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Borneo – Secession Talk Real?

Growing unhappiness among segments of Sabah and Sarawak society at what they see as the raw deal the Borneo states are getting in the Federation is in focus today. Can we ignore these disgruntled voices and what do groups like “Sabah Sarawak Leave Malaysia” want? A straw poll by The Malaysian Insider conducted in the last week of July among 100 East Malaysians showed that 43% feel that Sarawak and Sabah can only solve their problems by leaving the Federation. But opinion is divided about whether this unhappiness will take concrete form. For those interested in the politics of Federalism can pick up a new collection of essays on the issue edited by Andrew Harding and James Chin, titled“50 Years of Malaysia: Federalism Revisited”.This is a report by Aziff Azuddin.

Borneo – Secession Talk Real?

Malaysians for Malaysia: Let's Give Peace A Chance

Malaysia has seen many tumultuous episodes in recent years due to religious disagreements and many have put their foot down saying enough was enough. But these ideals are not new in Malaysia; Tunku Abdul Rahman had said before ‘Let us all be reminded that all Malaysians would live together as one big family.’ Enter Malaysians for Malaysia - a group of people that walked peacefully from one house of worship to another, in a show of rejection of the racial and religious extremism sweeping the country. We spoke to the guys behind the movement to find out the whos, the whys and the whats. 

Malaysians for Malaysia: Let's Give Peace A Chance

Enterprise Icons

From the familiar honk of the roti man who brought the promise of fresh bread and new toy treats, to the heady aroma of soap and spices from a visit to the local sundry shop.. our childhoods were made more colourful and uniquely Malaysian because of these iconic entrepreneurs. The Enterprise team took to the streets and neighbourhoods around town to meet some of the nation's most cherished business icons and to rediscover the spirit of the classic Malaysian entrepreneur.

Enterprise Icons

Merdeka 2014 : A Historical Narrative of The Malaysian Economy

The growth of Malaysia's economy has been described as one of the world's greatest success stories where in a short span of time, we have seen the creation of industries and standards of living increase significantly. From our early days of the economy when it comprised of rubber and agriculture exports, we speak with Dr. Shankaran Nambiar to track how the economy has evolved through the years of pre and post-independence and the lessons we can learn from the many financial crises the nation has endured . We also speak with  Datuk Wira Dr. Hj. Ameer Ali Mydin on the founding of the brand from its humble beginnings in Kota Bharu and how it survived the trying times of WWII to create a business empire in modern day Malaysia.

Merdeka 2014 : A Historical Narrative of The Malaysian Economy

Merdeka 2014: What Makes us Malaysians?

Brain drain is a perennial issue that Malaysia faces, but one thing common across the Malaysian diaspora living abroad is how strongly they identify with their "Malaysian-ness." Journalist Chen May Yee who returned to Malaysia three years ago after spending almost half her life studying, working and raising a family abroad. Dr. Koh Sin Yee, a postdoctoral fellow at the City University of Hong Kong who studied Malaysian migration trends for her PhD at the London School of Economics. On this special Merdeka Day episode, we are going to explore what makes us Malaysians.

Merdeka 2014: What Makes us Malaysians?

Merdeka 2014 : The History of Stadium Merdeka

Stadium Merdeka have played host to many events, including selling-out to full capacity when Michael Jackson made his way to our shores in 1996. But of course, the site would always be remembered for that day in August 1957, where the new Malaya was born. We take a look-back at arguably our nation’s most significant national monument by exploring its birth, developments to the stadium, as well as the restoration to it’s former glory throughout the years. 

Merdeka 2014 : The History of Stadium Merdeka

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