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World 06 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Thai opposition claims to win over some ruling MPs

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's opposition Democrat Party said on Saturday several parties in the ruling coalition were willing to switch sides and form a government with it.

Nation 28 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Not good to switch sides, say BN leaders

MPs and assemblyman should not switch parties because it goes against the mandate given by the people, said several Barisan Nasional leaders.

World 01 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Big challenges for Somalia's new Islamist leader

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Somalia's first Islamist president will need outside financial support and must placate the nation's myriad clans to have any chance of stabilising the country after 18 years of violence.

World 03 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Venezuela's Chavez celebrates 10 years in power

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez marked 10 years in power on Monday and declared a national holiday to celebrate as he seeks to win a referendum vote this month that could help him stay in power for another decade or more.

Nation 08 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Najib: We will succeed in Perak

Barisan Nasional intends to do well in governing Perak despite taking over the state with only the support of three Independent assemblymen who had quit Pakatan Rakyat.

Nation 16 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Anwar offered me the DPM’s post, says Anifah

WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman has revealed that Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had offered him the post of Deputy Prime Minister as bait to switch sides after the general election last year.

Nation 17 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

No offer made to Anifah, says Anwar

PETALING JAYA: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has denied that he made any offer to Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman as incentive to join Pakatan Rakyat last year.

Nation 17 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Anifah: 'I will not apologise to Anwar'

Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman will not apologise to Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for claims that he had been offered a deputy ministership post as incentive to join Pakatan Rakyat.

Nation 18 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Anifah prepared to face any legal action by Anwar

SEPANG: Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman stands by his claim that Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim offered him the Deputy Prime Minister's post as an incentive to join Pakatan Rakyat.

World 29 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

SCENARIOS - Japan PM, party scramble as election forecast grim

TOKYO (Reuters) - Speculation is swirling over whether unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso will call an election, due by October, that his party looks likely to lose, as well as whether his party will dump him ahead of the poll.