From: By Muhammad Chandrataruna
VIVAnews - In August this year, the Ministry of Communication and Information notified Research in Motion, Canada-based manufacturer of BlackBerry, to build some servers in Indonesia.
The Indonesian government through the Ministry of Communication and Information is still hampered to push RIM because it awaits the preparation of the Draft of Governmental Regulation on the implementation of Information and Electronic Transaction Law.
As reported earlier, the draft will later stipulate in detail about the implementation of the Law. "It's more technical. Take for instance this BlackBerry issue. If the legal principle has been applied, it's obligatory for RIM and other foreign companies to build servers [aiming at their users in Indonesia]," said Gatot S Dewa Broto, an official at the Ministry of Communication and Information, today.
The draft regulation should have been ready two years after the Law of Information and Electronic Transaction officially applied in 2008.
Concerning the request, RIM's representative for Southeast Asia, Gregory Wade, commented. "RIM has a policy to build infrastructures in certain countries. We'll respond over the issue in a positive way. But everything is still on the go. It's still being discussed with the Indonesian government," said Gregory.