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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.

Mass graves of Rohingya, Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia's forests: report

Lindsay Murdoch Malaysian authorities have reportedly discovered 30 mass graves believed to contain the bodies of hundreds of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis near Malaysia's border with Thailand.

Sunday explainer: who are the Rohingya, and why are they being persecuted?

Migrants sit on the deck of their boat as they wait to be rescued by Acehnese fishermen on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia.

Lindsay Murdoch Thousands of Rohingya have been abandoned by human traffickers and pushed back out to sea by Indonesia,Thailand and Malaysia in a humanitarian disaster that outraged the world.

'Hedging her bets': Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi criticised for silence on Rohingya

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Lindsay Murdoch Nobel laureate has said she will not speak out "because whoever's side I stand on there will be more blood".

Migrant crisis: time ticks for thousands as another vessel sighted off Thailand

Rohingya migrants swimming to collect food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter after they jumped from a boat drifting in Thai waters.

Lindsay Murdoch The inaction of Association of South-East Asian Nations members makes it likely international agencies will intervene to end the crisis.

Desperate killings at sea: Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

A Rohingya aslyum-seeker in Kuala Langsa, Indonesia.

Lindsay Murdoch Survivors of a boat that sank off Indonesia have described a bloody struggle for dwindling supplies of food on board, as thousands of migrants and asylum seekers remain perilously adrift at sea in...

Myanmar threatens boycott of boat-people summit as crisis escalates

Crisis growing: newly arrived migrants gather at Kuala Langsa Port in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia.

Lindsay Murdoch Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship and other basic rights despite living in Myanmar for generations.

Rohingya Muslims cry for help as horror refugee limbo continues

As many as 8000 Rohungyas and Bangladeshis are thought to be stranded on boats without adequate food, water or sanitation.

Lindsay Murdoch "Please help us," came the cry from a people smuggler's boat carrying hundreds of frail and distressed Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

61-year-old Australian arrested for human trafficking says sex claims are a set-up

An Australian retired construction has been arrested in the Philippines over child sex allegations.

Lindsay Murdoch An Australian who has been accused in the Philippines of providing money, mobile telephones and free education to Filipino teenagers in exchange for sex, claims he has been set-up by a former...

UN pleads for Rohingya rescue as Malaysians push boats back out to sea

An ethnic Rohingya woman weeps as she looks out from a temporary shelter for migrants whose boats washed ashore in Lapang, Aceh province, Indonesia.

Lindsay Murdoch Malaysia has turned away a boat carrying 500 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis amid warnings that pushing migrants and asylum seekers back out to sea could lead to their deaths.

61-year-old Australian arrested for human trafficking in Philippines


Lindsay Murdoch Philippine police have arrested a 61 year-old Australian man over allegations he sexually molested 14 Filipino children.

Australia secretly transfers four Nauru refugees destined for Cambodia

The tiny Pacific island of Nauru, still housing asylum-seekers who were bound for Australia.

Lindsay Murdoch Australia has secretly flown four refugees who have agreed to resettle in Cambodia from Nauru to an undisclosed location in Australia, according to refugees still on the tiny Pacific island.

'Some are already dead': Rohingya Muslims stranded at sea by Indonesia and Malaysia

An ethnic Rohingya girl lies down on used clothing donated by local residents at a sports stadium turned into temporary shelter for migrants whose boats washed ashore on Sumatra island in Aceh province, Indonesia.

Lindsay Murdoch A 15-year-old Rohingya asylum seeker has told how he is stranded with dead people on a fishing trawler that Malaysia and Thailand are refusing to allow to come ashore.

Teenage Singapore blogger released on bail

Singapore blogger Amos Yee.

Lindsay Murdoch A teenage video blogger has been found guilty of uploading an obscene image and making remarks intending to hurt the feelings of Christians in a case that has focused attention on freedom of speech...

Human traffickers 'killing Rohingya and Bangladesh refugees' on Bay of Bengal route

A Rohingya boy waits with other migrants at the temporary detention centre in Langkawi on Tuesday.

Lindsay Murdoch UN refugee agency says 25,000 people have fled Myanmar and Bangladesh in the first three months of this year.

Rohingya persecution: More than 2000 migrants rescued off Indonesia and Malaysia

Two overcrowded boats, carrying women and children among the refugees, were towed to shore by fishermen after running out of fuel on Sunday.

Lindsay Murdoch More than 2000 migrants in six boats have now been rescued off the coasts of Indonesia and Malaysia on Sunday and Monday, including women and children weak from a lack of food and water and needing...

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak rejects calls to resign

Prime Minister Najib Razak has clashed with United Malays National Organisation party elder Mahathir Mohamad.

Lindsay Murdoch Controversy surrounds Najib Razak's handling of a state investment fund that is billions of dollars in debt.

Rohingya Muslim boat people land in Indonesia, thousands more stuck at sea

Ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are transported to a temporary shelter in Krueng Raya in Aceh Besar in 2013.

Lindsay Murdoch Thousands of long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar are believed to be stuck at sea on boats, unable to land because of a crackdown on people-smuggling networks in Thailand and Malaysia,...

Nepal earthquake: Australian survivors fly into Bangkok

Nepal quake survivor Camille Thomas, 18, from Victoria's Apollo Bay, breaks down as she is reunited with her mother Kate Thomas at Bangkok airport after arriving on an RAAF evacuation flight.

Lindsay Murdoch Australian survivors have told how they were torn between being evacuated from Kathmandu on two RAAF cargo planes or staying to help Nepalese struggling to recover from Saturday's devastating...

Accused Australian ice smuggler in Malaysia Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto to be hanged if found guilty

Australian grandmother Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto arrives at the Magistrate Court in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur in December, 2014.

Lindsay Murdoch Drugs charges against Sydney grandmother Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto have been transferred to Malaysia's high court where she will be sentenced to hang if found guilty.

Mary Jane Veloso still on Indonesia's death row

Mary Jane Veloso in March, before her eleventh hour reprieve.

Lindsay Murdoch Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso could still face execution despite her 11th hour reprieve from facing a firing squad alongside the Bali Nine organisers and six other convicted drug offenders.