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Top 5 At 5: Eyeing a Seat in BRICS

Chee Yoke Ling, Executive Director, Third World Network

18-Jun-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Eyeing a Seat in BRICS

Today's countdown covers:

5. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved his war cabinet, following the departure of centrist former general Benny Gantz from the Israeli government. Saul Takahashi, Professor of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Osaka Jogakuin University weighs in on what this means, in regard to the Gaza genocide.

4. After diesel subsidy rationalisations, bus fares and pasar malam traders have been mulling raising their rates to compensate for higher operational costs. Economist Dr Geoffrey Williams comments on businesses raising prices and how consumers should respond.

3. A new report from the Malaysianist has put the spotlight on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s war against the ultra-rich and crony capitalism as they rise in numbers. Emmanuel Samarathisa, founder of The Malaysianist, tells us what Malaysia's standing in wealth reports and crony capitalism indexes mean for wealth accumuluation in Malaysia.

2. The fourth global coral bleaching event is upon us. We hear how coral reefs in Malaysia are doing from marine biologist Alvin Chelliah. Then, Reef Check CEO Julian Hyde shares his advice on what the public can do to help.

1. Our top story: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced Malaysia's decision to apply for membership in the BRICS group. We speak to Chee Yoke Ling, on what's to come with the membership.

Image credit: Uzairilation, Shutterstock

Produced by: Dashran Yohan, Juliet Jacobs, Sudais Ferhard, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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Categories:  politicsinternationalenvironmentcorruptioneconomy

Tags:  diesel subsidy reformsisraelpalestinegenocidewareconomicenvironmentinternational relationsbrics

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