TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Attending as expert witnesses in case trials alleged monopoly and discrimination at the office of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission or KPPU, Tuesday, November 26, 2019, The Head of the Jabodetabek Transportation Management Agency or BPTJ Bambang Prihartono said that he did not find any violations of business competition carried out by PT Solusi Transportation or Grab Indonesia and PT Indonesian Freight Technology or TPI until now.
“There was no (violation) by Grab and TPI. it was not found, “said Bambang in the KPPU office’s courtroom.
During the hearing, Bambang responded to questions raised by Grab Indonesia’s lawyer, Hotman Paris Hutapea. Hotman previously asked about the possibility of alleged violations committed by his client.
“Is there any cheating from the TPI and the applicator? Is there any discrimination?” he said. Apart from the possibility of discrimination, Hotman raised questions about the possibility of a complaint by a business competitor, either by Grab Indonesia’s competitors or TPI.
“During your time on duty, have you ever had a complaint from a competitor?” he said. Responding to Hotman, Bambang again answered there was none. “Nothing has been found until now,” he said.
The seventh session of the alleged cases of monopoly and discrimination carried out by Grab Indonesia together with its partner, TPI, scheduled an examination of expert witnesses. The session was chaired by the Chairperson of the Commission Council Dinni Melanie. Dinni said it would still call several other witnesses.
The case was previously contained in the Report of Alleged Violation Case Number 13 / KPPU-I / 2019 which was read out by the investigator at the second trial a few weeks ago. Some findings suggest that Grab has given exclusive treatment to the driver’s partner under the auspices of TPI, a car rental service provider company. Grab partners who rent vehicles in the TPI company are said to have the privilege of being priority drivers.
Therefore, Independent partners allegedly felt disadvantaged because they did not receive the same treatment from Grab. Because of that problem, there are three articles that are allegedly violated by Grab and TPI.
All three are Article 14 related to vertical integration, Article 15 paragraph (2) related to exclusive deal, and Article 19 letter (d) relating to discriminatory treatment in Law Number 5 of 1999 concerning Prohibition of Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition.