Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Light Rain

Rain until tomorrow morning, starting again tomorrow afternoon.

  • Thu

    26℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Sat

    27℃ - 32℃

  • Sun

    26℃ - 30℃

Facebook opens Indonesia’s office

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, August 15, 2017 | 08:55 am
Facebook opens Indonesia’s office Journalists take a tour of the newly inaugurated Facebook Indonesia office in South Jakarta on Aug. 14. (JP/dea)

Social media giant Facebook opened its office in Indonesia on Monday, after years of operating in the country.

Facebook Indonesia country director Sri Widowati invited journalists for a tour of the office in South Jakarta.

“With the opening of our office here, we want to show our commitment to what we have done so far in Indonesia,” Sri said.

Indonesia is one of the important markets for Facebook as it has about 115 million people connect to the social media platform.

Read also: Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

The figure is a 40 percent increase from March last year, which reached 82 million, Sri added.

Meanwhile, Indonesia’s daily number of Facebook users currently stands at 65 million.

Sri added that the company had established a representative office in the country in 2014.

She declined to elaborate on whether the new office was part of the company’s efforts to become a permanent business entity, which is required by the government in order to legally operate in the country.

“As a company, we respect the regulations of every country [in which Facebook operates],” she said, declining to specify the legal and fiscal steps the company had taken to open the office. (dea/bbn)

Join the discussions