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Luke Hunt

He has served as bureau chief for Agence France-Presse in Cambodia and in Afghanistan during the Taliban occupation where he was commended by the United Nations for the ‘best and most insightful’ coverage of the Afghan civil war.

Follow him on Twitter at @lukeanthonyhunt.

Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering
May 24, 2015
Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering
The need for a coherent region-wide strategy for the Mekong has never been greater.
Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering
Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus
May 20, 2015
Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus
“Naypyidaw is under a harsh spotlight.”
Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus
ASEAN’s Refugee Embarrassment
May 15, 2015
ASEAN’s Refugee Embarrassment
The Rohingya refugee crisis is quite possibly the greatest embarrassment ASEAN has ever faced.
ASEAN’s Refugee Embarrassment
A Bovine Warning for Cambodia’s Rice Crop
May 08, 2015
A Bovine Warning for Cambodia’s Rice Crop
An ancient tradition sends a worrying signal to the nation’s farmers.
A Bovine Warning for Cambodia’s Rice Crop
The Asia-Pacific's Rising Terrorist Threat
May 08, 2015
The Asia-Pacific's Rising Terrorist Threat
The foiled terrorist strikes this year are an ugly omen of more to come.
The Asia-Pacific's Rising Terrorist Threat
It’s Time ASEAN Took a Good Look at Its Gallows
April 30, 2015
It’s Time ASEAN Took a Good Look at Its Gallows
The bloc has rarely discussed the death penalty. It is time it did.
It’s Time ASEAN Took a Good Look at Its Gallows
China to Cambodia: Don’t Mention the War
April 23, 2015
China to Cambodia: Don’t Mention the War
China marks an important occasion in Cambodia, without mentioning the occasion.
China to Cambodia: Don’t Mention the War
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
April 17, 2015
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
In a rare win for environmentalists, a new study suggests a remote park is not yet an “empty forest.”
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
Thai Stick and the Surfing Life
April 10, 2015
Thai Stick and the Surfing Life
A scholarly work on the illicit marijuana trade from Southeast Asia may now be turned into a film.
Thai Stick and the Surfing Life
The Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef
April 07, 2015
The Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef
A new plan to protect the natural wonder enjoys rare bipartisan support in Australia.
The Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
April 03, 2015
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
The political paralysis enveloping Malaysia has taken a predictable turn for the worse.
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
Burmese Leaders Outed by Global Witness Over Alleged Land Grabs
March 27, 2015
Burmese Leaders Outed by Global Witness Over Alleged Land Grabs
A new report reveals the extent of land grabbing in Myanmar, especially along the border with China.
Burmese Leaders Outed by Global Witness Over Alleged Land Grabs
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
March 23, 2015
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
Even with the South China Sea disputes, ASEAN countries insist they are committed to China’s new development bank.
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
Philippines Peace Deal Again Under Threat
March 16, 2015
Philippines Peace Deal Again Under Threat
Another round of violence in the south of the country puts a hard-earned peace agreement at risk.
Philippines Peace Deal Again Under Threat
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
March 10, 2015
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
With ongoing reclamation work, the outlook for the region remains grim.
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
Cambodia: When Clouds Fell
March 06, 2015
Cambodia: When Clouds Fell
Cambodian politics, tragedy and a victim’s confrontation with Pol Pot’s surviving henchmen.
Cambodia: When Clouds Fell
Jokowi’s Inglorious Presidency Already Under Heavy Fire
February 28, 2015
Jokowi’s Inglorious Presidency Already Under Heavy Fire
With his hard line on the death penalty, Indonesia’s president risks damaging his country’s reputation abroad.
Jokowi’s Inglorious Presidency Already Under Heavy Fire
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Taps Himself for Glory
February 20, 2015
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Taps Himself for Glory
The prime minister is planning a major memorial in the capital.
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Taps Himself for Glory
Malaysia’s Idea of Independence Leaves Others Wondering
February 13, 2015
Malaysia’s Idea of Independence Leaves Others Wondering
The authorities have been quick – very quick – in responding to the Anwar verdict and its fallout.
Malaysia’s Idea of Independence Leaves Others Wondering
Cambodia: A Tale of Two Outbreaks
February 04, 2015
Cambodia: A Tale of Two Outbreaks
A tragic HIV outbreak in rural Cambodia has received scant attention.
Cambodia: A Tale of Two Outbreaks
Chinese Activists Cut Across Indochina in Search of Asylum
January 30, 2015
Chinese Activists Cut Across Indochina in Search of Asylum
The couple have spent three months trekking through China, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Chinese Activists Cut Across Indochina in Search of Asylum
Cambodia: Justice Delayed
January 26, 2015
Cambodia: Justice Delayed
Lawyers for Pol Pot’s henchmen are proving skillful at delaying their clients’ trials.
Cambodia: Justice Delayed
Praying for a Pope and a Dose of Common Sense
January 09, 2015
Praying for a Pope and a Dose of Common Sense
Will the pontiff be able to sway the notoriously conservative Philippine Catholic Church?
Praying for a Pope and a Dose of Common Sense
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
January 06, 2015
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
The government chose the holiday season to crack down on its ethnic Hmong population.
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
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