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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.

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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
Management Culture and Airline Tragedies
January 06, 2015
Management Culture and Airline Tragedies
Airline pilots raise questions about a possible clash between management culture and air safety.
Management Culture and Airline Tragedies
HIV Tragedy Tops 200 in Cambodia
December 30, 2014
HIV Tragedy Tops 200 in Cambodia
One unlicensed doctor appears to have caused a major outbreak of the virus.
HIV Tragedy Tops 200 in Cambodia
Spare a Thought for the Tiger of East Asia, It’s Almost Gone
December 19, 2014
Spare a Thought for the Tiger of East Asia, It’s Almost Gone
Abysmal efforts by governments in the region have seen the iconic animal poached into near extinction.
Spare a Thought for the Tiger of East Asia, It’s Almost Gone
Boxing's Great Leap Forward
December 12, 2014
Boxing's Great Leap Forward
Pro boxing is taking off in China, helped by the emergence of a home-grown star.
Boxing's Great Leap Forward
Maguindanao Victims Still Await Justice
December 09, 2014
Maguindanao Victims Still Await Justice
Five years after a horrific massacre in the Philippines, the wheels of justice are turning very slowly.
Maguindanao Victims Still Await Justice
Vietnam Again Puts Cambodia on the Spot Over Montagnards
December 04, 2014
Vietnam Again Puts Cambodia on the Spot Over Montagnards
Criticism of Cambodia’s handling of asylum seekers also puts a recent Australian deal back in the spotlight.
Vietnam Again Puts Cambodia on the Spot Over Montagnards
Stunning Honesty From Sarawak's New Chief Minister
November 25, 2014
Stunning Honesty From Sarawak's New Chief Minister
Adenan Satem shocks observers by calling out the state’s rampant corruption.
Stunning Honesty From Sarawak's New Chief Minister
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