Featuring a roll-call of guests, the marquee show of BFM, The Breakfast Grille is no-holds barred to get to the truth and into the minds of business leaders, policymakers and changemakers.
Asean the Centre of Australia's Foreign Policy
A whirlwind tour of Asia and the Pacific Islands is indicative of the shift in Australia's foreign policy after the election of the new labour government. But what is the key agenda and is the priority to counter China's growing dominance in the region. We speak to Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs to find out whilst delving into the role of strategic partnerships like the Quad.
Russia's Ukraine Invasion: An Update
Dr Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, offers an update on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and a wider reading of its implications on the Asia-Pacific region.
A&W Rooted on Cravibility
Many Malaysians have a nostalgic attachment to A&W, which first set up a presence here in the 1960s.
But with rapidly changing consumer tastes and global supply chain shocks affecting the F&B industry, how does A&W plan to stay relevant to the next generation and beyond?
Philip See will be speaking to its global CEO Kevin Bazner about his growth strategy for the franchise in Malaysia and the region.
In Malaysia GST Looms, But Oh, the Pros and Cons
With inflation upon Malaysia and wallets still tight, the govt is spending on aid packages and other election-friendly goodies, all of which come at a cost -- explaining a growing drumbeat advocating a return of GST.
Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh, the Immediate Past President of Malaysian Institute of Accountants & YB Ong Kian Ming, Former MITI Deputy Minister, discuss the pros, cons, permutations and possibilities, while also offering insights into Budget 2023 and the coming Fiscal Responsibility Act.Image credit: Shutterstock
Are We Ready For School-based Assessments and DLP?
Earlier this month, the government decided to abolish the PT3 examinations in favour of school based assessments to determine students’ performance in their studies.
But how will this sudden abolishment in the middle of the school year impact school operations? Are teachers ready to rejig their syllabus to accommodate school based assessments?
In a special Breakfast Grille panel, we discuss this with former deputy education minister YB Teo Nie Ching and Conrad Fernandez of the education service provider, LeapEd.
Traveloka: Can Superapp Status Drive Growth?
Indonesian online travel start-up Traveloka has grown over the past decade into a USD$3 billion unicorn with presences across Southeast Asia and Australia. With the regional travel and tourism industry slow to pick up in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Traveloka has been biding its time by strengthening its evolution into a travel superapp. How does the Malaysian outfit fit into the broader growth picture for Traveloka? We sit down with Country Manager Angelica Chan to find out.
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