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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Indonesia election: why Prabowo Subianto is maintaining victory despite a likely win for Jokowi

Former military man Prabowo has rejected credible pollsters who’ve called the election for Joko Widodo. Is this a case of a general not knowing defeat?

20 Apr 2019 - 10:14PM

Former military man Prabowo has rejected credible pollsters who’ve called the election for Joko Widodo. Is this a case of a general not knowing defeat?

Indonesia election: why Prabowo Subianto is maintaining victory despite a likely win for Jokowi
Indonesia election: Prabowo disputes quick count results to claim victory over Jokowi

Several quick count results suggest the incumbent president has a lead of 8 to 9 percentage points but Prabowo says he’s won 62 per cent of the vote.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:24PM

Several quick count results suggest the incumbent president has a lead of 8 to 9 percentage points but Prabowo says he’s won 62 per cent of the vote.

Indonesia election: Prabowo disputes quick count results to claim victory over Jokowi
Indonesia election: Jokowi and Prabowo both claim upper hand as polls close

Incumbent President Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto both say they’re optimistic about winning.

17 Apr 2019 - 3:05PM

Incumbent President Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto both say they’re optimistic about winning.

Indonesia election: Jokowi and Prabowo both claim upper hand as polls close
Jokowi, Prabowo woo Muslim voters; ex-Jakarta governor Ahok fights for his right to vote in Osaka

Indonesia’s presidential candidates went on the umrah and got endorsements from religious leaders, as overseas voting began ahead of the April 17 ballot in Indonesia.

16 Apr 2019 - 9:42AM

Indonesia’s presidential candidates went on the umrah and got endorsements from religious leaders, as overseas voting began ahead of the April 17 ballot in Indonesia.

Jokowi, Prabowo woo Muslim voters; ex-Jakarta governor Ahok fights for his right to vote in Osaka
Explainer | Indonesia election: who will win between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto?

Both sides have focused on economic issues in the campaign but religious identity politics and fake news have been used to mobilise popular support.

18 Apr 2019 - 1:05PM

Both sides have focused on economic issues in the campaign but religious identity politics and fake news have been used to mobilise popular support.

Indonesia election: who will win between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto?
Indonesia election: Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto pull final punches as campaigning draws to a close

Widodo took a jab at Prabowo’s questionable human rights record, while Prabowo criticised Widodo’s ‘cruel regime’ for having detained some conservative Muslim preachers.

17 Apr 2019 - 11:43AM

Widodo took a jab at Prabowo’s questionable human rights record, while Prabowo criticised Widodo’s ‘cruel regime’ for having detained some conservative Muslim preachers.

Indonesia election: Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto pull final punches as campaigning draws to a close
Review of infrastructure investments in Indonesia not scapegoating China, Jokowi’s opponent says

The vice-presidential candidate said the first economic priority of the Prabowo government would be to woo investments in the energy and agriculture sectors.

14 Apr 2019 - 1:57PM

The vice-presidential candidate said the first economic priority of the Prabowo government would be to woo investments in the energy and agriculture sectors.

Review of infrastructure investments in Indonesia not scapegoating China, Jokowi’s opponent says
Indonesia election: Concerns over Prabowo Subianto’s human rights record a ‘five-yearly issue’, says Sandiaga Uno

Sandiaga Uno has defended his running mate, saying former general Prabowo Subianto has never been prosecuted over a 1997 kidnapping scandal.

13 Apr 2019 - 10:59PM

Sandiaga Uno has defended his running mate, saying former general Prabowo Subianto has never been prosecuted over a 1997 kidnapping scandal.

Indonesia election: Concerns over Prabowo Subianto’s human rights record a ‘five-yearly issue’, says Sandiaga Uno
Indonesia election ‘not about religion’, says Sandiaga Uno. It’s about unity – and the economy

Indonesia’s presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto has been accused of playing to conservative Muslims in his effort to unseat Joko Widodo. No, his running mate tells This Week in Asia: they stand for unity – and the economy

13 Apr 2019 - 7:14PM

Indonesia’s presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto has been accused of playing to conservative Muslims in his effort to unseat Joko Widodo. No, his running mate tells This Week in Asia: they stand for unity – and the economy

Indonesia election ‘not about religion’, says Sandiaga Uno. It’s about unity – and the economy
Indonesia elections: is Prabowo Subianto on the verge of a Mahathir Mohamad-style upset?

Not long ago, few would have given Prabowo Subianto a chance against President Joko Widodo. Now the former special forces general is gaining momentum – and drawing inspiration from Malaysia’s 93-year-old leader.

13 Apr 2019 - 7:01PM

Not long ago, few would have given Prabowo Subianto a chance against President Joko Widodo. Now the former special forces general is gaining momentum – and drawing inspiration from Malaysia’s 93-year-old leader.

Indonesia elections: is Prabowo Subianto on the verge of a Mahathir Mohamad-style upset?
In Southeast Asia, a land without Uber has an Uber for everything

The big daddy of on-demand services may have retreated from Southeast Asia, but its legacy lives on in start-ups that offer an ‘Uber for everything’ – from caregiving to groceries, massages to helicopter rides.

8 Apr 2019 - 6:20PM

The big daddy of on-demand services may have retreated from Southeast Asia, but its legacy lives on in start-ups that offer an ‘Uber for everything’ – from caregiving to groceries, massages to helicopter rides.

In Southeast Asia, a land without Uber has an Uber for everything
Million Views Preacher to Islamic Carpool Karaoke: the clerics behind Indonesia’s born-again hijrah movement

From jet-skiing preachers promising a ‘pinch of sin’ to celebrity-friendly Instagram stars, charismatic clerics play a key role in the born-again hijrah movement sweeping Indonesia’s millennial culture.

6 Apr 2019 - 10:08PM

From jet-skiing preachers promising a ‘pinch of sin’ to celebrity-friendly Instagram stars, charismatic clerics play a key role in the born-again hijrah movement sweeping Indonesia’s millennial culture.

Million Views Preacher to Islamic Carpool Karaoke: the clerics behind Indonesia’s born-again hijrah movement
How social media inspired Indonesia’s born-again ‘hijrah’ Muslim millennials

From Islamic reality TV shows to Facebook celebrities, social media is helping to fuel Indonesia’s hijrah movement, in which a growing number of millennials are turning their backs on flawed, sinful lives and embracing religion.

6 Apr 2019 - 10:08PM

From Islamic reality TV shows to Facebook celebrities, social media is helping to fuel Indonesia’s hijrah movement, in which a growing number of millennials are turning their backs on flawed, sinful lives and embracing religion.

How social media inspired Indonesia’s born-again ‘hijrah’ Muslim millennials
Indonesia’s gambling with a tax on e-commerce. Will it pay off?

In April, Indonesia is set to tax businesses in its digital sector, which is predicted to be worth US$46 billion in 2025. But there has been fierce opposition from these firms, and presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto is on their side.

18 Mar 2019 - 10:37AM

In April, Indonesia is set to tax businesses in its digital sector, which is predicted to be worth US$46 billion in 2025. But there has been fierce opposition from these firms, and presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto is on their side.

Indonesia’s gambling with a tax on e-commerce. Will it pay off?
Families of Lion Air crash victims ask why Boeing 737 MAX not grounded before deadly Ethiopian Airlines accident

Aviation experts have noted eerie similarities between the crash on Sunday and one in October involving the same model plane that claimed 189 lives in Indonesia.

15 Mar 2019 - 9:21AM

Aviation experts have noted eerie similarities between the crash on Sunday and one in October involving the same model plane that claimed 189 lives in Indonesia.

Families of Lion Air crash victims ask why Boeing 737 MAX not grounded before deadly Ethiopian Airlines accident
Indonesia’s online P2P loan sharks are driving people to suicide

There’s a dark side to Jakarta’s embrace of the digital revolution: unchecked online lending services with debt-collection methods so aggressive some borrowers feel better off dead.

4 Mar 2019 - 3:25PM

There’s a dark side to Jakarta’s embrace of the digital revolution: unchecked online lending services with debt-collection methods so aggressive some borrowers feel better off dead.

Indonesia’s online P2P loan sharks are driving people to suicide
Is China helping Indonesia fix its ballot boxes? No – it’s just another online hoax before the election

The spread of such hoaxes among Indonesia’s 150 million internet users before the April 17 polls has been exacerbated by poor digital literacy, growing religious and racial intolerance, and lingering anti-China sentiment.

21 Mar 2019 - 1:44PM

The spread of such hoaxes among Indonesia’s 150 million internet users before the April 17 polls has been exacerbated by poor digital literacy, growing religious and racial intolerance, and lingering anti-China sentiment.

Is China helping Indonesia fix its ballot boxes? No – it’s just another online hoax before the election
Jakarta’s long ride to an MRT is almost over. Will it boost Widodo during the Indonesian election?

After a delay of almost 30 years, Indonesia’s capital is about to get a subway system, just in time for the April polls. The president is talking up his work in getting it across the line, but there’s more to do to solve congestion in the city.

21 Mar 2019 - 1:45PM

After a delay of almost 30 years, Indonesia’s capital is about to get a subway system, just in time for the April polls. The president is talking up his work in getting it across the line, but there’s more to do to solve congestion in the city.

Jakarta’s long ride to an MRT is almost over. Will it boost Widodo during the Indonesian election?
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

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

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

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

Vulgar nickname for Joko Widodo raises eyebrows in Indonesia
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

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.

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

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

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

21 Mar 2019 - 1:52PM

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

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

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.

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

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

Lion Air jet crash: Navy ends search for human remains
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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Another Ahok? Chinese Christian faces blasphemy rap in Muslim Indonesia
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

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

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

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

Get smart: Indonesia’s ramshackle warung stores go digital