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.
88% of hiring managers polled in Southeast Asia say they are currently facing challenges in attracting and recruiting talent. Some put this down to millennials being “lazy” or too engrossed online. Founder of Seikari and youth motivational coach Hubert Ian Lee talks to us about what millennials want, and how employers out there can retain and motivate these leaders of the future.
The Malaysian government has proposed establishing Parliamentary Select Committees, or PSCs as part of measures to reform parliament to better serve the country. Citizens Groups such as G25 want these PSCs be used to select heads of important bodies such as the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission. They also want permanent Committees to be established to oversee critical areas such as finance, the environment and human rights.We explore how PSCs in Australia and the UK function to gain some insights into best practices that Malaysia’s own parliamentary select committees can emulate.This is a report by Jason Lim.