Florence Looi

Florence Looi

Florence Looi is based in Kuala Lumpur and reports from Asia-Pacific region.

Asia Pacific

Myanmar offensive: Rohingya Muslims caught in the crossfire

The recent security operation launched by Myanmar's security forces is raising new concerns for the safety of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar offensive: Rohingya Muslims caught in the crossfire

Asia Pacific

Trafficked Rohingya at risk of exploitation in Malaysia

The Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority escaping religious conflict in Myanmar. Many end up in Malaysia, where they risk further exploitation.

Trafficked Rohingya at risk of exploitation in Malaysia

Asia

Is China afraid of Liu Xiaobo's legacy?

Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo is no more, but his writings and his ideas will survive.

Is China afraid of Liu Xiaobo's legacy?

Asia Pacific

Mobile payments overtake use of cash in China

Imagine not having to carry cash, or a card to pay for things.

Mobile payments overtake use of cash in China

Asia Pacific

Landslide kills three people in China

Several days of heavy rain brought down a hill in China’s Mao Lu village, killing at least three people, destroying houses and wiping out many farmers’ harvest. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Mao Lu in Hunan province.

Landslide kills three people in China

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Moves to grant stateless youth citizenship face hurdles

As many as 80,000 stateless children and young adults in Thailand could soon become citizens after the government approved a resolution that will allow children born in the country to parents from ethnic minorities to apply for Thai nationality.

Thailand: Moves to grant stateless youth citizenship face hurdles

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Couriers find success by employing the elderly

In South Korea, courier companies employing only elderly workers have been expanding.

South Korea: Couriers find success by employing the elderly

South Korea

South Korea celebrates 30 years of democracy

This year marks 30 years of democracy in South Korea. Violent protests in 1987 paved the way for the transition from military rule. Earlier this year, many peaceful demonstrations led to the removal of President Park Geun-hye.

South Korea celebrates 30 years of democracy

Asia Pacific

South Korea: Missile defence probe not aimed to reverse deal

South Korea's president says investigation into delivery of US missile defence system is not intended to reverse its deployment.

South Korea: Missile defence probe not aimed to reverse deal

Malaysia

Inside Kuala Lumpur’s ‘village’

It’s rare that you find a slice of village life in the centre of a modern city. But that is what Kampong Bharu is to Kuala Lumpur.

Inside Kuala Lumpur’s ‘village’

Asia Pacific

Family fears over Turkish men arrested in Malaysia

The families of three Turkish nationals arrested in early May in Malaysia over suspected links to ISIL say they fear the men will be sent to their home country.

Family fears over Turkish men arrested in Malaysia

Asia Pacific

Philippine surfers re-use sea waste

A group of surfers in the Philippines have started what they call the 'stuff it' challenge - stuffing rubbish into plastic bottles as a way to re-use garbage and stop it from polluting the seas.

Philippine surfers re-use sea waste