The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama has banned recently launched car service operator Uber from operating in the city because it has yet to obtain an operational permit.
Moreover, he said that the existence of Uber could threaten similar businesses operating in the city.
'Yes, [Uber] undermines [ taxi operators],' he said on Tuesday at City Hall, as quoted from kontan.co.id.
He said the administration would be unfairly assessed by people if Uber was allowed to operate in the city without an operational permit.
He further said that if Uber still wanted to operate in Indonesia, it had to comply with the rules of the country, including the requirement to obtain an operational permit and pay taxes.
'They [Uber] intentionally do not want to try to get a permit. They also intentionally do not want to pay taxes. In Jakarta, it is not clear where its headquarters is,' he said.
Different from other taxi operators, Uber provides high-end cars to its customers requiring car services. (alz)