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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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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
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
November 23, 2014
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
Myanmar continues to backslide on reforms. It might be time to stop giving its leaders the benefit of the doubt.
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
With Aplomb and Relief Cambodia Brings Its Water Festival Back
November 10, 2014
With Aplomb and Relief Cambodia Brings Its Water Festival Back
Held for the first time since a tragic crush killed hundreds, this year the festival passed without incident.
With Aplomb and Relief Cambodia Brings Its Water Festival Back
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
October 31, 2014
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
Tasked with conducting a feasibility study for a bourse in Laos, the KRX apparently couldn’t resist a little copy and paste.
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
Interview: Sebastian Strangio
October 30, 2014
Interview: Sebastian Strangio
The Diplomat’s Luke Hunt speaks with the author of Hun Sen’s Cambodia.
Interview: Sebastian Strangio
Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.
October 24, 2014
Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.
The release comes soon after the US lifted a ban on weapons sales to Vietnam.
Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.
Malaysia’s Reputation Hinges on MH370, Not on UNSC or Terrorists
October 18, 2014
Malaysia’s Reputation Hinges on MH370, Not on UNSC or Terrorists
The mysteries of the missing flight create doubts that will continue to plague the Najib government.
Malaysia’s Reputation Hinges on MH370, Not on UNSC or Terrorists
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite May Face ICC Probe Over Land Grab
October 07, 2014
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite May Face ICC Probe Over Land Grab
A criminal complaint has been filed with the International Criminal Court, alleging crimes against humanity.
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite May Face ICC Probe Over Land Grab
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
October 02, 2014
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
The bloc has finally broken its silence. Can it now contribute to the fight against the terrorist outfit?
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
October 01, 2014
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
There's a heavy sigh from viewers in Asia as Canberra loses an important plank in its soft power.
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
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