On July 24, 2017, at the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Campus, the second international conference of Journal of Government and Politics was held with the theme “Shifting Dyanamics of Social and Politics: The Implication for Policy Making and Community Empowerment.” One lecturer from BINUS University Business Law Department Dr. Shidarta was invited to be a speaker at a panel session. He presented his paper entitled “On the Relevance of the Philosophical Background of the Rightsizing Policy in Indonesian State-owned Enterprises.”
According to Shidarta, now all SOEs are directed to become one SOE type only, that is to be limited liability company (Persero). In fact, since 1969, already known there are three types of SOE, namely public service company (perusahan jawatan or perjan), public utility company (perusahaan umum or perum), and limited liability company (perseroan terbatas or persero). For the first SOE category, there is now a replacement, i.e. a public service agency (badan layanan umum), but Shidarta sees a philosophical distinction between public serivice agency and public service company. According to him, the absence of a philosophical base in the SOE-Indonesia structuring will conflict with the role of the state in serving the public as mandated in the state constitution.
All speakers at the conference were also invited to attend the10th International Indonesian Forum, on July 25 and 26, 2017 at the same campus. This forum features over 40 speakers of various countries. (***)
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