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Monday, January 08, 2018

Creative Economy Agency Chair Triawan Munaf: We Must Accelerate Creative Economy Growth

The potentials of Indonesia's creative economy seem better than significant. In 2017, the sector contributed Rp990 trillion to Indonesia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), an increase from Rp852 trillion in 2015-7.38-percent of the country's 2015 GDP. Unsurprisingly, the government established the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) two years ago, to prepare the sector to become one of Indonesia's main economic pillars by 2030.

Bekraf Chair Triawan Munaf says the agency…

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.