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GoPolitics: Gojek founder joins Indonesian cabinet

Nadiem Makarim leaves ride hailer's board as competition with rival Grab intensifies

Nadiem Makarim, co-founder of the Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment startup Gojek, is now joining the government.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Nadiem Makarim has long been close to politicians. But now the charismatic co-founder and CEO of Gojek, the Indonesian startup valued at over $10 billion, is taking the unusual step for a tech entrepreneur of actually going into politics himself.

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