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

Thailand military govt partially lifts ban on political activity

Since the coup that removed Thailand's largest party from office, political gatherings of five people or more have been outlawed.

Thailand military govt partially lifts ban on political activity

Asia Pacific

WEF on ASEAN: Trade, regional disputes supersede agenda

Embracing new technology was supposed to be the theme of the meeting of Asian nations, but the US-China trade war is dominating the agenda as leaders of South East Asian countries meet in Vietnam.

WEF on ASEAN: Trade, regional disputes supersede agenda

Asia Pacific

Laos to keep building dams despite negative impacts

Laos is still working towards its goal of becoming Asia's battery, exporting electricity to its wealthier neighbours, but critics say the rapid dam building is harming the environment and threatening livelihoods.

Laos to keep building dams despite negative impacts

Asia

Sri Lankan opposition uses weak economy as political weapon

Sri Lanka has entered a period where it needs to find cash to pay back debts as the government tries to maintain confidence in the economy.

Sri Lankan opposition uses weak economy as political weapon

Asia

Rajapaksa leads Sri Lanka protests, calls for government change

Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans, led by a former president, have congregated in the capital to demand a new government.

Rajapaksa leads Sri Lanka protests, calls for government change

Asia Pacific

Thailand government reconsiders pesticide use

Thailand’s government is reconsidering the use of three toxic weed killers, one of which, paraquat, is already banned in more than 30 countries.

Thailand government reconsiders pesticide use

Asia Pacific

Anger grows in Myanmar over dam collapse

People in Myanmar are demanding to know why they weren’t warned ahead of the collapse.

Anger grows in Myanmar over dam collapse

Cambodia

Cambodia's banned opposition party calls election a 'sham'

Prime Minister Hun Sen's victory is practically assured after the party that nearly defeated him five years ago was dissolved and no credible replacement has emerged.

Cambodia's banned opposition party calls election a 'sham'

Asia Pacific

Singapore summit: Discussing human rights

Some experts believe that raising the question of human rights in the first meeting might be too sensitive.

Singapore summit: Discussing human rights

North Korea

Inter-Korean talks: Delegations resume peace discussions

Meetings between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in are not the whole of the inter-Korean peace process, as high-level officials are establishing contact across the border and even setting up a liaison office.

Inter-Korean talks: Delegations resume peace discussions

Asia Pacific

Thai coup anniversary: Protests expected against military

Growing frustration with military rule is expected to lead to street protests, in spite of strict laws imposed by the government.

Thai coup anniversary: Protests expected against military

Asia Pacific

Cambodia: Borei Keila residents vow to fight on for land rights

Remaining families view the dispute in Phnom Penh's Borei Keila as a battle for their rights and a battle between rich and poor.

Cambodia: Borei Keila residents vow to fight on for land rights