Before taking over in our Bangkok Bureau in late 2015, Asia Correspondent Jonathan Miller had been Foreign Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News for 12 years, reporting on news across the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. In that time, he won four Royal Television Society Awards and four Amnesty International TV News awards for the programme.
Prior to joining Channel 4 News, Jonathan spent many years as a correspondent in Asia. Since returning to his old patch, he has reported from widely from across the region, including the continuing war in Afghanistan, issues of caste-discrimination, farmer-suicide and rape in India, and the death of the King of Thailand.
He has doorstepped the Malaysian Prime Minister, who is accused of serious corruption, the Australian Prime Minister, over his country's harsh treatment of refugees, and has tackled the President of the Philippines over his deadly war on drugs.
Rescue teams in Indonesia are still searching for the hundreds of people still missing after last week’s earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi, with few hopes of finding anyone still alive.
French rescuers say they’ve detected a person, thought to still be alive, under the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Indonesia – almost a week after a powerful earthquake and tsunami.
The UN says that 200,000 people are in need of help, as the number of people confirmed dead after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami rises yet again. We travelled to Donggala, the town closest to the epicentre, and Loli Saluran, which was almost completely destroyed.
Indonesia has dispatched thousands of soldiers, police and emergency rescue teams to search for any survivors. But the sheer remoteness of the affected areas is making that effort, and sending aid, a huge challenge.
We bring you the latest from Indonesia as more than 150 aftershocks have hit the island of Sulawesi, following the tsunami and earthquake. Damaged roads and a lack of electricity are hindering rescue efforts as officials fear the death toll – now standing at 836 – will continue to rise.
First the earthquake, hitting 7.5 on the richter scale, and then the tsunami with waves up to 6 metres high struck the Indonesian coast. The city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi was devastated; homes, businesses and hospitals were flattened. Hundreds have been confirmed dead with hundreds more reported missing or injured.
“My only sin is extrajudicial killings.” That’s the surprise confession the President of the Philippines appeared to make today. It’s the first time Rodrigo Duterte has admitted to the killings which happened during his government’s controversial war on drugs, in which thousands of people are believed to have died.
The Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said Myanmar must ensure there is “no hiding place” for those who carried out crimes against the Rohingya minority – if it is to avoid “a lasting stain on the country’s reputation”.
The crimes against the Rohingya Muslims include murder, torture, rape, sexual slavery, and enslavement. Crimes so shocking, the report for the UN says that six senior figures in Myanmar’s military should be put on trial for genocide.
When Malcolm Turnbull rode to power in Australia in 2015, he did so on a wave of optimism, saying he would bring stability to a troubled parliament. But his moderate leadership was always under attack from right wingers in his own Liberal Party. Last night he became the fourth Australian Prime Minister to be ousted in a…
Once again the knives are out down under, Canberra is living up to its reputation as the world’s back stabbing capital and now Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued an ultimatum – threatening to step down on Friday if his rivals push through another leadership vote. The entire parliament has been suspended while the…
The International Red Cross says the airstrike hit a bus full of children, parked in a busy market in Dahyan, in Sa’ada province – controlled by the Houthis.
If the EU and the British Government want to keep trade flowing to protect the Iran nuclear deal, it doesn’t seem to be succeeding.
Soldiers have begun searching for opposition members who have gone into hiding in the Zimbabwe capital Harare – as 27 members of Nelson Chamisa’s defeated party appeared in court, accused of being involved in this week’s post-election unrest. Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has praised the ‘flowering of freedom’ and promised to work with his opponents…
In Zimbabwe, Nelson Chamisa’s MDC Alliance party continues to claim Monday’s presidential election was “stolen” and “fraudulent” after Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared winner with just over 50% of the vote. The first elected head of state since Robert Mugabe’s removal from power in November last year, today called on Zimbabweans to unite after an election marred by…