Grab’s attorney and PT Indonesian Transportation Technology (TPI), Hotman Paris Hutapea assess the decision of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) is a bad precedent for the image of the Indonesian business world in the eyes of the International.
“When President Joko Widodo 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 and had opened up very large jobs, with considerations that were not in accordance with the facts of the trial, “said Hotman Paris in his statement, Jakarta, Friday (07/03/2020).
Hotman explained, all Grab partner cooperatives that are TPI competitors have never felt discriminated against by the presence of TPI.
“However, the KPPU still insists that Grab has discriminated against these cooperatives without a clear legal basis,” he added.
Therefore, Hotman also asked President Jokowi to pay attention to and oversee the KPPU. Because according to him, foreign investors will lose interest in investing their capital in Indonesia if there are still institutions that punish foreign investors without a clear legal basis and are not in accordance with the findings of the legal facts of the trial.
“Upon the decision of the KPPU, Grab and TPI will immediately take legal action by submitting an appeal to the district court within the time frame stipulated in the legislation,” he explained.
For information, KPPU has imposed sanctions on PT Solusi Transportasi Indonesia (Grab) and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (TPI). Grab was fined Rp 30 billion and TPI was 19 billion.
Both companies are considered to have violated Article 14 and Article 19 of Law Number 5 Year 1999 concerning Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and unfair business competition. The fine of Rp. 30 billion to the Grab consists of Rp. 7.5 billion in violation of article 14 and Rp. 22.5 billion for article 19, while TPI is subject to Rp. 4 billion and Rp. 15 billion for the two articles.
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(hek / ara)