Azmi Sharom

Recent and archived articles by Azmi Sharom

16 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

It should not have led to violence

In a democracy, everyone should have the space to have their say, even if we disapprove of what they are saying.

Pandemonium: A chair being thrown, allegedly by a troublemaker, after a flare landed on the floor during the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum.
2 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

There’s good news and there’s bad news

First came a surprise ban, but it was followed by an inspiring, heartwarming Court of Appeal decision.

19 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Uneasy over additional judges

The way the new Chief Justice of the Federal Court and President of the Court of Appeal were appointed has raised some important questions.

7 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

There should be no extra punishment

Once a sentence has been pronounced, it should be carried out according to the book and without any additional measures.

24 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

It’s not just about the market

Universities are not just about training the workforce, but also about preserving knowledge and producing graduates who can be creative and imaginative.

Higher thinking: A university is a diverse place and there has to be autonomy for all these diverse elements to decide for themselves.
10 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Give them a fair trial here

If the two Turks arrested recently are involved in terrorism, they should be brought to court.

26 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Free speech must be for all

Even if we disapprove of what they say, we should defend to the death their right to say it.

12 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

There’s a reason for the law on statutory rape

The goal is to protect girls who are not mature enough to make complicated decisions with far-reaching consequences.

29 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Allow room for critical thinking

FIVE school teachers have been given show cause letters by the Education Ministry for being “excessively” critical of the Government in public forums and the like. I wish I could find out what they said; it would be nice to see what “excessive” is.

1 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Yes, your votes do count in the next election

The window for registering to vote could be narrowing, so don’t throw away your privilege and responsibility.