Scott Heidler

Scott Heidler

Scott Heidler is an Asia Correspondent based out of the Bangkok bureau. He covers everything from Korea Peninsula tension to Cambodia’s politics to Nepal’s Sherpa community. When he joined Al Jazeera English in 2010 he covered the United Nations in New York. Prior to that he lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jerusalem for a collective eight years. He is the co-author of the award-winning book "Women of Courage; Intimate Stories from Afghanistan".

Asia Pacific

Thailand gun violence: Concerns mount as number of weapons rises

A mass shooting has prompted questions about the need for reform.

Thailand gun violence: Concerns mount as number of weapons rises

Asia

Thailand's military under scrutiny over treatment of conscripts

A dream shattered. A family still seeking answers about how their teenage son died while training for the Thai military.

Thailand's military under scrutiny over treatment of conscripts

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COVID-19 spreads in Vietnam after outbreak at tourist spot

Government braces for another wave of the pandemic as two major cities face a rise in cases.

COVID-19 spreads in Vietnam after outbreak at tourist spot

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Activists worried as historical buildings altered

The disappearing symbols of democracy in Thailand lead to concerns that the government is trying to wipe out history.

Thailand: Activists worried as historical buildings altered

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Bangkok's heritage spaces under threat

There is growing concern in Thailand of the erosion of Bangkok’s heritage by rapid urbanisation

Bangkok's heritage spaces under threat

Asia Pacific

Thai gov't pressured to acknowledge activist's disappearance

Another Thai anti-government activist has gone missing in Cambodia, the latest in a string of disappearances of dissidents in Southeast Asia.

Thai gov't pressured to acknowledge activist's disappearance

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Thailand aims to revive tourism amid pandemic

Tourism is referred to as the engine driving the kingdom’s economy, but with global travel halted during the pandemic, that engine is running on empty.

Thailand aims to revive tourism amid pandemic

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific countries ease lockdowns with caution

On Monday, several countries relaxed their lockdowns - with some allowing health clubs and zoos to reopen, while others are letting people go to work for the first time in months.

Asia Pacific countries ease lockdowns with caution

Asia

Thailand lockdown: Jobless and trapped migrant workers in limbo

Thailand's migrant workers face a precarious future as the country emerges from coronavirus restrictions.

Thailand lockdown: Jobless and trapped migrant workers in limbo

Asia Pacific

Most businesses resume operations in Thailand

As Thais enjoy easing of COVID-19 restrictions, many remain reliant on food handouts from charities and local communities.

Most businesses resume operations in Thailand

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Myanamr's Kachin State among global IDPs vulnerable to COVID-19

There are millions of people around the world left homeless, living in camps who are getting little, if any support from governments in the face of the pandemic.

Myanamr's Kachin State among global IDPs vulnerable to COVID-19

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Thailand virus curbs: Tourist industry hit as visitors stay away

Thai officials estimate that tourism industry will be badly affected in 2020 due to global coronavirus lockdowns.

Thailand virus curbs: Tourist industry hit as visitors stay away