise the number of the administrator of the chat group,...

  • 4 months ago

    #UndiRosak: When you want ‘filet mignon' but all that’s on offer is 'nasi lemak telanjang'

    JANUARY 30 ― The psyche of many Malaysian voters as demonstrated in the general elections seems to be “better the devil you know than the angel you don’t.” This is why a...

  • 4 months ago

    Who does the Whistleblower Protection Act truly protect?

    JANUARY 23 — In a recent report on the effectiveness of the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 by the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), it was revealed that...

  • 5 months ago

    Audacious silence to a seditious assertion

    JANUARY 16 ― After more than 60 years of independence, it is frustrating that time and again the country’s non-Malays need to justify their existence and remind others of...

  • 5 months ago

    Political cost of mismanagement

    JANUARY 9 — Felda, Felcra and Mara are just three entities that were set up by the nation’s founding fathers with the purpose of ameliorating the status and welfare of the...

  • 5 months ago

    Money and trade make for strange bedfellows

    DECEMBER 26 ― It's Christmas Eve as I pen my last column for the year. I am inspired by all things Jewish at the moment, since we Christians are after all, anticipating the...

  • 6 months ago

    So what was the whole debacle all about?

    DECEMBER 19 — Last week ended with yet another controversy dogging the government and this time it affected the mass majority — Muslims.  A total of 30,200 Muslims...

  • 6 months ago

    New script needed after losing the plot

    DECEMBER 12 ― And so another instalment of the annual carnival we all know as the Umno General Assembly has concluded, and the rest of the world can get on with their lives. The...

  • 10 months ago

    Transparency: Corporate Malaysia doing better than government

    AUGUST 15 ― On August 8, the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) launched its inaugural report on transparency in corporate reporting among Malaysia's top 100...

  • 10 months ago

    Extended season for race politics

    AUGUST 1 ― The few times I was conscious about my ethnicity and that I was a minority in this country were at Umno gatherings or meetings and the party’s annual general...

  • 11 months ago

    Time for an East Coast revival?

    JULY 18 ― When PAS took over the government of Kelantan in 1990, there was expectedly a lot of trepidation from the people in the state. From the party’s inexperience in...

  • 11 months ago

    Past heroes remind us of how far we can still go

    JULY 11 — Last week I had the privilege of co-organising a visit of 28 former national athletes to the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil. The VIP visitors included icons...

  • 1 year ago

    A dePRESSing state of affairs

    JUNE 6 ― As someone who has been involved in newsdesk operations, I was asked to give my two sen worth on The Star’s May 27 front page which was meant to commemorate the first...