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A man places a portrait of the late Anthony Kevin Morais, the deputy public prosecutor who was murdered last month, during a mass funeral at Church of Divine Mercy in Shah Alam on 3 October 2015. Photograph: The Malaysian Insider/Najjua Zulkefli

I originally put this on my blog on 8 October. I’m putting it up again, given the widespread interest that his murder continues to generate and the developments since. Kevin paid the ultimate price for his convictions, but I firmly believe his death won’t have been in vain.

This is something I wrote for the Herald to mark the funeral of Kevin Morais on 3 October.

This weekend, we pause to reflect on the funeral of deputy public prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais, who was abducted and then believed to have been cruelly slain.

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It does not necessarily follow that if you have open tenders, everything is transparent and above board.  All kinds of funny things can happen including collusion among bidders, bid-rigging led by fixers, and the formation of cartels to submit bids that are not really serious. Project officials may also receive ‘commissions’ or whatever you may call it.

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Update (3.05pm): The case has now been postponed. Case management has been fixed for 4 December 2015.

Terence Fernandez, the investigations editor of The Edge, rose to national prominence as the former sidekick of Citizen Nades in theSun during the PKFZ expose. He was the editor of the book PKFZ: Some Untold Stories, written by Nades.

Terence is also the winner of a Malaysian Press Intitute journalism award and three awards for Editorial Excellence from the Society of Publishers in Asia (Sopa), founded in 1982 to promote excellence in journalism and best practices in Asia Pacific.

Now, Terence is in the dock in Penang in a defamation suit arising from a report published in