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Lindsay Murdoch

Lindsay Murdoch is a two-time winner of the Walkley Award, Australia's top award for journalistic excellence. Lindsay is a former correspondent based in 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.

Somaly Mam Foundation closes as Mam vows to continue work

Lindsay Murdoch Bangkok: A foundation supporting anti-sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam has closed but the disgraced Cambodian woman feted at charity events in Australia is trying to claw back some...

Anwar Ibrahim stays in Malaysia as judicial noose tightens around his neck

Turning point: Anwar Ibrahim (centre) has had offers of asylum overseas but says he wants to set an example to younger Malaysians.

Lindsay Murdoch Malaysia’s charismatic opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he decided against setting up a government in-exile and returned to the country to face the likelihood of jail to set an example for...

Tattooed 'entrepreneur' scoffs at Thai crackdown on sex tourism

Lindsay Murdoch A former Australian loan shark who now lives in Thailand could become an endangered species if authorities there have their way.

Pair who admitted to killing British tourists in Thailand recant confessions

Workers from Myanmar, Saw, left, and Win, sit together.

Lindsay Murdoch Two Myanmar men accused of the gruesome slaying of two British tourists on a Thai resort island have recanted confessions, claiming they were assaulted during police interrogation.

South-east Asia's lucrative cargoes attract pirates

Law enforcers: Indonesian Navy Kopaska troops storm the

Lindsay Murdoch The Malacca Strait, a bottleneck for 50,000 ships a year carrying more than a third of the world's shipping trade, is proving a happy hunting ground for pirates.

Mystery over 176 missing from people trafficker's boat from Bangladesh

Suspected Bangladesh kidnap victims in southern Thailand.

Lindsay Murdoch Fears are rising that kidnapping for slave labour may be the answer to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of 176 from a people traffickers' boat.

Thailand says military rule is a tourist attraction

General Prayuth's continuing use of martial law is alarming the Thai tourism industry.

Lindsay Murdoch Thai tourism officials have suggested a novel way to attract foreigners to the country’s beaches, temples and mountains – promote life under a century-old martial law that was imposed as...

Kidnap victim Warren Rodwell backs news blackout on IS hostages

In captivity: Australian kidnap victim Warren Rodwell with his captors.

Lindsay Murdoch The news blackout policy adopted over IS kidnappings has been backed by Australia's longest held kidnap victim despite growing calls for a review.

Thailand the latest country without US ambassador

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand is about to join dozens of countries without an American ambassador at a pivotal time for the south-east Asian nation

Myanmar frees 3073 political prisoners weeks before south-east Asia summit

Free: Former brigadier general Thein Swe, who was serving a 152-year jail sentence.

Lindsay Murdoch Prisoners of conscience and former military intelligence officers released for the sake of 'peace and stability' and the 'rule of law' before summit that will be attended by US President Barack Obama.

Martial law remains as Thailand's military ruler appoints 'reform council'

Military rule: Former army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a ceremony to pray for the health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Lindsay Murdoch Former army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha has refused to lift martial law across the country as King Bhumibol Adulyadej backs a new National Reform Council.

Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel a victim of Thailand's brutal underbelly

Bashed: Jack Hansen-Bartel in the aftermath of the attack.

Lindsay Murdoch Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel didn't see the punches coming when he suffered horrific injuries to his face, ending his work as a part-time model and plans to enter a Melbourne university.

UN lukewarm on Abbott's Cambodia solution

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison recently signed a deal with Cambodia to resettle refugees there.

Lindsay Murdoch The UN has no plans to boost its presence in Cambodia despite the Abbott government's claim it is working "closely" with the agency in a controversial plan to resettle refugees there.

Charity to buy baby Gammy a house

Gammy, the baby born to a Thai surrogate mother.

Lindsay Murdoch A charity handling $240,000 raised for baby Gammy plans to buy a three-bedroom house for the family of the boy who has Down Syndrome and was left with his Thai surrogate mother by a West Australian...

Grim life awaits refugees in Cambodia

Srey Kuoch, a sex worker and drug user, hugs her young son, Chan Vutha, in Wat Phnom Park, opposite the residence of the Australian ambassador.

Lindsay Murdoch A coalition of 21 organisations working to promote human rights in Cambodia described Australia's refugee deal as a cynical attempt to place refugees who had already suffered persecution in their...

Killers of British tourists in Thailand have likely fled island

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Lindsay Murdoch The killers of two British tourists are likely to have fled a Thai resort island amid false police leads, a contaminated crime scene and the distraction of veiled criticism of one of the...

DNA tests clear suspects of murdering British tourists in Koh Tao, Thailand

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, British tourists killed in Thailand.

Lindsay Murdoch Twelve people questioned over the slayings of two British tourists on a Thai resort island have been cleared as suspects following DNA tests, police say.

Forensic report into British murders in Thailand leaked to local media

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Lindsay Murdoch Murdered British tourist David Miller struggled violently with his attacker or attackers in the sea on a scenic Thai resort island to protect his fellow victim Hannah Witheridge, forensic tests...

Thai police question slain Brit's roommate over double murder

Killed: British tourist Hannah Witheridge.

Lindsay Murdoch A British man has returned to the murder scene of two of his fellow backpackers on a scenic Thai resort island and is being questioned by police.

Police leads into Thai resort slayings dry up

Killed: British tourist Hannah Witheridge.

Lindsay Murdoch Police leads into the slaying of two British tourists on a Thai resort island have collapsed, as the ruling junta warned the country is not always safe for foreign visitors.