Indonesia directs ride apps Grab, Go-Jek to register as transportation company

Photo: Gojek

In a potential blow to the way ride apps operate in southeast Asia’s biggest market, the Indonesian government has said that all online ride services including Grab and Go-Jek must register as transportation companies to ensure that they adhere to the rules and requirements of public transport providers.

The move will see the government go back on its previous policy issued in 2016 which required ride-hailing apps to work in partnership with a rental car cooperative or a company.

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