Ex-StarMetro editor Johan Fernandez passes away

Ex-StarMetro editor Johan Fernandez passes away

PUCHONG: Veteran journalist and former StarMetro editor, Johan Fernandez, 71, passed away today.

He leaves behind his wife, Hanim Melan, four children and seven grandchildren.

A close relative told The Star that Fernandez was admitted to the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital on Monday for health problems.

He passed away suddenly at about 6am today.

In 1994, he was made Metro editor.

In early 2002, he was The Star’s correspondent in New York and served there until 2006.

Upon his return, Fernandez worked with The Star’s Newsdesk. After that, he worked in Malay Mail as a sub-editor.

In May this year, Fernandez was featured in The Star’s R.AGE documentary series on the 1969 May 13 riots, sharing his experience on that fateful day.

His remains will be buried at the Muslim cemetery along Jalan Ampang.

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