Jakarta – Permenhub (Minister of Transportation Regulation) Number 108/2017 concerning online transportation began to take effect on April 1, 2018. The National Driver Online Alliance (Aliando) threatened to hold simultaneous action if the regulation was implemented.

“If there is no decision from the government until April 1, we will hold a road closure in all cities and provinces in Indonesia to fight Permenhub 108,” said Aliando, Ari Baja Coordinator at the Presidential Palace Complex, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (27/3 / 2018).

Aliando said that this action continued until the Ministry of Transportation revoked Permenhub No. 108/2017. The reason, these rules make them not independent.

“With Ministerial Regulation 108 revoked the independence of online drivers by forcing us to legal entities, cooperatives. This is justifying the middlemen, renters, and outsourcers. We believe the motive behind this is very large capital power,” Ari said.

In addition, Aliando expressed his disappointment because he failed to meet President Jokowi today. Ari said, Jokowi had promised to meet Aliando.

“Yesterday the president said he would meet us. This is a friend who is confused outside of the wheel 4. Do you have to burn the car? Outside friends can be accepted by Mr. President. We were promised today to be met from yesterday morning in Kalimantan,” said Ari.

There were 3 demands submitted by Aliando after meeting the Presidential Chief of Staff of Moeldoko. The three are:

1. Refusing Transportation Minister Regulation 108 and / or temporarily revoking 108, dismissing law enforcement, implementing Permenhub 108;
2. The state requires applicators to become online taxi companies; and
3. The state protects the legal status of online drivers, independence, and welfare guarantees for online drivers.