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

Thai students ready for rally to demand change

They are making unprecedented demands for reform of the monarchy and for the political power of the king to be removed.

Thai students ready for rally to demand change

Asia Pacific

NZ mosque shooter likely to get life in prison

Brenton Tarrant, the attacker behind New Zealand's worst mass shooting, has faced survivors and relatives on the third day of his sentencing hearing.

NZ mosque shooter likely to get life in prison

Asia

Thailand anti-government protests grow as more join rallies

Despite arrests and charges against protest leaders, protesters say they will continue fighting for a better future.

Thailand anti-government protests grow as more join rallies

Asia Pacific

Myanmar peace talks: Growing frustration over lack of progress

Another peace conference has ended with little more than a plan to keep negotiating.

Myanmar peace talks: Growing frustration over lack of progress

Myanmar

Myanmar to restart peace process with rebel groups

More than 20 armed groups have been demanding independence for decades.

Myanmar to restart peace process with rebel groups

Asia Pacific

Thai protesters step up calls for political reforms

Demonstrators are demanding new elections, an amended constitution, with some calling for reform of the monarchy.

Thai protesters step up calls for political reforms

Asia Pacific

Thai students protest to remove gov't and reform monarchy

The royal family is protected by laws designed to prevent criticism.

Thai students protest to remove gov't and reform monarchy

Asia Pacific

Thailand protests heat up as economy worsens amid pandemic

Protesters in Thailand say the arrest of two leaders will not stop their campaign to force the government out.

Thailand protests heat up as economy worsens amid pandemic

Asia Pacific

Thailand plastic waste: Turning old fishing nets into mask

About eight million tonnes of plastic enter the world's oceans each year and Thailand is one of the largest contributors.

Thailand plastic waste: Turning old fishing nets into mask

Asia

Thai police probe why Red Bull heir hit-and-run case dropped

In Thailand, several investigations have been launched, including one by a parliamentary committee, after charges were dropped against the Red Bull heir in a fatal hit-and-run case.

Thai police probe why Red Bull heir hit-and-run case dropped

Asia Pacific

Demand slumps for Thai rice due to drought, pandemic

Thailand is the world’s second-largest exporter of rice but is likely to drop down the list this year.

Demand slumps for Thai rice due to drought, pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: International travel in these strange times

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay describes the new-normal he experiences as he arrives in Thailand.

Coronavirus: International travel in these strange times