Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar

Resty Woro Yuniar is a Jakarta-based reporter who covers Indonesian current affairs and Southeast Asia's tech scene. She was previously Indonesia correspondent at the BBC and tech reporter with The Wall Street Journal

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Indonesia’s foreign minister cancels Myanmar visit amid outrage at purported Asean plan for new elections

Protesters rallied at the Indonesian embassy in Yangon to reject a purported Asean proposal for new polls with election monitors.

24 Feb 2021 - 1:39PM

Protesters rallied at the Indonesian embassy in Yangon to reject a purported Asean proposal for new polls with election monitors.

Indonesia’s foreign minister cancels Myanmar visit amid outrage at purported Asean plan for new elections
As Shopee succeeds in Southeast Asia, rivals such as Tokopedia are heating up the competition

These competitors are also vying for a slice of Southeast Asia’s US$62 billion e-commerce sector, looking to secure resources and partnerships as the sector evolves.

21 Feb 2021 - 1:00PM

These competitors are also vying for a slice of Southeast Asia’s US$62 billion e-commerce sector, looking to secure resources and partnerships as the sector evolves.

As Shopee succeeds in Southeast Asia, rivals such as Tokopedia are heating up the competition
Myanmar coup: Indonesia rallies Asean partners, US and China for solution to political crisis

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi made Brunei the first stop on her regional tour to discuss a ‘better’ way to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis.

17 Feb 2021 - 1:11PM

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi made Brunei the first stop on her regional tour to discuss a ‘better’ way to resolve Myanmar’s political crisis.

Myanmar coup: Indonesia rallies Asean partners, US and China for solution to political crisis
Why is China being left out of Indonesia’s US$20 billion wealth fund?

Indonesia Investment Authority plans to launch soon, but it faces questions about its funding sources, make-up and intentions.

8 Feb 2021 - 12:03PM

Indonesia Investment Authority plans to launch soon, but it faces questions about its funding sources, make-up and intentions.

Why is China being left out of Indonesia’s US$20 billion wealth fund?
Indonesia flags unease over Beijing’s South China Sea actions in comments from maritime security chief, army staff college

The head of the country’s Maritime Security Agency warned of a ‘spillover conflict’ with China in waters near the Natuna Islands.

5 Feb 2021 - 11:51PM

The head of the country’s Maritime Security Agency warned of a ‘spillover conflict’ with China in waters near the Natuna Islands.

Indonesia flags unease over Beijing’s South China Sea actions in comments from maritime security chief, army staff college
Myanmar aerobics instructor dances to Indonesian protest anthem as military coup unfolds

Indonesian internet users have pointed out that the song to which Khing Hnin Wai is dancing in a viral video, ‘Ampun Bang Jago’, is about the power struggle between the people and the authorities.

8 Feb 2021 - 11:03AM

Indonesian internet users have pointed out that the song to which Khing Hnin Wai is dancing in a viral video, ‘Ampun Bang Jago’, is about the power struggle between the people and the authorities.

Myanmar aerobics instructor dances to Indonesian protest anthem as military coup unfolds
Why Indonesians are turning to Jokowi’s son and other influencers for stock market insight

Retail investors in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy are increasingly getting guidance on shares from social media, sending some local stocks soaring – though not yet to the extent of GameStop in the US.

29 Jan 2021 - 4:48PM

Retail investors in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy are increasingly getting guidance on shares from social media, sending some local stocks soaring – though not yet to the extent of GameStop in the US.

Why Indonesians are turning to Jokowi’s son and other influencers for stock market insight
How a US woman’s ‘elevated lifestyle’ tweet showed what Bali really thinks of privileged Western tourists

Online fury directed at Kristen Gray, who called island ‘queer friendly’ and worked without paying taxes, accuses her of exploiting Bali’s friendly ways for her own selfish purposes.

26 Jan 2021 - 3:42PM

Online fury directed at Kristen Gray, who called island ‘queer friendly’ and worked without paying taxes, accuses her of exploiting Bali’s friendly ways for her own selfish purposes.

How a US woman’s ‘elevated lifestyle’ tweet showed what Bali really thinks of privileged Western tourists
WhatsApp-obsessed Indonesia and India struggle to forsake app amid privacy policy confusion

With users worldwide migrating to rivals after the confusion over WhatsApp’s privacy policy, the combined 590 million users in the two countries will take a longer time to get used to Signal and Telegram, analysts say.

21 Jan 2021 - 9:53PM

With users worldwide migrating to rivals after the confusion over WhatsApp’s privacy policy, the combined 590 million users in the two countries will take a longer time to get used to Signal and Telegram, analysts say.

WhatsApp-obsessed Indonesia and India struggle to forsake app amid privacy policy confusion
Bio Farma: Sinovac’s Indonesian partner sets sights on making Chinese vaccines for Southeast Asia

The Indonesian firm began life 130 years ago in the Dutch colonial era. Several world class vaccines and a few name changes later, it is fighting both Covid-19 and a sceptical public.

15 Jan 2021 - 1:16PM

The Indonesian firm began life 130 years ago in the Dutch colonial era. Several world class vaccines and a few name changes later, it is fighting both Covid-19 and a sceptical public.

Bio Farma: Sinovac’s Indonesian partner sets sights on making Chinese vaccines for Southeast Asia
China and Indonesia to boost trade as Widodo’s Sinovac shot underlines ‘brotherly relations’

Two-way trade has boomed even amid Covid-19, but there are thorny issues too – such as the poor treatment of Indonesian fishermen on Chinese vessels.

14 Jan 2021 - 9:10AM

Two-way trade has boomed even amid Covid-19, but there are thorny issues too – such as the poor treatment of Indonesian fishermen on Chinese vessels.

China and Indonesia to boost trade as Widodo’s Sinovac shot underlines ‘brotherly relations’
Coronavirus: as Widodo kicks off Indonesia’s Sinovac vaccine drive, social media influencer Raffi Ahmad’s shot backfires

The inclusion of social media influencer Raffi Ahmad, who has been criticised for not wearing a mask, in Indonesia’s first set of inoculations has been panned online.

14 Jan 2021 - 9:14AM

The inclusion of social media influencer Raffi Ahmad, who has been criticised for not wearing a mask, in Indonesia’s first set of inoculations has been panned online.

Coronavirus: as Widodo kicks off Indonesia’s Sinovac vaccine drive,  social media influencer Raffi Ahmad’s shot backfires
Coronavirus: Indonesia’s roll-out of Sinovac vaccine and Wang Yi visit give China’s image a shot in the arm

Visit to Indonesia by China’s top diplomat is part of a regional tour widely seen as an attempt by Beijing to strengthen its hand in Southeast Asia ahead of Biden’s inauguration.

13 Jan 2021 - 12:09AM

Visit to Indonesia by China’s top diplomat is part of a regional tour widely seen as an attempt by Beijing to strengthen its hand in Southeast Asia ahead of Biden’s inauguration.

Coronavirus: Indonesia’s roll-out of Sinovac vaccine and Wang Yi visit give China’s image a shot in the arm
‘We surrender to the Almighty’: Indonesian families mourn as divers pluck Boeing jet wreckage from Java Sea

Relatives wait for remains and clues from the Sriwijaya Air crash that has once again cast a spotlight on Indonesia’s chequered air safety record.

11 Jan 2021 - 12:30PM

Relatives wait for remains and clues from the Sriwijaya Air crash that has once again cast a spotlight on Indonesia’s chequered air safety record.

‘We surrender to the Almighty’: Indonesian families mourn as divers pluck Boeing jet wreckage from Java Sea
Indonesia searches for missing Sriwijaya Air Boeing plane feared to have crashed into the sea off Jakarta

Authorities said the last contact they had with Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182 was at 2.20pm and an intensive search is ongoing in the waters off Jakarta. The plane was heading for Pontianak in West Kalimantan.

10 Jan 2021 - 12:07AM

Authorities said the last contact they had with Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182 was at 2.20pm and an intensive search is ongoing in the waters off Jakarta. The plane was heading for Pontianak in West Kalimantan.

Indonesia searches for missing Sriwijaya Air Boeing plane feared to have crashed into the sea off Jakarta
As Chinese tourists steer clear of Indonesia, resort islands in Bali and beyond feel the pinch

Local businesses in destinations such as Manado and Lombok are also suffering after a sharp drop in international tourist arrivals.

4 Jan 2021 - 1:32PM

Local businesses in destinations such as Manado and Lombok are also suffering after a sharp drop in international tourist arrivals.

As Chinese tourists steer clear of Indonesia, resort islands in Bali and beyond feel the pinch
Indonesian women’s rights activists defend singer caught in grip of anti-pornography law

Gisella Anastasia has been charged for a 19-second video shared online after it was taken from a mobile phone she had lost.

31 Dec 2020 - 8:52PM

Gisella Anastasia has been charged for a 19-second video shared online after it was taken from a mobile phone she had lost.

Indonesian women’s rights activists defend singer caught in grip of anti-pornography law
Indonesian tempers flare at Malaysia over YouTube parody of national anthem

The video, purportedly from a Malaysian user, twists the lyrics of the anthem and insults Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

29 Dec 2020 - 8:44AM

The video, purportedly from a Malaysian user, twists the lyrics of the anthem and insults Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Indonesian tempers flare at Malaysia over YouTube parody of national anthem
Indonesia’s Joko Widodo replaces health minister in cabinet reshuffle as coronavirus crisis deepens

The president has appointed Budi Gunadi Sadikin to manage the country’s Covid-19 crisis, replacing the controversial Terawan Agus Putranto.

23 Dec 2020 - 1:25AM

The president has appointed Budi Gunadi Sadikin to manage the country’s Covid-19 crisis, replacing the controversial Terawan Agus Putranto.

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo replaces health minister in cabinet reshuffle as coronavirus crisis deepens
Next Jokowi? Indonesia’s regional elections give glimpse of leaders of the future

Early results show a new crop of young leaders emerging, some of whom will be tipped to follow President Joko Widodo’s path to the national stage.

16 Dec 2020 - 8:58PM

Early results show a new crop of young leaders emerging, some of whom will be tipped to follow President Joko Widodo’s path to the national stage.

Next Jokowi? Indonesia’s regional elections give glimpse of leaders of the future
Indonesia: Widodo steps up bid to woo investment from Tesla’s Elon Musk

The president’s personal invitation comes as Southeast Asia’s largest economy looks to venture into the burgeoning electric-vehicle industry.

15 Dec 2020 - 10:41PM

The president’s personal invitation comes as Southeast Asia’s largest economy looks to venture into the burgeoning electric-vehicle industry.

Indonesia: Widodo steps up bid to woo investment from Tesla’s Elon Musk
Pandemic wipes out years of progress on Asian poverty, from Indonesia to the Philippines and Thailand

Across the Asia-Pacific, 33 million more people will be pushed into poverty this year than would have been without the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Bank.

17 Dec 2020 - 7:12PM

Across the Asia-Pacific, 33 million more people will be pushed into poverty this year than would have been without the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Bank.

Pandemic wipes out years of progress on Asian poverty, from Indonesia to the Philippines and Thailand
Explainer | Why Indonesia’s 100-million strong ‘democracy festival’ is sparking Covid-19 super spreader fears

More than 100 million people can vote in Wednesday’s regional elections, with health experts warning about a potential Covid-19 super-spreader event. There are also concerns over dynastic politics and misinformation about religion.

8 Dec 2020 - 5:06PM

More than 100 million people can vote in Wednesday’s regional elections, with health experts warning about a potential Covid-19 super-spreader event. There are also concerns over dynastic politics and misinformation about religion.

Why Indonesia’s 100-million strong ‘democracy festival’ is sparking Covid-19 super spreader fears
Is Indonesia becoming too reliant on Huawei?

There are concerns that Huawei is becoming the country’s only vendor, and worries over the increased risk of Chinese interference, cyberattacks and hacking.

4 Dec 2020 - 7:57PM

There are concerns that Huawei is becoming the country’s only vendor, and worries over the increased risk of Chinese interference, cyberattacks and hacking.

Is Indonesia becoming too reliant on Huawei?
In Indonesia, ‘call to jihad’ videos by hardline cleric’s fans show threat of rising fundamentalism

Moderate Muslim groups say the videos made by Habib Rizieq’s followers are a threat to multiculturalism in Indonesia.

1 Dec 2020 - 9:30PM

Moderate Muslim groups say the videos made by Habib Rizieq’s followers are a threat to multiculturalism in Indonesia.

In Indonesia, ‘call to jihad’ videos by hardline cleric’s fans show threat of rising fundamentalism
Why are Google and Amazon investing in Indonesia’s tech unicorns? Because Alibaba and Tencent are too

The US tech giants have made inroads into the Southeast Asian nation this year, joining companies from China in vying for the lucrative regional market.

30 Nov 2020 - 8:46AM

The US tech giants have made inroads into the Southeast Asian nation this year, joining companies from China in vying for the lucrative regional market.

Why are Google and Amazon investing in Indonesia’s tech unicorns? Because Alibaba and Tencent are too
Could Indonesia’s lobster corruption scandal put an end to Prabowo’s presidential dream?

Fisheries minister Edhy Prabowo was arrested over his involvement in the exchange of cash for permits to export lobster larvae.

27 Nov 2020 - 10:04AM

Fisheries minister Edhy Prabowo was arrested over his involvement in the exchange of cash for permits to export lobster larvae.

Could Indonesia’s lobster corruption scandal put an end to Prabowo’s presidential dream?
Anger in Indonesia after trans woman Instagram influencer placed in male jail cell

Activists say transgender women such as Millen Cyrus face harassment and abuse if detained, like being stripped naked and having their heads shaved.

3 Dec 2020 - 11:09AM

Activists say transgender women such as Millen Cyrus face harassment and abuse if detained, like being stripped naked and having their heads shaved.

Anger in Indonesia after trans woman Instagram influencer placed in male jail cell
The US wants to take on China over illegal fishing in the South China Sea. Why is Asean wary?

Analysts say countries in the region welcome a stronger maritime presence, but do not want militarised law enforcement that could spark bigger clashes in the disputed waterway.

20 Nov 2020 - 9:41PM

Analysts say countries in the region welcome a stronger maritime presence, but do not want militarised law enforcement that could spark bigger clashes in the disputed waterway.

The US wants to take on China over illegal fishing in the South China Sea. Why is Asean wary?
Indonesia gets call to be coronavirus vaccine testing, production hub

The country’s food and drug agency said Pfizer, AstraZeneca and the maker of the Sputnik V vaccine were all seeking partnerships.

25 Nov 2020 - 1:04PM

The country’s food and drug agency said Pfizer, AstraZeneca and the maker of the Sputnik V vaccine were all seeking partnerships.

Indonesia gets call to be coronavirus vaccine testing, production hub