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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.
 
Climate change, ferocious weather and ‘the haze’ are now part our everyday lives. How are our lifestyles connected to them, and what can we do about it? What does the economy have to do with it? Earth Matters engages with activists and experts to explore our changing relationship with the planet that we only borrow from our children.
 
Our resident literary critic Umapagan Ampikaipakan not only blows dust off books by dead white men, he also roams among more current writers of all hues, often finding links between the written word and the word made film. After all, he's also a courter of the cinema.
 
Current Affairs goes behind the headlines in Malaysia to what is moving the news and why, with top academics, politicians, businesspeople and activists in the know. These socio-economic issues run the gamut, including press freedom, affirmative action policies, Islamisation, corruption, election reform, and political unrests. Past guests of Current Affairs include Khairy Jamaluddin, Shad Saleem Faruqi, Farish Noor, Uma Sambanthan and PG Lim. Any enquiries should be directed to morningrun@bfm.my.
 
Breaking Bread is a brand new food show that aims to foster any and all geeky discussions surrounding food. Whether it is figuring out the intricacies of our kuih-muih, deep-diving into Malaysian coffee culture, or hunting for the best Laksas in town, this show shines a light on the food we eat and how it ties to the very fabric of our Malaysian culture and identity.
 
Noooo ... not of the leather and chains variety, but a cheeky abbreviation of any of the following terms: Stocks, Shares, Syndicates, Stakes, Speculation or even Smart. 'M'? Well, Money comes to mind. So does Manipulation, Markets, Money, Mandate, Measure and, well, Moolah! The S&M Show: an honest and colourful analysis of who and what drives and makes the markets behave the way they do. A weekly show on BFM 89.9, the wide, wild world of investing has never been this colourful! Give us your ...
 
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The Narendra Modi government laid out a slew of measures in the federal budget tabled this week to bolster job creation and attract investment ahead of elections due in the next 15 months. However overshadowing the budget tabling is the ongoing market rout of Adani Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates; billionaire founder Gautam Adani is kno…
 
When the authorities decided to move Selangor’s administration away from Kuala Lumpur, they picked Shah Alam. The city was then developed to be the state’s capital. Our resident heritage conservation expert Elizabeth Cardosa joins us on the show to trace back the city’s history, growth and appeal. Photo credit: Mozakim @ 123rf…
 
Liver cancer is the eighth most common cancer in Malaysia, and can be deadly when it has spread to an advanced stage. But what can be done for liver cancer at the early stages? We speak to two experts in interventional radiology - Dr Alex Tang from Subang Jaya Medical Centre and Assistant Prof Nutcha Pinjaroen from Chulalongkorn University, Thailan…
 
Determined to prevent the traditional weaving skills of her homeland from being lost forever, Jennifer P Linggi spent many years visiting the kampungs of Sabah, staying with the elderly craftsmen and women in an effort to better understand the many stages of basket-making and the lifestyles of the artisans who create them. While studying the lifest…
 
Transparency International released its 2022 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report on Tuesday, in which Malaysia dropped in score to 47 out of 100. This year marked the third year of decline for the country, after reaching a high of 53 in 2019. Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim has pledged to reverse the declining trend, and said he would n…
 
The Prime Minister warned that the government had debts and liabilities of some RM1.5 trillion ringgit. So as we head to the tabling of Budget 2023 on 24 February, what should the economic priorities of this Unity Government be? P. Gunasegaram, independent business writer weights in whilst telling us the other priorities to be considered. Image cre…
 
Trump kicked off his campaign to reclaim the White House in 2024 last weekend, visiting two early-voting states, New Hampshire and South Carolina and brushed aside criticism that his run was off to a slow start. Also, an increasing number of elected officials have expressed concerns about Trump's ability to beat Democratic President Joe Biden, if h…
 
Recently, Minister for Local Government Development, Nga Khor Meng said that local council polls must take a backseat, until the government has managed to revive the economy and address the people’s problems first. We explore why governments of the day are so reluctant with Danesh Prakash Chacko, Director of Tindak Malaysia and the importance of it…
 
If you’ve considered seeing a mental health professional, you’ve probably wondered what exactly happens during mental health therapy. Would you have to think of a way to start the conversation? What questions will you be asked? And how do you know if your mental health provider is the right one for you? We find out from Rozy Khalid, licensed and re…
 
For much of history, politics is often seen as a man’s field. While we have seen strides in more women taking up political leadership and being involved in politics to effect change, it is almost never an easy journey for women, who often have to work twice as hard and are held to closer scrutiny than their male counterparts. So what does the polit…
 
The mass purge of UMNO members sent shockwaves although names which included Khairy Jamaluddin and Tan Sri Noh Omar were not a surprise. Reasons cited include criticising the party president and working with opposition parties during GE15. Dr Azmi Hassan, Senior Fellow, Nusantara Academy of Strategic Research helps us unpack the consequence of this…
 
Tensions are flaring between Palestine and Israel following a raid by the Israeli military last Thursday in the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank. In the aftermath of the Jenin raid, the Palestinian National Authority withdrew its security cooperation with Israel. Meanwhile Israel’s security cabinet signalled plans to relax gun laws and withd…
 
When you have cancer, there’s no telling whether your treatment will result in remission, and for how long. It can be like living on a knife edge, especially when the expensive cost of care is compounded by limited or lack of insurance coverage. On this episode of NCD Chronicles, Hiba Abdul Rahman, a 32-year-old breast cancer survivor, shares about…
 
We catch up on some of the top environmental news of January 2023, with the co-founders of environmental journalism portal, Macaranga. This month, we first discuss the implications of a Federal Court ruling which ruled in favour of Sungai Ara residents, who challenged the Penang island city council’s (MBPP) decision to grant planning permission to …
 
February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day, and 2023's theme is “It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration,” highlighting the urgent need to prioritise wetland restoration. Though they are called bogs, swamps, marshes, and a host of other unappealing names, wetlands are the most productive ecosystems in the world, and exist in every country and in every climat…
 
What makes Singapore’s HDB affordable housing scheme so successful, and can this model be replicated here? We discuss this with Alan Cheong, Executive Director of Savills Singapore with affordable housing being a long standing issue in Malaysia with Bank Negara noting that there has been severe mismatch of demand and supply. Image credit: Shutterst…
 
Can China lift Asia economies? The Covid lockdowns hampered the region’s economy hard. Asia was also unique in that it may have been the first to lockdown but it was also slow to reopen. Some of Covid holdouts like Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan only played catch-up in recovery with much of the world in the latter half of last year. What headwinds is …
 
Spina bifida is a birth defect affecting the spine and spinal cord, which can lead to severe physical disabilities that the child has to live with. But with continued advances in treatments, including the option of surgery even before a baby is born, the odds have improved tremendously for babies with spina bifida. But what does the landscape look …
 
Valentines Day is fast approaching and if you're looking for ways to celebrate with your loved ones, the Philharmonic Winds of Malaysia have got you covered. The non-profit group is set to present L.O.V.E. - Valentine’s with Philwinds, promising three concerts of love songs, ranging from Disney hits and pop songs, to jazz standards and classic band…
 
What is mental health? You may think you know the answer, but how would you explain it to a pre-schooler, a primary schoolgoing child, or a teenager? We turn to consultant developmental paediatrician Dr Rajini Sarvananthan for advice on how to talk to children of all ages about mental health, and how to help them be aware of their emotions and when…
 
Although the inflation rate is slowly moderating, Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli believes that consumers can do more to arrest price increases. He recently singled out restaurant dining as one of the main contributors to inflation and urged customers to make educated purchases. Economist Dr. Geoffrey Williams weighs in on how smart consumerism can t…
 
Standing at 291m, Bukit Dinding is described as one of the last green fortresses in Kuala Lumpur, and is a popular recreational spot for many. Back in late 2022 though, news broke that two blocks of 26-storey condominiums will be built there, even though the area has been known to be landslide-prone, and has an underground water source at the hill.…
 
The announcement of Jacinda Ardern's resignation as Prime Minister of New Zealand surprised political observers both locally and abroad. What legacy does she leave behind and can her successor Chris Hipkins lead the Labour party to victory when Kiwis vote in the October general elections? Grant Duncan of Massey University weighs in on the political…
 
Two weeks into the start of the new school term, it was reported that school canteen operators are struggling to cope with the rising cost of raw ingredients, with many operators bound to the prices set within their existing canteen tenders. How does this affect the quality of the meals provided in canteens, and how could this exacerbate the proble…
 
Bank Negara Malaysia surprised markets by keeping the overnight policy rate at 2.75 percent yesterday. It revealed that data showed Malaysia recorded economic expansion in the last quarter of 2022 and headline inflation moderated slightly from high levels in recent months. However, with the FED still sticking to its hawkish stance, will we see BNM …
 
Selangor Menteri Besar recently announced plans to establish a Greater Klang Valley area comprising 4 cities in Selangor within the next decade. These four cities are Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, and Klang, which is still a municipality currently. What is driving this initiative and are there any synergies to be derived? For insights, we …
 
A team of scientists at Stanford University recently transplanted human neurons into rat brains, hoping to open new pathways of research into neuropsychiatric disorders like epilepsy and schizophrenia. But what exactly are these scientists doing? And is it ethical to create these human-rat chimaeras? We explore further with neurogeneticist Dr Azlin…
 
MACEE or the Malaysian-American Commission On Educational Exchange is celebrating the 60th anniversary of their presence in Malaysia. If you’re unfamiliar with MACEE, this is the organisation that is behind the Fulbright scholarship programme. Curtis Johnson, Executive Director of MACEE, joins us to reflect on the past 60 years and also share about…
 
Six states that did not hold concurrent elections during the 15th general election last November must do so this year as their five-year mandate comes to an end. Aside from the dates, all eyes are on Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan as to whether their cooperation at the federal level will continue in these state polls. But can a collaboration …
 
A total of 3.8 million vehicles are expected to use expressways this Chinese New Year but with 4000 fatalities registered just from January to September last year, how can we make our roads safer? Professor Dr Kulanthayan Mani, Head of Putra Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Research Group under the Department of Community Health at Universiti…
 
Since late November 2022, share prices of Wynn Macau, MGM China Holdings and Sands China have risen sharply due to the award of new licenses to the city’s existing casinos. This outperformance continued with China reopening its borders on January 8. But can the gaming industry reach pre-pandemic levels this year and what casino stocks should invest…
 
Hazen Audel is a biologist, TV presenter, and natural history guide, who is Kootenai and Salish Native American and Greek by descent. He founded The Wild Classroom, a non-profit online web-series offering teachers and students quality, natural history educational videos for use in the classroom and home. As the host of National Geographic's Primal …
 
The UMNO General Assembly was held last week, following the party’s dismal performance at GE15. A lot of things were said and done during the General Assembly, including the fact that UMNO passed a no-contest motion for the top two posts at the upcoming party elections, and so Zahid Hamidi will remain party president. So, what does this mean for re…
 
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his cabinet had a one day' working retreat aimed at strengthening cooperation and unity among the ministers taking a cue from companies where for some it was an annual or even bi-annual affair. However before embarking on one, what are the critical questions that should be asked to ensure efficacy? Indira…
 
Bank Negara Malaysia's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting starts today and will continue tomorrow. Most economists are expecting a 25 bp increase bringing the OPR to 3.0%. Another key event to watch is the tabling of a revised Budget on February 24 where the Prime Minister Anwar's statement that the national debt including liabilities has reac…
 
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