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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.

MH370 search: Australia confirms currents could have taken parts to Reunion Island

Lindsay Murdoch Winds and ocean currents could have pushed wreckage from MH370 more than 2000 kilometres to Reunion Island, Australian experts say.

South China Sea island-building tensions rise at ASEAN talks

Singapore's foreign minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam and US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore before the ASEAN talks got underway in Kuala Lumpur.

Lindsay Murdoch High-level diplomatic talks in Malaysia have further escalated tensions over China's controversial building of artificial islands in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea.

Julie Bishop will weigh in on South China Sea at ASEAN talks

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, pictured last month, says she will raise concerns about rising tensions in the South China Sea.

Lindsay Murdoch Foreign minister Julie Bishop says she will raise concerns about rising tensions in the flashpoint waters of the South China Sea at annual diplomatic talks in Malaysia, despite objections from China.

South China Sea: China opposes dispute discussions at ASEAN security talks

A woman waits to greet delegates of the 48th ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lindsay Murdoch China has objected to bitterly contested territorial disputes in the South Chian Sea being discussed at high-level Asian security talks.

Malaysian anti-corruption body points to $US700m in PM Najib Razak's accounts

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Lindsay Murdoch A political storm around Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has taken a new twist.

MH370 search: more debris washes up on Reunion Island, reports say

Malaysia Airlines

Colin Cosier, Georgina Mitchell, Lindsay Murdoch The door of a plane has reportedly washed up on the same island where part of a wing, suspected to be wreckage from missing flight MH370, was discovered this week.

Protesters and investigators arrested as Malaysian PM Najib Razak cracks down

A defiant demonstrator is detained during a protest against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Lindsay Murdoch Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has widened a crackdown on his critics as he fights to hold on to power amid corruption allegations.

Experts gather in France to examine aviation part found on remote island

The suspected MH370 debris found on Reunion island last week.

Lindsay Murdoch Aviation experts are gathering in France to examine a barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian island last Wednesday.

MH370: Debris found on Reunion looks set to be confirmed as from missing plane


Lindsay Murdoch Confirmation that plane debris washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island is from missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 appears imminent, representing the first breakthrough in one of the world's...

MH370: Part number 'confirms' debris from Boeing 777

The large object that washed up Wednesday on the shore of Reunion came from a Boeing 777.

Lindsay Murdoch A part number on a piece of aircraft wreckage found in the Indian Ocean confirms the object is from a Boeing 777.

Crusading Phuketwan website shut down as journalists face Thai court

Australian journalist Alan Morison and his colleague Chutima Sidasathian.

Lindsay Murdoch Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian's Phuketwan site has led reporting on the plight of Rohingyas in Myanmar.

West's fashion industry relies on sweat of Asia's teenagers

Phnom Penh. Cambodia. Child worker Vien Dyna says supervisors in a stifling hot Cambodian factory scream abuse at her as she struggles to stitch clothes for fashion brands sold in Western countries like Australia.
???My body aches. I cannot do it,??? she says.
To earn 50 cents an hour. 16 year old Vien poses for a photo in the street with a sewing machine in the outskirts of Phnom Penh. 4th May 2015. Photo by Jason South.

Lindsay Murdoch Across Asia, millions of children are toiling for long hours, often in stifling conditions, earning barely enough to live on while they sew garments for fashion brands in the West.

Australian government promised mosques, jobs and football to refugees

A refugee (L) held under Australian custody in the Central Pacific island of Nauru is escorted by Cambodian police following his arrival at the Phnom Penh International airport on June 4, 2015. Cambodia received its first batch of asylum seekers from Australian custody on June 4 as part of a controversial deal between the two countries that has triggered widespread international criticism. AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY

Lindsay Murdoch and Sarah Whyte Australian immigration officials told 400 refugees languishing on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru earlier this year that Cambodia was a promised land of opportunity with mosques, jobs, football and...

The war in southern Thailand is long-running and threatens to spread

Pattani , Southern Thailand. Buddhist Monks have to gaurded by armed Thai soldiers on their morning rounds collecting Alms. They are often targeted and have been injured and killed in the 10 years of insurgency in the southern border provinces. 19th May 2015. Photo by Jason South/ Fairfax media.

Lindsay Murdoch Lindsay Murdoch reports from southern Thailand on a largely forgotten war that has killed more than 6000 people.

A villa, money and one-way ticket: Australia's unwanted refugees arrive in Cambodia from Nauru

The refugees were transferred through Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning.

Lindsay Murdoch After months of delay the Australian government has transferred four refugees from Nauru to Cambodia on a one-way ticket as part of a controversial agreement that critics have slammed as a shameful...

Cambodia refuses asylum to Montagnard refugees from Vietnam

A Montagnard hill tribesman asylum seeker prays after emerging from dense forest in Cambodia's north-eastern province of Ratanakiri in 2004.

Lindsay Murdoch Cambodia is refusing protection for almost 100 Montagnard asylum seekers fleeing persecution in Vietnam as four refugees travel from Nauru to the impoverished nation under a controversial $55.

Cambodia arrival of the first Australia's unwanted refugees imminent

Asylum seekers on their first day in the compound at Nauru after their long voyages on the Tampa, Aceng and Manoora.

Lindsay Murdoch  Four refugees from the tiny Pacific island of Nauru are set to arrive in Cambodia as part of a controversial agreement that has so far cost Australian taxpayers $55.5 million.

Singapore's Lee Hsien Loong warns Islamic State may find home in south-east Asia

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Lindsay Murdoch and Philip Wen Singapore has warned that south-east Asia has emerged as a key recruitment centre for Islamic extremists and raised the prospect of them establishing a base in the region.

Asian migrant crisis: Myanmar rejects responsibility for Rohingya refugees

Rohingya and Bangladeshi

Lindsay Murdoch Myanmar has refused to accept responsibility for South-East Asia's migrant crisis as the country faces a barrage of criticism for its decades-long persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

Asia migrant crisis: Conference on Rohingya urges Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out

A protester shows her opposition to the return of Rohingyas in Yangon, Myanmar.

Lindsay Murdoch Mahathir Mohamad has joined international figures criticising Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to speak out against the persecution of Rohingyas.