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Top 5 At 5: Sorries & Sanctions Aplenty

Bunn Nagara, Director and Senior Fellow, BRI Caucus for Asia-Pacific & Honorary Fellow, Perak Academy

06-May-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Sorries & Sanctions Aplenty

Today's countdown includes:

5. Malaysian-born and Oscar-winning actress, Tan Seri Michelle Yeoh was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Joe Biden. Should we celebrate or scrutinise?

4. Kuala Lumpur's iconic Coliseum cinema is now up for sale. Cha-Ly Koh, CEO and Founder of Urbanmetry shares her insights on the value of heritage sites like this being put up on the market.

3. The Perak-Penang water project is on track, set to solve the ongoing water crisis in Penang. S. Piarapakaran, President of the Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia to discuss the implications of this deal for both states.

2. Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Nor issues a rare apology to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and Cabinet ministers for making inappropriate remarks in his political capacity. Predeep Nambiar, the Northern Region Bureau Chief from FMT weighs in on the measured strategy of Sanusi's apology.

1. Our top story! The US Treasury is set to visit Malaysia, seeking to discuss sanctions to combat funding Iran and its proxy groups through Malaysian financial channels. We dive into this story with Bunn Nagara.

Image credit: Savanevich Viktar, Shutterstock

Produced by: Sudais Ferhard, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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