Tuesday, June 26th 2018 at Connexion @ Nexus, Bangsar South Get your tickets at bfm.my/rocks
Education is central to the Malaysian Dream; seen as the key to upward mobility. And despite allocations of RM61.6 billion in Budget 2018, questions remain about the thinking behind reforms in the education system. Today, we look at party political manifestos; what they say about education and how it can be strengthened.
GE13 saw mostly straight fights between the ruling coalition and the Federal opposition. However, this time, Malaysians can expect many multi-cornered fights, as Islamic party PAS left Pakatan Rakyat and Tun Dr Mahathir and other senior members of UMNO have formed the rival Bersatu party. This shift in coalition and party dynamics will very likely produce everything from three corner fights and more. Today we explore the Kota Raja parliamentary constituency where a five-corner fight is in the works.
Malaysia is internationally recognised for its business-friendly policy and competitive economy, providing the ideal business climate for local and foreign entrepreneurs. But how easy is it REALLY to do business in Malaysia? In this GE14 special, we take a look at the ease of doing business in Malaysia. Or the unease, in some cases.
With the term “Fake News” entering our everyday lexicon, Assistant Professor of Media and Communications Gayathry Venkiteswaran explains the history of fake news, how strategies to deal with disinformation have (or have not) evolved over time, and what the impact of fake news say about our collective media literacy.
When the EIS (Employment Insurance Scheme) system was first announced, it raised a number of questions. One of it was -- is the EIS system necessary? We ask Deputy CEO Datin Azlaily Rahman this. Since the implementation of the Employment Insurance System in January this year many employers, as well as employees, are still in the dark about the scheme. SOCSO estimates a total collection of RM479 million annually. Azlaily talks about what this contribution is for and explains their investment mandate