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Arlina Arshad

Arlina has been a journalist for 16 years, beginning her reporting journey with The Straits Times News Desk in 2000 where she covered issues related to migrants and the marginalised. In 2008, she packed her bags to move to Indonesia to work for Agence France-Presse, where she filed breaking news on various topics from politics and terrorism to plane crashes and earthquakes. She rejoined The Straits Times in February 2016 as its Indonesia Correspondent to report more about her "second home". A travel fanatic and an adventure seeker, when not too busy chasing stories on erupting mountains, she climbs them.