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Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt is a Southeast Asia correspondent for The Diplomat and has worked in journalism for more than 25 years. He can be followed on Patreon and Twitter.

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.

Posts by Luke Hunt
May 29, 2023

Pumping Up Myanmar’s Junta With Guns, Trade, and Tourism

By Luke Hunt
Fresh reports further undermine ASEAN's credibility in Myanmar.

May 24, 2023

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Tells Countries to Stay Silent on Election Process

By Luke Hunt
More revolutionary plots are alleged ahead of the July 23 poll.
May 09, 2023

Indonesia Rescues 20 From Traffickers in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
Jakarta bans its migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.

May 01, 2023

An Australian Who Worked to Restore Cambodian Culture Dies at 76

By Luke Hunt
The passing of Darryl Collins is seen as "a great loss” for Cambodia.

April 24, 2023

Smoke and Heat: Breaking Records in Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
The long-range forecasts paint a bleak, hot outlook, with suffocating heat and smoky air across Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.

April 17, 2023

NUG Warns ASEAN Not to Negotiate with Myanmar Junta

By Luke Hunt
The call came as the death toll from last week's airstrike on Kanbalu township rose to 168.
April 11, 2023

Thousands Flee Myanmar Amid Heavy Fighting Around Shwe Kokko

By Luke Hunt
Casino targeted as displaced civilians find sanctuary in Thailand.

April 04, 2023

Cambodian PM Tells Foreign Countries to Choose

By Luke Hunt
Have Western embassies been told to consider closing?

March 31, 2023

Hun Sen Announces Free Tickets for Southeast Asian Games

By Luke Hunt
The Cambodian leader has also said that broadcast rights will also be free, ending a standoff with Thailand.

March 27, 2023

Cambodia and Thailand: A Tale of Two Elections

By Luke Hunt
The two countries have both been criticized in recent years for violating democratic norms, but that’s about where the similarities end.

March 20, 2023

Should Myanmar Be Declared a Failed State?

By Luke Hunt
There is mounting evidence that the military administration has lost its hold on the country.
March 14, 2023

ICC Asked to Expand Investigations After Further Massacres in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
Victims were reportedly decapitated, amputated, and disemboweled in a grisly incident in Sagaing Region.

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