As late as October 1964, separation was still unthinkable. But from November 1964 onwards, the situation slowly deteriorated. The road to separation was long and there were many opportunities to stop or turn back, but they were not taken. In this episode, PJ Thum outlines the turning points from November to June 1964 that led Malaysia to separation, and in particular puzzles over the behaviour of Lee Kuan Yew - a normally brilliant politician who inexplicably loses all semblance of political skill in May 1965.
The Morning Run crew gives you their take on today's business headlines: - 1MDB fallout still impacting market perception - EPF DUKES it out critics over highway purchase - Kakitangan.com claps for successful PitchIN campaign
This week's Going Global is all about niches. We take a look at Inokii Records, a Singaporean-based music store that is not only bent on keeping CDs and vinyls alive, but is also well-known for its impressive range of heavymetal albums and rarities. "Inokii Chan", founder of the 16-year-old store, speaks about his loyal customers, the "mellowing down" of heavymetal, as well as his "Save The CD" campaign.
Malaysia, along with the rest of the Asian countries, has been embarking on reforms to push through growth amid a slowing global landscape. We explore how Malaysia has come along with its reform efforts, where it stands within Asia, if it faces a risk in lagging behind the region's reform efforts, and most importantly, what could be done better. This is a report by Wei Lynn Tang.
As a country situated in Central Europe, Switzerland is home to a multitude of panoramic sceneries and uplifting escapades as diverse as its four national languages. This week, Becca O’Shea shares with us her experience hiking up the Swiss Alps, as well as her time in the mountain resort towns of Interlaken and Zermatt.
We've read the stories - maid starved to death; maid tortured and sexually assaulted by employers; abused maid recounts eight months in torture chamber. Even if domestic workers aren’t physically abused by their employers, many of their lives resemble that of a modern day slave - unfair wages, no days off, no telephones, having their passports withheld, and so on. Joining us to discuss the troubling issue of domestic worker abuse and how we should address this, are Aegile Fernandez and Katrina Maliamauv from Tenaganita.