Soon after 9/11 Mahathir Mohamad accused George W. Bush of using the so-called “war against terror” as a front for launching a war against Islam. I asked him to explain why he was calling for Bush and Tony Blair to be tried for war crimes.
Live: Lord David Owen
This was a live news segment during the NATO action in Libya in 2011. I challenged Lord Owen to justify the the intervention. History does not support his optimistic claims about the necessity of the action, nor the outcome.
I helped devise, launch and host this award-winning show for Al Jazeera English. The title of the show is a reference to the longitude of Kuala Lumpur, but we frequently left KL to shoot the show on location around Asia. This episode was recorded in the middle of a river in Taman Negara,one of the oldest rainforests in the world, where we discussed Asia’s contribution to climate change.
Talk To Al Jazeera - Kofi Annan
I talk to the former secretary-general of the United Nations about China-African relations, Middle East peace, eradication of poverty and the future of Kenya.
Talk To Al Jazeera - Mir Hossein Mousavi
I was in Iran to cover what turned out to be a controversial (and violent) presidential election in 2009.During my visit I managed to secure the only one-on-one interview that the leader of the opposition Green movement Mir Hossein Mousavi gave to foreign media. Less than a week after this interview he was taken into custody, where he remains to this day.
Talk to Al Jazeera - Zhang Wei Wei
Professor Zhang Wei Wei offers a robust rebuttal of Western critics who focus only on the Communist Party’s shortcomings, and says China deserves to be acknowledged as an “exceptional” civilisation.
Between The Lines
A nightly discussion on Channel News Asia. The current-affairs agenda focused on global issues from an Asian perspective, as well as headline interviews with important visitors to Singapore, such as the former head of the European Central Bank, Jean Claude Trichet.
The majority of my TV work has been in front of the camera - as a correspondent in the field, presenting live breaking news from the studio or doing in-depth interviews with political and business leaders. A few random examples below, much more HERE
PerspectivesAn ongoing series of panel debates on Channel News Asia, conducted live in front of a studio audience, addressing major social, political and economic issues. The series is hosted in partnership with institutions like Singapore Management University; the Rajaratnam School of International Studies; National University of Singapore; and Newcastle University.