In a wide-ranging, 70-minute interview with local media at the Istana on Wednesday (Jan14), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government is changing. Mr Lee gave his take on the approach to governing a more educated and expressive Singapore society, the evolution of the political system, the Singaporean-foreigner divide, and the need to press on with efforts to restructure the economy.
Once the rising star of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s largest party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s 16-year saga in and out of courts for sodomy charges has kept Malaysia on a political edge and shone the international spotlight on the country.Here are some of the key events in his political career:
Mr Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's seventh president on Oct 20. Here's a look at Mr Widodo's rise.