Kate Mayberry

Kate Mayberry

Kate Mayberry is an award-winning journalist and researcher, working across print, television, and online media. She has lived in Southeast Asia for more than two decades and was until 2014 a Senior Field Producer with Al Jazeera English in Kuala Lumpur. Follow her on Twitter: @kate_mayberry.

Asia Pacific

Najib faces day of reckoning in first Malaysia 1MDB trial

Judge in SRC trial will decide whether the prosecution has proved a prima facie case and if Najib must enter his defence

Najib faces day of reckoning in first Malaysia 1MDB trial

Indonesia

As Indonesia's Widodo prepares for second term, challenges await

Joko Widodo has a 'lot on his plate' as he takes oath of office for second term as president on Sunday, say analysts.

As Indonesia's Widodo prepares for second term, challenges await

Hong Kong

Frustration fuels violence: Hong Kong Demosisto senior leader

Isaac Cheng says peaceful protests have failed to force government to change and some feel violence is the only option.

Frustration fuels violence: Hong Kong Demosisto senior leader

Environment

Southeast Asia struggles to tackle haze despite long-term dangers

Environment ministers seek solution to toxic pollution as activists urge governments to take a stronger stand.

Southeast Asia struggles to tackle haze despite long-term dangers

Malaysia

Durian rush creates thorny environmental problems in Malaysia

Rising demand from China sparks interest in the stinky fruit and concerns that rapid expansion will put forests at risk.

Durian rush creates thorny environmental problems in Malaysia

Asia Pacific

UN investigator calls for tougher approach on Myanmar abuses

Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee says US sanctions should be tougher and international community must step up.

UN investigator calls for tougher approach on Myanmar abuses

Malaysia

Conservation in focus as survey shows drop in Malaysia orangutans

Survey in Sabah highlights importance of wildlife corridors and commitments to sustainable palm oil and timber.

Conservation in focus as survey shows drop in Malaysia orangutans

MH17

Five years after MH17 tragedy a ray of hope for justice

Families, investigators urge Russia to cooperate, five years after plane shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine.

Five years after MH17 tragedy a ray of hope for justice

Malaysia

Malaysia parliament to debate move to lower voting age to 18

Proposals on registration and candidate ages also under consideration in reforms that will need constitutional changes.

Malaysia parliament to debate move to lower voting age to 18

Indonesia

'State-in-waiting': Papua's rebels unite against Indonesia rule

Independence groups say they are ready to 'take over our country' amid rumbling conflict in far east of the archipelago.

'State-in-waiting': Papua's rebels unite against Indonesia rule

Malaysia

Malaysia reopens probe into kidnapping of Shia activist, pastor

Move comes after public inquiry concludes police's intelligence officers were behind the religion-linked abductions.

Malaysia reopens probe into kidnapping of Shia activist, pastor

China

'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea

Denuclearisation and economic issues to top agenda as Xi Jinping visits Pyongyang before his meeting with Donald Trump.

'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea