Exclusive Rights Violate Anti-Monopoly Law
Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 | 17:14 WIB

Tempo Interactive, Jakarta: The Commission for Supervising Business Competition has asked that the House of Representatives (DPR) not approve exclusive rights requested by PT Pos Indonesia.

The reason for this is that it is illegal to grant such exclusive rights according to Law Number 5/1999 on Prohibition of Monopoly and Unsound Business Competition.

Soy Pardede, a member of the Commission for Supervising Business Competition, revealed this in response to Pos Indonesia's request that exclusive rights for letter delivery up to 500 grams in weight, postal documents and government postcards be granted to Pos Indonesia.

In fact, Pos Indonesia has asked these rights be attached to the Draft Bill on Pos Indonesia that is now being debated by DPR.

According to Soy Pardede, Pos Indonesia should relinquish all exclusive rights and be brave enough to compete with private courier services.

With the supportive infrastructure of more than 3,600 branches, Pos Indonesia should be more prepared.

Since the passing of the anti-monopoly law, he said, all new laws and their revisions must adopt.

It means that there will be no laws that will justify monopolized business activities including state-owned enterprises.

Anton Aprianto
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