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Consider This: Bersih Congress 2024 — Reviving Reform

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) will convene a national congress on Saturday 25th May, featuring civil society leaders, youth activists, and student groups, to deliberate on strategies to revitalise the reform agenda and agitate for real change. Can Bersih as a people’s movement still galvanise public pressure for democratic reforms? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz, Bersih Chairperson, and Aira Azhari, Bersih Committee Member and Senior Manager of Advocacy & Events at IDEAS Malaysia.

Fri May 24 2024

Consider This: Bersih Congress 2024 — Reviving Reform

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) will convene a national congress on Saturday 25th May, featuring civil society leaders, youth activists, and student groups, to deliberate on strategies to revitalise the reform agenda and agitate for real change. Can Bersih as a people’s movement still galvanise public pressure for democratic reforms? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz, Bersih Chairperson, and Aira Azhari, Bersih Committee Member and Senior Manager of Advocacy & Events at IDEAS Malaysia.
AWANI Tonight: 12 June 2024

AWANI Tonight: 12 June 2024

#AWANITonight with @sarayamia

1. Singapore-M'sia: RTS, SEZ talks near final agreement
2. Bill on carbon trading to be tabled in parliament by year-end

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Consider This: Bajau Laut (Part 2) — Statelessness & Displacement of Sea Nomads

Consider This: Bajau Laut (Part 2) — Statelessness & Displacement of Sea Nomads

More than 500 people from the Bajau Laut community in Semporna, Sabah, were evicted by the authorities last week, and their stilt houses demolished, some even burned. The plight of the Bajau Laut has since dominated national attention after several video recordings of the incident were uploaded to social media with the hashtag #PandangKeSabah. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Vilashini Somiah, an anthropologist at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Universiti Malaya, and Wong Kueng Hui, director of the independent youth group Mandiri Borneo.
Consider This: Bajau Laut (Part 1) — Homes Demolished in Controversial Eviction

Consider This: Bajau Laut (Part 1) — Homes Demolished in Controversial Eviction

More than 500 people from the Bajau Laut community in Semporna, Sabah, were evicted by the authorities last week, and their stilt houses demolished, some even burned. The plight of the Bajau Laut has since dominated national attention after several video recordings of the incident were uploaded to social media with the hashtag #PandangKeSabah. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Mukmin Nantang, founder of the Sabah-based NGO Borneo Komrad, who first uploaded the now viral videos. For almost a decade, Borneo Komrad has been running Sekolah-Sekolah Alternatif, which provides free education for stateless, undocumented, and under-served children in Sabah.
AWANI Tonight: 1.7 mil nusuk cards issued for smooth Hajj process

AWANI Tonight: 1.7 mil "nusuk" cards issued for smooth Hajj process

In preparation for the 2024 Hajj season, the Saudi Arabian government has issued 1.7 million "nusuk" cards. Astro AWANI News Editor Shafizan Johari shares about the issuance of the cards.
AWANI Tonight: First International 5-Star Resort opens on the East Coast

AWANI Tonight: First International 5-Star Resort opens on the East Coast

The Marriott Perhentian, the first five-star resort on the East Coast, is set to elevate state tourism and boost the local economy through job creation and increased business opportunities.
AWANI Tonight: Targeted diesel subsidies needed to save M'sia - PM

AWANI Tonight: Targeted diesel subsidies needed to save M'sia - PM

Although the decision is unpopular, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says that targeted subsidies are being implemented to save the country.
AWANI Tonight: 10th June 2024

AWANI Tonight: 10th June 2024

#AWANITonight with Farhana Sheikh

- Targeted diesel subsidies needed to save Malaysia - PM
- France: Macron calls snap vote after far-right triumphs in EU polls

#AWANIenglish #AWANInews
Consider This: Malaysian Palm Oil (Part 1) — Impact of New EU Rules on Smallholders

Consider This: Malaysian Palm Oil (Part 1) — Impact of New EU Rules on Smallholders

The Malaysian palm oil sector, which is the second-largest producer globally after Indonesia, is facing mounting challenges, particularly from the European Union's incoming Deforestation Regulation. This regulation aims to halt the sale of any products linked to deforestation in its markets. Despite efforts to promote sustainability through certification schemes like MSPO and RSPO, questions remain: Can certification alone redeem palm oil's tarnished reputation? And how might the EU’s new regulation impact smallholders, who produce about 40% of the total output of palm oil in Malaysia? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Serina Rahman, Lecturer at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at National University of Singapore, where her research interests include political ecology through the lens of environmental anthropology and ethnography.
Consider This: Malaysian Palm Oil (Part 2) — Navigating EU's Deforestation Regulation

Consider This: Malaysian Palm Oil (Part 2) — Navigating EU's Deforestation Regulation

The Malaysian palm oil sector, which is the second-largest producer globally after Indonesia, is facing mounting challenges, particularly from the European Union's incoming Deforestation Regulation. This regulation aims to halt the sale of any products linked to deforestation in its markets. Despite efforts to promote sustainability through certification schemes like MSPO and RSPO, questions remain: Can certification alone redeem palm oil's tarnished reputation? And how might the EU’s new regulation impact smallholders, who produce about 40% of the total output of palm oil in Malaysia? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Khor Yu Leng, Senior Economist at Segi Enam Advisors & Associate Director for Sustainability at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.
AWANI Review: Qarbotech: Photosynthesis Boost - The Farmer’s Game Changer?

AWANI Review: Qarbotech: Photosynthesis Boost - The Farmer’s Game Changer?

Qarbotech is shaking up agritech with a product that boosts plant photosynthesis, resulting in higher crop yields for farmers. Founders Dr. Suraya Rashid and Chor Chee Hoe discuss what's driving the next big leap for the company.
AWANI Tonight: 7th June 2024

AWANI Tonight: 7th June 2024

#AWANITonight with Farhana Sheikh

- PH candidate for Sungai Bakap by-election to be unveiled next week
- World Oceans Day: Stepping up efforts to protect our oceans

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AWANI Tonight: World Oceans Day: Stepping up efforts to protect our oceans

AWANI Tonight: World Oceans Day: Stepping up efforts to protect our oceans

Ahead of World Oceans Day celebrated annually on June 8th , Youth Climate Advocate Mogesh Sababathy shares the threats facing Malaysia’s oceans and what more we can do to protect them.
AWANI Tonight: PH candidate for by-election to be unveiled next week - PM

AWANI Tonight: PH candidate for by-election to be unveiled next week - PM

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the upcoming Sungai Bakap by-election will be unveiled next week, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Consider This: Population Trends (Part 2) — Living in an 8 Billion World

Consider This: Population Trends (Part 2) — Living in an 8 Billion World

In November 2022, the world’s population surpassed 8 billion people—we’ve added a billion people in just 12 years and expected to add another 2 billion persons in the next 30 years. Crossing this milestone raises important questions concerning the impact of human activities on the planet and its ability to sustain life for humans and other species. What are the implications of 8 billion people on planetary health and sustainability? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to John Wilmoth, Director of the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which leads the monitoring of global demographic indicators. John Wilmoth was a speaker at the International Social Wellbeing Conference 2024, organised by EPF.
Consider This: Population Trends (Part 1) — Living in an 8 Billion World

Consider This: Population Trends (Part 1) — Living in an 8 Billion World

In November 2022, the world’s population surpassed 8 billion people—we’ve added a billion people in just 12 years and expected to add another 2 billion persons in the next 30 years. Crossing this milestone raises important questions concerning the impact of human activities on the planet and its ability to sustain life for humans and other species. What are the implications of 8 billion people on planetary health and sustainability? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to John Wilmoth, Director of the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which leads the monitoring of global demographic indicators. John Wilmoth was a speaker at the International Social Wellbeing Conference 2024, organised by EPF.