Sometimes, being truthful can be uncomfortable -- even risky. But can radical honesty and openness change things for the better? This hour, TED speakers take transparency all the way to its limit.
One might be hard-pressed these days to find a place as unique as Chong Kok Kopitiam. Previously run as China Hotel since 1940, the kopitiam is today a favourite haunt for many locals, and a fascinating destination for tourists. True to its 'muhibah' nature, Chong Kok is frequented by patrons of all ethnicities, an interesting contrast to the origin of its name. We chat with the establishment's third-generation owner Mr. Foo as he regales us with tales of Chong Kok, and his plans and visions for this historical and cultural gem of a place. 'Kopi O satu! Roti Bakar dua!!'
A former navy officer and an ex-Olympian, Karu Selvaratnam is a legendary icon in the local sporting world. He joins us this week to share fascinating stories about his initiation into sports through cricket at a tender age in Sri Lanka, his participation in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and his pursuit of a naval career. Karu also elaborates on the role of the Malaysian Olympians Association and highlights its efforts to promote the welfare of fellow Olympians. On the performance of our national teams and athletes, the veteran lets us in on his thoughts on their potential for scoring success in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The recent establishment of the National Integrity and Good Governance Department (JITN) under the Prime Minister's Department raised questions on whether resources could have been better allocated elsewhere. Are there too many cooks in the kitchen?On the eve of International Anti-Corruption Day, we speak to JITN Director Zaiedah Mohamed Esa, to find out more about the role of the department in strengthening governmental integrity, transparency and good governance.
In this final episode, BFM's Managing Director Malek Ali, takes us through some of the important lessons we've learnt from previous episodes in the series. Malek also shares some words of wisdom and his investment philosophy.
We speak to Joyce about the ticking time bomb in Malaysia. Malaysians are not saving enough for emergencies and retirement. Joyce shares practical tips on how we can save more money through implementing simple changes to our consumption patterns