Through no-holds barred conversations, Spill The Teh gets into the minds of individuals who break stereotypes of society. Join us in igniting curiosity, changing perspectives, and seeing life’s flip side.
[EP2] The Reluctant Politician – Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, with Ooi Kee Beng
On this special episode leading to Malaysia’s 15th General Election, we look back at the nation’s first generation of leaders and what made them effective nation-builders, with a particular focus on Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, Malaysia’s second Deputy Prime Minister. We talk to Ooi Kee Beng, Executive Director of Penang Institute and author of the award-winning “The Reluctant Politician: Tun Dr Ismail and His Time”.
[EP1] Brain Gain, with Leong Ting Hwa
In this first episode of Penang Institute’s Spill The Teh Podcast, we talk to Leong Ting Hwa, who came home to Penang despite his high flying career in Singapore. As a Brain Gain to Penang, he broke the Brain Drain pattern which has been plaguing Malaysia. While we agreed that money is the main bait for people to leave Malaysia, we deduced that political and economic stability is the way to attract our talents home.