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Terence Fernandez

Recent and archived articles by Terence Fernandez

8 May 2019 | 1:41 PM

Pakatan’s year of distractions

IN George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm, oppressed farm animals banded together to overthrow their human masters who had neglected and ill-treated them.

4 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Of political will and fighting graft

THE National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023 was launched on Jan 29 with much pomp and promise.

21 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

An anti-graft plan that finally works?

THE National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023 is expected to be launched by the Prime Minister at the end of the month.

19 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Much ado about party hoppers

Comment by - Terence Fernandez
IF Dr Mahathir lives to 100, we will be the only nation with a centena­rian as prime minister – this was the conclusion of a sceptical Pakatan Harapan member in a discussion on the much-debated succession plan.

18 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Party polls fallout has far reaching consequences

PKR has to prove that it has matured and will not be bogged down by petty politics as this time around there will be collateral damage – the Malaysian people.

Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Rafizi hugging each other at PKR National Congress in Shah Alam on Saturday.
11 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

A reshuffle already on the cards?

IS the first Pakatan Harapan Cabinet already heading for a reshuffle, albeit a minor one? Talk in the corridors of power in Putrajaya and the headquarters of the Pakatan coalition partners have been rife about Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s disappointment with the performance of several ministries and the controversies that a handful of ministers have managed to court.

Honeymoon over: The talk is that Dr Mahathir’s patience has worn thin with some cabinet ministers over allegations of maladministration and abuse of power.
21 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

A house in disarray

How can our ministers expect to discharge their responsibilities to the rakyat effectively if their own house is in shambles – with suspect ‘advisors’ running riot?

Rare moment: Dr Mahathir Mohamad is known as a person who always keeps his emotions in check except for the times he has wept at Umno general assemblies, like in 2003 after he announced his resignation.
7 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

It’s no day at the beach for Anwar

Comment by Terence Fernandez: The Prime Minister-in-waiting could have easily copped out and taken the easy route by contesting in a safe seat, but going to Port Dickson could be a way for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to find out if he is still relevant today.

Hard work: Anwar has his work cut out to win the votes of the military and their family in Port Dickson.
17 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Time for PKR members to close ranks

Party must show that it is a united organisation that puts the nation before self or any other person’s interest.

3 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Honeymoon is over, time for govt to deliver

RECENTLY, I was contacted by a friend and former colleague who works for a media outlet. She wanted my help in convincing a se­nior Pakatan Harapan leader to participate in a music video.