Government Blocks Unreliable News Portals, Sets Up Cyber Agency
Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs:
“We are technologically advanced now. We are grateful that technology has facilitated better education and helped disseminate information faster, but we are also concerned because individuals could use it to spread defamatory material. This confuses people.”
Tito Karnavian, National Police Chief Gen.:
“The National Cyber Agency will merge with the National Encryption Agency [Lemsaneg] to secure cyber activities because we are among the countries that are most vulnerable to cyber threats.”
Read more in Indonesia Expat.
Published January 7, 2017. Author: Kirstienne Ishia Marie Toledo
Jokowi: I Want Foreigners To Run Some Of Indonesia’s State-Owned Enterprises
President Joko Widodo suggested having foreign workers run some of the country’s state-owned businesses. To illustrate his point, Jokowi referred to the United Arab Emirates, whose accelerated development was attributed to most of its SOEs being run by foreigners since the mid-1970s. Jokowi said he heard the explanation on the Arab country’s fast development straight from Sheikh Mohammed of the United Arab Emirates himself.
Read more in the Indonesia Expat.
Published January 5, 2017. Author: Nadya Joy Gozon Ador
Indonesia seeks more influence overseas: Minister
Retno LP Marsudi, Foreign Minister:
“Indonesia will ensure peace and stability in the region — and, once more, negotiations on the COC [Code of Conduct in the South China Sea] will be very important.”
In addressing the simmering debate over the South China Sea, where China and a number of ASEAN member states have competing claims, Retno said Indonesia looked to set a good example for its neighbors by expediting the settlement of a number of unresolved border disputes with Timor Leste and Malaysia this year.
Read more in the Jakarta Post.
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Author: Tama Salim
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