• Disaster warning system for Jakarta's flood prone subdistricts

    The Jakarta administration will soon install a disaster warning system in five flood-prone urban subdistricts to anticipate flooding during the upcoming rainy season, Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) spokesman Bambang Suryawardana says.

  • Tangerang gets ASEAN clean air award

    ASEAN has awarded Tangerang city, Banten province, the ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable City (ESC) Award for the clean air category.

  • Police confident drug-abuse rates will decrease

    The Jakarta Police are confident that the drug-abuse rate has declined in the city despite the fact that Jakarta is home to the highest percentage of drug abusers per population according to the National Narcotics Agency (BNN).

  • Ahok gets nod from Muslim leaders

    A qori (Muslim scholar) recited Koran verses during the commemoration of the Islamic New Year at City Hall on Wednesday, while acting governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian of Chinese descent, listened attentively.

  • City to install warning systems in flood areas

    In anticipation of the rainy season, the city administration will install disaster-warning systems in flood-prone subdistricts such as Bidaracina and Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta, Ulujami and Petogogan in South Jakarta, as well as Rawa Buaya in West Jakarta.

  • Jakarta to host creative products week

    The Jakarta Industry and Energy Agency will host the fourth edition of Creative Products Week, set to be held from Nov. 4 to 7 at the Bidakara Hotel in South Jakarta.

  • Judges deny woman’s lawsuit against mother

    Fatima, 90, who was sued by her daughter Nurhana and son-in-law Nurhakim due to a land dispute, can now let out a sigh of relief.

  • Golden slumber

    A man takes a nap near an advertisement banner in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. (AP/Tatan Syuflana)

  • Comedian Tessy arrested for using meth

    The police have arrested comedian Kabul Basuki, more commonly known as Tessy, for allegedly consuming crystal methamphetamine (shabu-shabu).

  • Council told to speed up Ahok’s appointment

    The Home Ministry has sent a letter to the City Council calling on the body to expedite the appointment of Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama as Jakarta governor.

  • Jakartans vent at free mental checkups

    Among crowds of people busy window shopping, a couple talked seriously with a psychologist in the middle of a bazaar at the free Mental Health Check Up event held by Indonesian Mentality Care at Gandaria City mall in South Jakarta recently.

  • Ahok to require officials to report wealth to KPK

    Aiming to curb graft within the city administration, acting governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama introduced a new policy that will oblige top- to middle-level city officials to report their wealth to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

  • New apps to help create ‘urban managers’

    In a bid to cut bureaucratic red tape, acting governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, working together with a private developer, will introduce an interactive smartphone application that will help connect residents with subdistrict and district leaders.

  • Tangerang requests 1.5t grant from Jakarta

    After Bekasi, the Tangerang municipality is now asking the Jakarta administration for a grant of Rp 1.5 trillion (US$123.58 million) for a transportation project.

  • JIS teachers’ dossiers completed

    Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office head Adi Toegarisman announced on Wednesday the completion of the dossiers of two Jakarta International School (JIS) teachers – Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong – who have been accused of sexually abusing a kindergarten student at the school.

  • Police investigate ownership of libelous Twitter account

    Jakarta Police investigators are looking into the ownership of @triomacan2000, a Twitter account that has allegedly been used to defame and extort individuals.

  • Tessy arrested on suspicion of consuming ‘shabu-shabu’

    The police have arrested comedian Kabul Basuki, more commonly known as Tessy, for allegedly consuming crystal methamphetamine (shabu-shabu).

  • Jakarta to host international book fair in Senayan

    Jakarta will host the Indonesia International Book Fair (IIBF) — previously known as the Indonesia Book Fair — in the Senayan sports hall in Central Jakarta from Nov. 1 to 9, organized by the Indonesian Publishers Association (Ikapi).

  • Bekasi to get grants, dump trucks from Jakarta

    Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi met with Jakarta Acting Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama at City Hall on Tuesday, in a follow-up meeting to discuss cooperation between the two administrations.

  • Music, films help promote sex education

    Hundreds of young visitors cheered as they listened to prominent singer Kartika “Tika” Jahja sing the lines: “Ini [tubuh] milikku […] bukan parameter moralitas dan harga diri” (This body is mine and not a parameter of morality and self-respect) at a free concert promoting sex education at Taman Menteng in Central Jakarta.

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