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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, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.