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Top 5 At 5: Severed Subsidies and Songs of Satire

Dr Shankaran Nambiar, Head of Research, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research

22-Apr-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Severed Subsidies and Songs of Satire

Today's top 5 stories are:

1. Malaysian students opting to study locally instead of abroad due to the weakening ringgit.

2. The Deputy Defence Minister Adly Zahari has announced that the government is prepared to send armed troops to the Middle East to ensure the safety of our students there.

3. "Cari-Cari Salah", a Dangdut song addressing religious hypocrisy, was released last Friday. Its lyrics were inspired by an illustration by political cartoonist Zunar, who is also the song's lyricist.

4. The passing of Hanif Omar, the longest-serving Inspector-General of Police.

5. And our top story today: Blanket fuel subsidies, no longer.

For these stories, we heard from Professor Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, Education Activist and Professor of Architecture at UCSI; Ridzwan Rahmat, the principal defence analyst at Janes; Zunar, political cartoonist; and Tony Emmanuel, editor and journalist at Trustee National Press Club Malaysia.

Image credit: Drotyk Roman, Shutterstock

Produced by: Alia Zefri, Sudais Ferhard, Hannah Kuah

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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Tags:  dangduthanif omareducationmiddle eastfuel subsidies

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