Arlina Arshad

Indonesia Bureau Chief

Arlina is The Straits Times’ Indonesia bureau chief. A journalist since 2000, she has covered various issues from politics and economy to culture and religion in South-east Asia, particularly Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Timor-Leste. Previously, she was The Straits Times’ Regional Correspondent and Agence-France Presse’s Correspondent for Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She considers Indonesia her second home, and the friendly and warm people her family.