JAKARTA. Grab Indonesia is facing the threat of a Rp 5 billion fine for not attending a follow-up hearing related to alleged business discrimination held by the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU).

Dinni Melanie, Chairperson of the Commissioner Council of the KPPU  regretted Grab's decision to not attend the follow-up hearing. "Violators can be subject to imprisonment or fines of up to Rp 5 billion," Melanie explained as reported by Bisnis Indonesia on Thursday (12/3) today.

Previously, Grab was proven to give exclusive treatment to its driver-partners who were under the auspices of TPI, a car rental company, while independent driver-partners felt that they were not treated the same. 

Grab allegedly violated 3 articles namely Article 14 related to vertical integration, Article 15 related to exclusive deal, and Article 19 related to discriminatory treatment. (KR/AR)