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Event Calendar | July 2022

Looking for something that will give you an enriching experience? From insightful talks by our industry experts and academics to meaningful campaigns, discover a wide range of exciting events happening throughout the month.

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE

1 July - 10 July

Taylor's Future Movement 2022
The pandemic has accelerated the digitising of information and operations worldwide. We explore ‘What’s Next’ for digitalisation, as virtual and physical worlds merge to revolutionise the future as we know it.

Upcoming Events

11 July - 17 July

Innovative Entrepreneurship
Join Mereka’s Rashvin Singh with Richard Ker and the importance of good storytelling and other innovative ideas for an entrepreneur to succeed.

18 July - 24 July

Stay tuned for upcoming events!

25 July - 31 July

Techstars Startup Weekend Sustainability
Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster -- and, maybe even start that business.

ARTICLES FROM OUR EXPERTS

1

Recklessness and The Law

In the light of the case of Sam Ke Ting who was charged for reckless driving and ploughing into teenagers riding on ‘basikal lajak’, Dr Sia Chin Chin from Taylor’s Law School delves into the legal definitions and interpretations of reckless driving and what it means for drivers and cyclists.

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2

Minimum Wage: Higher Wages, Improved Labour Productivity

Amid concerns from businesses to implement the new minimum wage, Prof Dr Hafezali Iqbal Hussain, Head of Research from Taylor's Business School, says the hike will bring about improved labour productivity.

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3

Higher Minimum Wages Cause Unemployment, Steep Inflation? Not Necessarily

With the Malaysian government’s decision to hike minimum wages, Prof Dr Hafezali Iqbal Hussain, Head of Research from Taylor's Business School, says raising minimum wages reduces unemployment and increases labour productivity and participation rates.

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4

Let’s Talk About EPF

Prof Dr Hafezali Iqbal Hussain, Head of Research from Taylor's Business School, speaks to BFM about the effects of allowing Malaysians to withdraw from their EPF accounts.

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5

EPF Withdrawals: The Problem of Income Inequality

Prof Dr Hafezali Iqbal Hussain, Head of Research from Taylor's Business School, argues that allowing Malaysians to withdraw from the EPF accounts may cause future problems and exacerbate the underlying issue of income inequality, suggesting instead for strengthening of social security for B40 groups.

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6

NFT Phenomenon - A Glimpse into the Future of Crypto Economy

Dr Nor Shaipah Abdul Wahab, Head of School of Accounting and Finance, Taylor’s University, unpacks the weird and wonderful world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and how the crypto economy disrupts current practices.

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7

Family Business: Managing Emotions in A Family Business

How does one manage negative emotions and conflicts when running a family business? This is addressed by a co-written article by Dr Johnben Loy, founder and clinical director of Rekindle Centre for Systemic Therapy, and Dr Feranita is a senior lecturer at Taylor’s Business School.

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8

Taylor’s Students and Unilever Food Solutions Curate Plant-based Meals

Teaming up with chefs from Unilever Food Solutions to curate a plant-based menu, Taylor’s Culinology students gained valuable industry insight and experience as part of the Taylor’sphere ecosystem.

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9

Taylor’s Continues to Pave The Way in Rankings 

Taylor’s University’s meteoric rise in the QS rankings are largely a result of the university’s innovative approach to teaching and learning, such as embedded multidisciplinary projects within the Taylor’sphere ecosystem.

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