Shahrim Tamrin is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has nearly 15 years’ experience in Journalism and Communications with mainstream and online publications, corporate sector, sports body and inter-government agency. He started career as a Sports Journalist with theSunDaily in 1997 before moving to Asian Football Confederation and United Nations. He made the comeback into journalism with The Malay Mail in 2008. Later, he became News Journalist and automotive writer in the New Straits Times, Berita Harian and theSunDaily. At present, Shahrim is a guest columnist and freelance journalist for digital news outlets which include freemalaysiatoday.com, thevibes.com, mole.my and astroawani.com. Shahrim was awarded with theSunDaily Editorial Excellence Award in 2015 & 2016. In November 2016, he received a special Award from Asean NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) for his wide range coverage of road safety efforts and issues in South East Asia. He has also participated in a regional conference on public safety organised by Special Envoy for Road Safety of United Nations in April 2017. In August 2018, he was appointed by the Minister of Transport Malaysia as part of the Recommendations Review Panel (RRP) following the highest casualties ever recorded in a single road crash at Genting Highlands seven years ago. Shahrim was a recipient of a 2018 International Centre for Journalist and World Health Organisation (ICFJ-WHO) Safety Reporting Fellowship to attend the 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in Bangkok, Thailand and 2020 Road Safety Fellowship to attend the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, Sweden. Shahrim has successfully undergone training under the ICFJ and WHO 2020 Road Safety Training of Trainers programme. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) since January 2019, the only Journalist appointed to the Board.
My story appeared on the front page of theSunDaily in the September 2016.
Coverage of the child religion conversion legal battle at the Court of Appeal, Putrajaya in December 2015.
Coverage of the murder trial of Deputy Public Prosecutor Anthony Kevin Morais in Kuala Lumpur High Court in April 2016.
Front page story in January 2015 on the proposal by the then Land Public Transport Commission to introduce Tuk-tuk as a new mode of transport in suburban areas.
Exclusive story on the link between Malaysia's state-owned fund manager and Uber in January 2016.
Being quoted by Malaysia's news national agency Bernama in March 2019.
Received Editorial Excellence Award from theSundaily in 2016.
Commentary piece on the state of workers bus and school bus industry neglecting the safety aspects of daily operation and the chain of ownership in the transport industry.