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

©Sattalat phukkum / Shutterstock.com

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

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...
Limited Reading

The rest of the content is only available if you are logged in.

Limited Reading

Edited by Leonard Lee

Your payment was not successful.

Please make sure you have entered your payment details correctly. Or try again in a few moments.

small logo

The discount code you entered is invalid

Please make sure you have entered your discount code correctly. Or try again in a few moments.

Download successful.

Your sample has been sent. Please check your email.

By accessing and using www.compasslist.com and all pages within the domain (the “Website”), You accept and agree to have read, understood, accepted and agreed to be bound by the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy in full. If you disagree with all or any part of these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, please do not use or continue any further use of this website. You acknowledge that you are aware that this Website contains an archive of existing content as at 31 December 2021 and is not being actively managed. We are under no obligation to update the content on this Website and, accordingly, no new content or articles will be posted to the Website after 31 December 2021.