Podcast Editor's Picks for Week of 18th May 2018

Article Archive

Breaking 1MDB

The Sarawak Report was one of the news portals infamously banned under the previous administration over its whistle-blowing reports. We catch up with its editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown on developments post GE14 and the portal's place in the media landscape.

Category: Tags: 1MDB, New Malaysia, New Media Landscape, Post GE14, GE14, Najib Razak, Abdul Taib Mahmud

Our 1 Trillion Ringgit Debt

Turns out the debt isn’t the main problem - it’s the corruption and inefficiencies.

Category: Tags: evening edition, Economy, Fiscal Policy, 1MDB Debt, Tun Mahathir

Zunar: I Miss Rosmah

'Rosmah is very cartoonable," says a man who was one of the high profile victims of state harassment with 9 sedition charges, and travel restrictions. His case was championed by PEN International and he has been awarded the “2016 Cartooning For Peace Award” and International Press Fredom Award in 2015 by the Commitee to Protect Journalist. Author of “1 Funny Malaysia”, “Perak Darul Kartoon”, “Pirates of the Carry-BN” and other titles banned by the Barisan Nasional government, Zunar has never shied away from controversy. Today we speak to a man, whose struggle began in the mid-80s and looks like its not likely to end anytime soon.

Category: Tags: Rosmah Mansor, Najib Razak, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Zunar, Cartoons, Satire

A Digital Renaissance for Mom & Pop Stores

Storehub replaces the bulky PC or clunky touch screens that typically haunt storefronts with a simple iPad, that acts as not only a Point Of Sale system, but also an intelligent inventory management system with CRM and business analytics capabilities. On the back of its recent RM20m ringgit in Series A funding, we speak to Storehub Chieftain Fong Wai Hong about the future of bricks and mortar retail and how StoreHub is helping small businesses transition and compete in today’s fast-changing retail landscape.

Category: Tags: POS system, Digitization, Funding, Retail, SMEs, Storehub, Fong Wai Hong

Standing in Anwar's Shadow?

We get you out of bed, to your first cup of coffee or to your first destination of your day with thought-provoking discussions on ideas, people and events shaping all our lives.

Category: Tags: Education, Democracy, Fashion, Politics, Power Couples, UMNO, National Debt

Shukri Abdull: Scarred, but Not Scared

In a tell-all press conference, Shukri Abdull revealed that he was threatened in 2015 while investigating 1MDB, and that he’s back to continue his task.

Category: Tags: Evening Edition, MACC, corruption, 1MDB, SRC International

Pakatan's Poster Boy

He stood against Barisan Nasional’s Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin and the PAS’ Fauzi Abu Bakar and bested the majority of his Pakatan predecessor, Nurul Izzah Anwar. Despite a majority of close to 5600 votes with just over 33,000 votes, a simple calculation of his opponent’s combined votes were which close to 33,000, we ask if his position in this KL constituency is secure. The difference between him and his opponents narrows to just 321 votes. Today, we explore both the on-ground reality of a constituency split between its 1percent and B40 denizens, as well as the national reform agenda. 

Category: Tags: Pakatan Rakyat, Barisan Nasional, Bangsar, Kerinchi

Rafidah: His Legacy is Rubbish

The Iron Lady talks about the outcome of GE14 and her hopes for the future of Malaysia. She also delves into the Supermax and Stanley Thai dilemma, the controversy around Air Asia and Tony Fernandes and her views on the Pakatan Harapan government, the cabinet and politics in general.

Category: Tags: GE14, Post GE14, New Malaysia, Rafidah Aziz, Tun Mahathir, Barisan Nasional, AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, Stanley Thai, Supermax, pakatan harapan

UMNO Does Some Soul Searching

Zaidel says the party needs to change and reform itself into a strong opposition.

Category: Tags: Evening Edition, UMNO, Barisan Nasional, BN, UMNO Youth, Democracy, GE14

Secrets and Lies: The 1MDB Story (A BFM89.9 EXCLUSIVE)

A BFM89.9 EXCLUSIVE: The Evening Edition speaks to Pulitzer-finalist and Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Wright about his epic search for the truth behind the biggest kleptocracy scandal in recorded history: 1MDB.

Category: Tags: Evening Edition, 1MDB, WSJ, Tom Wright, Bradley Hope, Najib Razak, Arul Kanda, Jho Low, Bank Negara Malaysia, Khazanah Nasional