19 PEOPLE TO WATCH IN 2019 - Singapore/Foreign

Face to watch in 2019: Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi prince

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's moves are likely to face closer scrutiny after the death of a journalist.
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's moves are likely to face closer scrutiny after the death of a journalist.

For the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman, 33, the coming year will likely be one focused on reaffirming his position at home and on the world stage.

Where once he was hailed as a reformer and feted in Western capitals, the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi - alongside allegations of the prince's direct involvement in it - has dealt a blow to his reputation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi prince'. Print Edition | Subscribe