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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.

Fri Mar 01 2024

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: Sustainable Education (Part 1) — ESD, Education for Sustainable Development

Consider This: Sustainable Education (Part 1) — ESD, Education for Sustainable Development

As the world grapples with pressing environmental issues and the urgency to achieve sustainable development goals, the role of education in fostering a culture of sustainability has never been more critical. How do we ensure that environmental and sustainability education is integrated into all levels of formal and informal education efforts, and involves students, teachers, and administrators, and everyone in the ecosystem? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Tan Hui Shim, Associate Director of Strategy and Social Mobilisation for WWF-Malaysia and Dr Subarna Sivapalan, Associate Professor and Head of the School of Education at University of Nottingham Malaysia. She is also the Lead of the Malaysia Office for the UNESCO Chair in International Education and Development.
Consider This: Sustainable Education (Part 2) — Embedding Sustainability in Malaysian Education

Consider This: Sustainable Education (Part 2) — Embedding Sustainability in Malaysian Education

As the world grapples with pressing environmental issues and the urgency to achieve sustainable development goals, the role of education in fostering a culture of sustainability has never been more critical. How do we ensure that environmental and sustainability education is integrated into all levels of formal and informal education efforts, and involves students, teachers, and administrators, and everyone in the ecosystem? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Tan Hui Shim, Associate Director of Strategy and Social Mobilisation for WWF-Malaysia and Dr Subarna Sivapalan, Associate Professor and Head of the School of Education at University of Nottingham Malaysia. She is also the Lead of the Malaysia Office for the UNESCO Chair in International Education and Development.
Consider This: Human Development Report [Part 2] — Gridlock on Global Challenges

Consider This: Human Development Report [Part 2] — Gridlock on Global Challenges

The latest United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report has revealed a troubling trend: Rich countries are experiencing record-high levels of human development while half of the world’s poorest countries remain below their pre-pandemic level of progress. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Niloy Banerjee, UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei.
Consider This: Human Development Report [Part 1] — Gridlock on Global Challenges

Consider This: Human Development Report [Part 1] — Gridlock on Global Challenges

The latest United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report has revealed a troubling trend: Rich countries are experiencing record-high levels of human development while half of the world’s poorest countries remain below their pre-pandemic level of progress. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Niloy Banerjee, UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei.
Consider This: Unicef (Part 1) — Every Child Matters

Consider This: Unicef (Part 1) — Every Child Matters

1 child in every 5 are currently living in or fleeing from conflict zones, which has been contributing to unprecedented levels of forced displacement—children make up 41% of all displaced people. In the wake of an unprecedented surge in children's rights violations and abuses, the urgency to protect our most vulnerable is more pressing than ever before. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Sheema Sen Gupta, Director of the Child Protection Programme Group at Unicef.
Consider This: Unicef (Part 2) — Every Child Matters

Consider This: Unicef (Part 2) — Every Child Matters

1 child in every 5 are currently living in or fleeing from conflict zones, which has been contributing to unprecedented levels of forced displacement—children make up 41% of all displaced people. In the wake of an unprecedented surge in children's rights violations and abuses, the urgency to protect our most vulnerable is more pressing than ever before. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Sheema Sen Gupta, Director of the Child Protection Programme Group at Unicef.
Consider This: Tackling Hate (Part 1) — Racism, a Precursor to Extremism?

Consider This: Tackling Hate (Part 1) — Racism, a Precursor to Extremism?

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has warned of a significant rise in provocative content on social media related to hate speech and potentially inciting violence and extremism. Has the digital realm become a breeding ground for divisiveness and discord? And how can we stop the undercurrents of online hate from boiling over to real life? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Ryan Chua, Programme Director at human rights group Pusat Komas. Pusat Komas has been publishing the Malaysian Racism Report annually since 2015.
Consider This: Tackling Hate (Part 2) — Pushing Back Against Extremist Narratives

Consider This: Tackling Hate (Part 2) — Pushing Back Against Extremist Narratives

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has warned of a significant rise in provocative content on social media related to hate speech and potentially inciting violence and extremism. Has the digital realm become a breeding ground for divisiveness and discord? And how can we stop the undercurrents of online hate from boiling over to real life? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Suyin Chia, Research Consultant at the Initiative to Promote Tolerance and Prevent Violence, INITIATE.my and Tawfik Ismail, former UMNO MP for Sungai Benut, Johor. He’s the eldest son of Malaysia's second Deputy Prime Minister, Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman.
Consider This: New Public Housing? (Part 2) - Proposed PRR: Assessing Merits & Challenges

Consider This: New Public Housing? (Part 2) - Proposed PRR: Assessing Merits & Challenges

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is proposing a new model of public housing, to be named Program Residensi Rakyat. Amidst promises enhancing the quality of life for its residents, questions loom large regarding the feasibility and impact of this ambitious initiative. On #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Suraya Ismail, Director of Research at Khazanah Research Institute, where she focuses on Housing, Cities and Urbanisation. She’s a member of the Panel of Experts for the Ministry of Development and Local Government.

Consider This: New Public Housing? (Part 1) - Will Proposed PRR Ensure Better Liveability?

Consider This: New Public Housing? (Part 1) - Will Proposed PRR Ensure Better Liveability?

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is proposing a new model of public housing, to be named Program Residensi Rakyat. Amidst promises enhancing the quality of life for its residents, questions loom large regarding the feasibility and impact of this ambitious initiative. On #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Managing Director of Think City, which has been involved in dialogue, research, and initiatives aimed at creating liveable public housing in Malaysia.
Consider This: Kesuma — First 100 Days as Human Resources Minister

Consider This: Kesuma — First 100 Days as Human Resources Minister

It's been a little over 100 days since the cabinet reshuffle when Steven Sim was moved from being one of two Deputy Finance Ministers to holding a full Human Resources portfolio. How has he fared so far? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Steven Sim about his first 100 days as the Minister of Human Resources.
Consider This: Social Media (Part 2) — Combining Content Creation with Commerce

Consider This: Social Media (Part 2) — Combining Content Creation with Commerce

The US House of Representatives recently approved legislation meant to force Chinese company ByteDance to divest its US operations within six months or face a nationwide ban. While the Malaysian Government says it has no plans to create a specific law to regulate social media platforms, the discourse surrounding the US’ proposed TikTok ban has had many questioning whether there is a need for better regulation of social media in Malaysia. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Advisor to the National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) and chair of e-Commerce Malaysia, which is a chapter of PIKOM.
Consider This: Social Media (Part 1) — US TikTok Bill Highlights Regulation Issues

Consider This: Social Media (Part 1) — US TikTok Bill Highlights Regulation Issues

The US House of Representatives recently approved legislation meant to force Chinese company ByteDance to divest its US operations within six months or face a nationwide ban. While the Malaysian Government says it has no plans to create a specific law to regulate social media platforms, the discourse surrounding the US’ proposed TikTok ban has had many questioning whether there is a need for better regulation of social media in Malaysia. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Farlina Said, fellow in the Foreign Policy and Security Studies programme at the think tank ISIS Malaysia.
Consider This: KL Local Plan 2040 (Part 2) — Community-Centric City or Commerce-Focused? KL Local Plan 2040 (Part 2) — Community-Centric City or Commerce-Focused?

Consider This: KL Local Plan 2040 (Part 2) — Community-Centric City or Commerce-Focused? KL Local Plan 2040 (Part 2) — Community-Centric City or Commerce-Focused?

The Draft of the Kuala Lumpur Local Plan 2040 has been exhibited for public review and DBKL is now inviting city dwellers to give their feedback over the next month. The KL Local Plan has more details than the Structure Plan, spelling out the proposed land use zones and plot ratio and development density for each lot in KL. It will guide all of the city’s development policies and local planning in the next two decades. Is the KL Local Plan in line with the KL we want? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Koh Cha-Ly and Dr Shuhana Shamsuddin.
KL Local Plan 2040 (Part 1) — What Is Our Collective Vision for the City?

KL Local Plan 2040 (Part 1) — What Is Our Collective Vision for the City?

The Draft of the Kuala Lumpur Local Plan 2040 has been exhibited for public review and DBKL is now inviting city dwellers to give their feedback over the next month. The KL Local Plan has more details than the Structure Plan, spelling out the proposed land use zones and plot ratio and development density for each lot in KL. It will guide all of the city’s development policies and local planning in the next two decades. Is the KL Local Plan in line with the KL we want? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Koh Cha-Ly and Dr Shuhana Shamsuddin.