A lawyer representing ride-hailing company Grab Indonesia urged the country's competition regulator to drop charges of unfair business practices against his client. The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) accuses Grab of having provided drivers of car rental firm Teknologi Pengangkutan Indonesia (TPI) with special privileges after the two companies signed a cooperation agreement. The commission says Grab gave TPI drivers preferential treatment, including exclusive training and priority orders from customers, at the expense of other driver partners not included in the agreement. The KPPU alleges that an exclusive deal such as this is in violation of the 1999 Antitrust Law on discriminative policies and unfair competition.
October 10 2019, The Jakarta Globe - Read 9 times