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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.

Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
April 22, 2017
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
Raymond Koh's disappearance is worthy of comparisons with Sombath Somphone.
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
April 14, 2017
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
A recent incident exposes the country’s – and the region’s – lingering challenges on this front.
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Recent Rape Controversy?
April 12, 2017
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Recent Rape Controversy?
A lawmaker’s comments have sparked outrage in the country.
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Recent Rape Controversy?
Cambodia Boosts Ties with China Amid Anxiety
April 04, 2017
Cambodia Boosts Ties with China Amid Anxiety
A sister cities agreement is only one component of a relationship with significant opportunities and risks for both sides.
Cambodia Boosts Ties with China Amid Anxiety
Should Cambodia Forget Forgiveness in its US Debt Controversy?
March 23, 2017
Should Cambodia Forget Forgiveness in its US Debt Controversy?
The country has few options to deal with the issue.
Should Cambodia Forget Forgiveness in its US Debt Controversy?
North Korea-Cambodia Relations: The Sound of Silence
March 21, 2017
North Korea-Cambodia Relations: The Sound of Silence
Ties between the two countries do not seem as chummy as they used to be.
North Korea-Cambodia Relations: The Sound of Silence
Myanmar's Rohingya Crackdown 'Crimes Against Humanity': Top UN Official
March 16, 2017
Myanmar's Rohingya Crackdown 'Crimes Against Humanity': Top UN Official
Rapporteur says Aung San Suu Kyi must answer for atrocities.
Myanmar's Rohingya Crackdown 'Crimes Against Humanity': Top UN Official
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
March 13, 2017
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
Despite the scandals, Malaysian prime minister has the moral high ground.
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
Duterte’s Wars Aren’t Working for the Philippines
March 03, 2017
Duterte’s Wars Aren’t Working for the Philippines
The beheading of a German hostage is the latest sign that his assaults on drugs and criminality have seen few gains.
Duterte’s Wars Aren’t Working for the Philippines
Why Angelina Jolie's New Cambodia Movie Matters
February 24, 2017
Why Angelina Jolie's New Cambodia Movie Matters
The film is an important addition to a genre that continues to be of interest to the country.
Why Angelina Jolie's New Cambodia Movie Matters
Why Did Cambodia's Opposition Leader Quit?
February 14, 2017
Why Did Cambodia's Opposition Leader Quit?
Sam Rainsy has resigned ahead of the country's elections.
Why Did Cambodia's Opposition Leader Quit?
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
February 11, 2017
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Uncertainty still lingers over specifics.
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Is ASEAN Really Worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize?
February 01, 2017
Is ASEAN Really Worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize?
Public faith in government and institutions are at a very low ebb.
Is ASEAN Really Worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize?
Are Duterte's Drug War Killings Crimes Against Humanity?
February 01, 2017
Are Duterte's Drug War Killings Crimes Against Humanity?
A new report by Amnesty International makes the case.
Are Duterte's Drug War Killings Crimes Against Humanity?
Najib’s Window Dressing Can't Hide Malaysia's Woes
January 31, 2017
Najib’s Window Dressing Can't Hide Malaysia's Woes
The embattled premier’s cosmetic measures cannot conceal economic realities in the country.
Najib’s Window Dressing Can't Hide Malaysia's Woes
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
January 19, 2017
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
A recent anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect honestly about her mine clearance legacy.
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
Vietnam's Religious Law: Testing the Faithful
January 12, 2017
Vietnam's Religious Law: Testing the Faithful
Vietnam's new Law on Belief and Religion sparks worry about freedom of religion in the communist country.
Vietnam's Religious Law: Testing the Faithful
Singapore and Cambodia: A Relationship Built on Sand
January 11, 2017
Singapore and Cambodia: A Relationship Built on Sand
A visit by the Singaporean president fails to allay environmental concerns.
Singapore and Cambodia: A Relationship Built on Sand
Genocide or Not, Time to Act on Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis
January 05, 2017
Genocide or Not, Time to Act on Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis
Arguments over terminology aside, ongoing atrocities need to stop.
Genocide or Not, Time to Act on Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
December 30, 2016
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
Private banker jailed for 30 months.
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
In ASEAN, Holidays Are Far From Happy
December 22, 2016
In ASEAN, Holidays Are Far From Happy
Across Southeast Asia, the holidays are a reminder of the many problems the region still faces.
In ASEAN, Holidays Are Far From Happy
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
December 19, 2016
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
Immigration chief heads to the United States to ensure a resettlement deal holds under Donald Trump.
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
Time for an ASEAN Criminal Court?
December 16, 2016
Time for an ASEAN Criminal Court?
A look at a proposal for the regional grouping.
Time for an ASEAN Criminal Court?
Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
December 01, 2016
Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
Couples spend $50,000 on Cambodian gestational surrogates.
Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
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