Indonesia’s Supreme Court has sentenced a teacher, Baiq Nuril Maknun, to six months’ imprisonment and a fine on charges of ‘violating decency’.
Freischlad writes about blockchain, what’s new in Indonesia this week and her recommended reads.
Joko Widodo’s image as a self-made entrepreneur was a big part of his appeal when he began to become known as a politician. It wouldn’t be surprising if some of the current league of internet entrepreneurs are groomed for political offices.
Grab seems to have caught up in Indonesia with its Ovo partnership. Will this make the payments field difficult for Go-Jek?
Fear of foreign influence simmers in Indonesia (understandably so after decades of being colonized) and the pot gets stirred in election season.
Today is all about Platform Capitalism by Nick Srnicek. It’s a compact, straightforward read from 2016 that describes how platform businesses are transforming the current capitalist system.
Platforms ranging from social media to ride-hailing are being gamed for political and financial gains.
It’s tempting to think of the Southeast Asian internet market as a battle between “China” and “Silicon Valley” but the front lines are much fuzzier.