Even the usually mild-mannered Endy Bayuni was forced earlier this week to rant against the President and his team’s egregious handling of the Coronavirus outbreak in the usually tepid The Jakarta Post. He counseled seeking professional help instead of relying on amateurs for something as … Continue reading Mr President: Apart from professional help, you need honest feedback
A battle royale is raging on Twitter between established online media houses including kompas.com, kumparan.com and professional buzzer @Kurawa and so far there have been threats of legal suits, applying the Draconian UU ITE and others. The story unfolded on January 5 when Rudy Valinka, aka … Continue reading Kurawa, Big Media, and the GoodBener who would be president
There is something amiss in the Government’s handling of the demonstrations that have taken place in at least nine cities over the past week. It is at best, half-hearted and amateurish; at worst, grist for a conspiracy theorist’s mill. Contrast this week’s handling of protests … Continue reading Something amiss about the Government’s handling of demonstrations
Communications, or lack of, is digging the government into a bigger hole than it is in because of issues surrounding the amends to the KPK and criminal Code laws, Papua, forest fires and the president’s family. With public sentiment at best skeptical at worst critical … Continue reading Will The Indonesian Government end up like the one in Hong Kong – reviled, untrusted and ineffectual?
This is what I co-wrote with my colleague Marsha Imaniara on the fiasco surrounding Garuda after it issued a circular banning passengers from taking photos and video clips on board its airplanes.
And this is the English version in the Maverick blog
It is now being dubbed by the Press as the Monsanto Dossier case, where a usual public affairs practice – stakeholder mapping – is perceived as a crime and a sinister move that violates privacy. The context: Bayer had hired international PR/PA firms FlieshmanHillard (FH) … Continue reading The Monsanto Dossier case puts stakeholder mapping on back footing