Medan – The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) will hold a hearing today, Tuesday (8/10), with as reported PT Indonesian Transportation Solutions (Grab Indonesia) and PT Indonesian Freight Technology (TPI). The problem that wraps up to end at KPPU begins with reports from online taxi drivers or individual Grab partners in Medan.

The drivers which is incorporated in the North Sumatra Indonesian Special Transportation Organization (Oraski) (North Sumatra). They reported it, aiming to demand justice. That was revealed by the Chairman of the North Sumatra DPD Oraski David Siagian. He said, the existence of a priority order to PT TPI partners caused unfair treatment to individual partners.

“We have reported to the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) for alleged unfair competition. The report was last year, “said David Siagian contacted Tuesday (8/10/2019).

David explained the priority orders given by Grab to its partners who are members of PT TPI has resulted in significantly reduced income for individual drivers or independent partners.

Reports that have been submitted to the KPPU Medan, he continued, has been followed up. From the information they obtained from the KPPU, it was found that unfair competition occurred.

“KPPU has tried this alleged case on September 24, 2019 at the KPPU Jakarta. After reporting from us, KPPU has conducted investigations in several cities. Among them in Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar. So PT TPI has been operating in several cities besides North Sumatra, especially in Medan, “he explained.

The case will be back at the hearing on Tuesday (10/08/2019) in Jakarta. Grab and PT TPI appointed the famous lawyer Hotman Paris Hutapaea as his legal counsel.

Grab and TPI are suspected of violating Article 14, Article 15 Paragraph 2 and Article 19 letter d of Law Number 5 of 1999.

Article 14 of the regulation states that business actors are prohibited from making agreements with other business actors which aims to control the production of a number of products included in a series of production of certain goods and / or services in which each series of production is the result of processing or further processing, either in a direct or indirect series, which may result in unfair business competition and or be detrimental to the community.

Article 15 Paragraph 2 reads, business actors are prohibited from making agreements with other parties that contain requirements that the party receiving certain goods and or services must be willing to buy goods and or other services from the supplier business actor.