GSMA Letter to the President of Indonesia (IM2 Case)
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24 July 2013
Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of the Republic of Indonesia
Jl. Veteran No. 16
RE: PT INDOSAT MEGA MEDIA (IM2) CASE
The GSM Association (GSMA), which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide,
together with its Indonesian members, wishes to express its grave concerns regarding the
implications of the recent verdict of the Indonesian Corruption Court in the matter of PT Indosat
Mega Media (IM2).
I am grateful for the continued support of Minister Sembiring in this matter, but would respectfully
suggest that , in order that a
constructive dialogue, can be established between
the judiciary and industry. Such a dialogue is essential to address the confusion the verdict has
caused, not only in the mobile sector, but also for the two hundred plus Internet Service Providers
who have similar business models to IM2.
Any continued uncertainty associated with this case will deter investors and could lead to delays in
the roll-‐out of fast, reliable and affordable mobile Internet services in Indonesia -‐ a situation that
would have a knock-‐on To avoid the situation reoccurring, could I
suggest that, as a matter of urgency, guidelines that explain clearly the scope of current
telecommunication laws and regulations are issued?
The GSMA is committed to engaging in a constructive dialogue with the Indonesian
government. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.
Dr Anne Bouverot
Director General, GSMA
Cc: HE Professor Boediono, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia
HE Tifaful Sembiring, Minister of Communications and Information