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

Economics expected to overshadow human rights in ASEAN summit

Trade and the dispute over the South China Sea are set to be high on the agenda unlike ongoing crises like the plight of the Rohingya.

Economics expected to overshadow human rights in ASEAN summit

Asia Pacific

Thailand's sugarcane oversupply sends prices south

Oversupply, strength of Thai baht affects Thailand's sugarcane industry leading to expected loss of $329m this season.

Thailand's sugarcane oversupply sends prices south

Asia Pacific

Bangkok shrine attack trial faces more delays

Two suspects retract earlier confessions saying they were tortured and coerced, but now say they are innocent and want their day in court.

Bangkok shrine attack trial faces more delays

Asia Pacific

Fears African swine fever in North Korea could spread to South

Intelligence reports suggest most North Korean pigs are infected, but Pyongyang rebuffs Seoul's requests for more data.

Fears African swine fever in North Korea could spread to South

Asia Pacific

5G network in South Korea in DMZ border with North

South Korean village in demilitarised zone gets 5G network, perhaps sending hint of denuclearisation perks to North.

5G network in South Korea in DMZ border with North

Asia Pacific

Myanmar: No sign of lasting peace in Wa State

The far east of Myanmar is run by the country's largest rebel army which unilaterally declared it Wa State.

Myanmar: No sign of lasting peace in Wa State

Asia Pacific

Cambodia's exiled former opposition leader calls for uprising

Cambodian government describes Rainsy’s call an attempted coup and is threatening to jail anyone who supports it for up to 30 years.

Cambodia's exiled former opposition leader calls for uprising

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: Beijing sends warning to public

For now, China seems willing to be patient in the hope that the momentum of protests will fade, along with international attention.

Hong Kong protests: Beijing sends warning to public

Hong Kong

End of extradition bill fails to appease Hong Kong protesters

Rally organisers say the legislation’s withdrawal will be celebrated briefly but it's not enough to end China's encroachment of its autonomy.

End of extradition bill fails to appease Hong Kong protesters

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong's Lam dismisses leaked voice recording

Leader says she never planned to quit after release of recording of her saying she would resign if she had a choice.

Hong Kong's Lam dismisses leaked voice recording

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam denies trying to resign

She has downplayed a leaked audio recording of her saying if she had a choice, she would quit.

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam denies trying to resign

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong workers, students launch strike

Thousands gather in the city centre and on a university campus as mainland China issues more warnings.

Hong Kong workers, students launch strike