Media Monitoring

We provide media monitoring services from selected Indonesian mainstream media, both print and online, as well as social media. Every day, our media monitoring team summarizes headlines and picks highlights of the day that help our clients meet their daily need for information.

Fuel games for election

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s strategy for winning a second term is becoming more visible. The President appears keen to boost his image with populist policies, with the latest fuel price controls and supply regulations. The regulations would genuinely keep inflation in check and provide stable prices for the masses, which is likely to improve his public image....

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Healthcare and Jokowi’s populism

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s populist policy approach has garnered votes in previous elections. The same method has also helped his administration maintain public support, which he receives from his ‘pro-people’ policies. However, one of his flagship policies, the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS), was reportedly problematic....

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The challenges for Industry 4.0

The government might have taken the leap to compete in the new industrial revolution, dubbed Industry 4.0, by launching the new industrial roadmap on Wednesday. While the roadmap reflects the government’s vision and goals, challenges facing the government include how Industry 4.0 can benefit the economy....

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RI takes solid steps towards digital economy, industry

Indonesia’s economy and industry are on a solid course in the digital era, with the country’s top institutions taking concrete steps towards digitalization. Launching “Making Indonesia 4.0” on Wednesday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo unveiled the latest national roadmap for the digital industry and underlined the importance of digital technology in boosting the quality and competitiveness of the country’s economy and industry without jeopardizing the job market....

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The ‘always’ problematic food import

Food commodity imports such as rice, sugar, salt and beef always seem to be problematic, as indicated by various negative media reports on the issue. Bisnis Indonesia reported that during the 2015-2017 period, there were at least seven problematic import permits. The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) found that an absence of prior studies, required documents and recommendations from related ministries in permit issuance had been the most common problem in the import permit issue....

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Creating the sustainable investment package

Government policies on investment effectivity were questioned as Indonesia’s economic growth remains stagnant at 5 percent in almost four years of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s presidency. Despite the criticism, the government stuck to its commitment to building an investment-friendly environment through the improvement of the quality of its policies and deregulation. Business players are challenging the government to create sustainable and future-oriented investment policies following the announcement of a new investment regulation package and tax incentive program by the government and omnibus law last week....

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