Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>  Indonesia  >>Telecoms>>Indonesian telecommunication industry in jeopardy, analysts say
NEW UPDATES Asean Affairs   12  November 2015  

Indonesian telecommunication industry in jeopardy, analysts say

Analysts have slammed a Supreme Court decision that rejected the case review of a former president director at an internet service provider, saying that such a review would be counterproductive for the business climate in Indonesia.

Nawawi Bahrudin, the executive director of Press Legal Aid Institute (LBH Press) expressed his regrets that the Supreme Court turned down the case review of Indar Atmanto, former president director of IM2.

"It could have a big impact on the telecommunication industry, public service and state economy, which could lead to employees of more than 300 internet providers facing jail time," he told on Tuesday.

Indar was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2013 for causing Rp 1.4 trillion in state losses after IM2 failed to secure 3G frequency licenses and pay an up-front fee.

He filed a case review with the Supreme Court in March, but the court turned it down on Wednesday.

Nawawi said that there was a misunderstanding about the usage frequency between business people and law enforcement agencies.

He said that the business patterns used between IM2 and Indosat were used by 300 other internet provider firms that worried that they too would be charged.

"If it happened, Indonesia could suffer an internet shut down. I'm sure the government would not want that," he said.

LBH Press urged President Joko Widodo to issue a decree to prevent the criminalization of the telecommunication industry, and called on Indar to file a second case review for legal certainty.

Separately, legal expert from State University of Indonesia Dian Puji Nugraha ?Simatupang? said that the Supreme Court's decision was in contrast to the government's efforts in pushing for investment to support the economy.

He criticized the Court for failing to take into account statements from the Ministry of Communication and Information that denied there were state losses in the case as Indosat had paid the up-front fee to the State and that IM2 had only rented the frequency to Indosat.

"Indar must file the second case review based on the statements from the ministry as his new evidence," he said.


Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories                           November 12 , 2015 Subsribe Now !
• Gov't budget selects 8 economic zones  Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Indonesian telecommunication industry in jeopardy, analysts say 
• Share price set for port’s $5.2M IPO
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• More Chinese travellers keen on Brunei
Italy to Further Deepen Relationship with ASEAN
Asean Analysis                   October 22, 2015
• Asean Analysis October 22, 2015
Climate justice advocates call for fair shares,fair deal and fair process
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch  November 11,   2015
• Asean Stock Watch-November 11, 2015
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update October 16, 2015

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand