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`Becak' drivers challenge authorities over right to work

| Mon, July 6 2009 | 01:54 pm

PREMIUM Writer Christopher J. Koch, in his book about 1965 Jakarta on the brink of political tumult, The Year of Living Dangerously, depicted the three-wheeled pedicabs, or becak, as one of the city's icons. The story's protagonist was depicted in the book once pedaling the tricycle-rickshaw around the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to the hotel on Jl. Thamrin. Today, it would be unimaginable to...