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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.

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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.

    Covid-19 Fight Lacks Coordination, Openness and Transparency

    Covid-19 Fight Lacks Coordination, Openness and Transparency

    We discuss with Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, the Head of the Covid 19 Taskforce for Selangor, and former Health Minister on how far we are from flattening the curve, why some areas are hot spots, why hospitals need to raise their own funds, and is a MCO 3.0 necessary. We also ask if he sees himself as having Prime Minister material, and his political future and that of Pakatan Harapan.

    • 24 min
    Never A Better Time Than Now to Buy, Mobius Says

    Never A Better Time Than Now to Buy, Mobius Says

    Bargains are emerging everywhere, and selective buying of financially healthy companies with good prospects should be considered, Dr Mark Mobius of Mobius Capital says.

    • 22 min
    Do Comedians Have A Role In Political And National Discourse?

    Do Comedians Have A Role In Political And National Discourse?

    In conjunction with April Fool’s Day, we speak to local comedy headliners, Kavin Jay and Dr Jason Leong, on the current state of Malaysian comedy, its role in political and national discourse and the impact and implications of the MCO.

    • 23 min
    Small Is Beautiful

    Small Is Beautiful

    Eng Aik Meng, CEO of TE Asia Healthcare Partners, backed by private equity giant TPG, talks about his strategy of investing in specialist hospitals and becoming the Mayo Clinic of the East. In Malaysia, TE owns CVS KL, the cardiovascular hospital in KL Sentral, and HSC Medical Centre, and soon, centres in Penang. He also discusses how CVS could assist government hospitals during this Covid-19 crisis.

    • 23 min
    Humanitarian Solutions Not Enough To Solve Political Problems

    Humanitarian Solutions Not Enough To Solve Political Problems

    As the world is swept up in fear of the Covid-19 pandemic, it's easy to forget that many of the world's humanitarian crises still remain unresolved. One such crisis has been taking place in Syria for the past ten years. To find out more, we speak to Zairulshahfuddin Zainal Abidin of Islamic Relief Malaysia, about the humanitarian mission they're running in Idlib and Aleppo, as well as the challenges that face humanitarian organisations, when operating in a warzone.

    • 23 min
    More Fragmentation, Further Localisation and Deeper Cold Wars - Global Trade in a Post-COVID-19 World

    More Fragmentation, Further Localisation and Deeper Cold Wars - Global Trade in a Post-COVID-19 World

    Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, global trade was already fragmenting courtesy of the US-China trade war.

    Businesses were struggling with unpredictable tariffs and market volatility, and now contend with a pandemic that has forced countries to lockdown, ban travel, shut down manufacturing and is said to have caused the biggest drop in consumer demand since the second World War.

    So how will a post Covid-19 world look for global trade and the global supply chain? Roshan Kanesan discusses with Alexander Capri.

    • 23 min

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