Florence Looi

Florence Looi

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

Asia Pacific

Vietnam commemorating 50 years since Ho Chi Minh death

Ho Chi Minh is still revered in Vietnam, seen as the man who brought independence to the country.

Vietnam commemorating 50 years since Ho Chi Minh death

Asia Pacific

Indonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low

The world’s third-largest growers of the Robusta variety of coffee beans say they will go bankrupt if prices do not improve.

Indonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low

Asia

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak in court for money laundering

At Razak's home, police seized cash, jewellery, handbags and watches worth up to $270m.

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak in court for money laundering

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