"We have met twice with Google's representatives to discuss the issue relating to Pokemon Go, as the game's application is developed by a company under Google's coordination," the minister noted in Jakarta on Monday.
Nitendo, which has improved the Global Positioning System- (GPS-)based augmented reality game, is cooperating with Niantic, a subsidiary of Google, for the development of the game.
At the meeting, the minister asked that Google Maps used in the development of Pokemon Go would not cover the state's vital locations, such as state palaces, police stations, state electricity company's Jakarta-Bali electricity network control station, and others.
The minister stressed the importance of protecting and ensuring the security of these vital, strategic locations before the Pokemon Go game is officially launched in Indonesia.(*)