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Menkominfo: Choose Social Media that Guarantee Data Protection

JAKARTA - The Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G Plate, asked the public to be more vigilant and wiser in determining social media choices. According to Johnny, currently, there are various social media platforms available. However, not all platforms guarantee personal data protection. "Choose those who are able to provide optimal protection of personal data and privacy," said Johnny in a written statement, Monday (11/1). Johnny emphasizes the guarantee of personal data protection from important platforms so that people can avoid adverse impacts. Either in the form of misuse or use of personal data that is not in accordance with the rules. Therefore, he hopes that the public always reads the privacy policy and terms and conditions document before using a service and g...
Economy and Finance

Tightening PSBB, Potentially Negative Economy

JAKARTA - Indonesia's Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) economist Yusuf Rendy Manilet said that the tightening of social restrictions imposed by the government next week will have a significant impact on the economy. This policy even has the opportunity to drive economic growth at a negative level, especially in the first quarter. This potential is even higher if the approach taken by the government in making several policies. Is relatively the same as the previous implementation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB). "Where are there still local residents who are not discipline in implementing health protocols," said Yusuf when contact Thursday (7/1). PSBB Is Forced To Be Done If You Don't Want Covid-19 Cases To Increase On the other hand, Yusuf added, PSBB must be carried...
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Maintaining the Quality of Vaccine, Bio Farma Uses SMDV Technology

BANDUNG - The parent holding company of Pharmaceutical SOEs. Took the initiative to create a Vaccine Distribution Management System (SMDV) which was officially launch on Sunday January 3, 2021. Support for the use of technology is need considering the massive Covid-19 vaccination program. Director of Bio Farma, Honesti Basyir, said technology support was very important. Moreover, Indonesia needs 426 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine for around 181.5 million people. This Go Live SMDV event, was also attend by partners for making the Go Live SMDV system. Including PT Telkom Indonesia, Telkom Sigma, Easy GO and Marchesini Group Indonesia. Honesti assess that to distribute this many vaccines, technology is needed that can maintain the quality of the vaccines. Do not let a good product hav...
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Electric Car, Erick Will Explore Collaboration with Tesla

JAKARTA - BUMN Minister Erick Thohir will explore cooperation with Tesla electric car in February regarding the development of the industry electric car in Indonesia. "InsyaAllah, in February, I will open talks with Tesla to develop this cooperation," said Erick Thohir in a written statement received in Jakarta, Saturday (2/1). The BUMN Minister has also ordered PLN to improve services to the public and change its business strategy post-pandemic. "Thank God, PLN had on-track and has joined the consortium of SOEs to manufacture EV battery cooperate. With companies from Korea and China," he said. In addition to anticipating electric cars, Erick also wants PLN actively developing electric stove. This is in order solutions reduce imports of fuel. There are a number of reasons why Indonesi...
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Regarding the 5G network, Indonesia can imitate the Singapore method

Jakarta - The government Indonesia should consider applying a partnership scheme for the use of frequency spectrum 5G for telecommunications operators that Singapore implements. According to the Director of the Policy Reform House, Riant Nugroho. The allocation of the 5G frequency spectrum must be in the form of a wideband. Close to 100 MHz for one operator. Meanwhile, telecommunication operators who are allocat the technology frequency spectrum as fast as a bullet are those. Who really have the ability to deploy 5G infrastructure. He said, the consequence is that of course only one or a few operators will receive the frequency spectrum allocation for technology as fast as this bullet. Meanwhile, other telecommunication operators that do not receive an allocation can cooperate wholesal...
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Hugaf Supports UMKM to Revive in the Pandemic Era

JAKARTA - Towards the end of the year, the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing in Indonesia. Apart from the health crisis, Covid-19 also led this country to an economic recession which resulted in many business actors experiencing losses. The government has made various efforts to save the economy, where Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (UMKM) are the priority. As is known, more than 99 percent of businesses in Indonesia come from UMKM. At present, UMKM are challenged to withstand various pressures and adapt to all conditions including uncertainty regarding the duration of the pandemic. UMKM is also expect to be able to make this crisis a place to forge themselves. One of them is by increasing business knowledge so that it can survive a pandemic. In the midst of a pandemic, UMKM, es...
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2020 The Year Of Sharing The Burden To Save The Economy

JAKARTA - 2020 may be a gloomy year that all human beings on earth want to forget because of the extraordinary event of the pandemic Covid-19. All hopes and dreams have been replaced with uncertainty and dark fantasies. Since the plague thought to have originated in Wuhan, China, spread rapidly and infected humans who neglect to maintain cleanliness. The world is re-imagined by the great plague that occurred almost a century ago. And claimed millions of victims around the world namely the Spanish Flu in 1918-1920. Since then, economic activity has begun to slow down in line with the limitations of human activities. And goods and services due to the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy. Indonesia recorded a contraction in the second quarter of 2020 minus 5.32 percent or for the...
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Pelni Ready to Distribute Covid-19 Vaccines

JAKARTA - PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Persero) or Pelni is ready to support the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. Pelni President Director Insan Purwarisya L Tobing hopes that the government can involve Pelni in distributing the Covid-19 vaccine throughout the archipelago. "Apart from the wide range of routes, Pelni ships are the largest ship operators in Indonesia. That carry out the maritime highway program. Where their main role is to distribute the main needs of the community in areas with limited access," said Insan in his written statement, Monday (21/12). ). If given the opportunity by the government, Insan is sure that the distribution of vaccines. Using the Pelni vessel can be carried out immediately. To ensure the readiness of ships, he emphasized. It would be bad lu...
The Role of Fintech in Promoting 2020-2024 Inclusion Index in Indonesia
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The Role of Fintech in Promoting 2020-2024 Inclusion Index in Indonesia

JAKARTA - In the national financial inclusion strategy which was passed by President Indonesia Joko Widodo on 7 December. Targeting Indonesia's inclusion index to increase by 90 percent by 2024. In realizing this, financial technology peer to peer lending or Fintech funding has a role as the main driver to accelerate the transformation of the digital economy, especially the MSME sector. Deputy for the Coordination of Macroeconomics and Finance, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Iskandar Simorangkir. Said Indonesia needed digital economic transformation through fintech to restore the national economy. "The focus of financial inclusion is not on the saving movement. But on providing capital to the informal MSEs sector and the fastest way by digitizing them. With digital transform...
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Garuda Has Not Prioritized Flying Boeing 737 Max

JAKARTA - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has now lifted the ban on flying Boeing 737 Max aircraft which previously had accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Even so, Garuda Indonesia did not want to rush to operate the aircraft immediately. "We have one unit (Boeing 737 Max 8). Flying the Boeing 737 Max 8 that is currently in Indonesia is not a priority," said Garuda Indonesia President Director Irfaniaputra in a video conference, Tuesday (15/12). Irfan confirmed that currently, Garuda Indonesia was still grounding the plane. He said that Garuda Indonesia still complied with the aviation authority in Indonesia, namely the Ministry of Transportation. He added that currently Garuda Indonesia is still negotiating with Boeing. Regarding the pending order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 ...