TEMPO.CO, Depok -The Head of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation’s Sub-Directorate of Transport, Syafrin Liputo, said that the presence of online transportation (taxi) nowadays, besides providing convenience to the public, also raises new concerns for the community, one of which is crime.
Syafrin said, during 2016 to 2018, his party noted that there were seven prominent cases carried out by online taxi drivers against passengers.
“The case is divided into three classifications namely extortion, sexual abuse and murder,” Syafrin Liputo told Tempo, Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Syafrin Liputo then detailed, the first case, which occurred in December 2016. In that case an online taxi driver had molested a passenger, an underage girl.
Then the second, happened in July 2017 a driver named Riyan Arterino, 27 years old, extorted NS initial students in the Pondok Rumput area, Bogor.
“It doesn’t stop there, extortion of online taxi passengers is happening again in August 2017,” said Syafrin Liputo about the third case.
Fourth, the case of sexual abuse occurred again on January 17, 2018, in Bandung, a woman named Mega Anisa was robbed and molested by online taxi drivers.
Fifth, the murder case that occurred in Semarang, Central Java on January 20, 2018, was carried out by a Grabcar driver against his passengers.
The six cases in Bekasi. “It happened again on February 12, 2018, a passenger from Bekasi going to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport was taken to a deserted place by the driver and then beaten,” said Syafrin Liputo.
Seventh is a murder case in mid March. “The latest is the case of the murder of Yun Siska Rochani’s woman, 29 years ago on March 18, 2018,” said Syafrin Liputo.
Seeing the many cases (online taxis), Syafrin Liputo revealed, his side is still brewing the Minister of Transportation Regulation (Permenhub) which will require the application of online transportation service providers (applicators) to become transportation companies targeted to be enacted on June 1.