Shahrim Tamrin is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has nearly 15 years’ experience in Journalism and Communications field having been involved with various mainstream and online publications, corporate sector, sports body and inter-government service. He started career as a Sports Journalist with theSunDaily, an English newspaper in 1997 before moving to Asian Football Confederation and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 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 various digital news outlets which include freemalaysiatoday.com, an award-winning English news website mole.my, Malaysia’s number one satellite news channel in national language astroawani.com as well as local automotive portal. Shahrim was awarded with theSunDaily Editorial Excellence Award for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016. In November 2016, he received a special Award from Asean NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme). He has also participated in regional conference on public safety organised by Special Envoy for Road Safety of United Nations in April 2017. In August 2018, Shahrim was appointed by the Minister of Transport Malaysia as part of the Recommendations Review Panel (RRP) to monitor the implementation of the previous panel 51 points following the highest casualties ever recorded in a single road crash at Genting Highlands seven years ago. Shahrim is part of the International Centre for Journalist and World Health Organisation (ICFJ-WHO) Road Safety 2020 Fellowship held in Stockholm, Sweden and WHO Safety 2018 Fellowship in Bangkok, Thailand. He sits on the Board of Directors of Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), 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.