Azmi Sharom

Recent and archived articles by Azmi Sharom

3 Aug 2016 | 7:00 AM

New line-up brings fresh hopes

Much is expected of the current Suhakam commissioners. Will they be bold defenders of human rights in Malaysia?

20 Jul 2016 | 7:00 AM

New party, old issues

Malaysian politics is challenging enough. Will Dr M’s coalition idea make things worse?

6 Jul 2016 | 7:00 AM

There’s strength in numbers

As a small nation state, Britain is finding out the hard way that the European Union sum is greater than its parts..

25 May 2016 | 7:00 AM

Worrying about the travel bar

For those who speak about laws and government policies all the time, it’s difficult to know where to draw the line.

27 Apr 2016 | 7:00 AM

The mark of a strong leader

A pragmatic commander faces down his rational critics with reason and irrational ones with indifference.

13 Apr 2016 | 7:00 AM

Leave the Bar Council alone

To ensure that the administration of justice is as fair as possible, and to look after the welfare of private lawyers they have to be beholden to no one but their members.

2 Mar 2016 | 7:00 AM

Personal reflections from the dock

I am grateful to my friends, and grateful I was always nice to them back in our schooldays.

20 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM

Child Act amendments are welcome

THE Child Act is being amended to increase the penalty for child neglect. The penalty will also be increased for leaving a child (defined as anyone under the age of 18) at home unattended.

6 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM

Going for a Nobel Prize

If we want gritty realism from Malaysian writers and directors, a review of the laws which impact on them would help.

23 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM

Let’s make Malaysia a class act

The country can be much better if we counter the uncouth with humility, dignity and honour.