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Florence Looi

Florence Looi

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

Asia Pacific

Malaysia's PM Mahathir Mohamad in China for bilateral talks

Mahathir Mohamad is in Beijing on his first trip to China since winning May's election.

Malaysia's PM Mahathir Mohamad in China for bilateral talks

Asia Pacific

Latest report into missing MH370 fails to unravel mystery

Lead investigator into disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight, with 239 people on board, is not ruling out foul play.

Latest report into missing MH370 fails to unravel mystery

Asia Pacific

Laos dam collapse: Water levels slowly receding

People are starting to return to their homes even as rescue workers continue to search for survivors after the dam collapse that sent a deluge, destroying villages in both Laos and Cambodia.

Laos dam collapse: Water levels slowly receding

Asia Pacific

South Korea: North Korean films publicly screened at BIFAN 2018

North Korean films are publicly shown for the first time at a South Korean film festival amid the thaw in inter-Korean relations.

South Korea: North Korean films publicly screened at BIFAN 2018

Asia Pacific

Malaysia: New government sworn in after 61-year party rule

Almost half of all parliament members are new faces, including PM Mahathir Mohamad, whose surprise campaign brought down his predecessor charged with corruption.

Malaysia: New government sworn in after 61-year party rule

Environment

World chefs gather to tackle issue of food waste

Chefs assemble in Kuala Lumpur to launch initiatives to cut food waste and reduce greenhouse gases by food going to landfill.

World chefs gather to tackle issue of food waste

Food

World chefs come together to promote the reduction of food waste

A number of initiatives around the world have kicked off to help professional chefs prepare food more sustainably and use food that often goes to waste.

World chefs come together to promote the reduction of food waste

Malaysia

Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib Razak given bail after pleading not guilty

Court also orders Najib to surrender his passports as he faces trial for alleged link to disappearance of billions of dollars from state investment fund.

Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib Razak given bail after pleading not guilty

Asia Pacific

Malaysia has 'almost perfect case' against ex-PM Najib Razak

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested in Kuala Lumpur, as part of the probe into the 1MDB state investment fund.

Malaysia has 'almost perfect case' against ex-PM Najib Razak

Asia Pacific

Malaysia's growing plastic recycling industry

Countries like the UK have increased their plastic waste exports to Malaysia now they can no longer export to China.

Malaysia's growing plastic recycling industry

United States

US-China trade war

The US struck first with a 25% tax on certain Chinese imports worth $50bn and China retaliated announcing US goods also worth $50bn will be subject to tariffs.

US-China trade war

Asia Pacific

Veterans of Korean War hope Trump-Kim summit brings peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has taken the role of a de facto mediator between the US and North Korea, wants a formal end to the Korean War which ended in a truce in 1953.

Veterans of Korean War hope Trump-Kim summit brings peace