President Jokowi Hear Complaints 70 Truck Driver Related Illegal Levies
By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, May 08 2018 - 21:00 IWST
Presiden Jokowi (Foto Setkab)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta- President Joko Widodo listens to the grievances (curhat) of truck drivers operating in Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan on thuggery and illegal levies.
"I've heard it all, I'm surprised it was a lot of 'stamp', I do not know what 'cap' is, I just got to know, oh that stamp 'like that'," said President Joko Widodo at the State Palace, 8/5/2018)
President Joko Widodo met about 70 truckers from various groups and listened to their complaints about the number of thugs in the form of truck paintings with the names of certain groups while crossing the streets.
When the truck is painted or commonly called "stamped" then the driver must pay some money to the group who "tastes" the truck, otherwise there will be a glass truck will be solved, or the tire will be torn even the driver mugged with a machete. It happened on the island of Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan.
"Oh where are the thugs, which way again? In Marunda, Cakung-Cilincing, Cikampek-Cirebon, and where else? Lampung where? Cross East OK let me note Pak Wakapolri (Komjen Polisi Syafrudin), Samarinda-Balikpapan Pungli officer OK, , Prabumulih, "the President repeated the driver's remarks on the location of their illegal fees.
"From Jambi to Medan, the most vulnerable points enter Riau and enter Medan, the eastern cross from Lampung is the most dominant area of the Mesuji Resort Police, probably Mesuji Police knows but overwhelmed may need to be backed up by Police Headquarters," said a driver.
Other drivers also complained about the streets across Sumatra from the border of Aceh, in Binjai to Medan and from Medan to Pekanbaru border to Bengkalis, then started again from the Pelalawan Riau.
"Yesterday until my friend's car was burned, started the border of Jambi and Palembang, entering Sumatra named Bedengseng, the king of 'cap-cafes' through the restaurant there if we pass 'we do not do-us' via warung payer, if do not pay broken glass, if not a machete to the neck, if not tire we torn, it's broad daylight, "explained the driver.
"Asked how much is that?" asked the President.
"Varied, how many he remembered, if Rp200 thousand yes Rp200 thousand, if Rp2 million yes Rp2 million," said the President.
"Loh kok gede really?" asked the President.
"Yes sir, after that the path is more vulnerable for now-now start Ogan Ilir district to the intersection of Tanjung Lumbuk especially Kayu Agung, adjacent to Ogan Komering Ilir regency," explained the driver.
"How much?" asked the President.
"A car with a brand, pay Rp10,000Rp-20K, one pass," the driver replied.
"What's that stamp?" asked the President.
"The spray-spray in our car is pack, our car is painted and then made his brand," replied the driver.
"What kind of escort?" asked the President.
"In Sumatra the brand is RPAD, to the field of PSDS, ASDS, KR, Sinar Toba, Sapantau, APBK, ADL, Tiger Road, SBN, it is still a lot hard to count if it is written one book," answered the driver.
"A lot of it," said the President.
"In the area of Marunda escorting the same TRK HCP Jakarta area, essentially the driver want to feel comfortable, want children to school, want to be safe," said another driver.
"This is what I want to hear directly from the father of all, this is from Sumatra there, Kalimantan also, Java is complete, I think in Java alone," added the President.
Attending the meeting were Commander-in-Chief of Komjen Syafruddin and Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi.