The Jakarta Post
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.
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)