Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00
New cabinet to be in office by June if polls held in Feb
A NEW CABINET is expected to assume office by June next year, though the junta will retain full powers until the new government is sworn in, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 01:00
Ex-PDRC leader becomes new government spokesman
GENERAL PRAYUT Chan-o-cha’s government is going into full political mode now that the election is fast approaching, replacing its soldier spokesperson Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd with professional politician Puttipong Punnakanta.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:23
Bhutan seeks happiness in a new government
Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom jammed between India and China, voted in a national election Thursday guaranteed to usher in a new ruling party which must boost the economy without compromising the country's fierce independent streak.
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 01:00
Malaysia dashes LGBT hopes for change
The new government has indicated that tolerance for diversity is still a long way off
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:21
Thai migrants warned of Malaysian crackdown
The Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has warned Thai nationals in Malaysia about the new governments' crackdown on illegal immigrants from July 1, following the termination of Malaysia's "Rehiring Programme" for illegal immigrants.
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:08
Mahathir says to review Malaysia-Singapore stock market trading link, confirms central bank chief has quit
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (June 6) his new government will study a project announced by the previous administration to form a new trading link between the stock markets of Singapore and Malaysia.
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:40
Malaysia draws China link to huge financial scandal
Malaysia's ousted leader has denied wrongdoing over a $2.4 billion China-backed pipeline deal after the new government said the project was "highly suspicious" and linked it to a massive financial scandal.
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:41
Asian investors extend global rally after healthy US jobs report
Asian markets rallied Monday following a forecast-busting US jobs report that reaffirmed the world's top economy is improving, while investors were also cheered by the formation of new governments in Italy and Spain.
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 01:00
Don't use funds from Petronas, says Najib
PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Tun Razak has urged the new government not to plunder funds from Petronas for bailouts.
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:16
Police search scandal-tainted Malaysian ex-premier's home
Police conducted an extensive search of the home of Malaysia's scandal-tainted former premier on Thursday that his lawyer decried as "harassment", as the new government presses forward with probes into a massive graft scandal after seizing power in historic elections.
Fri, 11 May 2018 01:00
The ‘earthquake’ that swept Mahathir to power
It was a night when the earth moved as one Barisan parliamentary seat after another tumbled and shortly after 11pm on Wednesday, Dr Mahathir Mohamad declared that Putrajaya had fallen to the Pakatan Harapan coalition and Malaysia had a new government.
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:00
Fishing industry welcomes efforts to mitigate new IUU measures
THE FISHING industry has largely welcomed new government measures to assist struggling fishermen, including a plan to buy unused fishing vessels, set up a relief fund and provide low-interest loans.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:00
Thai reaction shows EU was premature in lifting sanctions
I wish the EU had waited until the election is completed and the new government formed before easing its political sanctions on Thailand.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:00
Same old faces may not meet reform goals: critics
THE new government-appointed reform committees may not be able to realise intended reforms, given a lack of diversity among members and a constraining legal framework, analysts have said.
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:41
Carbon pricing necessitates asset optimization – smart manufacturing gets smarter
In a complex and volatile marketplace, the industry needs to be prepared for new government legislation to reduce emissions.