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Harmonising ESG practices

In the 1970s, Milton Friedman talked about the purpose of a corporation. He argued that a corporation had only one purpose — to make profits for its shareholders. For over three decades, this was the prevailing logic in the global economic system.  But after the…

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Perasmian Global Halal Summit (GHaS) 2023

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆

In economics, halal should be beyond food. This is what I gathered from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s thought when he gave a speech at Global Halal Summit. He made three important points. First, “maqasid syariah” (higher purpose) shapes not only the halal sector…

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Governing for the precariat

For Malaysia to hold its social fabric coherently, and, more narrowly, for the Unity ticket to win the 16th General Election, economic policies must be shaped to result in general prosperity from the bottom up. A clear economic message has emerged from the recent six…

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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗸𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹

In the aftermath of the six state elections in Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, at a glance it seems that Perikatan Nasional has gained ground at the expense of Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional. But there is more than meets the eye.…

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