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.

Malaysia

Malaysia's Najib tones down the bling ahead of 1MDB fraud trial

Overthrown prime minister seeking to reinvent himself as man of the people in a trial that has now been postponed.

Malaysia's Najib tones down the bling ahead of 1MDB fraud trial

Malaysia

UN urged to suspend Myanmar return plan for Chin amid unrest

Ethnic Chin people were told last year it was safe to return but experts say situation in Myanmar is too volatile.

UN urged to suspend Myanmar return plan for Chin amid unrest

Malaysia

Malaysia's royals to select new king in unique rotational system

Sultan of Pahang expected to be chosen as next head of state following the unprecedented departure of Sultan Muhammad V.

Malaysia's royals to select new king in unique rotational system

Asia Pacific

Malayan tiger in crisis as poaching threatens to wipe out big cat

Population of critically endangered animal edges to extinction, as government promises soldiers in jungles by next year.

Malayan tiger in crisis as poaching threatens to wipe out big cat

Rohingya

Rohingya facing 'lost generation' of children out of school

Ban on formal schooling, poor resources leave children of mostly Muslim minority without basic education, report warns.

Rohingya facing 'lost generation' of children out of school

Malaysia

Malaysia: Malays rally amid worries over government 'weakness'

Thousands 'celebrate' move not to sign anti-discrimination treaty as others fear new government losing reform appetite.

Malaysia: Malays rally amid worries over government 'weakness'

Malaysia

Malaysia death penalty abolition opens door to drug policy review

Campaign to legalise use of medical cannabis gathers momentum in the country known for draconian approach to drugs.

Malaysia death penalty abolition opens door to drug policy review

Environment

Tougher palm oil rules agreed amid polarising debate over crop

Supporters describe new standards as 'transformative', but critics are calling for a complete ban of the crop.

Tougher palm oil rules agreed amid polarising debate over crop

Malaysia

Malaysia says no 'U-turn' in death penalty abolition

Some 32 offences currently carry the death penalty, but government says punishment is no deterrent to crime.

Malaysia says no 'U-turn' in death penalty abolition

Indonesia

Indonesia quakes a 'wake-up call' on buildings' shaky foundations

While country has made progress on seismic safety, collapsed buildings show need for regulation and better enforcement.

Indonesia quakes a 'wake-up call' on buildings' shaky foundations

Malaysia

Anwar Ibrahim bids to return to heart of Malaysian politics

Former deputy PM hopes to win seat in Malaysia parliament in what could be first step towards becoming prime minister.

Anwar Ibrahim bids to return to heart of Malaysian politics

Malaysia

Malaysian ex-PM's wife charged as corruption scandal heats up

Rosmah Monsor's lavish lifestyle has long provoked anger among Malaysians with police seizing 567 designer handbags.

Malaysian ex-PM's wife charged as corruption scandal heats up