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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 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
September 30, 2020

Opposition Leaders Testing Cambodia’s Chilly Political Waters

By Luke Hunt
The maneuvering of Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy once again spells trouble for their supporters inside Cambodia.

September 24, 2020

Social Reformers Challenge Malaysia’s Islamic Hardliners Over Headwear

By Luke Hunt
To wear or not to wear: The hijab is a matter of choice — and politics.
September 21, 2020

Cambodia’s Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with economist Ron Bevacqua about the crisis facing Cambodia's microfinance sector.

September 15, 2020

US Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Company for Rights Abuses in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Chinese investment schemes in Cambodia “deepen corruption [and] undermine rule of law,” the US Treasury says.

August 25, 2020

From Phnom Penh With Love

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author, journalist and television producer Glen Felgate.

August 24, 2020

Struggling With Drought on the Mekong

By Luke Hunt
Climate change and dams combine to push water levels to record lows.
August 17, 2020

An Australian Law Student Sets an Example for the ASEAN Way

By Luke Hunt
How to reshape attitudes on issues ranging from the Asian haze to the Mekong River.

August 10, 2020

Taxing Times in Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
Brights spots and where to put your spare cash amid the pandemic.

July 28, 2020

Cambodia – With a Little Help – Charts Its Own COVID Course

By Luke Hunt
Flights from Indonesia and Malaysia were cancelled as confirmed cases from abroad spiked.

July 08, 2020

Hun Manet Still a Long Way From Cambodia’s Top Job

By Luke Hunt
Hun Sen’s number one son has the resume but needs broad support.

July 06, 2020

Malaysian Prime Minister Faces a Leadership Challenge When Parliament Resumes

By Luke Hunt
Mahathir still has the support to influence his country’s politics.
July 02, 2020

Indo-Pacific in Focus as Australia Substantially Lifts Military Spending

By Luke Hunt
Chinese bullying crystalizes opposition, divides ASEAN.

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