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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.

Australian parents in limbo as Thai junta moves to ban commercial surrogacy

Lindsay Murdoch Australian officials in Bangkok are pressing Thai authorities to allow dozens of Australian biological parents who have entered into arrangements with Thai surrogate mothers to be able to leave...

Khmer Rouge leaders sentenced to life in prison

Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan, left, and Nuon Chea in 1998.

Lindsay Murdoch Three-and-a-half decades after 1.7 million people died in Cambodia’s killing fields, the Khmer Rouge’s two most senior surviving leaders have been found guilty of crimes against humanity.

Surrogacy clinic raided as agent admits 'confusion' over Gammy

Baby Gammy plays in hospital in Thailand.

Lindsay Murdoch Bangkok: Thai authorities have raided a Bangkok clinic linked to the baby Gammy scandal, as the Thai agent who brokered the surrogacy agreement said there was “confusion” when it became...

Report that father of surrogate baby Gammy has child indecency conviction

Pattaramon Chanbua, right, kisses her baby boy Gammy at a hospital in Chonburi province, Thailand.

Lindsay Murdoch in Bangkok and staff reporters An allegation of a child-indecency conviction against the Australian father in the baby Gammy surrogacy furore has prompted Gammy's mother to demand his sister be returned to her in Thailand.

Gammy: Surrogate mother threatens to sue Australian parents

Lindsay Murdoch An Australian couple has claimed they were unaware of the existence of Gammy, the critically unwell boy who has Down syndrome, after they took his twin sister to Australia.

Surrogate mother of abandoned Gammy vows to look after him

Fighting to stay alive: Gammy with his great-grandmother.

Lindsay Murdoch The Thai surrogate mother of a critically ill twin baby abandoned by his Australian biological parents says she is determined to bring him up in her impoverished village with her two children aged...

'I'll take care of him': surrogate mother of abandoned baby Gammy

Abandoned in Thailand: Gammy.

Lindsay Murdoch The Thai surrogate mother of a critically ill baby abandoned by his Australian biological parents says she will bring him up in her village.

Australians in Thailand face visa crackdown, junta warns

Thailand coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Lindsay Murdoch The days of freewheeling foreigners, including thousands of Australians, staying in Thailand without proper visas are over.

Thai junta appoints military-dominated legislature

Thailand coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand's junta has moved to weaken the powers of politicians and reinforced its tight control of the country, appointing a military-dominated interim legislature.

Pro-Russian rebels allow international force to enter MH17 site

Flowers and a candle sit underneath a poster of a Malaysian plane on the wall in the Donetsk Administration building in the self proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

Lindsay Murdoch Pro-Russian rebels have agreed to allow a three-nation force of almost 300 international police, including 190 Australians, to travel to the site of the MH17 crash site to protect international...

MH17: AFP on the ground in Ukraine as governments discuss legal standing

Flowers and a candle sit underneath a poster of a Malaysian plane on the wall in the Donetsk Administration building in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

Paul McGeough, Lindsay Murdoch and Heath Aston Dozens of Australian Federal Police have arrived in Donetsk, the regional centre nearest to the MH17 crash site, amid questions about why is Canberra sending so many and about the legal standing of...

Fewer can do the job on MH17 site investigation: Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Lindsay Murdoch Malaysia believes far fewer investigators need to be deployed to the MH17 crash site than the 190 Australian Federal Police Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s plans to send.

MH17 crash 'punishment' for Malaysia Airlines offering alcohol, flight attendants' dress: Islamic party

Part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, in a field in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

Lindsay Murdoch The youth leader of a Malaysian opposition party has claimed the MH17 tragedy was God punishing Malaysia Airlines for serving alcohol on its flights and its “indecent” dress code.

MH17 black boxes to be taken to UK for analysis

A Malaysian investigator with one of the black box flight recorders at the handover.

Lindsay Murdoch The two black boxes taken by pro-Russian separatists from the crash site of MH17 will be flown to the United Kingdom for forensic analysis, Malaysia has announced.

MH17 black boxes 'in good condition', Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says

MH17 black box

Lindsay Murdoch Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia says the MH17 black boxes they received from pro-Russian separatists appear not to have been tampered with, raising hopes the recorders will prove what happened to the plane...

MH17: Malaysia Airlines staff's emotional trauma after two disasters

A vigil for MH17 victims in Kuala Lumpur.

Lindsay Murdoch Back-to-back disasters leaving six pilots and 21 flight attendants dead has had a devastating impact on Malaysia Airlines staff.

MH17: Secret calls led to breakthrough agreement on bodies, blackboxes

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Lindsay Murdoch After cautiously refusing to blame pro-Russian rebels for shooting down MH17, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak used secret diplomacy to reach an agreement for the transfer of the bodies...

MH17: Malaysia wants bodies back before end of Ramadan

A candlelight vigil in Kuala Lumpur for the victims of flight MH17.

Lindsay Murdoch Malaysia says it is “deeply concerned” an international investigation team is still blocked from reaching the flight MH17 crash site and warns separatist groups not to tamper with the...

Grief turns to anger in Malaysia as country recoils at second disaster

Crew members at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Saturday.

Lindsay Murdoch The time has come to stop pointing accusing fingers at Malaysia, where grief has turned to anger.

Malaysia doesn't know who has MH17 black boxes

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor meet family members of MH17 victims on Saturday.

Lindsay Murdoch Malaysia is worried the black box recording devices of MH17 will be tampered with to protect those who shot down the plane, as a United Nations agency said Ukraine will be officially in charge of...