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 Pacific

Concerns over Laos dam's environmental impact

The controversial Don Sahong dam in Laos has people arguing that its environmental impacts have not been studied well enough.

Concerns over Laos dam's environmental impact

Thailand

US, Thailand slammed for military drills with Myanmar

The US and Thailand have been criticised for taking part in a major, joint military exercise with Myanmar's military in eastern Thailand, despite accusations that Myanmar's troops have committed ethnic cleansing against the Muslim Rohingya minority.

US, Thailand slammed for military drills with Myanmar

Thailand

Thailand protesters charged with sedition

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have been charged with sedition. Nine of them face at least seven years in jail, if they are found guilty. They had been calling for elections and an end to military rule.

Thailand protesters charged with sedition

Asia Pacific

Debt-ridden Laos living on borrowed money

Public debt is estimated at around 68 percent of GDP and almost half of the money is being borrowed from one source - China.

Debt-ridden Laos living on borrowed money

Asia Pacific

China rail project to link landlocked Laos to Asia

A high-speed rail line being built by a Chinese company will run from run from Yunnan province in southern China to Laos’ capital, Vientiane.

China rail project to link landlocked Laos to Asia

Thailand

Centuries in the making: Will Thailand build a 100km canal?

First envisioned in 1677, proposals for a Thai canal linking the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea are back on the agenda.

Centuries in the making: Will Thailand build a 100km canal?

Vietnam

Vietnam marks 50th anniversary of Tet Offensive

A ceremony has been held in Ho Chi Minh City to remember the 1968 Tet Offensive, which significantly altered the course of the war in Vietnam.

Vietnam marks 50th anniversary of Tet Offensive

Asia Pacific

Asian leaders discuss Mekong River's future

There are worries about the environmental impact of hydroelectric dams, especially those in China.

Asian leaders discuss Mekong River's future

Asia Pacific

Thailand's stateless: Generations without citizenship

In 2017, Thailand's government promised to grant nationality to 80,000 stateless people, but hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, are still waiting.

Thailand's stateless: Generations without citizenship

Politics

Thailand announces 2018 general election, many doubtful

2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for Thailand. A new king will be crowned and the military government is planning to hold elections - signalling a return to democracy after a coup three years ago.

Thailand announces 2018 general election, many doubtful

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