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Top 5 At 5: Keeping Up with the Supermax Dynasty

Emmanuel Samarathisa, Journalist and Founder, The Malaysianist

25-Apr-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Keeping Up with the Supermax Dynasty

Today's top 5 stories are:

1. A decline in students sitting for their SPM this year has been attributed to the abolishment of UPSR and PT3 examinations.

2. The Unity government has announced DAP's Pang Sock Tao as their candidate in the KKB by-elections.

3. Two men who illegally possessed 50 rhinoceros horns have pleaded not guilty and opted for a court proceeding, which is Malaysia's first open trial regarding the smuggling of this animal's horns.

4. An American professor who diffused pro-Israel statements in his talk in Universiti Malaya has been denounced by many Malaysians.

5. Our top story! The ongoing Supermax family saga.

For these stories, we heard from Shahnaz al-Sadat, chairperson of LeapEd Services; Dr Syaza Shukri, associate professor of political science from IIUM; Elizabeth John, communications manager of TRAFFIC Southeast Asia; and Bunn Nagara, Director and Senior Fellow of the BRI Caucus and Honorary Fellow at the Perak Academy.

Image Credit: Franco Agustin Ercolino, Shutterstock

Produced by: Sudais Ferhard, Hannah Kuah

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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