We discuss whether some crimes are too terrible to argue for the abolition of the death sentence.
Finance Minister YB Lim Guan Eng spends a full hour fielding live questions on Malaysia’s fiscal position, Budget 2019, oil revenues and the measures it is instilling to ensure the country’s financial future. He also discusses Malaysia’s debt position, the introduction of new taxes, the inclusion of the private sector in growing the economy and recent measures like the Airport REIT, P2P crowdfunding for affordable home ownership and the B40 healthcare insurance scheme. Also discussed were 1MDB and the latest restitutionary measures particularly from Goldman Sachs and the ongoing investigations into Jho Low, Tim Leissner and Roger Ng. He also fielded questions on Tun Daim’s role, the China-US trade war and his ministry’s (and his) communications strategy following their landmark election in GE14.
In this Budget 2019 special on Enterprise Biz Bytes, we discuss how the tax measures announced will affect small and medium enterprises and the digital economy.
Deputy International Trade Minister YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming and Maybank Etiqa Chief Strategy Officer Chris Eng are on hand to talk about Budget 2019, focusing on the dominant role of oil revenue in funding the Budget, and the repercussions on Malaysia’s path to fiscal consolidation and the reaction among global ratings agencies to this development. The duo also discuss the Budget’s reaction to capital market and currency fund flows, the RM4b airport REIT, new taxes, private consumption as an economic driver, the National Auto Policy and the third national car and US-China trade disagreements.
In conjunction with Deepavali, the festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, it's good to pay a closer attention to the most important element that completes any festivities: food. In this episode, we're going to unpack Indian food - from Southern Indian dishes that are most commonly found here, to the less known dishes from other regions in India. Sricharan Ventakesh, head chef of Nadodi, a contemporary Southern Indian restaurant, helps break it all down for us.
This week on Cruise Control, the Malaysian government won't ban Grab; child car seats will be made mandatory; while Jaguar unveil plans for their motion sickness technology. The team covers all three of these stories, alongside large investments into autonomous driving in Europe. Daniel ends with a review of the brand new Mercedes A-Class, which he got to drive around the streets of Croatia.