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Consider This: Indonesian Envoy — On Addressing Worker Abuse, Exploitation

The urgent issue of abuse experienced by Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia requires prompt and decisive intervention, said the Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia, Datuk Hermono. In view of last year’s MoU on the recruitment and protection of Indonesian domestic workers here, what strides have been made and what gaps still persist? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to His Excellency Datuk Hermono, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Malaysia.

Thu Nov 23 2023

Consider This: Indonesian Envoy — On Addressing Worker Abuse, Exploitation

The urgent issue of abuse experienced by Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia requires prompt and decisive intervention, said the Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia, Datuk Hermono. In view of last year’s MoU on the recruitment and protection of Indonesian domestic workers here, what strides have been made and what gaps still persist? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to His Excellency Datuk Hermono, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Malaysia.
Consider This: KEB 2024 (Part 2) — Bumiputera Agenda or National Agenda?

Consider This: KEB 2024 (Part 2) — Bumiputera Agenda or National Agenda?

This year’s Bumiputera Economic Congress is the seventh edition since it was first introduced in 1965, the first under the Anwar Ibrahim administration. Will this edition break the mould or fall short like its predecessors? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to economist Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi.
Consider This: KEB 2024 (Part 1) — Reframing 30% Bumiputera Equity Targets

Consider This: KEB 2024 (Part 1) — Reframing 30% Bumiputera Equity Targets

This year’s Bumiputera Economic Congress is the seventh edition since it was first introduced in 1965, the first under the Anwar Ibrahim administration. Will this edition break the mould or fall short like its predecessors? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Lee Hwok Aun, Senior Fellow of the Regional Economic Studies Programme and the Co-coordinator of the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.
Consider This: Russia-Ukraine War — The Toll of Two Years

Consider This: Russia-Ukraine War — The Toll of Two Years

It’s been two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, resulting in widespread devastation and a mounting civilian death toll. With seemingly no end in sight for war, Ukraine finds itself grappling with the risk of shortages of weaponry and infantry as it continues its resistance against Russian aggression. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Denys Mykhailiuk, Chargé d'affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Ukraine in Malaysia.
Consider This: Palestine — The Struggle for Self-Determination & Statehood

Consider This: Palestine — The Struggle for Self-Determination & Statehood

Friday 23rd February 2024 marks 140 days of Israel’s latest war on Gaza. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, the latest death toll now stands at 29,410. At least 69,465 people have been wounded. Also happening this week are the hearings at the International Court of Justice, in which 52 countries, including Malaysia, are jointly presenting evidence about the legal consequences of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to His Excellency Walid Abu Ali, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Malaysia, Maldives, Brunei, and Thailand.
Consider This: Journalism Ethics (Part 2) - Up to Speed With Today's Media Landscape?

Consider This: Journalism Ethics (Part 2) - Up to Speed With Today's Media Landscape?

The Communications Ministry recently launched an updated version of the Malaysian Code of Ethics for Journalists, 35 years after it was first developed by the Malaysian Press Institute. Given how much the media landscape has changed in the decades since, is the Code well-suited for the way media is produced and consumed today? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Kamarul Bahrin Haron, Adjunct Professor at Universiti Malaya and Senior Associate at MIGHT, is a think tank focused on government-industry partnership in high tech.

Consider This: Journalism Ethics (Part 1) - State-Initiated Code Basis for Accreditation

Consider This: Journalism Ethics (Part 1) - State-Initiated Code Basis for Accreditation

The Communications Ministry recently launched an updated version of the Malaysian Code of Ethics for Journalists, 35 years after it was first developed by the Malaysian Press Institute. Given how much the media landscape has changed in the decades since, is the Code well-suited for the way media is produced and consumed today? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Wathshlah Naidu, Executive Director of the Center for Independent Journalism and Member of the Pro-tem Committee of the Malaysian Media Council.
The Gig Economy (Part 1) — Regulation, New Challenge For Policymakers

The Gig Economy (Part 1) — Regulation, New Challenge For Policymakers

Malaysia's gig economy is in the spotlight once again as the debate over the necessity of a dedicated regulatory authority persists. Calls for the establishment of a Gig Economy Commission, largely led by Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi, have been met with government promises of Cabinet consideration, or assertions that existing structures are already sufficient. Does Malaysia need a Gig Economy Commission to address the challenges of the gig economy? What are the potential obstacles that might arise in its implementation? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Economics at Monash University Malaysia. He’s also the Southeast Asia Lead for the Global Labor Organization.
Pemilu 2024 (Part 2) — Indonesia Votes In ‘Continuity’ Candidates

Pemilu 2024 (Part 2) — Indonesia Votes In ‘Continuity’ Candidates

Prabowo Subianto has claimed victory in Indonesia’s presidential election, after sample count results indicate he's clinched the necessary majority for a decisive win in the first round. Were there lessons for Malaysia from Indonesia’s experience? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Azmil Mohd Tayeb, Associate Professor at USM’s School of Social Sciences.
Pemilu 2024 (Part 3) — Charting Indonesia's Economic Path Forward

Pemilu 2024 (Part 3) — Charting Indonesia's Economic Path Forward

Prabowo Subianto has claimed victory in Indonesia’s presidential election, after sample count results indicate he's clinched the necessary majority for a decisive win in the first round. What are the key economic challenges that the new leadership will likely face? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Rania Teguh, Research Scholar with the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research at the Australian National University.
Pemilu 2024 (Part 1) — Prabowo Set to Be Indonesia’s Next President

Pemilu 2024 (Part 1) — Prabowo Set to Be Indonesia’s Next President

Prabowo Subianto has claimed victory in Indonesia’s presidential election, after sample count results indicate he's clinched the necessary majority for a decisive win in the first round. What might we expect to see from Indonesia under his presidency? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Andreas Harsono, Researcher at Human Rights Watch based in Jakarta.
Forgotten Baby Syndrome (Part 3) — It Can Happen To Anyone

Forgotten Baby Syndrome (Part 3) — It Can Happen To Anyone

Forgotten Baby Syndrome refers to a phenomenon in which young children are mistakenly left in vehicles. Research has found that over 25% of parents with children under 3 have lost awareness of the child being present in the car at some point during the drive. In light of recent deaths involving young children left in cars, is this an issue for policymakers to address? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Professor Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail, Consultant Paediatrician & Chairperson of Positive Parenting.
Forgotten Baby Syndrome (Part 1) — Can A Campaign Help to Prevent Tragedies?

Forgotten Baby Syndrome (Part 1) — Can A Campaign Help to Prevent Tragedies?

Forgotten Baby Syndrome refers to a phenomenon in which young children are mistakenly left in vehicles. Research has found that over 25% of parents with children under 3 have lost awareness of the child being present in the car at some point during the drive. In light of recent deaths involving young children left in cars, is this an issue for policymakers to address? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Anfaal Saari, Selangor State Executive Council Member for Women & Family Empowerment, Welfare, and the Care Economy.
Forgotten Baby Syndrome (Part 3) — It Can Happen To Anyone

Forgotten Baby Syndrome (Part 3) — It Can Happen To Anyone

Forgotten Baby Syndrome refers to a phenomenon in which young children are mistakenly left in vehicles. Research has found that over 25% of parents with children under 3 have lost awareness of the child being present in the car at some point during the drive. In light of recent deaths involving young children left in cars, is this an issue for policymakers to address? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Professor Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail, Consultant Paediatrician & Chairperson of Positive Parenting.
Consider This: FINAS — Lights, Camera, Action Plan

Consider This: FINAS — Lights, Camera, Action Plan

2023 was a strong year for Malaysian cinema, with local films having gained attention and accolades on the international circuit. But what will 2024 hold for industry, the ecosystem, and Malaysian audiences? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Datuk Kamil Othman, Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS). He was appointed to the role in 2023, having served previously as Director-General of FINAS from 2014 to 2016.
Consider This: Nuclear Energy - Watts Next?

Consider This: Nuclear Energy - Watts Next?

The Government says it has not ruled out the use of nuclear power to achieve Malaysia’s decarbonisation targets. What role, if any, should nuclear power have in Malaysia's energy transition plans? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Raja Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan, Principal Advisor to The eCEOs Sdn Bhd, a project management company with an interest in nuclear energy.

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