In the second half of this year alone, there were several Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, some major ones that were made possible by hacking into unsecured Internet of Things devices, mainly home surveillance cameras. This trend is only expected to increase over the upcoming festive period, so we get the 101 on DDoS from Intel Security - Consumer Asia Pacific VP David Freer, and how business owners and consumers in general can protect themselves from the rise in this cybercrime.
There’s an article in the Malay Mail about how Malaysians with Master’s degrees are finding it difficult to land solid, well-paying jobs. According to the report, high-paying jobs are scarce and with a growing number of degree holders competing for them, even a good Master’s degree doesn’t give you that edge. Statistics from various agencies are indicating that hiring growth has not caught up with the supply of both undergraduates and postgraduates. So we’d like to ask you today, does the job situation concern you? Do you feel that you have job security?
The recent Al-Jazeera piece on how rampant baby selling is in Malaysia left many of us angry, sad and disgusted. But there are some people out there who feel that the only reason why many childless couples resort to this is because of the convoluted adoption and citizenship process that has often left many stateless babies and children high and dry. Child rights activist Dr Hartini Zainuddin and lawyer Nizam Bashir joins us in this difficult discussion about the little-known but existing adoption and citizenship limbo.
Billed as a movement to promote national unity, Dialog Rakyat aims to bring together like-minded individuals and organisations to reject the politics of division and extremism. Two individuals behind this movement - Tan Sri Dr Omar Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s first national advisor to the Prime Minister and Dato’ Halimah Mohd Said, president of the Association of Voices of Peace, Conscience and Reason - give their views on the state of race relations, the revisionist nostalgia for the “good old days,” and building bridges among people of different political stripes.
Students, teachers, parents, and opposition politicians have raised concerns as to whether the implementation of the Higher-Order Thinking Skills format. or HOTS, is an effective move by the Education Ministry. This comes after the sharp drop in the percentage of standard 6 students achieving all A's in UPSR.BFM explores the reasons behind the low percentage of passes, and whether or not the HOTS format is responsible.This is a report by Aisyah Tajuddin and Wan Irdina.
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team recently secured its third consecutive F1 World Constructors' Championship title. This win is a significant one for PETRONAS, Mercedes, and Malaysia. We speak to Arif Mahmood, Executive Vice President and CEO of PETRONAS Downstream Business, and Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport to find out the secrets behind the win and what this win means for them.