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