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

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

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 its 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

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

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

Hong Kong movers: Casinos, technology stocks drop on rising China case numbers Hong Kong-listed stocks related to reopening and technology fell in Asia’s morning session following reports of a surge of Covid cases in China. Shares of casino operator MGM China fell more than 4%, Wynn Macau lost 2.5%, Sands China fell 3%, and SJM … 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

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. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has lost his parliamentary seat in Saturday’s general elections, likely ending the career of one of Asia’s most enduring politicians. Mahathir came in fourth in a five-way fight in his … Read more

Everyone involved in Brad Pitt’s F1 film

Everyone involved in Brad Pitt’s F1 film

Start, Singapore GP 2022 © Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. All teams and drivers will get involved in a feature film about Formula 1 involving Hollywood icon Brad Pitt. “It’s exciting because all the teams will be involved,” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali, speaking in Austin where 58-year-old Pitt is a prominent guest at the US … Read more

CEO of Singapore healthcare startup Homage shares top tips for success

CEO of Singapore healthcare startup Homage shares top tips for success

After spending 15 years abroad, Singaporean entrepreneur Gillian Tee decided to return home in 2016 to be closer to her family. It was what she called “the perfect storm.”  Three of her close relatives were living with chronic illnesses and Tee quickly discovered the “pain points” of caring for individuals who need specialized care.  “Let’s … Read more

Anthony Bourdain’s unrealized dream comes to life

Anthony Bourdain’s unrealized dream comes to life

Anthony Bourdain traveled the world, ate everything from silkworm larvae soup in Seoul to seal eyes in Quebec, and broke bread with presidents and prime ministers. But he had one notable food dream that was never realized: opening a global market. In 2013, he first met with Singapore food expert K.F. Seetoh about working together … Read more

Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific

Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific

Business travelers are on the road again. So there’s no better time for CNBC Travel to name the best hotels for business travel across Asia-Pacific. CNBC joined with the market and consumer data firm Statista to produce rankings of the “Best Hotels for Business Travelers.” A second list of rankings for hotels in Europe and … Read more