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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.

The Unsinkable Najib Razak
June 19, 2017
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
Even as 1MDB and other scandals claim further scalps, Malaysia's prime minister is expected to win the next election.
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
June 17, 2017
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
An ongoing family feud erupted this week in the city-state.
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
June 06, 2017
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
Preliminary results indicate an outcome that is boost for the ruling party and a blow to an embattled opposition.
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
May 30, 2017
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
Results will determine how firm the strongman’s grip is over the country.
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
May 23, 2017
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
Female laborers are often paid less than half that of men, and some are working to change that.
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
The History and Future of Southeast Asia
May 13, 2017
The History and Future of Southeast Asia
Luke Hunt speaks with legendary journalist James Pringle about the history and future of Southeast Asia and other current developments.
The History and Future of Southeast Asia
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
May 13, 2017
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
Prime minister's outburst follows warnings of war if his party loses elections.
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
May 10, 2017
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
Report contradicts the official position that industrial-scale illegal logging is finished.
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
May 05, 2017
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
As discussions continue, the future of one of the world’s greatest rivers is as bleak as ever.
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?
April 28, 2017
Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?
It has been another poor year for the subregion in the annual World Press Freedom Index.
Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?
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?
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?
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