Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Before moving to Asia in 2015, he spent 12 years reporting out of London on news across the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Jonathan has won four Royal Television Society awards and four Amnesty International TV News awards for Channel 4 News. He is the author of Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines, a biography of the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, whose bloody rule he has documented for this programme.
Thousands of pro-democracy campaigners in Bangkok have staged demonstrations calling for reform of the monarchy – a dangerous demand in Thailand where speaking out against the King is illegal.
Local elections were supposed to take place in Hong Kong today, but that was before the city’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam postponed them for at least a year, citing the threat of coronavirus.
Today Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of 51 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch last March.
Survivors of the New Zealand mosque shootings and relatives of those who died have spoken about their trauma in court – as the attacker’s sentencing hearing began.
Thailand’s prime minister has ruled out any concession on reform of the monarchy.
The main opposition leader in Belarus says she fled the country “for the sake of her children” after claiming the presidential election result was rigged.
There has been global condemnation over a series of arrests in Hong Kong under the new security law there.
A court in Malaysia has sentenced the country’s former Prime Minister to 12 years in jail for breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power.
Canada and Australia have already suspended their extradition agreements with Hong Kong – and both countries have been on the receiving end of China’s diplomatic wrath.
Share prices have crashed in Malaysia’s Top Glove company – which makes PPE for a number of countries including the UK.
Three generations of one of Bollywood’s most famous families have tested positive for coronavirus.
In Thailand gangs of vicious locals have had the run of the city throughout the pandemic.
China has threatened the UK with retaliation after it offered three million Hong Kong residents the right to settle in Britain.
Hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested, and thousands defied a police ban to oppose draconian legislation imposed by China last night.
China has passed a law aimed at preventing a repeat of last year’s pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.