Florence Looi

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

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Asia Pacific

Cambodia bans sale of human milk

The Cambodian government has stopped mothers from selling their breast milk for fear of exploitation. This decision has left some women worse off. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Phnom Penh

Asia Pacific

Cambodia reluctant to repay US war debt

Cambodia is insisting that the US should drop a nearly 50-year-old war debt. Hun Sen, the prime minister, says the debt was incurred mostly because of extensive US bombing campaign in Cambodia in the 1960s and 70s.

Asia Pacific

Kim Jong-nam's son breaks silence in video

A video has emerged of a man said to be Kim Han-sol, son of murdered Kim Jong-nam, the first time a member of his family has spoken about his death. The video was posted by a group that says it's protecting the family.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia PM: North Korea ‘holding our citizens hostage’

Prime Minister Najib Razak has demanded the release of Malaysian citizens in North Korea, accusing Pyongyang of effectively holding them hostage.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia-North Korea relations fray after Kim Jong-nam killing

Malaysia’s government is ending a visa-free agreement with North Korea citing national security after the murder of the estranged half-brother of leader Kim Jong-un.