Bhavan Jaipragas

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23 Apr 2019 | 4:26 PM

Heng Swee Keat appointed deputy prime minister in Singapore cabinet reshuffle

Heng, 57, will be the sole No.2 leader after current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The announcement also said Lee would move his two current deputies, Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to senior minister roles

10 Feb 2019 | 7:38 AM

Confusion reigns: what next after Thai princess’s election bid was dismissed by king on television?

Analysts unsure what to make of Princess Ubolratana’s nomination being dismissed by brother King Vajiralongkorn hours after it was announced

11 Oct 2018 | 7:34 AM

Chinese investment in Malaysia: don’t judge it by controversies with Mahathir

While the media focuses on the US$23 billion worth of Chinese-backed projects opposed by the Malaysian prime minister, it’s easy to forget the smaller scale successes, says economist

29 Aug 2018 | 1:35 PM

Malaysian housing minister walks back Mahathir’s ban of overseas buyers in Country Garden project

Bhavan Jaipragas in Kuala Lumpur, Pearl Liu,

21 Aug 2018 | 3:43 PM

Chinese ‘projects will not go on’: Mahathir blasts Najib’s ‘stupidity’

Renegotiation of deals worth tens of billions of dollars appears to have stalled as Malaysian leader wraps up five-day visit to China

21 Apr 2017 | 4:42 PM

Can China really deliver Malaysia’s Singapore slayer?

Experts say Beijing is pouring investment into the Melaka Gateway project because it wants to secure its trade routes as part of its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative