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Top 5 At 5: Hara-Pang for KKB

Shazwan Mustafa Kamal, Director, Vriens & Partners

13-May-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Hara-Pang for KKB

Today's countdown includes:

5. Following a severe geomagnetic solar storm, an Aurora Australis lights up the skies of the southern hemispheres in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and New Zealand. Dr Chong Hon Yew, an astronomer at the Penang Astronomical Society tells us how these lights emerge, and the great Carrington Event of 1859.

4. Malaysians looking to get an Australian student visa now need to show they've got at least 29,710 Aussie dollars, or over RM100,000 in savings. This is the second change in the past seven months of the Australian government increasing saving requirements, affecting around 15,000 Malaysians who are already studying or planning to study Down Under.

3. Grab Drivers Malaysia Assocaition is pushing back on the growing popularity of bidding on e-hailing apps, raising concerns about fair prices. We reached out to Muhammad Shaani Abdullah, the honorary secretary of the Malaysian Digital Economy Consumers Association, to comment on this.

2. On its 54th anniversary: What can we learn from the tragedy of May 13th, 1969? Aizat Shamsuddin, a security analyst and founder of shares his thoughts on how learning from the tragedy can strengthen national unity.

1. We take a look at Pakatan Harapan's win in the Kuala Kubu Bharu by-elections with Shazwan Mustafa Kamal, Associate Director of Vriens & Partners.

Image credit: Steven Sim, X

Produced by: Alia Zefri, Sudais Ferhard

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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Categories:  governmentpoliticsinternationaleconomy

Tags:  student visamay 13 1969southern lightsaustraliastudying abroadgrabe-hailingkuala kubu bharukkbpakatan

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