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Andre Malan

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Died  26 September 2014
Andre Malan

Andre Arthur Malan was an Australian journalist and features-editor of "The West Australian" and "The Western Mail" newspapers in Perth, Western Australia.

Born in Roodepoort, South Africa on 23 May 1947 Andre Malan studied at Jeppe High School in Johannesburg, graduating in 1964 and was awarded cadet of the year at "The Star" afternoon newspaper there.

Andre Malan migrated to Australia in 1968, arriving at Fremantle Passenger Terminal at 6 AM and commenced employment with the West Australian at 2 PM on the afternoon of his arrival.

In 1980 Andre Malan won the Arthur Lovekin Journalism Prize for his expose of fugitive financier Christo Moll.

Over a forty year career, Andre Malan was chief of staff, interstate bureau chief and investigative journalist. In the 1990s he established and wrote for the "Asia Desk" Supplement of The West Australian, travelling and reporting extensively on South East Asian affairs. Before retiring in 2007, he wrote a popular twice-weekly column in the West Australian Newspaper.

Andre Malan wrote a chapter of the 2009 University of Western Australia Publication 'An enduring friendship: Western Australia and Japan - Past, Present and Future, edited by David Black and Sachiko Sone. (ISBN 978-0-9804371-5-7)

Andre Malan died suddenly on 26 September 2014 from a pulmonary embolism due to recent surgery.

References

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