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Nationalist taxi driver and Indonesia's pragmatic 'xenophobia'

Jakarta | Wed, September 6, 2017 | 12:40 pm
Nationalist taxi driver and Indonesia's pragmatic 'xenophobia' Stand for the rights: Hundreds of drivers of conventional taxis stage a rally at Gladag traffic circle in Surakarta, Central Java on Tuesday to protest ride-hailing apps. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

PREMIUM If you’re involved in a car collision, would you go into a nationalistic tirade against the owner of the car that hit yours? 

Seems totally out of place right? But apparently a taxi driver in South Jakarta thought it was the best way to deal with the situation when he had a run-in with a Westerner whose CD18-license-plated car tore a hole in his taxi. 

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