At around the same time a team from Changi was preparing to open a new airport in Jeddah, scores of Saudi princes, ministers and business tycoons were rounded up and detained in The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.
The luxury hotel, which became a holding place for the kingdom's elite after the unprecedented crackdown last November by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - who was named heir to the throne in June - resumed normal business just last weekend.
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Thank you for reading The Straits Times
You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.
What is Premium?