Indonesian president rebukes minister over ride-hailing crackdown

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  • Friday, 18 Dec 2015

Indonesia's Minister of Transport Ignasius Jonan speaks about the missing Trigana Air flight during a news briefing in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 16, 2015, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/Sigid Kurniawan/Antara Foto/Files

JAKARTA: Indonesia's president publicly rebuked one of his cabinet ministers on Dec 18 for a clampdown on ride-hailing services like Uber and Go-Jek, which triggered outrage on social media in a country where public transport options are limited. 

Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan's restriction, which sent shares of taxi companies soaring, will be seen as another embarrassment for President Joko Widodo, who has struggled to keep his cabinet members in line since he took office last year. 

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