Kyrgyzstan sentences ex-PM to 15 years over China corruption scandal

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan’s former prime minister was sentenced to 15 years of prison on corruption charges Friday in a trial that roiled the national elite and fuelled suspicion over China’s economic clout. Sapar Isakov, who headed the Central Asian country’s government from 2017 to 2018 was one of eight defendants on trial for corruption linked to […]

Khalid Samad gets highest vote in party leadership committee polls

The president, deputy president and three vice-presidents will be appointed from the 27 shortlisted Amanah leaders at a private meeting. SHAH ALAM: All Amanah ministers maintained their positions in the party’s national leadership committee in elections held today. Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad came in first with 786 votes during the first-ever party elections. Others […]