#UninstallBukalapak Campaign Can Hurt Indonesian E-Commerce, President Jokowi Says
Date 16 Februari 2019
Coordinator of Special Staff to the President Teten Masduki said that President Joko Jokowi Widodo is not angry on Bukalapak CEO Achmad Zakys controversial tweet.
The President is not angry and accepts his (Zaky) apology, Teten told reporters after accompanying President Jokowi in a meeting with Zaky at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Saturday (16/2). The President asked the CEO of Bukalapak to be more careful and despite the wrong data used, he agreed with the issue raised by Zaky.
Teten expressed hope that the meeting can stop the recent commotion which according to him is economically unfavorable.
The Government has provided a lot of support in terms of, for example, regulation and financing in order to help many start-up companies to grow. Therefore, the President is concerned that the recent #UninstallBukalapak hashtag movement on Twitter would hurt e-commerce business in Indonesia.
For the record, Bukalapak is one of the four Indonesian unicorns (start-up company with a current valuation of US$1 billion or more) that developed during the administration of President Jokowi. The other three are Go-jek (ride-hailing and logistic service), Traveloka (airline ticketing and hotel booking service), and Tokopedia (online marketplace).
These four companies, which are also listed in 10 strongest startups in Southeast Asia, are our pride, Teten said. (AGG/OJI/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana