TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Transport and Online Service Drivers (PPTJDI) Grabbike, Igun Wicaksono said that the online motorcycle taxi (ojol) drivers would hold a rally on Friday to protest against the government’s recent fuel price hike.
“It’s true, we online motorbike taxi drivers are going to hold a mass protest at Merdeka Palace,” Igun said in a written statement on Thursday, September 8. He added that Metro Jaya police have been notified.
He expected the mass protest to mobilize at least 5,000 people from Greater Jakarta areas as well as representatives of online taxi drivers from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
Igun said the association would make three demands at tomorrow’s protest. These include requests to legalize motorcycle taxis online under a set of laws, assigning power to set ride rates to regional or provincial governments, and requests to set rental fees. of the application to a maximum of 10%.
The president of the Association of Online Drivers (ADO), Taha Syafaril, considered that the increase in the price of online motorcycle taxis is not in line with the increase in the price of fuel. Indeed, the number of tariff increases is almost insignificant with an average of 7.5%.
“In fact, the Pertalite fuel price increase is 30%,” Taha said when contacted by TempoThursday, September 8.
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