Today's Top 3 News: Indonesia Officially Bans TikTok Shop for Commerce, Taiwan Eases Visa for Families of Indonesian Gas Explosion Victims
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Three popular news compiled by Tempo English today on Tuesday, September 26, include Indonesia officially banning TikTok Shop for commerce, Taiwan easing visas for families of Indonesian gas explosion victims, and the National Museum closing access to tourists for a year post-fire.
The following is the list of the top 3 news on Tempo English today:
1. Indonesia Officially Bans TikTok Shop for Commerce
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo revisited social commerce regulation by revising Minister of Trade Regulation No. 50 of 2020 regarding Provisions on Business Licensing, Advertising, Guidance and Supervision of Businesses Trading Trade through Electronic Systems. The revised regulation prohibited social media such as TikTok to conduct commerce.
Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan announced the decision after a limited meeting with Jokowi today. According to Zulhas, social commerce is only allowed to facilitate goods and services promotion without direct transaction. Additionally, a different platform for social media and economic activity is required.
"To prevent domination of the algorithm and prevent the usage of personal data in business interest," he said during a press conference.
2. Taiwan Gas Explosion; TETO Eases Visa for Families of Indonesian Victims
Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) announced that the office will ease visa regulation for the families of Indonesian victims of the Taiwan gas explosion. Around eight Indonesian migrant workers were injured in the explosion.
"TETO will provide aid to ease the visa authorization if the victims' families intend to visit Taiwan," TETO provided in a brief message received in Jakarta on Monday, September 25, 2023.
Previously, an alleged gas explosion was reported on Sunday evening in a residential building in Tainan City, Taiwan, as reported by Taiwan News.
3. National Museum Off-limits to Tourists for a Year Post Fire
The Indonesian National Museum, popularly known as Museum Gajah, will be closed for one year after the fire hit on September 16, 2023. Secretary of the Culture Directorate General at the Education and Culture Ministry, Fitra Arda, said that this is to repair the effects of the incident.
“We will temporarily close the museum, maybe for a year. We will conduct [repairs] properly, and then we will reopen it,” Fitra said during a public discussion at the Toeti Heraty Museum in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on September 25, 2023.
The rehabilitation, he explained, begins with the renovation of the building until the restoration of the museum's collection. However, the museum's services will still be available virtually or through other museum units.