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Links below to a few of my photos published with my articles —

https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/real-winners-trade-war-might-be-found-southeast-asia 

https://southeastasiaglobe.com/low-revenue-boosts-bri-in-southeast-asia/

https://asiatimes.com/2019/06/in-major-speech-shanahan-says-chinas-behavior-must-end/

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3004832/many-malaysia-based-filipinos-years-polls-its-president-rodrigo

https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Asia-wages-grow-nearly-10-times-faster-than-in-world-s-richest-nations

https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Malaysia-on-track-to-developed-country-status-but-has-far-to-go

https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/ADB-chief-says-trade-war-has-yet-to-hurt-Asia

https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-ireland-pope-visit-20180822-story.html

https://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-malaysia-campaign-20180507-story.html

https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-brexit-ireland-border-2018-story.html

https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-ireland-economy-2017-story.html

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2015/0316/Conflict-prevention-group-plays-a-key-role-in-a-tiny-Southeast-Asian-nation

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2014/0808/Mama-Aleta-defends-Indonesia-s-natural-habitat

https://theworld.org/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/131224/typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-survivors-keep-faith-christmas-eve-catholic-baptism

https://mediashift.org/2013/03/tweets-vs-smoke-signals-how-to-follow-the-papal-conclave071/

https://www2.irrawaddy.com/multimedia2.php?art_id=1396

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2010/dec/23/vietnam-development-middle-income-trap

https://www.voanews.com/a/decapua-sierra-leone-kids-7dec09-78673062/416242.html

More of my news photos posted below, many of them published by Nikkei, Los Angeles Times, PBS, The Christian Science Monitor, The Irrawaddy and others (some at the urls above).

Captions below have been carried over from the original publication time/article alongside which the photo was published.

Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin, celebrating the Lord’s Passion at the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, March 29 2024 (Simon Roughneen)
Rubbish in a bin in Dublin (Simon Roughneen)
IATA D-G Willie Walsh at industry event in Farnborough, UK, in April 2023 (Simon Roughneen)
Inside Westminster Cathedral in London (Simon Roughneen)
Gatwick Airport train before departure from London Victoria station (Simon Roughneen)
Commuters in London’s Victoria Station (Simon Roughneen)
Sunlight coming though inside the Brompton Oratory in London (Simon Rougheen)
A Saturday afternoon in London (Simon Roughneen)
The pebble beach in Brighton (Simon Roughneen)
Roadside building in Manulla, Co. Mayo, painted in the colours worn by the county's Gaelic football team. Taken in evening fog on December 7 2020, the day after the team qualified for a 5th All-Ireland football final in 9 years (Simon Roughneen)
Roadside building in Manulla, Co. Mayo, painted in the colours worn by the county’s Gaelic football team. Taken in evening fog on December 7 2020, the day after the team qualified for a 5th All-Ireland football final in 9 years (Simon Roughneen)
Government reminders about coronavirus-related restrictions are ubiquitous across Ireland (Simon Roughneen)
The state’s reminders about coronavirus-related restrictions are ubiquitous across Ireland (Simon Roughneen)
Mahathir Mohamad attending a June 2015 conference in Kuala Lumpur in support of the Rohungya, a mostly-Muslim minority from Myanmar (Simon Roughneen)
Mahathir Mohamad attending a June 2015 conference in Kuala Lumpur in support of the Rohungya, a mostly-Muslim minority from Myanmar (Simon Roughneen)
Muhyiddin Yassin seen giving a speech at an anti-government rally in Kuala Lumpur in November 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Muhyiddin Yassin seen giving a speech at an anti-government rally in Kuala Lumpur in November 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Muhyiddin Yassin in the early hours of May 10 2018, when he was part of the Pakatan Harapan alliance that won the previous day’s parliamentary elections (Simon Roughneen)
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arriving at Kuala Lumpur High Court on February 10 2020 for one of his ongoing corruption trials (Simon Roughneen)
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arriving at Kuala Lumpur High Court on February 10 2020 for one of his ongoing corruption trials (Simon Roughneen)
Tony Fernandes of Air Asia at the World Economic Forum in Myanmar n mid-2013 (Simon Roughneen)
Tony Fernandes of Air Asia at the World Economic Forum in Myanmar in mid-2013 (Simon Roughneen)
Rosmah Mansor shortly after arriving at Kuala Lumpur High Court on Feb. 6 2020 for the second day of her corruption trial (Simon Roughneen)
Rosmah Mansor shortly after arriving at Kuala Lumpur High Court on Feb. 6 2020 for the second day of her corruption trial (Simon Roughneen)
Kem Sokha seen at his house in Phnom Penh after meeting U.S. ambassador W. Patrick Murphy on Nov. 11. 2019 (Simon Roughneen)
Kem Sokha seen at his house in Phnom Penh after meeting U.S. ambassador W. Patrick Murphy on Nov. 11. 2019 (Simon Roughneen)
Browsing the fruit and vegetables on offer at a central Phnom Penh market in late 2019 (Simon Roughneen)
With concerns growing about the possible spread of Novel Coronavirus, facemasks are an increasingly-common sight in cities such as Kuala Lumpur (Simon Roughneen)
With concerns growing about the possible spread of the novel coronavirus, face-masks are an increasingly common sight in cities such as Kuala Lumpur, including at VCR  (Simon Roughneen)

Phnom Penh's Olympic Stadium

Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian island of Bali in October 2018. Photo: Simon Roughneen
Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian island of Bali in October 2018 (Simon Roughneen
Revelers dance and drink in Vientiane to ring in the 2016 New Year (Simon Roughneen)
Revellers dance and drink in Vientiane to ring in the 2016 New Year (Simon Roughneen)
China’s defense chief Wei Fenghe addresses the Shangri-La Dialogue meeting in Singapore, June 2, 2019 (Simon Roughneen)
China’s defense chief Wei Fenghe addresses the Shangri-La Dialogue meeting in Singapore, June 2, 2019 (Simon Roughneen)
Supporters of Indonesian President Joko Widodo outside the Jakarta football stadium where the incumbent held his final campaign event on April 13 2019 (Simon Roughneen)
Among the finished infrastructure projects in Indonesia is the new metro in Jakarta, pictured here in April 2019 (Simon Roughneen)
Among the finished infrastructure projects in Indonesia is the new metro in Jakarta, pictured here in April 2019 (Simon Roughneen)
Rush hour in central Jakarta, a city known for heavy traffic, but a hub for Indonesia-based businesses (Simon Roughneen)
At Tanjung Priok, the main port area in Jakarta, debris retrieved from the Lion Air flight JT610 which crashed less than 15 minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Oct. 29 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesian finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati speaking the IMF/World Bank meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Oct. 10 2018. The minister has sought to make Indonesia an easier place for foreign businesses to operate (Simon Roughneen)
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Fund’s annual meetings on Bali in Indonesia on Oct. 11 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao speaks at the IMF-World Bank forum in Bali on Oct. 10 (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (both center) at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Oct. 12 2018 (Simon Roughneen
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (both centre) at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Oct. 12 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
Businessman Jack Ma, right, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank annual meeting in Bali (Simon Roughneen)
Pasar Baru in Jakarta (Simon Roughneen)
Pope Francis waves from his “popemobile” as he is driven through crowds at Knock, Ireland, on the morning of August 26 (Simon Roughneen)
Pope Francis and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrive at St.Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle, on Saturday Aug. 25 (Simon Roughneen)
Michael Ring, Ireland’s minister for rural and community development, cuts the ribbon at the opening of Pope Francis Plaza in Knock in the west of Ireland on Aug. 21, 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, stands next to the world’s biggest shopping mall. Expatriates make up around 90% of the UAE’s population (Simon Roughneen)
Supporters of Indonesian presidential election candidate Prabowo Subianto outside the election commission office in Jakarta on the afternoon of Aug. 10 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesia’s disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho speaking to media in August 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 1 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
U.S. Defense Sec. Jim Mattis speaks at the Shangri-La Dialogue on June 2 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
Taur Matan Ruak and Xanana Gusmao holding a press conference in Dili on May 15. 2018 (Simon Roughneen)
Mari Alkatiri, who led a short-lived government as prime minister after elections in 2017, speaks to media after voting at polling station in Farol, Dili, in East Timor’s May 12 2018 parliamentary elections (Simon Roughneen)
Nun voting at a polling station in Lecidere, Dili, in East Timor’s May 12 2018 parliamentary elections (Simon Roughneen)
Mahathir Mohamad greets the crowd at a May 5 2018 campaign event in Kedah State in Malaysia’s northwest (Simon Roughneen)
Mahathir Mohamad (centre) celebrates his election win with leaders of the victorious Pakatan Harapan coalition, including Muhyiddin Yassin, after a 2.30am May 10 2018 press conference in Kuala Lumpur (Simon Roughneen)
Aung San Suu Kyi representing Myanmar in Manila during the November 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit (Simon Roughneen)
Heavy traffic in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon. Vehicle sales have increased in Myanmar in recent years but many old cars remain on the streets (Simon Roughneen)
Korean pop singer-dancer Psy on stage in George Town on Feb. 11 2013 (Simon Roughneen)
Downtown Newry, about 6 miles inside Northern Ireland (Simon Roughneen)
On the bridge between Belcoo in Northern Ireland, part of the U.K., and Blacklion in Ireland. The signage denoting the U.K. is in miles per hour while Ireland is in kilometers per hour (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla and foreign minister Retno Marsudi speak to media at the Bali Democracy Forum on Dec. 7 2017 (Simon Roughneen)
Senator Manny Pacquiao takes his seat ahead of the signing ceremony for the ASEAN migrant worker deal in Manila on Nov. 14 (Simon Roughneen)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte leaving the ASEAN summit closing ceremony on Nov. 14 2017 for a press conference during which he excoriated Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, among others (Simon Roughneen)
Dilmah Tea on display at the Sri Lankan company’s main Jakarta distributor (Simon Roughneen)
Forced from his home in 1991 by an army land-grab, this man was among a group of several hundred former residents of Thingyangun in Yangon, Myanmar, who took to the streets in 2014 to protest not getting any compensation two decades before (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesian women protesting close to the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Sept 6 2017 (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesian police brace behind shields as demonstrators make moves to push through barricades set up close the the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Sept. 6 (Simon Roughneen)
The National University of Singapore Business School sits on a busy road through the NUS campus, next to one of the university’s main libraries (Simon Roughneen)
DJ Nana, a Cambodian radio talk show host, discussing the country’s evolving social and political environments. (Simon Roughneen)
Generating social media content: election rally in Phnom Penh on June 2 2017 (Simon Roughneen)
Supporters of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party await Prime Minister Hun Sen at the closing campaign event for local elections on June 2 (Simon Roughneen)
Voter in Phnom Penh after casting their ballots in today’s commune/municipal elections. The ink is meant to be indelible and is used to stop people voting more than once (Simon Roughneen)
Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party, the main opposition group, after voting in Cambodia’s municipal elections at a polling station at Chak Angre Leu Pagoda in Phnom Penh on the morning of June 4 2017 (Simon Roughneen)
The winner of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election Anies Baswedan (left) embraces running-mate Sandiaga Uno at their campaign headquarters in central Jakarta on April 19 2017 (Simon Roughneen)
Governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, center, poses with family after voting in Jakarta’s Feb. 15 gubernatorial elections (Simon Roughneen)
The Trump golf resort at Doonbeg, Co. Clare, Ireland (Simon Roughneen)
Google’s hq in Dublin (Simon Roughneen)
U.K. foreign secretary Boris Johnson at Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda on Jan. 21 2017 (Simon Roughneen)
Yuna Zarai during an interview in Jakarta (Simon Roughneen)
uiltless founder Yen Kuok speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review in Jakarta on Dec. 2 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Nepalese tycoon and philanthropist Binod Chaudhary in conversation with the Nikkei Asian Review on Dec. 1 (Simon Roughneen)
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama at the Indonesian Presidential Palace on July 28 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Protestor praying during Dec. 2 2016 Islamist protest against the Jakarta governor, a Chinese-Indonesian Protestant known by his nickname ‘ Ahok.’ In the background is Indonesia’s National Monument, or Monas (Simon Roughneen)
Hundreds of thousands of Islamist protestors gathered at the National Monument in Jakarta on Dec. 2 2016 to protest against the city’s governor, who they accused of blasphemy (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesian police stand guard at the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Nov. 25 (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesian protesters enact scenes of alleged army brutality in Myanmar during a pro-Rohingya demonstration at the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Nov. 25. (Simon Roughneen)
91 year old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s longest serving leader, greets protesters near Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers on Saturday afternoon (Simon Roughneen)
Protestors marching through Kuala Lumpur after police blocked access to the city’s main plaza (Simon Roughneen)
EU Commissioner Phil Hogan and Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla at an EU-Indonesia business conference in Jakarta on Nov. 8 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Mourners, many bearing images of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, have been gathering in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok to pay respects (Simon Roughneen)
Thais clad in black walk past an image of the late King Bhumibol Adulyedej on one of Bangkok’s main streets (Simon Roughneen)
Mourners at the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Oct. 17 (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati poses for selfies with well-wishers at the World Islamic Economic Forum in Jakarta on August 4 (Simon Roughneen)
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard in Sydney on July 2 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Bill Shorten and Australian Labor Party colleague Anthony Albanese at Port Botany, Sydney, on June 29 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to members of the Liberal Party in central Sydney in the early hours of July 3 2016. (Simon Roughneen)
Men at evening prayer inside the Sultan Mosque in Singapore. (Simon Roughneen)
The iftar meal dished out at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur (Simon Roughneen)
Mar Roxas among supporters on May 10 2016 after conceding to Rodrigo Duterte (Simon Roughneen)
Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, during Good Friday service at Manila Cathedral on March 25 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Woman chants anti-Rohingya slogans outside the US embassy in Yangon on April 28 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Supporter of Rodrigo Duterte, the controversial front-runner to win the May 9 presidential election, seen on the Singapore metro (Simon Roughneen)
New Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte campaigning in Angeles City on March 19 2016 , prior to the May 9 2016 elections (Simon Roughneen)
Mar Roxas speaking to a group of Chinese-Fiilpino businesspeople on March 17 (Simon Roughneen)
Grace Poe greets supporters at Bacoor on March 17 2016, during the Philippine presidential election campaign (Simon Roughneen)
Shoppers head for home outside Manila’s SM Mall of Asia (Simon Roughneen)
Labour leader Joan Burton and party colleague Kevin Humphries in Dublin on Feb. 17 2016 (Simon Roughneen)
Dara Calleary and Michael Ring at the vote count for the Mayo constituency after Ireland’s 2016 elections (Simon Roughneen)
Michael Ring celebrates after winning Mayo’s second seat on Feb. 28 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Enda Kenny and wife Fionnuala vote in Castlebar on Feb. 26 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Joan Burton, leader of the Labour Party and ireland’s deputy prime minister, speaks at a party press conference in Dublin on Feb. 17 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, centre, speaks to media in Castlebar on Feb. 20, flanked by Fine Gael parliamentarians Michelle Mulherin and Michael Ring (Simon Roughneen)
Retno Marsudi, Indonesian Foreign Minister, at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur (Simon Roughneen)
After voting in Solo on Dec. 9  (Simon Roughneen)
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi pictured at the ASEAN and related Asian summits in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 22 2015 (Simon Roughneen)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo attends the ASEAN and related summits in Kuala Lumpur, Nov 22 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the ASEAN and related summits in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 22 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the ASEAN and related summits in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 21 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen at the ASEAN and related summits in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 21 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Tin Oo, a senior member of the NLD, at party headquarters on Nov. 9 (Simon Roughneen)

 

Scenes from voting in Yangon on Nov. 8 (Simon Roughneen)
Selfie time: supporters of the ruling USDP pose after the party’s final election rally on Nov. 6 (Simon Roughneen
Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to media at her Yangon villa in Nov. 5 2015 (Simon Roughneen
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak heading for the signing ceremony of the ASEAN community on Nov. 22 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
NLD supporters look on as election results are read out at party HQ on Nov 9 (Simon Roughneen)
Burmese political activist Min Ko Naing speaking to media at Rangoon hospital on Oct. 30 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Selfie time: supporters of the ruling USDP pose after the party’s final election rally on Nov. 6 (Photo: Simon Roughneen
Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to media at her Yangon villa in Nov. 5 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Aung San Suu Kyi campaigning in Taunggup in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on Oct. 16 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Nurul Izzah Anwar, daughter of jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, speaking at anti corruption conference in Putrajaya on Sept 3 2014 (Simon Roughneen)
Protestors wearing ‘occupy’ style masks in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 29 (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Nurul Hana Anwar at launch of her new book on Aug 27 (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
The Chinese-backed Jatigede dam, a major new infrastructure project, in West Java, on Aug. 1 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Archbishop Kevin Doran at Knock Basilica on April 12 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
Knock basilica, April 12 2015 (Simon Roughneen)
UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Indonesia President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on July 27 (Simon Roughneen)
David Cameron addresses Joko Widodo at the start of their bilateral meeting on July 27 (Simon Roughneen)
Nurul Izzah Anwar, Vice-President of the People’s Justice Party, one of the 3 parties that made up the now-defunct opposition coalition (Simon Roughneen)
Haja Mohideen at work (Simon Roughneen)
Zunar discussing the sedition case against him. (Simon Roughneen)
Cornelio Gama, aka ‘L7. in conversation in Dili (Simon Roughneen)
Protestors outside Indonesia’s anti corruption agency on Jan. 23 2014 (Simon Roughneen)
A pint of Myanmar draft goes down well on a Friday evening (Simon Roughneen)
Thida Aung and Tin Tin Tan await Obama’s arrival near Yangon’s Secretariat (Simon Roughneen)
Scene from ‘Breaking the Silence’ in which the Khmer Rouge interrogates a prisoner (Simon Roughneen)
Joko Widodo listens as Indonesia’s election commission declares him the winner of the 2014 Presidential vote (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesia President Joko Widodo poses with supporters at Salihara, south Jakarta , before election result announcement in July 2014 (Simon Roughneen)
Tea-plucking outside Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka (Simon Roughneen)
Suthep Thaugsuban leads ceremony to mark PDRC’s departure from former base at Bangkok’s Lumpini Park, at 14.14 on May 12 2014 (Simon Roughneen)
Redshirt leader Jatuphon Prompan speaks at rally on Aksa Road west of Bangkok, May 10 2014 (Simon Roughneen)
Prabowo Subianto at prayer event in Jakarta prior to April 2014 legislative elections (Simon Roughneen)
Presidential aspirant Prabowo Subianto (L) and Suryadhama Ali, Indonesia’s former religious affairs minister, pictured at prayer event in Jakarta, before April 2014 legislative elections (Simon Roughneen)
Anuar Begum and child sit behind Anuar’s mother Zeinab, inside clinic at Thay Chaung , outside Sittwe in Rakhine State (Simon Roughneen, April 2014)
Rohingya child at Thay Chaung fish market inside a Rohingya ghetto near Sittwe. The nearby docks are a departure point for Rohingya refugees going by boat to Thailand and Malaysia (Simon Roughneen)
Serge Pun at World Economic Forum in Naypyidaw in June (Simon Roughneen)
Aung San Suu Kyi addresses crowd at 1988 uprising commemoration in Rangoon August 8 2013 (Simon Roughneen)
Sam Rainsy speaking at Phnom Penh memorial to 1997 grenade attack victims in Phnom Penh earlier this week (Simon Roughneen)
Monk after voting in Phnom Penh on July 28 2013 (Simon Roughneen)
Woman votes in Chaktomuk school voting station in Phnom Penh on Sunday morning (Simon Roughneen)
Making noise for Hun Sen:  supporters in Phnom Penh on Thursday evening (Simon Roughneen)
Korean pop singer-dancer Psy on stage in George Town on Feb. 11 2013 (Simon Roughneen)
Grab and Go-Jek drivers vie for space in Jakarta’s Monday morning traffic (Simon Roughneen)

 

Mary Robinson listens as media ask questions at Carter Center briefing in Yangon on Nov. 10 (Simon Roughneen)
Residents of Thingyangun in Yangon cheer as NLD candidates go on walkabout in the district on Oct 13 (Simon Roughneen)
Joko Widodo signs guitar at event organised by supporters in south Jakarta in July (Simon Roughneen)
Thailand’s anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban greets supporters near Bangkok’s central Ratchaprasong intersection on Jan.13 2014 (Simon Roughneen)
Sunset over the Mekong River running past Luang Prabang in Laos (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Sunset over the Mekong River running past Luang Prabang in Laos (Simon Roughneen)
At organic farm at Boung Phao, a 90 minute drive from Vientiane (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
At organic farm at Boung Phao, a 90 minute drive from Vientiane (Simon Roughneen)
Uppatasanti Pagoda in Naypyitaw, a replica of the famous Shwedagon in Yangon (Simon Roughneen)
Former Thai PM Abhisit Vejajiva at protest rally outside US Embassy in Bangkok on Friday Nov 29 (Simon Roughneen)
Bill Clinton speaks at the Myanmar Peace Centre in Rangoon on Nov, 14 2013 (Simon Roughneen)
Cleaning staff walk to Naypyidaw’s Uppatasanti Pagoda from the shrine’s elevator entrance. (Simon Roughneen)
Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, speaks at the recent World Economic Forum in Naypyidaw. (Simon Roughneen)
Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at June 2013 World Economic Forum debate in Naypyidaw (Simon Roughneen)
Refugee children at the Dalhamieh camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley (Simon Roughneen)
Empty and abandoned: the street outside Lucio Paolucci’s house in L’Aquila, almost 4 years after the earthquake (Simon Roughneen)
Pope Francis addresses the world’s media on Saturday morning Feb. 16 2013 in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican (Simon Roughneen)
Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday morning, hours before the cardinal electors headed to the Sistine Chapel to begin voting on who would be the next pope (Simon Roughneen)
Cardinals exiting the church after Tuesday morning Mass inside St Peter’s Basilica (Simon Roughneen)
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at a ruling People’s Action Party rally held shortly before January 2013 by-elections (Simon Roughneen)
Tin Maung Win (pseudonym), a Burmese prisoner of war who is being held by the rebel All Burma Students’ Democratic Front in Kachin State. (Simon Roughneen)
Relatives of the deceased mourn outside Laiza hospital on Dec. 27 (Simon Roughneen)
Thais cheer as King Bhumibol Adulyadej appears at Bangkok Royal Plaza on Wednesday Dec. 5 2012 (Simon Roughneen)
Inside Danang airport in Vietnam (Simon Roughneen)
Malaysia’s PM Najib Razak chats with Czech President Vaclav Klaus in Vientiane in 2012 (Simon Roughneen)
Teenagers affected by Agent Orange perform at Danang centre (Simon Roughneen)
Monks and other protestors at Sule Pagoda last Monday Oct. 15 (Simon Roughneen)
Rakhine displaced by fighting in Sittwe shelter at Buddhist monastery in June (Simon Roughneen)
Former East Timor PM Xanana Gusmao holds court at CNRT meeting on July 8 2012, after winning parliamentary elections (Simon Roughneen)
Crowds mill on Bangalore train stations’s platform 4 as departure time for Assam looms (Simon Roughneen)
Flooded farmland in Pantanaw township (Simon Roughneen)
Old and new meet outside Gopalan mall (Simon Roughneen)
Ah Moon (Simon Roughneen)
Learning near the kilns (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Canal running through Kolkata slum (Simon Roughneen)
At work melting down and recasting rubbish (Simon Roughneen)
Fuelling the fires at Kolkata’s brick kilns (Simon Roughneen)
Outside Singapore’s parliament building (Simon Roughneen)
Jerome Na behind the machine (Simon Roughneen)
The only way into Win Naing’s house is via this bamboo bridge (Simon Roughneen)
Kachin rebel on look-out at captured Burma Army position outside Laiza, the rebel HQ (Simon Roughneen, late December 2012)
KIA soldier Lu Tawng (front) and colleague at KIA checkpoint (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
KIA soldier Lu Tawng (front) and colleague at KIA checkpoint (Simon Roughneen)
Ly Susmat ponders his new farm opportunity after mines and UXO cleared (Simon Roughneen)
Gheat Koun gives her side of the story (Simon Roughneen)
Protestors flee teargas near Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (Simon Roughneen)
The world’s longest teak bridge, near Amarapura, at sunset (Simon Roughneen)
Male detainees at a drugs rehabilitation facility run by the Kachin Independence Army in Laiza, Burma (Simon Roughneen)
in Tin speaks at re-opening of the party’s Mandalay office in early 2012 (Simon Roughneen)
KIA soldier looks across at Burmese military position, 300m away, on the main Laiza-Myitkina road (Simon Roughneen)
Ko Ko Gyi and fellow ex-prisoner Ko Marky (Simon Roughneen)
NLD chairman Tin Oo inside NLD HQ (Simon Roughneen, taken Feb. 2012)
Aung San Suu Kyi before speaking at Myangmya, Burma, earlier on Tuesday (Simon Roughneen)
Supporter of Anwar Ibrahim hold up a mask of ther hero outside Kuala Lumpur High Court in Jan. 2012 (Simon Roughneen)
At work inside Carraig Donn (Simon Roughneen)
Caption – Rossamarin Tangnoppakul holds photo of husband Ampon with grandchildren (Simon Roughneen)
At today’s Clinton-Yingluck press conference in Bangkok (Simon Roughneen)
Inside flood-hit west bank of central Bangkok (Simon Roughneen)
Monks bailing out water from temple and high school complex near Sam Wa (Simon Roughneen)
Residents in swamped Pathum Thani, asking a truck driver for a lift to dry ground (Simon Roughneen)
Taking it easy as the sun goes down (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Renewed fighting in Blue Nile could undermine even small gains, such as this numeracy class run by GOAL near Kurmuk, in Blue Nile State (Simon Roughneen)
One of the 1667 people arrested by police at the protest (Simon Roughneen)
PM-elect greets media on Sunday night with traditional Thai greeting (Simon Roughneen)
Now-former Thai PM Abhisit Vejajjiva talks to media after voting earlier Sunday (Simon Roughneen)
Royalist waves Thai flag outside constitutional court on Friday before the much-anticipated verdict (Simon Roughneen)
Francisco ‘Lu-Olo’ Guterres of FRETILIN watches vote counting at Lecidere on July 7 (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Voting in Dili’s Comoro district (Simon Roughneen)

Teenage porters/forced labourers, 2 of whom are under 18 and 2 of whom were forced to fight, pictured at KIO/KIA compound in Laiza (Simon Roughneen)

Thailand’s then prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra leads Bangkok candle-lighting celebration to mark Thai king’s birthday in 2011 (Simon Roughneen)
Overflow from the Chao Praya in front of Bangkok’s Grand Palace on Wednesday evening (Simon Roughneen)
Diving near Tibar (Simon Roughneen)
Cristo Rei (Christ the King) statue outside Dili.(Simon Roughneen)
Test coffee plantation at Railaco in East Timor (Simon Roughneen)
Timorese women prepare fish for drying near Liquica (Simon Roughneen)
Thailand’s PM-elect Yingluck Shinawatra speaks to media at Peua Thai party HQ earlier this evening (Simon Roughneen)
“Bombies” similar to the one handled by Phongsavath one morning 4 years ago (Simon Roughneen)
Mae La camp (Simon Roughneen)
Refugees playing takraw inside Mae La (Simon Roughneen)
Naw Zipporah Sein, General-Secretary of the KNU, at her office in Mae Sot (Simon Roughneen)
Saw Maw Kel at work (Simon Roughneen)
Mae La refugee camp, north of Mae Sot in Thailand, and home to tens of thousands of Burmese refugees from a region where drug resistant malaria is re-emerging (Simon Roughneen)
Traffic whizzes by Communist party insignia in HCMC (Simon Roughneen)
Leading redshirts from 2010 are now election candidates for Peau Thai, such as Nattawut Saikua (centre), pictured as monks lead prayers for the 2010 dead (Simon Roughneen)
This bench on the walkway/flood dyke to the rear of the site carries an advertisement for one of Cambodia’s well-known beer brands (Simon Roughneen)
15 – Skulls of the dead inside the stupa at Cheoung Ek (Simon Roughneen)
‘Killing Tree’ where babies and children were murdered at Cheoung Ek. To the bottom right are some human bone remains (Simon Roughneen)
Inside the Tuol Sleng museum, formerly the S-21 prison run by Duch (Simon Roughneen)
From behind the wire in S-21 (Simon Roughneen)
Khmer Rouge brutality in minimalist (Simon Roughneen)
Inside Radio Bakhita (Simon Roughneen)
Kids head home from one the few schools in Blue Nile in Sudan in early 2011 (Simon Roughneen)
Carrying the harvest home (Simon Roughneen)
Lining up at Konyo-Konyo voting station, Juba, at 745am Sunday morning (Simon Roughneen)
John Kerry and Salva Kiir meet with clergy before Mass in Juba on Jan 9. (Simon Roughneen)
St. Teresa’s Cathedral, Juba, last Sunday. (Simon Roughneen)
Parish priest at St Teresa’s, Fr Phillip, blesses rosaries for local children (Simon Roughneen)
Thai PM Abhisit Vejajjiva outside the IACC Conference today in Bangkok (Simon Roughneen)
Hun Sen, Cambodia’s PM , at the ASEAN summit in Hanoi in late 2010 (Simon Roughneen)
Indonesia’s foreign minister Marty Natalegawa speaks to the press at 2010 ASEAN summit in Hanoi (Simon Roughneen)
Thein Sein pictured en route to the ASEAN/EAS summit gala ball at Hanoi’s NCC (Simon Roughneen)
Israelis soldiers give a busker a break in market area of Jerusalem (Simon Roughneen)
Separation wall pictured close to Bethlehem (Simon Roughneen)
Traffic at Israeli checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem (Simon Roughneen)
Arafat’s Grave (Simon Roughneen)
T-shirt for sale in Jerusalem (Simon Roughneen)
Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchure (Simon Roughneen)
Burial place of Benazir Bhutto, front. Behind lies her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. (Simon Roughneen)
Preparing to cook for her family while camped at a school in Shikarpur, Pakistan (Simon Roughneen)
Displaced children
These children were displaced by the flood and have now spent 2 weeks sleeping outdoors on the outskirts of Sukkur, Sindh Province (Simon Roughneen)
Destruction behind the Buddhist harmony. (Simon Roughneen)
Shopping malls next to the redshirts rally site still smoulder (Simon Roughneen)
Soldiers on the lookout at protestors back down the Rama 4 road. (Simon Roughneen)
Protestors fire crude home-made weapons at Thai troops on Bangkok’s Rama 4 road (Simon Roughneen)
Injured soldier after fighting at the main redshirt rally area today (Simon Roughneen)
Redshirt leaders give press statement at 6pm on May 17, 3 hours after Government deadline for redshirts to vacate rally area. Speaker Nattawut Saikua is one of the leaders now facing terrorism charges (Simon Roughneen)
Most of the women have so far decided against leaving the rally site. Some are making the move back home however (Simon Roughneen)
In sight of the Presidency: Aquino and running mate Roxas [centre] on-stage at their Quezon City rally (Simon Roughneen)
Voting without booths at Manila polling station (Simon Roughneen)
Liberal party/Aquino supporters at their final campaign rally, Quezon City last Friday. (Simon Roughneen)
Jenny, 27, was first to vote. Here she has her finger daubed with indelible ink, a measure to prevent multiple votes being cast by one person (Simon Roughneen)
Inmates at Makati jail await their turn to vote (Simon Roughneen)
Noynoy’s running mate Mar Roxas struts his stuff at Quezon Memorial, during the Liberal party’s final election rally (Simon Roughneen)
Controversial pro-redshirt Major-General ‘Seh Daeng’ reacts to media as the redshirt leaders grant access to Chulalongkorn Hospital on Saturday (Simon Roughneen)
Dwindling numbers of redshirts listening on Tuesday morning, May 4 (Simon Roughneen)
Red shirts at their barricade close to the Silom intersection. (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
By Saturday night Thai police and soldiers were conducting security checks on traffic passing along the Silom road (Simon Roughneen)
A much-reduced crowd of ‘no colours’ demonstrators showed up in Silom on Friday night, blaming the red shirts for the previous night’s terror (Simon Rougheen)
The PAD view themselves as better-educated than their red shirt rivals, who they mock as ‘buffalo’ – or uneducateD people from the rural northeast. (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
On Wednesday evening, anti-red shirt protestors, including many yellow shirts, gathered at Silom. (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
By Tuesday night, a small group of counter-protestors gathered behind police lines acorss the Silom intersections, yelling at the red shirts to ‘get out’. (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Red shirts queued for a dvd and postcard from former PM Thaksin. Anti-red shirt protestors believe the movement is nothing more than a cover for Thaksin’s political ambitions (Simon Roughneen)
‘No colours’ leader speaks to media further down the Silom road, protesting against the red shirt occupation of Rajaprasong. (Simon Roughneen
Red shirt leaders tell the crowd at Rajaprasong on Tuesday morning that the planned march to Silom has been called off. (Simon Roughneen)
No Colours protestors try to reach a wider audience. (Simon Roughneen)
No Colours protestor chants at Victory Monument last Saturday (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Despite the violence the orevious weekend, some tourists stuck it out to enjoy Songkran near Khao San Road (Simon Roughneen)
‘Red shirts’ get revved-up. Sukhumvit Soi 71, downtown Bangkok. (Simon Roughneen)
Standing outside Government House, I asked her opinion of the current administration. It didn’t go down well. (Simon Roughneen)
A full bottle. Red shirts fill up before heading to Government House, where they will spill their blood (Simon Roughneen)
Carrying the blood into Government House. (Photo: Simon Roughneen©)
Many red shirts donned masks of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra during the march. Simon Roughneen©)
Redshirt leaders open the ‘million man march’ with a joss-stick burning ceremony at Lumphini Park, Bangkok, Friday March 12 (Simon Roughneen)
All over Port-au-Prince, thousands of buildings will need to be razed and rebuilt (Simon Roughneen)

 

Happy recipient of Canadian-donated hygiene kit in Turgeau, Port-au-Prince (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Happy recipient of Canadian-donated hygiene kit in Turgeau, Port-au-Prince (Simon Roughneen)
Lenas still traumatised and in severe pain, over a week after the earthquake (Simon Roughneen)
Bus in Port-au-Prince. (Simon Roughneen)
After the disaster: Notre Dame Cathedral, Port au Prince (Simon Roughneen
After the disaster: Notre Dame Cathedral, Port au Prince (Simon Roughneen)
Crushed: after the walls came down. Downtown Port-au-Prince (Simon Roughneen)
Haitian refugees await flight to Canada at Port-au-Prince’s international airport (Simon Roughneen)
Almost 40% of young males in Sierra Leone have no job and no education. These boys are sifting through a rubbish-strewn drain for bits of scrap metal that they can collect and sell. (Simon Roughneen)
Market near Marbella slum, Freetown (Simon Roughneen)
Inside Freetown’s Marbella slum. During the rainy season, the whole area is flooded due to poor/non-existent drainage and sanitation. GOAL is working on addressing this before next years rains (Simon Roughneen)
GOAL runs a project offering shelter to young children who have been abandoned on Freetown’s streets. These girls are learning basic numeracy and literacy, while GOAL social workers try to trace family members and mediate a reunification (Simon Roughneen)
Asean bent out of shape? Street lantern, downtown Hua Hin, 2009 (Simon Roughneen)
Burmese delegate Khin Ohn Mar expresses disappointment at ASEAN leaders (Simon Roughneen)
Redshirts brave the rain to mark 3 years since Thaksin’s ouster, 19/9/09 (Simon Roughneen)
Getting young people back to work is seen as a key challenge in East Timor (Simon Roughneen)
What’s cooking in Timor? Homeskills training course, Aileu, Timor-Leste (Simon Roughneen)
Khat plantation outside Dire Dawa, Ethiopia (Simon Roughneen)
St George’s Cathedral, Beirut (Simon Roughneen)
Aftermath of fighting in Tripoli (Simon Roughneen)

 

Statue of Skanderbeg, Tirana (Simon Roughneen, Feb 2008)
Pristina street. Kosovo thanks the UK (Simon Roughneen)
Kosovo Polje monument marks the spot where Serbs were defeated by invading Ottoman Turks in 1389, the start of 5 centuries of Muslim rule (Simon Roughneen)
East Timor PM Xanana Gusmao addresses district-level officials (Photo: Simon Roughneen)
Destroyed Sudanese army tank, outside Malakal (Simon Roughneen)
IDP woman, northern Darfur (Simon Roughneen)
Emaciated cattle in southern Oromo region in drought-affected Ethiopia, close to Kenyan border (Simon Roughneen)
IDP camp, northern Darfur (Simon Roughneen)
The big rock in eastern Sudan: Taka Mt. viewed from Kassala (Simon Roughneen)
6 months earlier, this land in Kenya was covered by a lake. Now locals have to dig the bed to find water (Simon Roughneen)

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