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

Chinese investment brings casinos to Cambodia

Seaside town once popular with backpackers, now seeing residents forced out because of rising costs and construction.

Chinese investment brings casinos to Cambodia

Asia Pacific

Myanmar moves to legalise casinos

Some casinos already operate under special provisions but changes to law proposed to encourage more tourism and revenue.

Myanmar moves to legalise casinos

Asia Pacific

Myanmar gets ‘weak’ criticism over Rohingya at ASEAN summit

At the end of the summit, a weak statement was issued, calling for accountability, but still offering support to Myanmar.

Myanmar gets ‘weak’ criticism over Rohingya at ASEAN summit

Asia Pacific

Singapore summit: US-China trade war dominates talks

Will US Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet to discuss the trade dispute?

Singapore summit: US-China trade war dominates talks

Asia Pacific

One month since tsunami, health crisis persists in Palu

As Indonesia’s emergency response phase ends, life is back to normal in some areas. In others, much remains to be done.

One month since tsunami, health crisis persists in Palu

Indonesia

Indonesia government knew of liquefaction danger before quake

Six years ago, the Indonesian government's own experts drew a map that highlighted many areas in Palu where there was a high risk of liquefaction.

Indonesia government knew of liquefaction danger before quake

Asia Pacific

Indonesian children at risk of trafficking after disaster

A month after the earthquake and tsunami, social workers struggle to find missing children.

Indonesian children at risk of trafficking after disaster

Asia Pacific

Some signs of life returning to normal after Indonesia's tsunami

More than 10 days since the disaster, thousands still missing and government will halt search for victims on Thursday.

Some signs of life returning to normal after Indonesia's tsunami

Indonesia

Indonesia fears post-tsunami disease epidemics

Sanitation systems were destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi Island and leading to rising concern about disease epidemics in the aftermath.

Indonesia fears post-tsunami disease epidemics

Asia

Over 70,000 homeless after Indonesia disaster

A week after the earthquake, relief supplies have yet to arrive for them.

Over 70,000 homeless after Indonesia disaster

Asia Pacific

Indonesians slam humanitarian response to tsunami

Help isn't arriving fast enough for some communities that have been largely cut off on Sulawesi.

Indonesians slam humanitarian response to tsunami

Asia Pacific

Vietnam's late president to be buried in home province

Tran Dai Quang, wh died suddenly on Friday from a rare virus, was widely criticised for his crackdown on political dissent.

Vietnam's late president to be buried in home province