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Luke Hunt
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.

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Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
April 23, 2014
Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
Officials nonetheless remain committed to introducing the harsh penalties.
Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
Baptisms in Doubt as Brunei Readies for Sharia Law
April 20, 2014
Baptisms in Doubt as Brunei Readies for Sharia Law
A Catholic priest warns that Baptisms would have to cease under the new laws.
Baptisms in Doubt as Brunei Readies for Sharia Law
Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
April 16, 2014
Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
With an eye on a TPP trade deal, Vietnam releases some high profile writers and activists.
Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
Jokowi Still Favorite to Be Indonesia's Next President
April 11, 2014
Jokowi Still Favorite to Be Indonesia's Next President
His party underperformed in legislative polls this week, but the Jakarta governor is still the frontrunner for the presidency.
Jokowi Still Favorite to Be Indonesia's Next President
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
April 08, 2014
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
Hearings in the next case against surviving leaders of the Pol Pot regime are expected to begin later this year.
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
April 07, 2014
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
Hopes that the ASEAN Economic Community will be ready to launch on time look increasingly ambitious.
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
ICJ Orders an End to Whaling in Southern Ocean
April 01, 2014
ICJ Orders an End to Whaling in Southern Ocean
Japan promises to comply with a ruling that found its annual whale hunt to be illegal.
ICJ Orders an End to Whaling in Southern Ocean
Politicians and Corporates Ensure Acrid Haze Returns
April 01, 2014
Politicians and Corporates Ensure Acrid Haze Returns
Despite lawsuits and stiff penalties, Southeast Asia’s fires continue to burn.
Politicians and Corporates Ensure Acrid Haze Returns
ANZ Sees Further Restructuring of ASEAN Businesses
March 27, 2014
ANZ Sees Further Restructuring of ASEAN Businesses
The Australian bank wants to cut ties with Cambodia’s Royal Group ahead of AEC launch.
ANZ Sees Further Restructuring of ASEAN Businesses
Malaysian PM: Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean
March 25, 2014
Malaysian PM: Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean
Malaysia confirms the Boeing 777 went down in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean as recovery teams mobilize.
Malaysian PM: Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean
Surging ASEAN Trade Prompts Banking Realignment
March 22, 2014
Surging ASEAN Trade Prompts Banking Realignment
Regional banks are getting busy ahead of the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community.
Surging ASEAN Trade Prompts Banking Realignment
Uyghurs Test ASEAN's Refugee Credentials
March 19, 2014
Uyghurs Test ASEAN's Refugee Credentials
Despite facing religious and ethnic discrimination in China, Uyghur refugees are often sent back.
Uyghurs Test ASEAN's Refugee Credentials
Flight 370: Malaysia’s Seminal Moment
March 14, 2014
Flight 370: Malaysia’s Seminal Moment
The saga of the missing airliner has cast serious doubts on the Malaysian bureaucracy.
Flight 370: Malaysia’s Seminal Moment
Taib Mahmud’s Really Excellent Retirement
March 07, 2014
Taib Mahmud’s Really Excellent Retirement
Sarawak’s chief minister steps down with an impressive fortune, and a barrage of legal assaults.
Taib Mahmud’s Really Excellent Retirement
The Good Lord Returns to <i>The Killing Fields</i>
March 07, 2014
The Good Lord Returns to The Killing Fields
Producer David Puttnam recently visited Cambodia for a special screening of his award-winning 1984 film.
The Good Lord Returns to The Killing Fields
Another Vietnamese Blogger Jailed
March 06, 2014
Another Vietnamese Blogger Jailed
Truong Duy Nhat was sentenced to two years behind bars for criticizing the communist government.
Another Vietnamese Blogger Jailed
Thai Troubles Spoil Southern Peace Talks
February 27, 2014
Thai Troubles Spoil Southern Peace Talks
Malaysian negotiators and Thai rebels want to stop regional bloodshed by the end of next year.
Thai Troubles Spoil Southern Peace Talks
Brunei’s Royal Partiers May Have To Curb Their Enthusiasm
February 25, 2014
Brunei’s Royal Partiers May Have To Curb Their Enthusiasm
The introduction of Sharia Law will put an end to the alcohol-fueled soirees enjoyed by Brunei’s rich.
Brunei’s Royal Partiers May Have To Curb Their Enthusiasm
Singapore Diplomat Jailed for Inflating Tarts
February 21, 2014
Singapore Diplomat Jailed for Inflating Tarts
The city-state makes good on its promise to root out government corruption.
Singapore Diplomat Jailed for Inflating Tarts
Vietnam: Dancing with the Scars of ‘79
February 17, 2014
Vietnam: Dancing with the Scars of ‘79
Anti-China protesters put Vietnamese authorities in an awkward position over the weekend.
Vietnam: Dancing with the Scars of ‘79
Dengue Fever on the Rise in Southeast Asia
February 14, 2014
Dengue Fever on the Rise in Southeast Asia
Malaysia could experience its worst ever outbreak as the region explores a honey-based treatment.
Dengue Fever on the Rise in Southeast Asia
Indonesia Boycotts Singapore Airshow
February 12, 2014
Indonesia Boycotts Singapore Airshow
The controversial naming of an Indonesian naval ship has sparked a row between the neighboring countries.
Indonesia Boycotts Singapore Airshow
Pardon, Was That a Chemical Weapons Factory in Myanmar?
February 07, 2014
Pardon, Was That a Chemical Weapons Factory in Myanmar?
If the Myanmar government truly has nothing to hide, it should welcome a UN inquiry.
Pardon, Was That a Chemical Weapons Factory in Myanmar?
Unloved ASEAN Leaders put on Notice Ahead of AEC
February 04, 2014
Unloved ASEAN Leaders put on Notice Ahead of AEC
The disparity between ruling elites and average citizens complicate “ASEAN’s EU.”
Unloved ASEAN Leaders put on Notice Ahead of AEC
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