Solusi Transportasi Indonesia, the local operating arm of Southeast Asia ride-hailing giant Grab, plans to seek an appeal after the Indonesian antitrust body imposed US$2 million fine on the company for breaching the country’s antitrust law.
The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) found the company, which operates under Grab Indonesia trading name, and its car-rental partner Teknologi Pengangkutan Indonesia (TPI) guilty for discriminating against some independent drivers in Grab’s ride-hailing platform.
According to the decision, Grab Indonesia must pay Rp 30 billion (US$2 million) in fine, the maximum amount in Indonesia antitrust law. KPPU also ordered TPI must also pay a fine of Rp 19 billion (US$1.3 million).
“We regret that the KPPU has decided that Grab and TPI are guilty of alleged discrimination that benefits TPI driver-partners, despite all of the arguments and evidence supported by witnesses and experts Grab presented in the trials,” Teddy Trianto, Grab Indonesia’s regional counsel, said in a statement on Friday, July 3.
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