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Home of Transjakarta boss attacked

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 14, 2017   /   12:55 pm
Home of Transjakarta boss attacked Transjakarta buses are seen lined up along Harmoni bus shelter in West Jakarta on June 12, as Transjakarta workers launch a strike. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The home of PT Transjakarta president director Budi Kaliwono was attacked with a petrol bomb, or Molotov cocktail, on Tuesday evening, a day after Transjakarta employees carried out a strike demanding better employment benefits.

It was reported that Budi was home at the time of the incident, which occurred on Jl. Bandeng, Pulo Gadung, East Jakarta, at around 8.40 p.m.

Read also: Transjakarta passengers stranded as workers launch strike

"[Budi] and his wife extinguish the fire [from the explosion] with a wet cloth," Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said on Wednesday as quoted by tribunnews.com, adding that Budi reported the incident to the Pulo Gadung Police.

Investigators are currently working on tracking down the perpetrator.

Earlier on Tuesday, Budi made a controversial remark in response to a recent strike held by Transjakarta workers, threatening to fire anyone who joined a second strike planned for Wednesday.

Monday’s Transjakarta strike left thousands of commuters stranded across the capital. (agn/van)