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Matt Crook

Web and social media specialist who has also worked as a reporter in countries like Timor-Leste and Bangladesh

Matt Crook moved to Bangkok in 2005 and worked in a variety of positions before landing a desk editor job in Phuket with the Phuket Gazette. After leaving the Gazette in 2008 he moved to Timor-Leste to file stories for AFP, Guardian, Reader's Digest, IPS, IRIN and more with a primary focus on development issues. Matt has also reported from Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia.

In 2010 he returned to the UK to complete a master's degree in Southeast Asian studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London before landing a job in Bangkok as regional web and social media editor for global child-rights organisation Plan International.

You can find out more about Matt on his website.

What would you do with S$32,000? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Might there be better uses for S$32,000, rather than just buying a single drink at a luxury bar? With this in mind, we came up with a few ideas on how we think S$32,000 could be better spent. The result is this infographic.
30/09/2012 21:32 BST

No Boobs Please, We're Thai

This video has been causing a bit of a buzz in Thailand. In it, a female contestant on <a href="http://www.thailandsgottalent.tv/en/about-thailand-got-talent" target="_hplink">Thailand's Got Talent</a> comes out onto the stage, starts painting on a blank canvas, takes off her shirt and bra, pours paint on herself, and then proceeds to go to work on the canvas with her bare chest.
19/06/2012 11:06 BST