Azrul Mohd Khalib

Azrul Mohd Khalib


Azrul Mohd Khalib is a social activist who works on HIV/AIDS, sexual reproductive health and human rights issues. He unashamedly considers himself a moderate and liberal person who loves reading great books and naughty stories, and running. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @azrulmohdkhalib

Recent Opinions

  • 2 years ago

    A woman of courage

  • 2 years ago

    Dealing with racism once and for all

  • 2 years ago

    We reap what we sow

  • 2 years ago

    Women runners, hear them roar!

More from Azrul Mohd Khalib

  • 2 years ago

    Sorry Harussani, Islam is not about exclusivity

    MARCH 5 — Warning: If this column starts to sound like you have read it before and you think that you are having a déjà vu moment, you are probably right. It...

  • 2 years ago

    Rigging the games

    MARCH 2 ― In a few days’ time, thousands of runners will descend on Shah Alam for the 2016 edition of the Malaysia Women Marathon. For many, this will be the first...

  • 2 years ago

    Are Muslims in Malaysia so easily confused?

    FEBRUARY 24 — Non-Muslims cannot be faulted for asking themselves this question whenever yet another measure is introduced to somehow “protect” Muslims in...

  • 2 years ago

    Raped and plundered

    FEBRUARY 11 ― Those were the two words which came to my mind when I first saw and heard what had happened. I wish it was an exaggeration. But it really wasn’t. The...

  • 2 years ago

    Scholarships are a privilege, not a right

    FEBRUARY 8 — Two weeks ago, educationist Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim of the Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) came under furious criticism and mockery for her...

  • 2 years ago

    On hill repeats, tempo and speed intervals

    FEBRUARY 3 ― Recently during one of the several training clinics being held to prepare participants for the upcoming 2016 Malaysia Women’s Marathon (MWM), Race...

  • 2 years ago

    Jawi wants its pound of flesh

    JANUARY 23 — I was saddened to hear of the Federal Territories Islamic Department’s (Jawi) decision to file an application with the Federal Court to reverse the Court...

  • 2 years ago

    It is true: 'Tak ada duit nak makan'

    JANUARY 14 — I think that all of us were horrified to hear of the recent reports of undergraduates in our local public universities facing starvation and dire circumstances...

  • 2 years ago

    The culture of 'mengampu' and 'membodek'

    JANUARY 9 — You probably know what these terms refer to, but just for the sake of it, let’s refresh our understanding of the two words. The definitions...

  • 2 years ago

    I belong here too

    DECEMBER 30 ― As we go about celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another, it is sobering to be reminded of at least 12,000 people in Malaysia who have yet...

  • 2 years ago

    The Malaysian Women’s Marathon is back!

    DECEMBER 26 — When I first bumped into Karen “you’re not pushing hard enough” Loh on the sidelines of a press freedom event a few months back, I was...

  • 3 years ago

    Bigotry wrapped in prayer is still bigotry

    DECEMBER 18 ― When I first heard of last week’s seminar “Ancaman gerakan pemurtadan Kristianisasi” (Threat of the Christianisation movement), my first...

  • 3 years ago

    Are threats of sexual violence ever justified?

    DECEMBER 15 ― A few days ago, Sharul Nizam Ab Rahim achieved his moment of infamy in cyberspace when he proudly and gleefully posted on his Facebook page that he was not...

  • 3 years ago

    The real threat of tyranny and fascism

    DECEMBER 8 ― Considering the raft of national security-related legislation that has been proposed and passed in Parliament over the past few years and the many allegations...

  • 3 years ago

    Wake up and get real on HIV

    DECEMBER 1 ― It’s the end of 2015. Next year will mark three decades since the first recorded HIV case was detected in Malaysia. We have come so far and achieved so...