Grab Fined Rp30 Billion, Paris Hotman Raise Voice

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Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –

Attorney at PT Solusi Transportasi Indonesia (Grab) Hotman Paris Hutapea stated the decision of the session of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) against its clients related to unfair business competition amounting to Rp30 billion, not in accordance with the facts found in the field.

This will raise big questions from investors regarding the business climate in Indonesia.

Not only to Grab, the KPPU also fined the Indonesian Transport Technology PT (TPI) with a fine of Rp19 billion.

Hotman believes this will affect Indonesia’s image in the eyes of global investors.

“When President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was working hard to persuade foreign investors to invest in Indonesia, the KPPU punished foreign investors (Grab and TPI) who had invested heavily in Indonesia,” Hotman said through his social media account, quoted Friday ( 3/7).

Hotman said all Grab partner cooperatives which are competitors of TPI had issued a statement that they had never felt discriminated against by the presence of TPI. The statement was issued by the Grab partner cooperative under the oath of trial.

“However, the KPPU still insists that Grab has discriminated against these cooperatives without a clear legal basis,” said Hotman.

Therefore, he requested attention and supervision from Jokowi on KPPU. Hotman reminded KPPU’s decision to eliminate the interest of foreign investors to invest in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Grab and TPI will immediately take legal action over decisions issued by KPPU. Both companies will file objections to the district court within the period stipulated in the legislation.

Previously, the Commission Council led by Dinnie Melanie and with members of Guntur S Saragih and Afif Hasbullah, viewed the service provider cooperation agreement as Grab as an application provider company and TPI as a company engaged in the field of special transport leases aimed at mastering the products providing special rental transport applications technology based.

Discrimination takes the form of giving priority orders, suspend periods and other facilities. Because these practices have resulted in monopolies and unfair competition for non TPI partners.

Penalties for Grab and TPI were imposed in violation of Article 14 and Article 19 of Law Number 5 of 1999 concerning Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition.

[Gambas:Video CNN]

(Au / BIR)



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