2) Grab Arrives in Jayapura
By : Tabita Diela | on 2:39 PM October 04, 2017
Jakarta. Grab Indonesia has arrived in Jayapura, Papua, as part of the online ride-hailing service's expansion strategy to offer a safe, convenient and affordable transportation alternative in the archipelago.
"The Grab service in the new cities will continue to leverage on the same safety aspects that we have set, from daily operations to driver training to technology features as safety is paramount to Grab," Grab Indonesia marketing director Mediko Azwar said in a statement on Tuesday (03/10).
The company said it has a system to ensure a standardized riding experience, including "stringent" background checks on driver-partners, 24/7 customer service, an insurance policy and fixed fares.
With the latest addition to its portfolio, Grab's service is now available in 75 cities across Indonesia, from Banda Aceh in the west of the country to Jayapura in the east.
However, the country declined to disclose the size of its fleet in Papua.
Other transport alternatives in Jayapura are taxis, which could cost as much as Rp 450,000 ($33) for a ride from Sentani Airport to downtown Jayapura; special airport buses that cost Rp 50,000; short-route public transportation that costs about Rp 30,000 for the six separate trips required to get from the airport to downtown Jayapura; and motorcycle taxis, costing about Rp 100,000.
According to the Grab smartphone application, a GrabCar trip from Sentani Airport to downtown Jayapura will cost Rp 161,000 during peak hours. The cost might be lower at other times when demand is lower, or when more driver-partners are available.
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3) KontraS: 138 Cases of Human Rights Violation Conducted by TNI
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) recorded 138 cases of violence and human rights violation involving the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) occurred throughout 2016 to 2017.
Based on the data, KontraS Deputy Coordinator Puri Kencana Putri said that 15 people were dead, 124 injured, 63 were wrongfully detained, and 61 people endured other forms of losses.
Puri said that most of the violations happened during the year were 65 cases of abuse and 38 cases of intimidation. It occurred in North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, and East Java.
Puri also revealed that there has been a drop in the number of violence and human rights violation since September 2016 up to August 2017. However, she presumes that the drop is caused by the victims that are afraid to report their cases to the authorities, or that it took place in rural regions that are far from law enforcement offices.
“The current trend is that victims will be handed financial compensation as an attempt to make them silent, even though [these practices] do not satisfy the victims,” said the KontraS Deputy Coordinator.