Over the weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that the National Economic Council will be discussing ways to deal with the recent fuel price hikes, including the possibility of reintroducing fuel subsidies. We speak with Firdaos Rosli, Director of Economics, Trade, and Regional Integration at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia (ISIS Malaysia) on whether fuel subsidies are good or bad for us.
In conjunction with Women's Entrepreneurship Day on 19 November, we spoke to Vivy Yusof, the co-founder of FashionValet and The dUCk Group. In a candid interview with BFM, Vivy shares her business strategies in the midst of intensifying competition at a time when everyone wants a piece of the tempting e-commerce pie. She also shares the gameplan behind their diversification strategy and talks about their online/offline strategy. When FashionValet started in 2010, it made RM46,000 in revenue. Now, that figure has propelled to RM42 million for 2016. But from a bottomline perspective, the group has yet to ring profits. When will that "profitable" day come? Vivy reveals that they are nearing the profitable line and hope to breakeven this year. She also gets frank about the challenges of her entrepreneurial journey that has taken her to where she is today.
After last week’s 7 Signs of Digital Happiness, Matt Armitage has decided he’s the Audio Buzzfeed. As the year comes to a close and we start to gaze morosely at the miasma of 2018, we’re looking at the next big thing, Mattsplained.
The death toll of activists killed for defending environmental and human rights have steadily climbed in recent years. 2016 was recorded as the most violent year yet, with over 200 deaths officially reported. We speak to environmental journalist Fred Pearce, about the recent death of Bill Kayong, a political activist who fought to protect the lands and rights of the Dayak community in Sarawak.
The episode where Uma - and special guests Iain McNally and Bahir Yeusuff - aren't shy with how they feel about the beleaguered follow up to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Siam Organic is a Thailand-based social enterprise with a mission to help small scale Thai farmers grow their way out of poverty by providing them with high-grade organic seeds and applying innovation in their agriculture techniques. We speak to Peetachai “Neil” Dejkraisak, a co-founder of Siam Organic about his business and the Jasberry brand.