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Top 5 At 5: A New Precedent for Malaysia-China Relations

Tan KW
Publish date: Fri, 21 Jun 2024, 11:08 PM
Top 5 At 5: A New Precedent for Malaysia-China Relations

21-Jun-24 17:00

Angeline Tan, Analyst, Foreign Policy and Security Studies Programme, ISIS Malaysia

5. The Freedom Film Network has responded to the Home Ministry's updated film censorship guidelines which aim to crack down on content deemed inappropriate. Deborah Augustin, Campaign and Strategy Lead at the Freedom Film Network, shares her thoughts on the new guidelines.

4. The Iberian lynx was deemed critically endangered just over 20 years ago, but the latest numbers show that its population has recovered in Spain and Portugal. Lam Wai Yee, Country Director of Panthera Malaysia, talks about efforts to conserve our own wild cat species, the tiger.

3. Malaysia and China have signed an MOU to recognize the lion dance in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. Dr. Florence Kuek, Senior Lecturer at the Chinese Studies Department at Universiti Malaya, shares her thoughts on the significance of this nomination.

2. Activists continue to pile on pressure about the American multinational investment firm BlackRock's reported involvement in MAHB's privatization deal. Shanmugam, Contributing Editor of The Edge, weighs in on the deal and whether it benefits Malaysia, if at all.

1. Our top story: Chinese Premier Li Qiang's visit sets a new precedent for Malaysia-China relations. We dive into the strategic importance of his visit and what it means for China's broader goals, Malaysia's regional development, the 'One China Policy,' and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Image Credit: Anwar Ibrahim, Facebook

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