According to Ernst & Young’s Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey Report 2013, Malaysia, along with China, has the highest levels of bribery and corruption anywhere in the world. And in light of the major crackdown on a syndicate involving high-ranking Customs officers, as well as the recent UPSR exam paper leak, BFM discusses how best to understand the problem of corruption. We look at the National Key Results Area of 'Fighting Corruption', and the complex ecosystem that constitutes corruption. This segment is brought to you by Pemandu and the Government Transformation Programme.
Paul Slavin, managing director of Estee Lauder Malaysia comes on the Breakfast to give an update on the environment of the cosmetics business. Founded in 1974, Estee Lauder is one of the most recognisable brands in the beauty business, and is the fourth largest in the world in terms of revenue. Its listed parent just reported its FY14 earnings pulling in USD10.97 billion in sales backed by its portfolio comprising 28 brands with name such Estee Lauder, La Mer and Clinique. The company is also well known campaigner for breast cancer research. We ask him about how Estee Lauder navigates the tough retail market, new competition, and whether its CSR is simply good PR.
It’s not all Arc Reactors and cool suits of armor, in real life our Ironmen are more likely to be seen participating in one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. Discussing his preparation as well as what being a triathlon coach entails is Kevin Siah, Ironman Competitor and Online Triathlon Coach.
We have seen coffee trucks and gourmet food trucks roaming in the Klang Valley, but it doesn’t stop there. Hopping on to the trend, food entrepreneurs in town are coming out with new concepts to be placed in a truck. Today, we have Wheeloaf, a truck that bakes pastries on the go, OMFJ! a fruit juice truck and Curbside Cantina, a moving Mexican truck.