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Indonesia fines Grab for preferential treatment of drivers

Company vows to appeal and blames the anti-monopoly body's 'bad precedent'

Grab is engaged in a bitter battle with its Indonesia rival Gojek to become Southeast Asia’s dominant "superapp." (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's anti-monopoly watchdog has decided to fine Singapore-based Grab's local unit after the ride-hailing startup was deemed to have provided preferential treatment to some drivers over others on its platform.

Grab Indonesia said on Friday it will appeal the decision.

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