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Lindsay Murdoch

Lindsay Murdoch is a three-time winner of the Walkley Award, Australia's top award for journalistic excellence. Based in Bangkok, Lindsay has been formerly posted to Singapore, Jakarta and Darwin. In 1999 he covered the tumultuous events in East Timor, and in 2003 he covered the Iraq war while embedded with US Marines.

Thailand's military junta turns against ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra in bitter power struggle

Lindsay Murdoch Thai parliament impeaches democratically elected former leader, who faces a jail sentence after being charged with neglience.

Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's former prime minister, lashes out at military rulers: 'Democracy has died'

Ousted Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra looks on as she faces impeachment proceedings by the military-stacked National Legislative Assembly (NLA) at the parliament in Bangkok.

Lindsay Murdoch Bangkok: Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has declared that democracy is dead in her country after a military-stacked parliament voted to ban her from politics and...

Thais braced for storm over impeachment of fallen PM Yingluck

Yingluck Shinawatra arrives at Thai parliament before the debate on her impeachment.

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand's military-dominated parliament appears set to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a move that could spark unrest.

Convicted murderer and fugitive from Malaysia held in Brisbane

Wanted: Malaysian police official Sirul Azhar Umar.

Lindsay Murdoch A Malaysian police commando sentenced to hang in Kuala Lumpur for the murder of a pregnant Mongolian socialite has been detained in Queensland.

Baby Gammy granted Australian citizenship

Australian rights: Baby Gammy, with Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbu, has a biological Australian father.

Lindsay Murdoch Despite being rejected by his Australian biological father, Thai-born baby Gammy can become an Australian citizen.

Veteran journalist Andrew Drummond to leave Thailand amid safety fears

Journalist Andrew Drummond.

Lindsay Murdoch A veteran journalist who has covered Thailand for 25 years for media outlets in the United Kingdom and Australia has quit the country, saying living in the Thai capital is no longer safe for his...

Pope Francis draws record crowd of 6 million in Manila

Lindsay Murdoch Pope Francis wrapped up a five-day visit to Asia's most Catholic nation on Sunday, drawing 6 million devotees to a Manila waterfront park, the largest ever crowd for a papal event.

Storm cuts short Pope Francis' Tacloban visit

Lindsay Murdoch Pope Francis cut short his visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban on the Philippine island of Leyte on Saturday as another storm churned across the Pacific towards the Philippines.

Pope Francis in Tacloban as powerful storm blasts island city

Lindsay Murdoch Wearing a yellow raincoat Pope Francis celebrated mass in an open field in Tacloban on Saturday as a storm lashed more than 150,000 worshipers, an eerie reminder of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Pope Francis calls for end to corruption and social inequality in Philippines

Lindsay Murdoch Pope Francis demanded Philippine leaders tackle corruption and end "scandalous social inequalities" after huge crowds gave him a rapturous welcome.

'Man has gone too far': Pope Francis says we are primarily responsible for climate change

Pope Francis waves to the crowd with Philippine President Benigno Aquino with upon his arrival at Villamor airbase in Manila.

Lindsay Murdoch Pope Francis has flown to the Philippines, an island nation frequently hit by natural disasters, declaring that man is primarily responsible for climate change.

Convicted Malaysian murderer would not be sent back to face death penalty

Mongolian fashion model Altantuya Shaariibuu was murdered in 2006.

Lindsay Murdoch Australia would refuse a Malaysian government request to extradite to Kuala Lumpur a former Malaysian police commando sentenced to death for the murder of a pregnant Mongolian model.

Pope Francis visit to the Philippines a 'security nightmare'

Rock star Pope: Souvenir Pope Francis wristbands for sale in Tacloban.

Lindsay Murdoch Pope Francis has shrugged off security concerns for his visit to the Asian bastion of the Catholic faith, ditching his bullet-proof "Pope mobile".

Malaysian policeman sentenced to hang for model's murder is living in Australia

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Lindsay Murdoch The Australian government faces an extradition dilemma over a police commando at the centre of a sensational murder case.

Malaysian police accused in Mongolian model's mystery death to hang

Lindsay Murdoch The father of glamorous Mongolian fashion model Altantuya Shaaribuu says the motive for her gruesome murder in Kuala Lumpur amid allegations of high-level bribery remains a mystery despite...

Months after deal, no refugees choose Cambodia as new home

Lindsay Murdoch Months after former immigration minister Scott Morrison sealed a deal for Australia to send refugees to Cambodia, no refugees have arrived in the impoverished south-east Asian nation.

Pope Francis: security high for pontiff's Philippines visit

Pope Francis

Lindsay Murdoch Up to six million people are expected to turn out to see Pope Francis when he visits the Philippines this week.

Aung San Suu Kyi concedes she won't become Myanmar's next president

Aung San Suu Kyi will not run in  Myanmar's presidential elections later this year.

Lindsay Murdoch Myanmar’s opposition leader and democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has acknowledged she will be unable to become her country’s next president after elections later this year, a...

HIV eruption in remote Cambodian village

Dirty needles can help spread HIV infection.

Lindsay Murdoch Very young children and the elderly have tested positive for HIV in a remote Cambodian village and an unlicensed doctor has been charged in connection with the spread of the disease.

Life of luxury in Manila prison: sauna, stripper bar, air-conditioning

Infamous: Herbert Colanggo, a crime lord sentenced to 12 to 14 years after being convicted for leading one of the Philippines' bloodiest bank robberies in 2009 that left 10 people dead, and now a pop sensation.

Lindsay Murdoch Inmates in a Manila prison have been revelling in the high life but authorities in the Philippines have begun to crack down.