Wayne Hay

Wayne Hay

"Wayne Hay has been covering the Asia/Pacific region since 2001, first with Television New Zealand before joining Al Jazeera English in 2006.

In his role at Al Jazeera, he has travelled the region extensively, reporting on everything from elections and natural disasters to surfing in Bali. More recently he covered the flooding caused by Typhoons in the Philippines and the earthquake in Padang, Indonesia in 2009. He was also given the rare opportunity to report from North Korea."

Asia

Hanoi plan to ban motorbikes by 2030 to combat congestion

The government worries that the vibrant economy could make congestion in the city centre even worse, hoping to replace the vehicles with public transport and push bikes.

Hanoi plan to ban motorbikes by 2030 to combat congestion

Thailand

Floods wreak havoc across Southern Thailand

Nine provinces in Southern Thailand are flooded after torrential monsoon rains. The flooding has also affected parts of northern Malaysia and more wet weather is forecast in the coming days.

Floods wreak havoc across Southern Thailand

Thailand

Thailand floods: Villagers frustrated over government inaction

With yet another flood hitting southern Thailand, villagers point to decades of inaction by consecutive governments.

Thailand floods: Villagers frustrated over government inaction

Asia Pacific

Trump backpedals from remarks about 'Russian meddling'

US President Donald Trump has sought to clarify remarks he made about Russian President Vladimir Putin on his country's meddling in last year's election.

Trump backpedals from remarks about 'Russian meddling'

Asia Pacific

TPP trade deals forge ahead without US involvement

Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact have agreed to move forward without involvement from the United States.

TPP trade deals forge ahead without US involvement

Asia Pacific

Trump condemns trade imbalances at APEC summit

Donald Trump's appearance has dominated a meeting on economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Trump condemns trade imbalances at APEC summit

Donald Trump

Donald Trump arrives in Vietnam for APEC summit

Trump joins world leaders gathered for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam.

Donald Trump arrives in Vietnam for APEC summit

Vietnam

APEC 2017: The leaders' sideshow

Trade deals are expected to dominate talks at the Vietnam-based summit, yet expectations for major announcements are low.

APEC 2017: The leaders' sideshow

Business & Economy

Vietnam to host APEC summit amid challenges

US President Donald Trump's next stop in his tour of Asia is Vietnam, where he will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC).

Vietnam to host APEC summit amid challenges

Asia Pacific

Vietnam: Typhoon Damrey leaves dozens dead, thousands homeless

Tens of thousands of people are left homeless in southern and central Vietnam after Typhoon Damrey made landfall on Saturday, killing dozens of people.

Vietnam: Typhoon Damrey leaves dozens dead, thousands homeless

Asia Pacific

Cambodia court refuses to free opposition leader Kem Sokha

He is accused of working with the US to overthrow the ruling Cambodian People's Party, a charge the opposition say is politically motivated.

Cambodia court refuses to free opposition leader Kem Sokha

Politics

Thailand says goodbye to late King Bhumibol

Tens of thousands line Bangkok's streets, ending a one-year period of mourning for the Thai monarch.

Thailand says goodbye to late King Bhumibol