Singapore has embraced a post-pandemic transition, thanks to a high vaccination rate and an imminent mass roll-out of ‘bivalent’ booster shots, and will continue with its plans to open up.
PAS, one of the parties in ex-premier Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional coalition, has long unnerved Malaysia’s minority groups with its hardline Islamist stance.
Anwar has his work cut out as he aims to keep the peace within his ‘Unity Government’ and steer Malaysia forward after years of political turmoil.
Muhyiddin’s strategy of pitching Perikatan Nasional as conservative alternative to major parties could have worked in rural constituencies.
Umno is seeking a return to power in Malaysia this week, four years after a crushing defeat in the historic 2018 election and since returning to power in 2020.
Malaysia’s tumultuous political scene, coloured by corruption and politicking, is further complicated by racial policies, the rising cost of living, economic uncertainty and an election held during monsoon season.
Women make up more than half of Malaysia’s registered voters, but in the last general election less than 11 per cent of state assembly candidates were female, meaning women’s issues are often neglected.
Recent measures in Singapore aim to slow pace of price increase for resale HDB flats, while Hong Kong has stuck to its policies despite home prices being in the midst of a five-year low.
Analysts say it might be a ‘tall order’ for any group to win a supermajority this time, given the larger number of parties and coalitions in the fight.
Fight-or-flight response triggered by radical change in environment, crowd density among key factors for disasters, experts say.
Asian consumers are snapping up the pound in anticipation of lower-cost holidays but it is a less rosy picture for UK-based workers and for Asian firms dependent on exports to Britain.
A number of destinations across Asia are looking to welcome tourists after a lengthy period of border restrictions.
Despite growing indications that the Singapore government could soon strike down a colonial-era anti-gay law, marriage equality is unlikely to be next.
Non-delivery of six littoral combat ships adds to crisis facing Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s administration, could implicate top Umno leadership and affect voter sentiment.
Rents in Singapore’s private residential market rose by double-digits in the first half of this year, a rate not seen since 2007.
The heirs are the descendants of the Sultan of Sulu, who entered into a deal in 1878 with a colonial British trading company to exploit resources in his territory.
Amid the economic crisis, with food, fuel and medicine shortages, the president and prime minister have both said they’ll resign; protesters are refusing to leave government buildings until the men have formally gone.
Indonesia’s ‘historical nostalgia’, Cold War neutrality means Russia isn’t all that cut off from the world.
Outrage over now-suspended ruling party spokeswoman’s inflammatory remarks on Islam’s founder has forced the Modi government to douse a diplomatic backlash from the Arab world.
The defence meeting, which began in 2002, is up and running again, in person, for the 19th time after a two-year pandemic-related pause; China’s Defence Minister is among those expected to give a talk to participants this year.