Tan Hui Yee

Indochina Bureau Chief
Tan Hui Yee is the Straits Times’ Indochina Bureau Chief, covering Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. She has been based in Bangkok since 2012. Prior to that, she was an enterprise writer, producing special reports on topics like social mobility, housing and the environment. Hui Yee’s explanatory work has won awards from the World Association of Newspapers and Publishers as well as The Society of Publishers in Asia. She is a 2016 US State Department IVLP fellow. Hui Yee graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in politics and international studies and has a master's degree in gender and international development from the same university. When not writing, she spends her time traipsing on mountains, or dreaming of them.
Pro-democracy protesters occupying an intersection in Bangkok's commercial district yesterday, in defiance of the Thai government's ban on public gatherings of five or more people.