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

Hong Kong government building in disarray after vandalism

The protesters got plenty of attention but have not achieved their goals, increasing possibility of more violence.

Hong Kong government building in disarray after vandalism

Asia Pacific

Rocket to the gods: Buddhist blast off for good luck

At this time of year parts of northeastern Thailand and neighbouring Laos are declared no-fly zones for aircraft because of rockets being launched from farms below.

Rocket to the gods: Buddhist blast off for good luck

Asia Pacific

Thailand's dissidents fear murder or disappearance

In December, the mutilated bodies of two critics of the monarchy, living in Laos, were found in the Mekong River.

Thailand's dissidents fear murder or disappearance

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Disappeared activists forced home from Vietnam

Human rights organisations say a worrying pattern is emerging of dissidents being abducted in Southeast Asia.

Thailand: Disappeared activists forced home from Vietnam

Asia Pacific

New Zealand's Ardern vows justice for victims of mosque attacks

The prime minister made the promise in an emotional speech during the first parliamentary session since the mass shootings that took 50 lives.

New Zealand's Ardern vows justice for victims of mosque attacks

Asia

Cambodia economy: High growth expected to continue

From the ashes of war, Cambodia is forecast to have the sixth fastest growing economy in the world.

Cambodia economy: High growth expected to continue

Thailand

Thailand election: Many hope vote ends military rule

As Thailand begins another episode of its turbulent political story, many hope a new government will reverse a military crackdown on free speech.

Thailand election: Many hope vote ends military rule

Asia Pacific

Myanmar rebel groups consider alliance against government

The oldest and one of the largest rebel armies in Myanmar wants to unite with neighbouring groups to fight government.

Myanmar rebel groups consider alliance against government

Asia Pacific

Cambodia's opposition leaders in exile to return

The opposition was accused of conspiring with foreign countries to overthrow the government and was dissolved by the court.

Cambodia's opposition leaders in exile to return

Asia Pacific

Thailand parties preparing for first election since 2014 coup

The date was finally confirmed on Wednesday after several delays, allowing parties to declare candidates, and name their contenders for prime minister.

Thailand parties preparing for first election since 2014 coup

Asia Pacific

Thai activists' bodies found in Mekong River

The two were among dozens of dissidents opposing the 2014 military coup and went missing in recent years.

Thai activists' bodies found in Mekong River

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