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.

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

Indonesia

Logistical 'nightmare' for aid efforts in tsunami-hit Indonesia

Road and airport damage seriously hindering efforts to get much-needed aid to quake and tsunami-hit Indonesian island.

Logistical 'nightmare' for aid efforts in tsunami-hit Indonesia

Malaysia

Failing grade for companies dealing in palm oil: report

As palm oil plantations have rapidly expanded across Southeast Asia, controversy over the edible oil has intensified.

Failing grade for companies dealing in palm oil: report

Malaysia

Port project threatens indigenous community in Malaysia

Concerns rise over government plans to build a 10,000-hectare port and industrial zone on traditional Mah Meri land.

Port project threatens indigenous community in Malaysia

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur rally calls for stricter Islamic law

Push to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments fuels fears of growing division in multiethnic nation.

Kuala Lumpur rally calls for stricter Islamic law

Malaysia

Islamic conversion and custody conundrum in Malaysia

Child custody and conversions put Islamic and civil courts at odds with non-Muslims on the losing end of rulings.

Islamic conversion and custody conundrum in Malaysia

Arts & Culture

Malaysia's social media rebels

Malaysians look to 'visual disobedience' as government tightens social media grip.

Malaysia's social media rebels

Environment

Malaysia's burning swamps and choking haze

How peat swamp destruction in Malaysia is causing devastating health problems and irreversible environmental damage.

Malaysia's burning swamps and choking haze