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Top 5 At 5: Families on the Edge

Lee Min Hui, Senior Analyst in Social Policy and National Integration, ISIS Malaysia

09-May-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Families on the Edge

Today's countdown includes:

5. The Malaysian Bar points out that Malaysia has not fully incorporated prohibitions against discrimination against disabilities. We reached out to Meera Samanther, co-chairperson of the Bar Council's Ad-Hoc Committee on Persons with Disabilities to understand why pushing for this provision is important.

4. The launch of Freedom Fund 2.0 by citizen action group Engage, who plan to help Clare Rewcastle-Brown through her defamation suit. Thomas Fann, chairman of ENGAGE, helps us understand how the fund will help.

3. Attacks on three national footballers have raised alarms across the country. Police however, say the incidents are unrelated and the public has been told not to speculate. Haresh Deol, editor of Twentytwo13 comments on these incidents, and Selangors decision to pull out from the Charity Shield match.

2. Malaysia is apparently planning to gift orangutans to boost relations, and show-off the country's commitment to conservation. Although, NGOs have raised obvious concerns in light of the critically endangered status of orangutans. So John Payne, Executive Director of the PONGO Alliance, weighs in on the suggestion.

1. Despite the nation's economic recovery, UNICEF's 'Living on the Edge' report reveals that over half of low-income families remain in absolute or hardcore poverty, with high prevalance among women, children and individuals with disabilities. Is Malaysia providing sufficient social protection for those who need it? We get into the findings of the report with Lee Min Hui, Senior Analyst in Social Policy and National Integration at ISIS Malaysia.

Image credit: Denys.Kutsevalov, Shutterstock

Produced by: Sudais Ferhard, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Kam Raslan

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Categories:  governmentLaw/Activism

Tags:  orangutanfreedom fundlawdisabilityconservatismpoverty

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