Interview with Malaysia’s former Prime Minister

Mahathir Mohamad

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.

101 East

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


Perspectives An   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.