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Wander and be enlightened by the endlessly fascinating inner universe that is the human body. We speak with experts, Nobel laureates, cancer survivors and healthcare workers who share their unique perspectives on wellness and living and the latest medical research.
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Don’t be afraid of the arts. You too can enjoy it! Don't believe us? Tune in to Front Row to find out about the best shows and exhibitions that will recharge your brain and restore your spirit, as told by the producers, performers and artists themselves.
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As beautiful and bustling KL is, the capital city can also be scary & intimidating place for many. Providing a helping hand to explore the undiscovered gems and stories from in and around the greater valley is I Love KL, the show that brings you closer to the people and places of our beloved capital.
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As the saying goes, something new every day. Listen to thought-provoking conversations with people who have something to share about their lives, about what connects heart, mind and soul, and values, culture and traditions.
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BFM BUSINESS PARTENAIRE - Tech & Co Business, l'émission qui accompagne les entreprises dans leur transition numérique. Mettez-vous à l'heure du digital avec Frédéric Simottel, pour débattre autour de l'actualité numérique : cloud, drones, objets connectés, big data, etc. Le patron du XXIème siècle ne doit plus, ne peut plus ignorer les derniers développements en matière de technologies.
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The flagship entrepreneurship show on BFM, featuring personal business stories from early stage start-ups, all the way to billionaire octogenarians in Malaysia and abroad. Notable guests include Martin Cooper (father of the mobile phone), Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks), Ralph Henry Baer (father of video games), Tony Buzan (Mindmap Guru), Isaac Tigrett (Hard Rock Cafe founder), Robert Kiyosaki (Financial Guru), Nick Vujicic (motivational speaker) and more. Tap into this valuable resour ...
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Business Finance Matters (BFM)

David Grosse & Trevor Pirie

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Hosted by David Grosse and Trevor Pirie, the podcast is focused on all matters that are relevant to the business finance marketplace. David and Trevor have both worked in the business finance space for over 35 years. David is the founder of Number Eight Business finance and specialises in providing advice and access to all business finance products available today. Trevor is the founder of Alexander Angel and provides independent consultant advising lenders, brokers and software companies. H ...
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This podcast presents current challenges and solutions through insightful discussions with key industry experts. Each episode is hosted by a member of the Built for Marketing team and explores a range construction, building products and built environment topics.
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The ScreenME Podcast is all about entrepreneurship, particularly within the creative and media industry. Through her accessible, easy-to-understand approach, the host, Ulrike Rohn, engages in captivating conversations with individuals who bring inspiration and knowledge to the world of entrepreneurship, including start-up entrepreneurs and those dedicated to teaching the entrepreneurial mindset. Hailing from Tallinn University, where Ulrike Rohn is Professor of Media Management and Media Eco ...
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Send us a Text Message. David and Trevor welcome Stephen Bassett onto this show to talk about his role as Chairperson for The Guild that was founded and officially launched in London on June 6th 2024. Stephen talks openly about why The Guild has been formed and what he hopes The Guild will become. The conversation opens up into how the organisation…
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Are our beauty products harbouring carcinogens? Public concerns about asbestos in talcum powder increased when a multitude of lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson for their baby powder products. Other leading cosmetic companies have also been implicated in these health concerns, with cancers like mesothelioma and ovarian cancer being linke…
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"Jungle Jungle" is an exhibition by Taiwanese artist Zhang Xu Zhan, which delves into the shared and diverse cultural narratives across regions, highlighting how music's meaning and folk tales evolve locally. Inspired by the folktale "Sang Kancil and the Crocodiles" encountered during an artist residency in Indonesia, Zhang interweaves similar stor…
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"If There is An Afterlife, I Hope It’s Your Version Instead of Mine” is a semi-devised play by Asyraf Syahir Najib that delves into themes of death, faith, and emotional struggle. The story follows Sofia, as she is forced to reexamine her beliefs and confront her nihilistic views while caring for her religious, cancer-stricken mother. The story unf…
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China’s top leaders will gather from July 15th to 18th for a highly anticipated meeting known as the Third Plenum, as this once-in-five-years conclave of top officials usually deals with major economic and political policy changes. Richard McGregor, Senior Fellow at Lowey Institute gives his perspective. Image Credit: shutterstock.com…
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Datuk Zaliha Mustafa, Minister for the Federal Territories recently reaffirmed the government's commitment to the River of Life urban rejuvenation project, citing 81% completion. But with the latest Auditor General's report revealing shocking delays and missed objectives, what went wrong and how can this be fixed? We get reactions from Datuk Mumtaz…
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Inspired by the waste found on the beaches of Langkawi, Rebecca Yau, founder of social enterprise Ekha Langkawi wants to make upcycling fun through arts and crafts by turning waste - primarily plastic bags and discarded cotton t-shirts - into sustainable fashion. With the launch of the Ekha Hub in Central Market earlier this year, they're aiming to…
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Some of us may be familiar with the idea of a family physician - your local primary care doctor who treated you for your childhood infections, managed your adult ailments, and probably provided care for your own children as well. Increasingly, however, the central role of primary care doctors is fading, replaced by the ease of going directly to sec…
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On this episode of Open for Business, we discuss the evolution of expense management platforms in Malaysia with Ivan Alias, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer at Merchantrade Asia. We'll explore how Merchantrade Asia's latest corporate solution, Merchantrade Money Biz, which is also Malaysia's first corporate wallet, is redefining expense management f…
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Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul has ruled that the former 6 Bersatu MPs who pledged their support for Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim can retain their seats. Does this then undermine the anti-party hopping law? We get reactions from political scientist Dr. Wong Chin Huat of Sunway University. Image Credit: Shutterstock…
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Bank Negara Malaysia's Policy Document on Licensing and Regulatory Framework for Digital Insurers and Takaful Operators was released this week. It will no longer limit the number of licences to just 5, but will go to any digital insurer and takaful operator that meets its requirements. Vincent Fong, Chief Editor & Country Manager of Fintech News Ma…
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The 75th anniversary of NATO is being marked by a three-day summit in Washington D.C. with the spotlight on the challenges in supporting Ukraine in the prolonged conflict with Russia, deepening relations with Indo-Pacific partners amid US-China tensions, and how the next US president could shape the future of the body. We discuss these themes with …
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Do you own a medical insurance policy, or are thinking of purchasing a new one soon? If so, you could be affected by Bank Negara Malaysia’s new policy that takes effect on 1st September, which requires insurance and takaful companies to provide the option of new medical and health coverage policies with a co-payment feature. What will this mean for…
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Among some of the key findings from Malaysia’s National Health and Morbidity Survey 2023 includes the fact that 15% of adults in Malaysia have diabetes, 29% have hypertension, 33% have high cholesterol, and that 54% are overweight. These health issues are not unique to Malaysia and in response to similar trends in Singapore, Novi Health has entered…
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In the wake of the Sungai Bakap by-elections, former Penang deputy chief minister and Urimai chairman, P Ramasamy wrote in a Free Malaysia Today article that the level of support among Malaysian Chinese for the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and the ruling government in general has fallen. Discussing this issue with us today is James Chin, Professor…
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Is China’s consumer spending showing signs of recovery or is it still beholden to a sluggish economy? We discuss what the trends in the e-commerce sector indicate about the health of the Chinese consumer and its major online retail platforms with Catherine Lim of Bloomberg Intelligence. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com…
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Founded in 2018, POMEN has moved from being a B2C platform to a B2B one, now helping connect companies like PETRONAS and Maxis with workshops to help manage their fleets. On top of that, it is also trying to help workshops streamline operations, manage customer relationships, and more. On the back of launching a new product called ENGARAGE - the co…
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Perikatan Nasional retained the Sungai Bakap state seat in Penang with an increased majority over the Pakatan Harapan candidate during last weekend's by-election, during which voter turnout was 63.45%. Ibrahim Suffian, Programme Director at Merdeka Centre analyses the outcome of the election and its impact on Malaysia's political landscape going fo…
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The second round of voting in the French elections resulted in a surprise outcome: the left-wing coalition, the New Popular Front, was the biggest winner, followed by the centrist alliance of Emmanuel Macron, with the far-right National Rally coming in third. However, with no bloc winning a majority of seats in parliament, what does this mean for t…
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In healthcare, there are often situations where medical staff have to make decisions on moral, legal and ethical issues in patient care, or where there may be a conflict between patients’ needs and doctors’ views. This is where a medical ethicist comes in, with their understanding of ethical concepts in healthcare, as well as their ability to view …
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Samedi 6 juillet, Frédéric Simottel a reçu Jérôme Calmelet, président Kyndryl France, Amandine de Souza, directrice générale Leboncoin, Sophie Yannicopoulos, directrice générale Adobe France, Guillaume Vassault-Houliere, cofondateur de YesWeHack, Marc Béhar, expert et dirigeant du cabinet d'audit et de conseil en cybersécurité XMCO, Pierre-Antoine …
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Whether you’re scrolling through social media or talking to friends, you can easily hear about the latest health hack - little tips and advice on how you can incorporate healthier habits into your life or sometimes trying something completely wacky because it’s said to change your life. From taking fart walks for your digestive health to shoving a …
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Figures of History and the Grounds of Intelligence begins by questioning what happens when an image transitions from a state archive, into the feedback loops of an artificial neural network. This lecture performance explores the intertwined histories of state planning, global networks, and cybernetics, tracing back to the Cold War, and leading to t…
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The klpac String Orchestra, led by Resident Conductor and Music Director Andrea Sim, are set to present a vibrant program showcasing the Romantic period, in the concert titled The Age of Romance, with works by renowned composers from Europe, Russia, and South America. Be transported to Shakespeare's magical world with Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture t…
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The ASEAN Express, a new international freight train service connecting Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and China, was launched this week to improve trade connectivity between the nations. How much could this contribute to economic growth? We discuss the impact with Dato Prof Dr Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah, Vice Chancellor, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).…
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We head to Putrajaya and Cyberjaya to reflect on the history, growth and future trajectory of these two places with our resident heritage conservation expert, Elizabeth Cardosa. We start the conversation by reflecting on what Kuala Lumpur was like in the early 90s and the catalyst to move our administrative capital over to Putrajaya, as well as unp…
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Malaysia's cuisine is a captivating blend of flavours reflecting the country's rich cultural diversity. With influences from Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous traditions, Malaysian food offers a unique and tantalising blend of spices, herbs, and ingredients. Within this culinary landscape, the pickle industry holds a special place. Pickles, a …
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This week the Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced a crackdown on tour buses after a fatal bus crash in Genting Highlands that killed two Chinese tourists. We speak to transport consultant Wan Agyl Wan Hassan about why it had to take a tragic accident to expose the lack of regulatory oversight on tour buses. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com…
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Personality tests are everywhere, ranging from the MBTI to the Big Five to other fluffier and fun ones you find on the internet. So what can we learn about ourselves through these tests? How can they shape our lives - or perhaps, should we let these results determine how we behave whether in our professional or personal lives? Licensed counsellor A…
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Founded in April 2023, Notti Pet Food is a local pet food brand that wants to elevate pet kibble and recently secured RM2.4 million in seed funding from venture capital firms 500 Global and First Move to accelerate its mission. The company crossed RM1 million in revenue in 6 months and is on track to hit RM2 million in revenue for its first year in…
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Malaysia is among the few countries that have yet to ratified the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT), despite its endorsement by 173 nations. The official explanation is due to conflicts with existing local laws. We ask Jerald Joseph, Chair of CSO Platform for Reform if this is indeed an impediment and what are the repercussions from…
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Residents of Tokyo will be voting for their governor this week and the choice is down to incumbent Yuriko Koike of the Liberal Democratic Party, who is hoping to win the post for a third time, and Renho Saito from Japan’s main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party on the seat. William Pesek, a columnist with Nikkei Asia, helps us unpack what m…
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How does a prosthetic limb turn a relatively sedentary person into an active para-athlete? Is it the prosthetic, or the willpower? Inspired by the story of 54-year-old Karunakaran Muttiah, a below-knee amputee who is now a para-archer, long-distance cyclist and mountain trekker, we explore the resilience and ability of the body to adapt, and even i…
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that SPM students who score 10As, regardless of background, will be guaranteed entry to the matriculation programme without affecting the 90% Bumiputera quota. Will the lifting of restrictions for top scorers improve meritocracy in the education sector? We discuss meritocracy and fairness in pre-uni…
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The first round of France's snap parliamentary election has concluded with Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally leading with 34% of the vote, the left-wing New Popular Front coalition with 29%, and President Emmanuel Macron's centrist Ensemble third with 20.5%. Professor Peter McPhee, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Melbourne…
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As the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once observed: the only constant in life is change. And these changes - or life transitions - are events that most of us would experience throughout our personal and professional lives. Some of us might easily adapt to these changes while others might find it more stressful, depending on how much it’s aff…
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Aonic was born as a commercial drone solutions provider for enterprises looking to modernise their operation workflow. While they are no stranger to the commercial drone industry, they are looking to expand beyond the skies and to build an ecosystem beyond just their core drone capabilities. Cheong Jin Xi, founder and CEO of Aonic, gives us a peek …
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China responding to the tightening restrictions on advanced technology exports from the US and Europe by increasing its self-sufficiency. But are there limits to how much it can build its own advanced tech sector without outside input? We speak to Yoko Kubota of the Wall Street Journal to find out more. Read her exclusive report here: The Goal for …
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The first presidential debate between incumbent Democrat Joe Biden and his Republican challenger Donald Trump has concluded. Biden's performance was less than stellar as Trump spewed lie after lie, addressing few policy issues. Wendy Schiller, a professor of political science at Brown University, reviews what happened and what it might mean for the…
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By 2030, Malaysia is expected to transition into an ageing society, with individuals above age 60 and older to make up 15% of the population, and this is a business opportunity that multiple businesses are looking to address, and Sukha is a new contender in the ring. Starting back in December 2022, Sukha Golden Sanctuary initially focused on specia…
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Samedi 29 juin, Frédéric Simottel a reçu Nicolas Arpagian, vice-président d'HeadMind Partners, Géröme Billois, associé en cybersécurité et confiance numérique au sein du cabinet Wavestone, Alix Mirshams, directeur marketing d'Opteams, et Vanessa Ranaivoharison, DSI de COLAS Digital Solutions et Benjamin Barrier, chief Strategic Officer & cofondateu…
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For a long time, infertility among couples has always been placed on the shoulders of the woman, but as reports of male infertility continue to rise, we dive into what’s causing the decrease in sperm counts worldwide and whether fears of a ‘spermageddon’ are exaggerated? Consultant urologist Dr George Lee and fertility specialist Dato’ Dr Prashant …
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Solace of Papan is Malaysia’s first opera in English, which takes its inspiration from Sybil Kathigasu's novel No Dram of Mercy. With a libretto by Chin San Sooi and music composed by Lam Siu Chong, the opera is set against the backdrop of World War II-era Malaya, and tells the story of Sybil Kathigasu's courage in defying her Japanese interrogator…
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We're promised back-to-back jazz music by 17 performers across four stages, at the Royal Selangor Jazz Festival, which will feature local legends such as Junji Delfino, David Gomes, Janet Lee, The Frankie Sixes, FAZZ, WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble, just to mention a few. Aside from music, there will be an array of other activities including jazz jam …
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In May 2023, the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) made the decision to withdraw Assunta Hospital’s tax exemption status, because the agency believed that the hospital had violated several conditions of its tax exemption status. Dr Veerinderjeet Singh, Senior Advisor on Tax Policy, KPMG explains who and how to qualify for tax exempt status comes under Sec…
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Doubts lingered as China’s Chang’e 6 mission aimed to land on the far side of the moon. However, they’ve successfully brought back its rock and soil samples. This success has sparked an intense moon race with the US who has been prominently known to be at the top of its A-game in space exploration. We dive into the tensions of this space race with …
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