Bukalapak CEO under fire for tweet about Indonesia’s R&D budget

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Achmad Zaky is the latest top startup executive to get embroiled in a politically charged social media storm  

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Last week, Bukalapak co-founder and CEO Achmad Zaky found himself in the middle of a Twitter controversy over his tweet about Indonesia’s R&D budget.  In a tweet dated 13 February that has since been deleted, Achmad lamented Indonesia’s US$2 billion budget for research and development in 2016. “Industry 4.0 is just a pipe dream if our R&D budget is like this,” he wrote. He listed the budgets of some other countries, including Indonesia's, and ended the tweet saying: “Let’s hope the new president can raise [the budget].”  Social media...
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