Rodney Tasker, 1945-2015

Rodney Tasker’s name may now mean little to the current generation of journalists and politicians in Asia. But for 25 years from the mid-1970s, Tasker, chief correspondent of the now-defunct Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review, was well-known to leaders and media throughout Southeast Asia. Tasker, who died on March 24 after a long illness, was called “the quintessential foreign correspondent” by many.

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