Picks of the Week of Oct 5, 2018

Living Life At The Edge Covering 1MDB

The Edge was one of the early trailblazers into the 1MDB investigation in terms of media coverage.Ho Kay Tat revealed how The Edge team first caught wind of this big story and what triggered the media group to pursue it relentlessly - despite having been shut down by the BN government for close to 3 months in 2015 due to its 1MDB reporting.Was there a time when they had wanted to throw in the towel?We asked him this.We also discussed the media landscape in the New Malaysia that we are in. The government wants to limit political parties from holding stakes in media groups to free the media from political interference.Does Kay Tat agree?Listen in.

Joseph Stiglitz on Our New Discontents

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001, shares his reflections on the state of the global economy in 2018 — from inequality to political polarisation, from 1MDB to the rise of China.Professor Joseph Stiglitz was a speaker at the Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2018.

Ha-Joon Chang on Malaysia's Deindustrialisation

Renowned development economist and author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell you About Capitalism” Dr Ha-Joon Chang discusses Malaysia's deindustrialisation and industrial policy, and looks to the lessons of South Korea.

Is The Manifesto A Must-Follow?

How beholden is a government to the promises it makes in its electoral manifesto? Ben Suffian from Merdeka Centre weighs in.