Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Never ask a soldier whether he has a ticket

A ticket collector was attacked aboard a Jakarta-bound express train on Sunday after he allegedly told a member of the Indonesian Military (TNI) that he wasn’t allowed to sit in business class without first purchasing a ticket.

Train operator Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has requested an investigation into allegations after an unidentified solider struck the ticket collector in the face.

“[The] Cirebon express train was traveling from Tegal to Jakarta, and every time it passed a station there were ticket checks,” Lukman, the ticket collector,  told Antara. “When I asked the military member for the ticket, he hit my nose and left cheek.”

Lukman had already warned the soldier that he did not have a ticket for business class, he said - Jakarta Globe