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Top 5 At 5: Two Koreas Brawl Over Balloons

Wong Yan Ke, Deputy Chairperson, Bersih

10-Jun-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Two Koreas Brawl Over Balloons

Today's countdown includes:

5. Last week, North Korea sent over 3,500 balloons – or “gifts of sincerity” – containing rubbish and manure across the border to their southern neighbour. In defiance of the warning, an NGO, the Fighters for Free North Korea, went ahead and sent 10 balloons containing 200,000 leaflets and 5,000 USBs. Dr Hoo Chiew Ping, senior lecturer at UKM tells us about the history of balloon campaigns.

4. We celebrate the Coral Triangle, the world's epicentre of marine biodiversity which stretches across Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste, which is also under threat of coral bleaching. Natasha Zulaikha, a conservation scientist from Coralku, tells us what the environmental situation is in the Coral Triangle.

3. The Institutional Reform Ministry’s bi-partisan delegation to Australia in their effort to study models of separation of power between the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor. Aira Azhari, Senior Manager for Advocacy and Events from the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, explains why this is being pursued.

2. The government has officially announced the new price of diesel, after doing away with blanket subsidies. We hear from Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of the Center for Market Education who spoke on Morning Run about his impressions of the move.

1. Our top story: Bersih’s has called out Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s administration for not making any progress on electoral reforms since taking office, grading them with an 'F'. We speak to Wong Yan Ke, deputy chairman of Bersih on the organisation's criticisms towards the Madani government.

Produced by: Dashran Yohan, Tee Shiao Eek, Lim Sue Ann, Juliet Jacobs, Sudais Ferhard

Presented by: Richard Bradbury, Kam Raslan

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Categories:  politicseconomyenvironmentinternationalgovernment

Tags:  blanket subsidiesnorth koreasouth koreacoralenvironmentreformattorney-generalpublic prosecutordieselbersihmadanielectoral reform

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