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Bazuki Muhammad is an award-winning photojournalist and is an editor who has covered assignments with Reuters, U.S. and Malaysian newspapers for 20 years. A US-educated architect, Bazuki spent 10 years in New Orleans and Knoxville experimenting with his “The Thinking Eyes” before shooting for Reuters in Malaysia. Bazuki won Publish Asia’s Best in Sports Photography for two consecutive years in 2002 and 2003. Bazuki covered London Olympics, cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, U.S. President Bush in Japan, war in Afghanistan, tsunami in Thailand, Hajj in Mecca, Thailand’s political turmoil, troubles in southern Thailand and floods in Bangkok.


Bazuki is an alumnus of Louisiana State University, College of Design.

PHOTOJOURNALISM  |  as Photographer

PUBLISHING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA  |  as Photo Editor, Web Designer, Social Media Editor

PRINT DESIGN  |  as Photographer, Photo Editor, Print Design Editor

Pictures by Bazuki Muhammad. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad.

Pictures by Adi Safri. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad.

Pictures by Osman Adnan. Editing by Osman Adnan and Bazuki Muhammad.


Pictures by Aizuddin Saad. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad.

Pictures by Muhd Zaaba Zakeria. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad.

Pictures by Adi Safri, Azhar Ramli, Aizuddin Saad and Mikali Ong. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad and Zahari Zakaria.


BOOK PUBLISHING  |  as photo editor, creative editor


FAST is a remote editing system I developed from scratch for the New Straits Times Press, to transmit pictures “fast”, within 10 seconds if Internet speed allows.


President Obama lands in Kuala Lumpur, steps out of Air Force One, waves, and photojournalist Aizuddin Saad starts shooting. Obama steps down the stairs, and moves toward his car. Our pictures of him are online before he gets into his car. Yes, in only a few seconds, 10 at most!


With FAST (File Advanced System Transmit), pictures are edited remotely by FAST “buddies” anywhere around the globe, wherever there is Internet. Our main FAST Desks are located in Putrajaya and Bangsar, Malaysia. Pictures are edited in Putrajaya, then sent to Bangsar for captioning, in real time.


Other examples of FAST editing:

  • Pictures of the flood on Malaysia's east coast in 2013 were sent by photojournalist Yazit Razali while he was still shooting from a helicopter. The pictures were online even before the chopper landed.
  • Pictures of the oath-taking ceremony by the new Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali landed on our desk even before he finished taking his oath.





1990 Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University



2014 - current : Adviser to The New Straits Times Press, KUALA LUMPUR

1998 - 2014 : Chief Photographer, Reuters, KUALA LUMPUR

1992 - 1998 : Architect, Arkitek MAA, KUALA LUMPUR

1990 - 1992 : Photographer, The Knoxville Journal and The Maryville Times, TENNESSEE

1985 - 1990 : Chief Photographer, The Daily Reveille, BATON ROUGE

1985 - 1990 : Photo Editor, The Gumbo yearbook, BATON ROUGE

1985 - 1992 : Freelance for UPI, Reuters, and Associated Press, NEW ORLEANS



Publish Asia Award - Sports Picture of the Year, 2003

Publish Asia Award - Sports Picture of the Year, 2002

Architecture Photography Award, Malaysian Institute of Architects, 2005

Malaysia’s Tourism Award - First Prize Nature Category, 2005

Epson International Photo Contest - 2nd Prize Nature Category, 2004

Epson International Photo Contest – 3rd Prize Human Category, 2004

Second Place North America Award Student Journalism Magazine Photography, 1991

Solo Exhibition, Art of Seeing, The New Straits Times Press Gallery, 2015

Exhibition and Lectures - “The Power of Seeing”, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2004 and 2007

Featured in Malaysia’s Malay daily Berita Harian “Bazuki’s CREATIVE Images,” 2006

Featured in Malaysia’s Chinese daily Nanyang “Bazuki uses Photography to give back to Society,” 2004

Featured in Malaysia’s English daily New Straits Times “Bazuki’s Passion for Images,” 2001



President Obama visits Kuala Lumpur, 2013

The London Olympics, 2012

War in Afghanistan, 2002

US President George Bush at JAPAN G8, Hokkaido, 2008

Street protest “Red Shirts” and “Yellow Shirts”, Bangkok, 2009

Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar, 2008

Floods, Bangkok, 2011

Troubles in south Thailand, 2007

One year after tsunami, Phuket, 2005

Tsunami, Thailand, 2004

Hajj, Mecca, 2002

The jailing of Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, 1998 - 2015



Russell Boyce, Reuters, Photo Editor,

Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid, The New Straits Times Press, Group Managing Editor,

Y-sing Liau, Bloomberg, former Reuters journalist,

Drew Fritz, Senior Photo Editor, former Reuters photojournalist, HistoryNet,