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Shahrim Tamrin

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, an award-winning English news website, Malaysia’s number one satellite news channel in national language 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.

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