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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Trump-linked theme park in Indonesia drops Chinese cash, but trade war ‘nothing to do with it’

Donald Trump Jnr says his father is not involved with the Trump Organisation’s real estate projects in Bali and West Java – and neither has the company profited from Trump Snr’s position as the US president

13 Aug 2019 - 8:47PM

Donald Trump Jnr says his father is not involved with the Trump Organisation’s real estate projects in Bali and West Java – and neither has the company profited from Trump Snr’s position as the US president

Trump-linked theme park in Indonesia drops Chinese cash, but trade war ‘nothing to do with it’
Jokowi loves Rich Brian, but a diplomat thinks the rapper is rude. Who has the right end of Dat $tick?

Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesia’s former diplomat to the US, calls the 19-year-old viral sensation’s tweets ‘disgusting, pornographic and rude’ – but President Widodo says he is a young man who ‘makes us proud’.

18 Jul 2019 - 10:35AM

Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesia’s former diplomat to the US, calls the 19-year-old viral sensation’s tweets ‘disgusting, pornographic and rude’ – but President Widodo says he is a young man who ‘makes us proud’.

Jokowi loves Rich Brian, but a diplomat thinks the rapper is rude. Who has the right end of Dat $tick?
In Indonesia, reporting sexual harassment can get a woman jailed – as Baiq Nuril Maknun’s case shows

Baiq Nuril Maknum was handed a six-month prison sentence after recording her harasser’s sexually suggestive phone calls, in a case that highlights how victims have become compromised by a controversial communications law.

17 Jul 2019 - 1:43PM

Baiq Nuril Maknum was handed a six-month prison sentence after recording her harasser’s sexually suggestive phone calls, in a case that highlights how victims have become compromised by a controversial communications law.

In Indonesia, reporting sexual harassment can get a woman jailed – as Baiq Nuril Maknun’s case shows
Indonesian hardliners label Prabowo Subianto ‘traitor’ for meeting with Jokowi

Former supporters of the failed presidential candidate took to Twitter with hashtags accusing him of betrayal

16 Jul 2019 - 4:11PM

Former supporters of the failed presidential candidate took to Twitter with hashtags accusing him of betrayal

Indonesian hardliners label Prabowo Subianto ‘traitor’ for meeting with Jokowi
US names new ambassador to Indonesia as diplomat who helped set up historic first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Sung Yong Kim is the current US ambassador to the Philippines who helped organised the historic first summit in Singapore last year between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

11 Jul 2019 - 9:55PM

Sung Yong Kim is the current US ambassador to the Philippines who helped organised the historic first summit in Singapore last year between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

US names new ambassador to Indonesia as diplomat who helped set up historic first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore
Jakarta now rivals Beijing and New Delhi for dirty air – so 31 residents are suing the government

Jakarta is home to 10 million people but that swells to 30 million on weekdays with commuters from nearby cities. It chokes on pollution from traffic, industry and coal plants, which grows even more intense during the dry season.

5 Jul 2019 - 4:25PM

Jakarta is home to 10 million people but that swells to 30 million on weekdays with commuters from nearby cities. It chokes on pollution from traffic, industry and coal plants, which grows even more intense during the dry season.

Jakarta now rivals Beijing and New Delhi for dirty air – so 31 residents are suing the government
Trafficked to China: an Indonesian bride’s story

Monika was promised a good life if she married a man from China, but the 23-year-old soon found out she had been deceived.

25 Jun 2019 - 3:54PM

Monika was promised a good life if she married a man from China, but the 23-year-old soon found out she had been deceived.

Trafficked to China: an Indonesian bride’s story
Indonesia’s listening in on private internet chat groups. WhatsApp with that?

With anger still simmering over a disputed election, Jakarta has taken to ‘throttling bandwidth’, partial shutdowns of the internet and cyber patrols. Campaigners say both privacy and the law are being violated.

24 Jun 2019 - 12:37PM

With anger still simmering over a disputed election, Jakarta has taken to ‘throttling bandwidth’, partial shutdowns of the internet and cyber patrols. Campaigners say both privacy and the law are being violated.

Indonesia’s listening in on private internet chat groups. WhatsApp with that?
Why Indonesia’s muted response to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur internment camps is in stark contrast to anger over Rohingya crisis

Some Indonesians and Islamic groups see the reports of religious persecution as Western propaganda aimed at denigrating China while it is locked in a trade dispute with the United States.

24 Jun 2019 - 1:25PM

Some Indonesians and Islamic groups see the reports of religious persecution as Western propaganda aimed at denigrating China while it is locked in a trade dispute with the United States.

Why Indonesia’s muted response to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur internment camps is in stark contrast to anger over Rohingya crisis
Our father, the dictator: Suharto’s children hope to rehabilitate family name

When your dad’s been linked to a few hundred thousand deaths and owed the state a few trillion rupiah, doing a clean-up job on his rep isn’t easy. Still, the children of Indonesian dictator Suharto are up for the challenge.

17 Jun 2019 - 3:41PM

When your dad’s been linked to a few hundred thousand deaths and owed the state a few trillion rupiah, doing a clean-up job on his rep isn’t easy. Still, the children of Indonesian dictator Suharto are up for the challenge.

Our father, the dictator: Suharto’s children hope to rehabilitate family name
Indonesia reveals frustration with Singapore over delay in Asean adopting President Joko Widodo’s Indo-Pacific concept

Jakarta has been lobbying Asean members to have their own regional agenda, but the plan may not be signed off at this month’s summit as Singapore has not endorsed it, according to an Indonesian diplomat.

17 Jun 2019 - 2:24PM

Jakarta has been lobbying Asean members to have their own regional agenda, but the plan may not be signed off at this month’s summit as Singapore has not endorsed it, according to an Indonesian diplomat.

Indonesia reveals frustration with Singapore over delay in Asean adopting President Joko Widodo’s Indo-Pacific concept
Indonesia hopes ‘new Bali’ will drive tourism boom but the locals of Lombok are unconvinced

Lombok was devastated by earthquakes last year and is yet to recover. Even though visitor numbers have plummeted, many locals would prefer Lombok remain a low-key destination.

26 May 2019 - 4:30PM

Lombok was devastated by earthquakes last year and is yet to recover. Even though visitor numbers have plummeted, many locals would prefer Lombok remain a low-key destination.

Indonesia hopes ‘new Bali’ will drive tourism boom but the locals of Lombok are unconvinced
Indonesian President Jokowi’s second term: free as a bird or a lame-duck president?

With Joko Widodo all set for a second and final term in power, he says he’s unburdened. Sceptics say he’s saddled with politics of patronage, doubts about his deputy, overbearing security forces and fallout from the US-China trade war.

24 May 2019 - 6:54AM

With Joko Widodo all set for a second and final term in power, he says he’s unburdened. Sceptics say he’s saddled with politics of patronage, doubts about his deputy, overbearing security forces and fallout from the US-China trade war.

Indonesian President Jokowi’s second term: free as a bird or a lame-duck president?
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