After the Blackout
The darkness in Jakarta, West Java and part of Central Java that lasted for six hours on Sunday August 4 showed that the management of the electricity supply in this country needs to be reevaluated.
THERE must be an accurate and transparent investigation into the cause of the blackout. The administration of President Joko Widodo should also immediately appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of state electricity company PLN, a position unfilled since Sofyan Basir was named a suspect and then detained by the Corruption Eradication Commission three months ago.
This lengthy blackout paralyzed economic activities and industry, severed...