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Top 5 At 5: A Turning Point for Modi's India?

Subin Dennis, Researcher, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

05-Jun-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: A Turning Point for Modi's India?

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5. We're celebrating World Environment Day by putting a spotlight on the impact of our mangrove conservation efforts. For this, we hear thoughts from Dr Ahmad Aldrie Amir, a senior lecturer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and coordinator of the Malaysian Mangrove Research Alliance and Network.

4. With the establishment of Persatuan Burung Kakak Tua Perak, the state government is pushing for parrot-owners to join the association and apply for proper licenses to own the pet. Elizabeth John, Communications Manager from TRAFFIC Southeast Asia sheds light on what the considerations

3. 17,000 Bangladeshi workers en route to Malaysia are now stranded after failing to make it in time for the deadline for foreign workers to enter the country. Alex Ong, a labour rights activist and Malaysian coordinator of Migrant Care, comments on the situation, and the issue of ethical reporting.

2. Water cuts in the Klang Valley are currently underway for Air Selangor to carry out maintenance and replacement works. S. Piarapakaran, President of the Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia and CEO of the Centre for Water and Energy Sustainability comments on whether the 182 water tankers are sufficient to get us through the cut.

1. Our top story: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lost its national majority, after facing unexpected defeats in various key states. We dive into this with Subin Dennis a researcher with the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, economist and activist based in New Delhi.

Image credit: Narendra Modi, Facebook

Produced by: Dashran Yohan, Alia Zefri, Lim Sue Ann, Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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Tags:  parrotsburung kakak tuaworld environment daystate governmentbangladeshi migrant workerwater cutsindianarendra modimangrove

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