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Past articles by Richard:

Data Recorder Recovered From Indonesian Plane Crash

The recovery of the so-called black box will help officials understand why Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 plummeted into the Java Sea on Saturday. → Read More

American Apologizes for Bad Reviews of Thailand Hotel to Avoid Prison

An American who went to jail for disparaging a hotel in Thailand online apologized profusely as part of a deal to avoid prosecution, in an episode that laid bare that country’s harsh defamation laws. → Read More

Jobs Bill Advances in Indonesia, Over Labor and Environmental Objections

Parliament moved up a vote on the coronavirus stimulus bill after unions called for a national strike. Critics say it will relax rules to prevent deforestation and protect workers. → Read More

Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Fugitive Red Bull Heir in Thai Hit and Run

The police in Thailand, widely criticized for dropping charges against the wealthy playboy in July, are now seeking the global agency’s help in finding him. → Read More

Myanmar’s virus restrictions keep journalists at home.

The strict stay-at-home order issued by Myanmar last week for its largest city, Yangon, barred residents from traveling from any of its 44 townships to another. There are some exceptions, such as for police officers, emergency workers and doctors. But one group not given special status to cross township boundaries is the news media. That includes reporters, photojournalists and the drivers of… → Read More

American Could Face Prison in Thailand After Posting Negative Reviews of a Resort

The man was arrested under Thailand’s criminal defamation law, which has been used to silence critics and stifle dissent. The hotel that brought charges acknowledges that using the law might be “excessive.” → Read More

When Learning Is Really Remote: Students Climb Trees and Travel Miles for a Cell Signal

Schools are closed in Indonesia because of the pandemic, but for the rural poor who lack internet access and smartphones, online education is particularly difficult. → Read More

Malaysia Drops Charges Against ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Producer in 1MDB Case

Riza Aziz was accused of laundering money from a government investment fund and using it to finance his films. He agreed to return assets worth more than $107 million. → Read More

Coronavirus Puts Captive Orangutans’ Return to the Wild on Hold

If one ape in the forest is infected, a whole population could be wiped out, experts say. So orangutans in Indonesia’s rehabilitation centers are staying where they are. → Read More

Jakarta’s Trash Mountain: ‘When People Are Desperate for Jobs, They Come Here’

The scavengers who make a living picking plastic, metal and even bones from a huge landfill face additional misery as the global economic slowdown closes the recycling centers they count on. → Read More

Ketty Herawati Sultana, Tireless Indonesian Physician, Dies at 60

One of Dr. Ketty’s last patients was a top government official who tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

Michael Angel Bastiaans, Beloved Indonesian Teacher, Dies at 31

He was the kind of teacher who gave his lunch to a hungry student and dug into his own pocket to help others in need. → Read More

Aileen Baviera, Leading Philippines Scholar of China, Dies at 60

Dr. Baviera studied in Beijing in the early 1980s, at the start of her lifelong fascination with China. → Read More

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse

Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be infected. → Read More

At a Temple, Thai Gunman’s Revenge Gave Way to a Random Killing Rampage

The nation is struggling to understand how a soldier’s rage at people he accused of cheating him turned into a mass killing of strangers at a Buddhist temple and a shopping mall. → Read More

Indonesia Deports U.S. Journalist Jailed Over Visa Issue

Philip Jacobson, who works for the environmental news organization Mongabay, was put on a plane to New York. → Read More

Indonesia Releases U.S. Journalist Detained Over Visa Issue

The authorities had threatened a yearslong prison sentence for Philip Jacobson, who was jailed for three days. He is likely to be deported soon, but his movements remain restricted. → Read More

U.N. Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya Muslims

The injunction was issued by the International Court of Justice at The Hague, where accusations of genocide have been brought against the Southeast Asian country. → Read More

American Journalist Is Arrested in Indonesia Over Visa Issue

The editor, Philip Jacobson, who works for the environmental website Mongabay, was detained last month after attending a public meeting on Borneo island. He was traveling on a business visa. → Read More

A Test for Foreign Teachers in Indonesia: Are You Gay?

Under a government regulation, teachers at some international schools face intrusive questions aimed at identifying those with “abnormal” sexual orientations. → Read More