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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.

    New Lease of Life For Beleaguered Builder Ikhmas Jaya

    New Lease of Life For Beleaguered Builder Ikhmas Jaya

    Construction firm Ikhmas Jaya Bhd may have badly mis-pivoted in its attempt to mitigate the impact of slowing government infrastructure projects.
    But a slew of new investors and an intriguing recovery plan is breathing some new life into the piling, foundation and bridge-making specialist.
    COO Steven Choi Ah Loy discusses.

    • 24 min
    MUDA: Syed Saddiq's Dream For a Better Malaysia

    MUDA: Syed Saddiq's Dream For a Better Malaysia

    The former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq has made his intentions clear on formalising his new youth based political party, MUDA. But will this aspirational youth based movement gain any real traction in Malaysia? Many have argued that decades of polarizing belief systems, corruption, and money politics have stalled Malaysia's potential for growth and success. So will the young succeed? Or will the trappings of old politics threaten to infect the idealist in him?

    • 33 min
    After 57 Years, Time For Modernisation

    After 57 Years, Time For Modernisation

    Sabah is one of the most resource rich states in Malaysia, and frequently within the top 5 largest contributors towards the growth of the national economy. Yet at the same time, poverty and unemployment persist within the state's borders, indicating a deeper disconnect. Why have Sabahans not benefitted from the federal initiatives to uplift the state? In conjunction with Malaysia Day, we're discussing the socioeconomic issues Sabah is currently facing with Datuk Godfrey Joitol, Commissioner with SUHAKAM, as well as Dr. Firdausi Suffian, economist at UiTM Sabah.

    Image Credit: Augustine Bin Jumat / Shutterstock.com

    • 21 min
    Long Winter Ahead

    Long Winter Ahead

    Tourism has been one of the worst hit sectors in Singapore. In the first quarter of 2020, tourism receipts and number of international visitors fell by about 40% year-on-year to S$4 billion and 2.7 million people respectively. Keith Tan, Chief Executive of Singapore Tourism Board discusses his new strategies and priorities in what he expects to be a long winter.

    • 23 min
    Are Political Party Youth Wings Still Relevant?

    Are Political Party Youth Wings Still Relevant?

    The youth have been in the forefront of many recent political discussions, from lowering the voting age to the setting up of a youth party. To discuss this with us, as well as address some controversy over support letters that he recently faced, we speak to Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal, who is also chief of Bersatu's youth wing, Armada.


    Image Credit: Azlan Kamarazaman

    • 30 min
    Urban Poverty is Worsening, How Do We Address It?

    Urban Poverty is Worsening, How Do We Address It?

    The pandemic has impacted all of us, but it has hit low-income families harder. And while the government has stepped in, there are still gaps in their efforts. So how do we close these gaps & address urban poverty going forward?

    Roshan Kanesan discusses on this edition of The Breakfast Grille with Tengku Aira from the UNFPA and Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid of DM Analytics. DM Analytics was the lead researcher of the Families on the Edge report, jointly commissioned by UNICEF and UNFPA.

    Dr Muhammed is a former Khazanah Research Institute director and was economic adviser to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,

    • 23 min

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