BlackBerry producer Research in Motion (RIM) has canceled
its investment plan in Indonesia due to misleading information that says
it will have to pay tax in both Indonesia and Canada.
wrong. There is cooperation between Indonesia and Canada so that
Canadian firms will not be taxed twice,” Edy Putra Irawady, deputy
coordinating economic minister for trade and industry, said as quoted by
tempointeraktif.com on Thursday.
“I asked RIM, why didn’t you ask the Indonesian government about this? That was your fatal mistake.”
RIM has reportedly decided to invest in Malaysia.
RIM East Asia Head of PR Oliver Pilgerstorfer said that "RIM remains
fully committed to Indonesia where we enjoy strong partnerships and
tremendous positive enthusiasm for our BlackBerry products".
look forward to working together with the government and our carrier
partners to achieve our shared goal of ensuring Indonesia is one of the
best places in the world for companies like RIM to grow, serve customers
and continue to further expand our strong local network of applications
developers,” he said in a statement provided to The Jakarta Post.