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We’re on, when you’re off. Lee Chwi Lynn, Kelvin Yee and Tasha Fusil restore sanity to your day even as you’re stuck in traffic trying to get home. And who isn’t? Tune in as they take on hot-potato issues to inform and entertain you, soundtracked by the thumping music that only BFM plays. EE runs the gamut, bringing you noteworthy pop culture, punchy interviews, and rocking call-in sessions.

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iPay88 Involved In Latest Data Breach

Payment gateway provider iPay88 has confirmed a cybersecurity breach that may have compromised the card data of its users. We explore this case, and what it says about our safety online when it comes to making payments. Image Source: Den Rise, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17m
Aug 12
Today On Twitter: Road Closures To Encourage More Walking?

DBKL plans to close Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman to traffic every Sunday from September 28, to encourage the culture of walking. We get into what the responses to this have been like on Twitter. Image Source: Bignai, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15m
Aug 12
Today On Twitter: Don’t Cry For Me, LinkedIn

CEO of Hypersocial (a company specializing in optimizing LinkedIn posts) Braden Wallake is facing criticism after posting a tearful selfie of himself on LinkedIn, in an effort to communicate the pain that he and other well meaning CEOs feel when they have to lay off their workers. We get into the responses that highlight the toxic nature of LinkedIn that allows such postings to proliferate. Image Source: Natee Meepian, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Aug 11
"Will UMNO “Win In Style” With Fresh Faces? "

Johor deputy Chief Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed has said that UMNO should retire old party members and put up fresh, younger candidates in the coming general election, to help them "win in style". We look at the efforts within UMNO to revamp it's candidates, who to look out for and whether it can bring meaningful change to the party's politics. Image Source: Harris Hamdan, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17m
Aug 11
Today On Twitter: Cabinet Members Zoom Into 2023 With EVs

The government will likely begin using electric vehicles as the official transportation for Cabinet members from 2023. Naturally, people on Twitter share their thoughts on this. We dive into it. Image Source: CHUTTERSNAP, Unsplash See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10m
Aug 10
Use Your Words: Counselling for Domestic Violence Abusers

Ecuador has a “Men’s Club For Good Treatment”, a counselling class which seeks to give men tools, other than aggression, to deal with conflict. We discuss what this form of rehabilatiation would look like, it's success rate and larger issues surrounding domestic abuse. Image Source: BlurryMe, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20m
Aug 10
Compensation For Road Accident Victims

The Federal Court has announced that road accident victims should be automatically compensated without having to sue insurance companies. We discuss what this means. Arnain, shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Aug 09
Today On Twitter: What Motivates Us To Work?

Is it love? Money? Meaning? This question was put forward on Twitter, and received a variety of honest responses. We dive into it. Image Source : sondem, shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15m
Aug 09
Hopelessly Devoted To Olivia Newton-John (1948-2022)

We pay tribute to singer Olivia Newton-John, who passed away at the age of 73. We look back at her notable works, and the kind of cultural impact she has had on the entertainment and creative industry. Image Source: Olivia, Instagram See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15m
Aug 09
6 Billion Ringgit Lost At Sea with LCS Vessels?

A project involving six littoral combat ships have been under fire recently, after the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee submitted its findings on the procurement to Parliament, where it was revealed that not a single ship had been completed although the government had already paid the RM6 billion. We discuss the controversy surrounding this project, and the impact it has on the nation. hain.tarmann, shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

21m
Aug 08
Equal Citizenship: Only Parliament Can Rewrite Constitution

The Court of Appeal has overturned the landmark High Court ruling that would have allowed children born overseas to Malaysian mothers to be entitled to Malaysian citizenship. We discuss what led to this, responses from people and what the next steps are. Image source: CC7, shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16m
Aug 08
Today On Twitter: Can You Actually BeReal On Social Media?

BeReal, a new photo-sharing platform hailed as the anti-Instagram app, is rising up the social media ladder. We get into how this app works and what people have been saying about it. Image source: Tada Images, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Aug 08
Why Digital Upskilling Matters

Digital upskilling plays an important role in ensuring that employees are capable of adapting to a tech-driven world, while also avoiding skill gaps that would essentially make them or their existing roles redundant. We look at how MDEC and their MYWiT incentives are helping to facilitate this transformation. Apply before 31st August for MYWiT incentives. Find out more at mdec.my/mywit http://mdec.my/mywit. Terms and conditions apply. Brought to you by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, MDEC. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Aug 05
Today On Twitter: Courts Fail To Uphold Rights Of Malaysian Mothers

The Court of Appeal overturned the 2021 landmark Kuala Lumpur High Court decision for Malaysian mothers to have the same right as Malaysian fathers to confer citizenship to children born overseas. We look to Twitter for reactions. Image Source: A3pfamily, Pexels See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Aug 05
All Things Considered, An Encouraging Parliamentary Season

We look back at this session of parliament, what it achieved, and other notable highlights. Image Source: Jaggat Rashidi, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22m
Aug 05
PAS Says Act 355 Will Soon Be Ready

Kelantan PAS Deputy Commissioner Dato Dr Mohamed Fadzli Hassan said that the amendment to the Syariah Courts Act 1965, or better known as Act 355 will soon reach its desired conclusion. We discuss the statement and the potential impact the amendments would have. Image Source: Abdul Hadi Awang, Facebook See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10m
Aug 04
Today On Twitter: Mahsuri's Curse Is Broken!

Mahsuri has returned! Or at least, her 7th generation descendant. Naturally, both her and Langkawi are trending on Twitter, and we get into it. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11m
Aug 04
Popek Popek Parlimen: Who Ya Gonna Call? Scam Busters!

In today's Dewan Rakyat roundup, we look at efforts to restore Tasik Chini, the need to declare a climate emergency, the various ways in which scammers are levelling up their scamming ways and what the government is doing to get ahead of it all. Image Source : Anna Tarazevich, pexels See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19m
Aug 04
Pelosi’s Visit: Calm Waters In Malaysia, Stormy Seas in Taiwan

Malaysia was part of US Speaker's Nancy Pelosi Asia Pacific Tour- we get into the significance of this brief visit. Then, a look at the highly fraught visit she subsequently made to Taiwan and the reverberations it may have across the region. Image Source: Nancy Pelosi, Facebook See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22m
Aug 03
Today On Twitter: My Dream Job

What line of job would you take up if money was an option? This question was discussed on Twitter after personal financial blogger on Ringgit Oh Ringgit, Suraya, asked this exact question. We get into it. Image source: MicroStockHub, Istock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Aug 03
"Popek Popek Parlimen: Tioman, Oktoberfest And Food Wastage "

In today's session, the MPs discussed a variety of topics, including measures to address food wastage, plans for the new Tioman Airport and whether it's been approved by the government, our beauty industry and concerns surrounding booster shots. Image Source: Jaggat Rashidi, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Aug 03
Is It An Offense To Record The Police?

Recently, in a written parliamentary reply, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin warned the public against recording police raids or arrests. We look at the legality around this issue and what it means for transparency and accountability. Image Source: Hamzah, Facebook See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

14m
Aug 02
Today On Twitter: Do You Give Money To Beggars?

If you're a resident in the Klang Valley you would have heard the warnings against giving money to beggars, as they're likely to be part of sydincates that use children, mothers and disabled people to carry out their activites. A Tweet making this very warning went viral, prompting responses from users on what they do when they're approached on the street. Image Source: Rapideye, Istock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10m
Aug 02
Popek Popek Parlimen: Flood Warnings Via SMS Alerts?

Today's round up of the Dewan Rakyat include news of an SMS alert system to warn residents in flood prone areas, a question on contradicting policy approaches to labour shortage in the plantation sector, and a surprise tabling of the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which happened to fall on the same day as US Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Malaysia. Image source: Prostock-Studio, istock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16m
Aug 02
A Lookback At Khalid Ibrahim's Life And Career

Former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has passed away at the age of 75. We speak to Tricia Yeoh, CEO of IDEAS about his legacy and her memories of working with the late Tan Sri as a research officer during his tenure as chief minister. Image Source : Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, Facebook See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17m
Aug 01
Popek Popek Parlimen: Changing The Way We Approach Education

In today's session, the MPs discussed financial assistance given by the Social Welfare Department, the impact of abolishing the UPSR and PT3 examinations, and period poverty and what the government is doing to address it. Image source : Radzi Jidin, Facebook See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12m
Aug 01
A Current Affair: Is Our Power Grid Future-Proof?

Following Wednesday's Semenanjung-wide #blackout, we look into whether our power grid is future-proof, and what sustainable avenues there are to mitigate the risks of power outages. Image Source: Colin Temple, Shutterstock See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13m
Jul 29
Should Schools Ban Junk Food?

Should schools ban junk food from canteens? Because in a letter to NST, a Dr Victor David from AIMST University is making that suggestion. We speak to a dietitian who works with kids on whether this is the right approach and how to explain the concept of healthy eating to children. Image Source: Engin Akyurt, Pexels See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19m
Jul 29
Today On Twitter: Food vs Flowers

A husband on Twitter recounted his experience in opting to cheer his wife up with nasi kukus instead of flowers, having discovered how expensive they were to buy. We get into the responses and explore whether food or flowers is the way to a person's heart. Image Source: vjapratama, Pexels See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

6m
Jul 29
Today On Twitter: Thor - Love And Takde

Sad news for Marvel fans: Thor, Love and Thunder will not be released in Malaysia. This was revealed by a tweet from GSC Cinemas, so we get into the response that this has received. Image Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11m
Jul 28