Pokemon no-go for Indonesian civil servants

Indonesians playing Pokemon Go on the streets in Banda AcehIndonesian civil servants have been ordered not to play Pokemon Go at work in a bid to protect “state secrets”, the latest sign of a growing backlash in the country against the smartphone game. Resistance is mounting in official circles to Pokemon Go, with the military and police already having banned their personnel from seeking to catch virtual monsters while on duty, and the Jakarta presidential palace prohibiting the game around its premises. A Frenchman was briefly detained this week after accidentally wandering onto an Indonesian military base as he hunted for monsters.

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