Grab fined $2m by Indonesia's competition watchdog over driver discrimination

Grab fined $2m by Indonesia's competition watchdog over driver discrimination

A Grab bike rider is seen during rush hour traffic in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Iqro Rinaldi

The Indonesian operation of ride-hailing decacorn Grab has been fined Rp 30 billion ($2 million) by the country’s Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU), after being deemed guilty of discrimination by giving preferential treatment to a certain group of drivers.

According to the KPPU, Grab Indonesia has given drivers of Teknologi Pengangkutan Indonesia (TPI), a Grab-affiliated company car rental firm, certain privileges at the expense of regular, non-TPI driver-partners.

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