Florence Looi

Florence Looi

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

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's most active volcano a magnet for tourists

Indonesians living by Mount Merapi make a living by ferrying hundreds of tourists to its 'danger zone'.

Indonesia's most active volcano a magnet for tourists

Volcano

Indonesian villagers near active volcano refuse to relocate

Mount Merapi's eruption in 2010 killed 275 people and destroyed farms but some villagers moved back within months.

Indonesian villagers near active volcano refuse to relocate

Asia Pacific

Indonesia to send waste back to Australia

Environmentalists are concerned about the high level of plastic and household waste in wastepaper imports.

Indonesia to send waste back to Australia

Asia Pacific

Indonesian plastic waste threatens fish stocks

Indonesia fishes for a solution to the plastic pollution threatening its coastlines.

Indonesian plastic waste threatens fish stocks

Indonesia

Indonesians sue government for air pollution

Jakarta was ranked the most-polluted city in Southeast Asia last year.

Indonesians sue government for air pollution

Asia Pacific

UNESCO considers Confucian academies for World Heritage List

Built between the 16th and 17th centuries, seowon were academies that taught Confucianism - the dominant ideology of the time.

UNESCO considers Confucian academies for World Heritage List

Asia Pacific

First Responders: Indonesia's bikers who escort ambulances

Al Jazeera follows the heroes who escort ambulances through gridlocked Indonesian cities.

First Responders: Indonesia's bikers who escort ambulances

Asia Pacific

Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib Razak to face trial over corruption charges

Najib faces 42 charges linked to theft of $4.5bn from state investment fund after winning election last May.

Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib Razak to face trial over corruption charges

Indonesia

Indonesia opens new train system in Jakarta

The government hopes the much-delayed infrastructure project will promote economic growth.

Indonesia opens new train system in Jakarta

Asia Pacific

Thailand holds first vote since 2014 military coup

The military-backed Palang Pracharat is hoping to defeat the Pheu Thai party, which has won every election since 2001.

Thailand holds first vote since 2014 military coup

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's polluted river clean-up shows slow progress

A year passed since the government launched the clean-up programme, but an action plan was put in place only recently.

Indonesia's polluted river clean-up shows slow progress

Asia Pacific

Malaysia's rising illegal plastic recycling factories

The plastics processing industry in Malaysia is worth an estimated $840m, but not all of the imported plastics can be recycled and will end up in landfills, at huge financial and environmental costs.

Malaysia's rising illegal plastic recycling factories