Malaysia’s Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government | Election News

Malaysia's Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government |  Election News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Anwar Ibrahim has started work as Malaysia’s prime minister after promising to lead a government inclusive of everyone in the multiethnic, multireligious Southeast Asian nation. Anwar clocked in at 9am (01:00 GMT) at the prime minister’s office in the country’s administrative capital Putrajaya on Friday, after being sworn into office by … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly lower, Tokyo inflation at highest in 40 years; US markets closed

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly lower, Tokyo inflation at highest in 40 years;  US markets closed

Proposed G-7 price cap may not have any effect whatsoever on Russia, says Wood Mackenzie The Group of Seven (G7) nations’ proposed price cap for Russian oil of between $65 and $70 a barrel may not be a significant deterrent for Moscow, according to Wood Mackenzie. The planned cap is not expected to make a … Read more

Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim’s rise to prime minister | Politics News

Malaysians celebrate Anwar Ibrahim's rise to prime minister |  Politics News

For Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters, his appointment as Malaysia’s new prime minister has been a long time coming. The 75-year-old opposition leader secured the Southeast Asian country’s top job on Thursday after his king intervened in the political impasse that followed last weekend’s inconclusive general election and named him the country’s 10th prime minister. It was … Read more

New Malaysian PM Anwar vows to heal divided nation, economy

New Malaysian PM Anwar vows to heal divided nation, economy

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Long-time reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister Thursday and vowed to heal a racially divided nation, fight corruption and revive an economy struggling with the rising cost of living. His rise to the top a was a victory for political reformers who were locked in … Read more

Anwar Ibrahim makes history as tenth Malaysian prime minister

Anwar Ibrahim makes history as tenth Malaysian prime minister

Long-time Malaysian statesman Anwar Ibrahim is the country’s new prime minister after the Southeast Asian nation’s palace made the announcement on Thursday ending a protracted election deadlock. Following the meeting with state rulers and in line with the Malaysian constitution, the king appointed Anwar as the Southeast Asian nation’s tenth prime minister. The king said … Read more

Malaysia faces hung parliament for first time in history

Malaysia faces hung parliament for first time in history

Malaysia was facing a hung parliament for the first time in its history as support for a conservative Islamic alliance prevented major coalitions from winning a simple majority in a general election. Without a clear winner, political uncertainty could persist as Malaysia faces slowing economic growth and rising inflation. He has had three prime ministers … Read more

Mahathir Mohamad: Ex-Malaysia PM loses seat in shock defeat | News

Mahathir Mohamad: Ex-Malaysia PM loses seat in shock defeat |  News

The 97-year-old elder statesman of Malaysian politics lost his parliamentary seat – the first electoral defeat in 53 years. Train Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has lost his parliamentary seat in Saturday’s general electionslikely ending the career of one of Asia’s most enduring politicians. Mahathir came in fourth in a five-way fight in his long-held … Read more

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

Pelosi meets Singapore leaders at start of Asia tour

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing. Pelosi met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Halimah Yacob and other Cabinet … Read more