Podcast Editor's Picks for Week of 5th Jan 2018

Article Archive

The Difference Between Sex Ed and Porn

There was an article in the BBC last year about how children are turning to porn to learn about sex. And that's hardly surprising when you think about it because it's more accessible than talking to an adult. What we should be concerned about however, is what the kids takeaway with them, especially the girls. They think it's ok to be objectified and to be treated like a doormat to get a boy to like them. Are we seeing similar issues here but choose not to talk about it? We find out with sex educator, June Low.

Category: Tags: sex, porn, relationships, consent, mutual respect, June Low, Kardashians, sexual health, sex education, Evening Edition

To Pasar, To Pasar We Go!

There is a certain kind of charm that is associated with the humble pasar; the freshness of the groceries and of course, value for money. You would not think that the aunties and uncles at the pasar would embrace tech, right? That is where the Pasar App makes a difference! Tune in to find out how Pasar App brings the goodness of your local pasar right to your doorstep.

Category: Tags: pasarapp, enterprise, pasar, market, marketplace, app, technologies, grocery, local grocery

Valiram - From Textiles to Luxury Lifestyle

Valiram Group is a homegrown Malaysian success story; from its humble beginnings as a family enterprise in the 1930s, it has morphed into one of Southeast Asia’s leading luxury, lifestyle and travel specialist retailers. 

Category: Tags: Valiram, Luxury Goods, Retail Industry, Lifestyle, Family Business

Election Promises - What Cost to Fiscal Discipline?

Earlier this week, Pakatan Harapan’s Youth Wing proposed that the English Premier League be televised on RTM. This suggestion was among 10 proposals the Pakatan Youth wing intends to use to attract young voters in the 14th general election. It’s chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said they want EPL fans in Malaysia to enjoy the most-followed league in the world.  The Youth Wing’s proposals drew a pointed response from UMNO Youth Exco, Shahril Hamdan.  On Twitter he wrote, “Based on latest list of Pakatan promises, RM94b in first year alone. RM1 trillion after 10 years of PH government.” Today we explore the cost of election promises and the messaging youth in the upcoming General Election. 

Category: Tags: English Premier League, EPL, RTM, Shahril Hamdan, Pakatan Harapan’s Youth Wing, UMNO Youth, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, GE14, General Election 14

Public Health #1: What will it take to convince the anti-vaxxers?

This is the first of a new monthly series on Public Health with Azrul Mohd Khalib, CEO of Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy. Malaysia’s National Immunisation Programme is a success story. We have kept deadly infectious diseases at low levels and even eradicated some of them. However, we may see all our progress being derailed by the growing anti-vaccination movement. Dr Rohani bt Jahis, Head of the Vaccine Prevention of Disease/Food & Water Borne, Ministry of Health, and Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, look at what policies have achieved so far – and what it will take to convince the anti-vaxxers.

Category: Tags: vaccination, national immunisation programme, halal vaccines, anti-vaxxers, TB, polio, mumps, measles, rubella, autism, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, The Bigger Picture, Health and Living

The Underground Ransomware Economy

2017 has been a year of many things. The year of AI, the year of VR, the year of Cryptocurrency or Bitcoin. But among all the great things it has been, it has also been the year of ransomware, in record breaking numbers. CryptoLocker, GoldenEye, Locky and of course, WannaCry all came to light in 2017, affecting millions of people around the world that have cost worldwide businesses an estimated $1 billion in 2017. We speak to Rick McElroy, Carbon Black’s Security Strategist about the underground ransomware economy and how to stay protected in 2018.

Category: Tags: tech talk, carbon black, security, ransomware, dark web, underground, economy, goldeneye, cryptolocker, locky, cybersecurity, wannacry, protection

Malay Contractors - Is The Cookie Crumbling?

The Malay Contractors Association Malaysia (PKMM) was established to promote the interests and competitiveness of bumiputera contractors. We discuss the effectiveness of affirmative action policies in the construction industry with its Deputy Secretary-General, Dato’ Ir. Jamaludin Non.

Category: Tags: Bumiputera, Ballot Voting, Affirmative Action, Transparency, Corruption, Procurement, Tender