The country is celebrating its 59th Independence Day, but we have done little to preserve our pre-independence built heritage. Architect Greg Dall took great care to preserve what is now known as the Pentago House, a shop house which was originally built in 1912 by Loke Yew. Earmarked for demolition, the architect worked with ageing tradesmen on the restoration works to bring it back to it's previous glory. We discuss his efforts and the need to preserve what's left of our historical buildings in the city, and the benefits such acts can bring to a city's character.
The Morning Run crew gives you their take on today's business headlines: - CIMB's profit rises, Indonesian subsidiary shines- Khazanah Research looks at low wages, youth unemployment- Customs to audit 10% of GST registered firms
On our Merdeka edition of Current Affairs, we explore how our political culture, economy and society have evolved to shape Malaysia as we know it today. The question is, where are we on the road to becoming a developed, mature democracy - the Malaysian ideal we have sought to achieve, since the nation’s independence 59 years ago? This is a report by Junmey Wang and Keith Kam.
The idea of what it means to be a father, has changed dramatically through the years. Fathers are now expected to take a much more hands-on role and to be involved in most if not every aspect of their kids’ lives. But what does involved really mean? Professor Gregory Slayton, an author and philanthropist, founded the Fellowship of Fathers Foundation, to help any and every dad who wants to be the very best father he can be. He joins us to share his philosophy on fatherhood.
During moments of economic challenges, the obvious response is that of tightening the belt and cutting cost. However, what is the cost of cutting cost? Before organizational leaders become "trigger-happy" and start cutting anything and everything (and everyone), it is important to take a step back and consider clarifying our "cause" for existence. When times are tough, it is not what we sell that will tide us through the storm but what we stand for. In this session, Joseph Tan from Leaderonomics discusses the factors to consider before you start cutting cost at the expense of your company's cause.
Joyce Goh, Associate Editor at The Edge Media shares behind-the-scene details of the paper's exclusive interview with Bank Negara's Financial Markets Committee, a high-powered group set up in May by Bank Negara to give Malaysia’s financial markets the next leg-up.