Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar is a Jakarta-based journalist who specialises in technology and business
Resty Woro Yuniar
Resty Woro Yuniar is a Jakarta-based journalist who specialises in technology and business

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Can Indonesia’s Go-Jek loosen Grab’s grip on Southeast Asia?

The ride-hailing giants are zoning in on the region in their battle for dominance. Even with another US$1 billion in its pocket, Go-Jek is the pauper – but Grab’s controversial merger with Uber may have left it an opening

11 Feb 2019 - 11:02AM
Can Indonesia’s Go-Jek loosen Grab’s grip on Southeast Asia?

The ride-hailing giants are zoning in on the region in their battle for dominance. Even with another US$1 billion in its pocket, Go-Jek is the pauper – but Grab’s controversial merger with Uber may have left it an opening

Vulgar nickname for Joko Widodo raises eyebrows in Indonesia

A new title was bestowed upon the president by his supporters at the weekend, but critics say it’s offensive and disrespectful

5 Feb 2019 - 9:51AM
Vulgar nickname for Joko Widodo raises eyebrows in Indonesia

A new title was bestowed upon the president by his supporters at the weekend, but critics say it’s offensive and disrespectful

Ex-Jakarta governor Ahok: out of jail … and into arms of ex-wife’s bodyguard

After prison time for blasphemy, life is looking up for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. At 52, the ethnic Chinese Christian plans to marry a 21-year-old policewoman and star in a YouTube channel bearing his initials.

25 Jan 2019 - 3:01PM
Ex-Jakarta governor Ahok: out of jail … and into arms of ex-wife’s bodyguard

After prison time for blasphemy, life is looking up for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. At 52, the ethnic Chinese Christian plans to marry a 21-year-old policewoman and star in a YouTube channel bearing his initials.

Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir will be free to ‘preach hate’, Australia warns Indonesia

President Joko Widodo’s move to release the 81-year-old spiritual leader of the Bali bombers is seen by some as an attempt to court the Muslim vote ahead of a looming general election

22 Jan 2019 - 11:15PM
Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir will be free to ‘preach hate’, Australia warns Indonesia

President Joko Widodo’s move to release the 81-year-old spiritual leader of the Bali bombers is seen by some as an attempt to court the Muslim vote ahead of a looming general election

Indonesia’s Prabowo Subianto plays to Muslim voters in a twist of faith before election

The presidential candidate is trying to cultivate an image as a pious Muslim before taking on current premier Joko Widodo in the April election – an approach that may be effective in regions where faith plays a significant role

19 Jan 2019 - 1:06PM
Indonesia’s Prabowo Subianto plays to Muslim voters in a twist of faith before election

The presidential candidate is trying to cultivate an image as a pious Muslim before taking on current premier Joko Widodo in the April election – an approach that may be effective in regions where faith plays a significant role

Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo cross swords in first debate

Claims and rebuttals flew during the first debate, in which Prabowo blamed terrorism on foreigners and Jokowi claimed to have a clean human rights record.

18 Jan 2019 - 4:26PM
Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo cross swords in first debate

Claims and rebuttals flew during the first debate, in which Prabowo blamed terrorism on foreigners and Jokowi claimed to have a clean human rights record.

Lion Air jet crash: Navy ends search for human remains

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta on October 29, killing all 189 people on board

24 Jan 2019 - 5:40PM
Lion Air jet crash: Navy ends search for human remains

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta on October 29, killing all 189 people on board

Can China’s Alipay, WeChat cash in as Indonesia embraces QR codes?

Indonesia is playing catch-up with its regional rivals when it comes to cashless payments, but there are rich rewards on offer for companies that unlock its potential.

31 Dec 2018 - 10:47PM
Can China’s Alipay, WeChat cash in as Indonesia embraces QR codes?

Indonesia is playing catch-up with its regional rivals when it comes to cashless payments, but there are rich rewards on offer for companies that unlock its potential.

Yellow fever: cure needed, say Asian victims of sex prejudice

The fetishisation of Asians may have its roots in the colonial era but it remains a problem for modern women – in everything from finding a date to finding a job.

8 Dec 2018 - 6:45AM
Yellow fever: cure needed, say Asian victims of sex prejudice

The fetishisation of Asians may have its roots in the colonial era but it remains a problem for modern women – in everything from finding a date to finding a job.

Another Ahok? Chinese Christian faces blasphemy rap in Muslim Indonesia

Two years after protests that led to the jailing of the former Jakarta governor, another reform-minded politician is accused of going against the Koran. With an election looming, observers say the outlook is bleak for religious tolerance

1 Dec 2018 - 11:09AM
Another Ahok? Chinese Christian faces blasphemy rap in Muslim Indonesia

Two years after protests that led to the jailing of the former Jakarta governor, another reform-minded politician is accused of going against the Koran. With an election looming, observers say the outlook is bleak for religious tolerance

With Indonesia’s ‘heresy app’, religious harmony hasn’t a prayer

‘Smart Pakem’ allows users to report groups practising unrecognised faiths or unorthodox interpretations of the country’s six official state religions

29 Nov 2018 - 10:00PM
With Indonesia’s ‘heresy app’, religious harmony hasn’t a prayer

‘Smart Pakem’ allows users to report groups practising unrecognised faiths or unorthodox interpretations of the country’s six official state religions

Get smart: Indonesia’s ramshackle warung stores go digital

Tech firms are helping Indonesia’s roadside kiosks, or warung, to embrace the smart revolution

11 Jan 2019 - 8:23PM
Get smart: Indonesia’s ramshackle warung stores go digital

Tech firms are helping Indonesia’s roadside kiosks, or warung, to embrace the smart revolution

In Indonesian elections, how far can VP candidate Sandiaga push Widodo over the economy?
  • The multimillionaire running mate of Prabowo Subianto is vocal about his plans for business and finance. He’s not setting GDP growth rates, but has opened his arms to Chinese investment
21 Nov 2018 - 9:11AM
In Indonesian elections, how far can VP candidate Sandiaga push Widodo over the economy?
  • The multimillionaire running mate of Prabowo Subianto is vocal about his plans for business and finance. He’s not setting GDP growth rates, but has opened his arms to Chinese investment
Indonesia seeks Saudi cash as alternative to ‘aggressive’ China: Widodo ally

Yenny Wahid, a key member of President Joko Widodo’s re-election campaign, recently secured a funding commitment of US$100 million from Saudi investors

13 Nov 2018 - 9:26PM
Indonesia seeks Saudi cash as alternative to ‘aggressive’ China: Widodo ally

Yenny Wahid, a key member of President Joko Widodo’s re-election campaign, recently secured a funding commitment of US$100 million from Saudi investors

Indonesian flight grounded after passengers revolt over sacks of stinky durian in cargo hold

Airline staff were forced to unload the offending fruit, whose smell has been likened to rotten onions, turpentine and dirty gym socks

6 Nov 2018 - 10:46PM
Indonesian flight grounded after passengers revolt over sacks of stinky durian in cargo hold

Airline staff were forced to unload the offending fruit, whose smell has been likened to rotten onions, turpentine and dirty gym socks

Black box from crashed Lion Air plane recovered by Indonesian divers in first step to understanding cause of tragedy

The Lion Air flight with 189 on board lost contact a few minutes after take-off from the nation’s capital and crashed moments later in the nation’s worst air disaster in two decades

2 Nov 2018 - 11:44AM
Black box from crashed Lion Air plane recovered by Indonesian divers in first step to understanding cause of tragedy

The Lion Air flight with 189 on board lost contact a few minutes after take-off from the nation’s capital and crashed moments later in the nation’s worst air disaster in two decades

‘My body also has these parts’: Lion Air rescuers discuss their grim task

Tanjung Priok port has seen a steady inflow of body parts, debris and personal belongings from Monday’s crash

1 Nov 2018 - 6:37AM
‘My body also has these parts’: Lion Air rescuers discuss their grim task

Tanjung Priok port has seen a steady inflow of body parts, debris and personal belongings from Monday’s crash

Authorities ‘confident’ crashed Lion Air jet has been found, but currents and low visibility hamper recovery

The accident, feared to have killed 189 people, has resurrected concerns about Indonesia’s patchy air safety record. Some 53 body bags filled with limbs and other remains have been recovered so far, according to authorities

1 Nov 2018 - 11:29AM
Authorities ‘confident’ crashed Lion Air jet has been found, but currents and low visibility hamper recovery

The accident, feared to have killed 189 people, has resurrected concerns about Indonesia’s patchy air safety record. Some 53 body bags filled with limbs and other remains have been recovered so far, according to authorities

‘I am going back home’: families share last stories of those aboard Indonesia’s crashed Lion Air flight

Doctors in Jakarta are trying to identify passengers from 26 body bags of human remains. DNA results are expected within five days.

30 Oct 2018 - 8:42PM
‘I am going back home’: families share last stories of those aboard Indonesia’s crashed Lion Air flight

Doctors in Jakarta are trying to identify passengers from 26 body bags of human remains. DNA results are expected within five days.

Indonesia to inspect all Boeing 737-MAX planes, plans sanctions for Lion Air after crash

The disaster has reignited concerns about safety in Indonesia’s fast-growing aviation industry, which was recently removed from European Union and US blacklists

30 Oct 2018 - 11:23PM
Indonesia to inspect all Boeing 737-MAX planes, plans sanctions for Lion Air after crash

The disaster has reignited concerns about safety in Indonesia’s fast-growing aviation industry, which was recently removed from European Union and US blacklists