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Pos Indonesia moves forward after bankruptcy hoax

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, August 2, 2019   /  06:15 pm
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A PT Pos Indonesia worker carries a package for delivery.(Antara/M. Agung Rajasa)

Panicked and appalled, netizens shared last week news of PT Pos Indonesia, which has served as a postal service company since the Dutch colonial era in 1906, allegedly going bankrupt. The news, while of course untrue, nevertheless sheds light on the company’s place in the world today and the notion that private services, such as JNE and Tiki, are much more popular. For Pos, it is a gentle reminder about the importance of striking a balance between serving the public as a state company and making profits as a commercial entity. It is also a reminder about the importance of conveying messages to the public. “We are still able to pay for everything we are responsible for. If it was said we went bankrupt, that’s just wrong,” said Pos president director Gilarsi Wahyu Setijono in a limited media briefing recently. The company was still booking profits, he added...