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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.

Fri Jun 07 2024

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.
AWANI Tonight: 16 July 2024

AWANI Tonight: 16 July 2024

#AWANITonight with @Hafiz_Marzukhi

1. Govt mulls amending Penal Code to deal with cyberbullying
2. England's Southgate resigns after Euro 2024 Final defeat

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Consider This: Care Economy — The Business of Care

Consider This: Care Economy — The Business of Care

Malaysia’s Care Economy is an investment white space: An investment area that serves a strong development need but has yet to benefit from a robust policy framework and political momentum. What would it take to create a robust care infrastructure in Malaysia? And how might increased investments into this sector transform care services? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Anfaal Saari, Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly who holds the portfolio of Women and Family Empowerment, Social Welfare & the Care Economy, and Dr Haniza Khalid, currently Senior Research Associate at Universiti Malaya’s Social Wellbeing Research Centre. She recently authored a report on enabling investments into the Malaysian Care Economy, commissioned by UNDP Malaysia.
Consider This: Bornean Elephants (Part 2) — Endangered and Displaced

Consider This: Bornean Elephants (Part 2) — Endangered and Displaced

The Bornean elephant has recently been classified as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. What needs to be done now to ensure the survival of Borneo’s elephant population? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Primus Lambut, Head of the Tawau Wildlife Department and species manager in charge of elephants.
Consider This: Bornean Elephants (Part 1) — Endangered and Displaced

Consider This: Bornean Elephants (Part 1) — Endangered and Displaced

The Bornean elephant has recently been classified as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. What needs to be done now to ensure the survival of Borneo’s elephant population? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to conservation biologist Dr Nurzhafarina Othman, Senior lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She’s an expert on the Bornean Elephant, and also the founder of Project Seratu Aatai, which is a collective in Sabah that aims to promote coexistence between elephants and humans through research and education.
AWANI Tonight: 11th July 2024

AWANI Tonight: 11th July 2024

#AWANITonight with Hafiz Marzukhi

- Govt is looking at ways to crack down on fake accounts used for cyberbullying

- How significant is BRICS in global economic governance?

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AWANI Tonight: Could BRICS be a new rival for G7?

AWANI Tonight: Could BRICS be a new rival for G7?

BRICS has expanded its membership, but how significant will the bloc be in global economic governance? Astro AWANI correspondent Farhana Sheikh provides insights from Moscow, Russia.
AWANI Tonight: S. Korea to deploy ‘Star Wars’ lasers against North’s drones

AWANI Tonight: S. Korea to deploy ‘Star Wars’ lasers against North’s drones

South Korea plans to mass produce laser weapons, dubbed the ‘Star Wars project, to shoot down drones deployed by North Korea. The lasers will operate on electricity, costing only $1.45 per shot.
Consider This: Drug Law Reform — Rehab Law Flawed

Consider This: Drug Law Reform — Rehab Law Flawed

The Government has recently deferred the amendments to the Drug Dependants (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Bill to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health and Security after the first reading of the Bill received significant opposition from those who argue that the bill, as it stands, lacks crucial medical oversight in the rehabilitation process. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Sangeeth Kaur, Co-Chair, Expert Advisory Group, Drug Treatment & Rehab (East & SEA) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Dr Azizan Abdul Aziz, President of the Malaysian Medical Association
Consider This: Bujang Valley (Part 2) — The Bukit Choras Discovery

Consider This: Bujang Valley (Part 2) — The Bukit Choras Discovery

A remarkable discovery in Malaysia’s Bujang Valley has uncovered a 1,200-year-old Buddha statue and stupa, thought to date back to the 8th or 9th century. This find at the Bukit Choras archaeological heritage site in Yan, Kedah, may even predate the renowned Angkor Wat and Borobudur. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Nasha Rodziadi Khaw, leader of the Bukit Choras archaeological project and senior at USM’s Centre for Global Archaeology Research.
Consider This: Bujang Valley (Part 1) — The Bukit Choras Discovery

Consider This: Bujang Valley (Part 1) — The Bukit Choras Discovery

A remarkable discovery in Malaysia’s Bujang Valley has uncovered a 1,200-year-old Buddha statue and stupa, thought to date back to the 8th or 9th century. This find at the Bukit Choras archaeological heritage site in Yan, Kedah, may even predate the renowned Angkor Wat and Borobudur. On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to Dr Nasha Rodziadi Khaw, leader of the Bukit Choras archaeological project and senior at USM’s Centre for Global Archaeology Research.
AWANI Tonight: 11 July 2024

AWANI Tonight: 11 July 2024

#AWANITonight with @fayekwan_

1. Exploring potential benefits for M’sia to join BRICS
2. Israel calls for Gaza City to evacuate

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AWANI Tonight: 10th July 2024

AWANI Tonight: 10th July 2024

#AWANITonight with Saraya Mia

- Govt aims to sign SEZ pact in Sept - Rafizi Ramli

- Dewan Rakyat: Former Bersatu MPs to retain seat

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AWANI Tonight: Factors driving the gains of Europe’s far-right

AWANI Tonight: Factors driving the gains of Europe’s far-right

Far-right parties from 12 countries joined forces to form a new bloc in the European Parliament, dubbed Patriots For Europe. Karisma Putera from Bait Al Amanah weighs in on what’s contributing to the far right’s gains in the EU.
AWANI Tonight: Johor-S'pore SEZ: Govt aims to sign pact in Sept

AWANI Tonight: Johor-S'pore SEZ: Govt aims to sign pact in Sept

The government says it will seek to finalise plans and sign a full-fledged pact with Singapore to develop a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) between the countries in September, says Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli.
Consider This: Sustaining Sustainability - A Conversation With Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Consider This: Sustaining Sustainability - A Conversation With Professor Jeffrey Sachs

With the progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) severely stalled, what needs to be done to ensure the world is back on track? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Hafiz Marzukhi speaks to Prof Jeffrey Sachs, President, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) about how education can contribute to reversing these trends.