Randy Mulyanto currently covers Indonesia, Taiwan, Timor-Leste and Sinophone communities in Southeast Asia for multiple media outlets around the world. His work has appeared in ABC News (US), Al Jazeera English, BBC Travel, the Financial Times, Nikkei Asia, Rest of World, the South China Morning Post, The National (UAE), The Telegraph (UK), Thomson Reuters Foundation, VICE Asia and more.
Randy was a fact check reporter at Agence France-Presse news agency's Jakarta bureau, part of the world's largest fact-checking operation. Before that, he freelanced in Taiwan and traveled to China, India, New Zealand and Timor-Leste on various assignments.
Randy has written about Indonesia's ethnic Chinese minority, President Joko Widodo's capital relocation plan, Timor-Leste's 2022 presidential election, Taiwan's engagement with Southeast Asia, Timor-Leste's 20th anniversary of independence restoration, the COVID pandemic in Indonesia and Timor-Leste, Jakarta-Beijing ties and cross-Strait tensions, among other issues. He is particularly interested in analyzing how politics impact societies and their identities, with a passion for feature writing and human interest stories.
Randy did live reports for several television and radio stations in Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Türkiye and the United Kingdom. He also spoke on journalism and related subject matters at universities and other institutions in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Randy contributed book reviews, travel features and short stories to various Indonesian-language newspapers and magazines before working for foreign media. He started freelance writing in 2012.