Azmi Sharom

Recent and archived articles by Azmi Sharom

4 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Do we have a Cabinet of change?

Malaysians expect the new ministers and deputy ministers to show that there are better ways to govern the country.

20 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

We need a credible opposition

It may be too early to come to any conclusions, but I am wondering when we are going to get a proper opposition in Malaysia.

6 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Racism doesn’t deserve an audience

Instead of pandering to those who harp on race and religion, the Government should focus on brave and honest decisions that will make the country better.

11 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tasting the power of true democracy

IT is 4pm on May 10 as I write this. I have turned off my phone as it has been incessantly buzzing for the past 24 hours. Moments ago, different groups of friends were calling with invitations to watch the swearing-in of the new Prime Minister. It feels as if there is a strong desire to gather, to celebrate.

25 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

In GE14, nobody is ordinary

I OFTEN get asked this question: “What can ordinary folk do to protect our democracy?”

Let’s do our part: Voting is not merely about choosing our leaders. It is the only peaceful method to ensure that the policies, laws and governance that we want can be implemented by the people that we want. — Bernama
11 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Our rights deserve a broader perspective

THE anti-fake news law has already been much criticised for its vagueness and broadness and, due to that, its potential to be a potent threat to free speech and the freedom of the press.

28 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

In fair elections, size does matter

WHEN we feel that our rights are being taken away, there is often a sense of outrage. Among the more obvious examples are when a person is not allowed to follow the religion of his choice, when a news story is prevented from being published, and when a person feels that he is denied a fair trial.

14 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Independence has its challenges

Maria Chin Abdullah enters politics still focused on reform. But will she get a seat?

28 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Criticism is part of democracy

ARE you easily annoyed? What does it take to get you annoyed?

14 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Do we need new law for ‘fake news’?

THERE is going to be a law against fake news, it seems. How reassuring.