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Top 5 At 5: Do We Need A PJ Smart Tunnel?

Pushpan Murugiah, CEO, The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4)

14-Jun-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Do We Need A PJ Smart Tunnel?

Today's countdown covers:

5. World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14th annually. We discuss the continued need for blood donations, and the importance of raising awareness and getting new regular donors. Datuk Dr Alzamani Mohammad Idrose, President of the College of Emergency Physicians share this message in conjunction with this day.

4. The serious problem of child labour in Sabah oil palm plantations, and a new 18 month programme launched by the European Union, International Labour Organization (ILO), and UNICEF to protect the rights of children in Tawau's oil palm plantations. We hear thoughts from Karla Correa, Regional Child Rights and Business Specialist, from UNICEF East Asia.

3. Sarawak committing RM1 billion over the course of two years to compete with Kedah as Malaysia’s rice bowl, and to ensure food security for the territory. For this, we hear from Dr Gabriel Wee, a lecturer at the Swinburne University in Sarawak.

2. The conversation around the proposed PJ Smart Tunnel - some experts think it's a solution to congestion in parts of Petaling Jaya, while residents argue that there are better ways to address this. Dr Rosli Khan, a transport consultant weighs in on this.

1. The US has returned another RM720 million in 1MDB-linked funds: we explore what this means for the ongoing attempts to recoup the country's monies.

Image credit: Faiz Zaki, Shutterstock

Produced by: Dashran Yohan, Juliet Jacobs, Alia Zefri, Tee Shiao Eek, Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Sharaad Kuttan, Kam Raslan

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Categories:  governmenthealth policy

Tags:  1mdbcorruptionblood donationhealthchild labourlabour rightschild rightspalm oilsarawakagriculturetransport

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