TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Online ride-hailing firm Gojek decided not to provide a response to the demonstration staged by online motorcycle taxi or online ojek drivers today, February 28, 2020, in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building. They demanded the DPR to revise Law No. 22/2009 on traffic and road transportation.
The company's Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs Teuku Parvinanda said that he could not comment on the demands yet. "But we continue to monitor it and will coordinate with related institutions if necessary," said Teuku in a written statement, Friday, February 28, 2020.
The rally was reported to be aimed at urging the DPR to include two-wheeled vehicles as special transportation in the revised law.
Teuku asserted that the company would further ensure that each policy passed by the government would generate positive impacts both for driver-partners and the ecosystem of Gojek itself. "And ensure that the formulation of the policy involves all related stakeholders so that no one will be harmed," Teuku said.
Earlier, Antara reported that hundreds of online-based taxi drivers took to the streets before the main gate of the DPR Building in Jakarta. As a result, the police restricted the traffic from Jalan Gatot Subroto heading to Slipi.
EKO WAHYUDI l ANTARA