Johan Fernandez

Recent and archived articles by Johan Fernandez

16 Apr 2016 | 7:00 AM

Club celebrates milestone

ONE hundred and twenty golfers made up of club members, their guests and the media took part in a Member’s Guest Day golf tournament to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the KL Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).

Tong (centre) with the club and member’s guest competition winners Azlan (left) and Hazman at the prize-giving ceremony
4 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian stands tall in Big Apple upmarket eatery business

IT is an old Bavarian-style restaurant in College Point, a short distance from the bustling Asian business and shopping enclave of Flushing in Queens, New York,

Lye (right) went to study about steaks at some of the best meat producers before he ventured into the steakhouse business
11 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nightmare of 9/11 lingers for Malaysian-born bank VP

KUALA LUMPUR: Ten years have gone by but for Malaysian-born Alan Ong See Inn, the nightmare of 9/11 lingers.

7 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Smooth sailing for Laut

A Malaysian restaurant is making waves in New York after receiving the prestigious Michelin star. Sunday Star interviews the owner who left for the Big Apple 20 years ago with just US$200 in his pocket to seek his fortune.

6 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Samad - a man who gave all a chance

IN his chosen profession, he was larger than life. He may have begun as a cub reporter in Singapore as a fresh-faced 17-year-old but by the time Tan Sri A. Samad Ismail breathed his last, prime ministers came to pay their last respects.

16 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Re-shaping opinions on Islam

New York-based Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement is regarded as one of the most eloquent and erudite Muslim leaders. His mission: to help bridge the divide between Muslims and non-Muslims. Highly regarded for his ability to explain complex issues a way easily understood by the layman, the author of What's Right with Islam will share his thoughts as a guest columnist in the month of Ramadan.

6 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian to acquire 17 more hotels

Malaysian businessman Charles Suresh Morais has joined the ranks of the elite in the hospitality business in the United States.

2 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tough call for the media

American news organisations are facing tough times in the face of allegations by the Bush administration that they are obstructing terrorist-tracking efforts by exposing government methods writes JOHAN FERNANDEZ.

25 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Scoring some points through soccer

For the last two weeks, 30 young soccer players from 13 Asian and African countries, including Malaysia, were in the United States under the World Cup Sports Initiative, a partnership between the US State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the US Soccer Foundation, US Soccer Federation and Major League Soccer (MLS) writes JOHAN FERNANDEZ.

25 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

New York set to have MCA Club

An MCA Club will open here later this year.