The Morning Run team discuss the economic inequality that is hindering Malaysia’s high-income aspirations. 5:40 - According to sources quoted by the Edge, a large foreign-owned insurance company has proposed to contribute up to RM 2.5 billion to set up a medical scheme for the poor. This is in exchange for an exemption from having to sell a 30% stake to local investors as per Bank Negara’s requirement. 8:38 - Starbiz quoting sources say the board of Bursa Malaysia is looking for an experienced, credible candidate to fill Bursa Malaysia’s CEO position. The contract of the current CEO of Bursa - Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan - will expire by end-March next year.
Cities are symbols of hope and opportunity. But today, overcrowding and gentrification are hurting their most vulnerable residents. This hour, TED speakers explore how we can build more humane cities.
As an activity, sewing has been on an interesting trajectory, as it turned from a household necessity into a hobby only practiced by few. In possibly the most unusual time to get the sewing machine running, Ching, co-founder of Maker's Habitat, holds weekly sewing workshops as an attempt to revitalize the activity, and challenge stereotypes surrounding it. She joins us on I Love KL this week, to talk about her work.
How have, and will, cities and built environments respond to the changing face of Malaysian society? Melisa Idris and her guests discuss housing, city planning and urban wellbeing.
The government yesterday unveiled new economic forecasts and goals in its mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), covering 2016 to 2020.The Morning Run team gives you their take on the 11MP's revised headlines targets.
Puan Zakiah talks us through some of the key pillars of the revised 11MP, including the reform agenda. She also explains the rationale for the potential trade-offs as evidenced by the lowered macroeconomic targets for 2020.