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November 29, 2021 38 min

By June Ramli

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. This new show is slightly different from our usual chit chat about entrepreneurship and all things related to the business world. In this series, we would delve into Malay history and all things mythical. Before we get begin, let me explain how the idea of this show started. Well, it is all thanks to my debut novel “Daily Straits.” In that novel, I wrote ...

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By June Ramli

If you’ve watched the Disney movie Raya, you would really be able to resonate with this latest podcast series that I’ve prepared for you.
In my recent interview with the Director of the Customs Museum from Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia, our topic of discussion was centre around well… dragons. Now let me explain, why did a business site like ours decide to do a piece on dragons? Well… I recently wrote a novel titled Dail...

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By June Ramli

The Power Of LinkedIn

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is New Zealand-based Stanley Henry of The Attention Seeker.
The Attention Seeker is a digital marketing agency focusing exclusively on LinkedIn for B2B reputation building and lead generation. 
Launched in 2019, The Attention Seeker has rapidly become a leading agency to execute digital influence and reputation in B2B...

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September 25, 2021 26 min

By June Ramli 

Malaysia in US 

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today, Diana Talit who is New York Trade Commissioner for the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation or Matrade for short Talit has over 25 years of working experience in both private and public sectors – 11 years as a corporate banker and 14 years in public service with Malaysia’s ministry of international trade and in...

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September 23, 2021 31 min

By June Ramli

Malaysia’s Rupert Murdoch

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Today, I have a special guest to introduce you to – my former boss Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan, who also happens to be the chairman of ECM Libra, a public-listed company, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Kalimullah began his career as a journalist in 1979 in Penang before going on to work with big news agencies such as the Singa...

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September 8, 2021 5 min

By James McKew

The retail landscape has transformed dramatically from the continuous digitalisation of the industry, exacerbated by the onslaught of the pandemic. Consumers in the Asia Pacific are now increasingly connected digitally with a shift in their buying habits, and are now more at ease clicking on smartphones to purchase all manners of products, than to visit offline shops and malls.
Statista reported more than a 20 perce...

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September 6, 2021 9 min

By Prof Dr James Koh Kwee Choy

Judging from the reported number of COVID-19 positive cases in Malaysia and around the world, the task to bring infections down to zero is near impossible.
In all honesty, we are all battle-weary since the pandemic started 18 months ago.
COVID-19 may never go away.
But we can live with it, turning this pandemic into something less threatening.
Perhaps this could be the way forward given the impressive...

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September 4, 2021 8 min

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By June Ramli

We recently sat down with Kimberli Schuitman, the founder of MyCup.Co.NZ. and My Cup Menstrual Cups. Whilst running her other businesses, Kimberli started collecting menstrual cups from all over the world, to gift and share with friends before setting up her very own menstrual cup business in 2014. Her business website was established with a clear purpose – to be people-oriented and not brand-centric. Kimber...

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August 31, 2021 5 min

By Eric Cheng

It has been an interesting six years building Carsome into what we are today. We have been on a journey to digitise Southeast Asia’s used car industry and elevate the car buying and selling experience through innovation and technology.
Over the years, we faced many challenges, and the COVID-19 pandemic brought along a new set of obstacles. Most of us would know people who are struggling, be it financially, mentally or...

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August 29, 2021 8 min

By June Ramli

Sydney, August 28: It has been some months since we started our marketplace Tapiroo.com and the good news is that there has been some progress. We have set up a website and have even three sellers currently trading with us including yours truly. So, in this article, we would like to introduce our sellers to our readers, and in fact, we aim to do little write-ups like this for every one of our sellers that trade with u...

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By June Ramli

From The Nappy Lady to a Waste Enthusiast

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Kate Meads (pictured above) of Waste Free with Kate & Co. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, whose business is centred around waste education. Kate’s crusade in waste education started as a first-time mum wanting to save money through her cloth nappy importing business in 2006. Inherently, she ...

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August 20, 2021 21 min

By June Ramli

Becoming The Next Aldi

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. In this episode, we break away from our usual entrepreneurial chit-chat and speak to the managing director of Ecostore New Zealand, Pablo Kraus (pictured above).
Ecostore is the leading environmental and sustainable brand in New Zealand that focuses on home, body and baby products. In 1993, Malcolm and Melanie Rands started an ecost...

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By June Ramli

ASEAN The Next EU?

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. In this episode, we break away from our usual entrepreneurial chit-chat and speak to Chris Humphrey (pictured above), the Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council. Chris began his varied professional career as a UK Civil Servant where, amongst other things, he was a Private Secretary to a Minister and an Air Services Trade Negotiat...

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By June Ramli

Saving The World Through Sustainable Packaging

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. 
Our guest today is Auckland-based entrepreneur Rebecca Percasky, the co-director and a co-founder of Better Packaging Co.Rebecca and her business partner Kate Bezar started the company together in 2017 and in four years have grown the company from strength to strength.
Rebecca was also recently been named th...

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August 17, 2021 10 min

A study has explored the mental health impact of COVID-19 on refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. Read the full article at DailyStraits.com

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Dr Mohamad Fadhil Hadi (pictured) Consultant Anaesthesiologist & Critical Care at ALTY Orthopedic Hospital shares more information on the effects of getting vaccinated before or after a medical procedure based on his expertise.
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By June Ramli

Have you always wanted to start a business but never had the gut to see it through? 
Well, then you are in luck!
The team at DailyStraits.com has compiled a series of podcast videos and audio just for you. We have just uploaded all the videos on YouTube (or DailyStraitsdotcom) but some have not been published yet as the videos are still being edited.
Most of our series include a myriad of entrepreneurs from Malaysia, ...

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By Jim Falteisek

The global COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we need the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) more than ever. 
From the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine to new technologies, STEM has helped us overcome the various challenges the global pandemic has posed.
Most of us seem to agree. 
According to 3M’s global science perception study, the State of Science Index 2021, nearly all ...

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Kuala Lumpur, August 3: Most mothers-to-be would assume that when it comes to breastfeeding, the milk would flow effortlessly, and the process would be stress free for both mother and baby. Why would it not be when you read so many articles on how breastfeeding is a natural process and when other women share their positive experiences on social media lactation groups, supporting one another in the process?
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August 2, 2021 4 min

Kuala Lumpur, August 3: Every couple’s fertility journey is different from the other, and some may have to turn to options such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) when other methods have not yielded its intended results.
Reasons for couples seeking out IVF treatment include unexplained infertility, where there are no definite causes in patients, blockage in the left and right fallopian tubes which hinder the sperm from meeting the ovu...

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