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Nation 16 Nov 2018 | 9:24 AM

Penang passes Bill to limit chief minister's tenure to two terms

GEORGE TOWN: In what is believed to be the first in the country, a Bill to limit an elected representative from being appointed as Chief Minister to no more than two terms was tabled and passed at the state legislative assembly.

AseanPlus News 10 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Philippine minister: Duterte doesn’t have cancer

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, the acting interior minister said, after the firebrand leader underwent tests in a private hospital.

World 31 May 2019 | 5:32 PM

Modi surprises markets by naming Sitharaman as India's finance minister

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday surprised markets by naming Nirmala Sitharaman, formerly the country's defence minister, as the next finance minister at a time when Asia's third-largest economy is stuttering.

World 01 Jul 2019 | 2:02 AM

Two aides to Lebanese minister killed as convoy hit by gunfire - minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two aides to a Lebanese Druze minister were killed on Sunday when his convoy came under fire as it passed through an area loyal to a rival Druze faction, in what the minister called an assassination attempt.

Nation 12 Jun 2019 | 1:46 AM

Minister accused of being in sex video attends Cabinet meeting

PUTRAJAYA: The minister said to be the individual in the gay sex video attended the weekly Cabinet meeting as usual on Wednesday (June 12).

World 31 May 2019 | 4:44 PM

Modi names Sitharaman as India's finance minister

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named Nirmala Sitharaman, previously the country's defence minister, as the next finance minister, while the chief of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will become home minister.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Singapore finance minister named new DPM in Cabinet reshuffle

SINGAPORE: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will become deputy prime minister from May 1, in a move that cements his standing as Singapore’s next prime minister.

AseanPlus News 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

World 17 Feb 2019 | 9:56 PM

Netanyahu gives up role as Israel's foreign minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday handed over his role as foreign minister to intelligence minister Israel Katz, giving up the portfolio he has held since 2015.

World 28 Oct 2018 | 5:20 PM

South African home affairs minister says he was blackmailed over sex video

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Sunday he had faced blackmail threats over a private sex video that was leaked after his phone was hacked when he was finance minister.