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Azmi Sharom

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Azmi Sharom

5 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sedition Act should not be used again

Other options are available to the authorities in the Penal Code that can be used against rioters.

21 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Racist views must be countered

AS I am writing this, I am getting ready to go to Bernama TV for some programme or other. I’ve been told that we will be discussing issues such as human rights and judicial independence.

10 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Think twice before deporting Syrian

HASSAN Al Kontar, the Syrian man who had been living in KLIA2 since March, is currently in police custody. I am sure you have heard of this man; after all, his story is interesting and has parallels with a particularly saccharine movie. Except there’s no Catherine Zeta Jones.

26 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tricky path to university independence

Should there be instant autonomy, come what may, or should the right people be appointed to pave the way for proper autonomy?

12 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Minimum wage is about dignity

MALAYSIA has the fifth highest number of public holidays in the world. This is all well and good, but in this newspaper business, we lowly columnists are often forced by our harsh editors to submit our pieces well ahead of holidays so that they can go and sit on a beach somewhere.

Fair play: A minimum wage should apply to all human beings who work, regardless of what passports they hold. — AFP
29 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Come back, Jho Low

The man at the centre of the 1MDB scandal should return to clear his name. But will Penang still be home?

1 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Spare us the righteous anger

The change that Malaysians voted for will not last if we don’t push back against the manipulation of racial and religious issues.

Umno youth chief Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (seated 2nd right).
18 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Objections built on false grounds

There is nothing in the law that supports the criticism over the appointment of new Chief Justice.

In hot seat: There have been objections to Malanjum’s appointment as Chief Justice because he is non-Muslim. —Bernama
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.

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