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Jakarta

  • Jakarta Police on alert for Easter

    The Jakarta Police are deploying some 10,000 personnel to secure churches on Good Friday.

  • Minister calls for harsh punishments for sexual abuse convicts

    Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Linda Gumelar demanded that the police go all out in hunting those deemed responsible for sexual abuse, and called for severe punishments for those convicted of such crimes.

  • Sexual abuse feared to be systematic, says lawyer

    A lawyer representing the family of a Jakarta International School (JIS) student who suffered sexual abuse at the school says he fears the sexual assault was premeditated and systematic.  

  • Jakarta’s foodies set for special treat

    Newly launched restaurant reservation website Qraved.com has organized a special promotion, called Eat Jakarta, where food lovers can enjoy dining in more than 100 mid- to high-end restaurants with discounted prices for 28 days starting next Monday.

  • Parents, schools raise awareness of abuse

    The news about the alleged rape of a kindergarten student in a toilet at Jakarta International School (JIS), has sent shock waves through the city.

  • BPK given oversight of city transactions

    The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), three state-owned banks and the city administration signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday regarding the monitoring of city transactions to prevent budget misallocations.

  • Lebak Bulus Stadium waiting for demolition

    The time for South Jakarta’s Lebak Bulus Stadium to be demolished to make way for the construction of a mass rapid transit (MRT) depot is still uncertain as its management has yet to receive instructions from the city administration to vacate the premises.

  • Abusers may have preyed on more than one schoolchild

    Parents of two other children at Jakarta International School (JIS) have come forward reporting concerns that they may have been victims of sexual predators.

  • Drug dealers nabbed at airport

    The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Police have announced the arrest of four drug dealers charged with selling narcotics at departure terminal III.

     

  • Raja tree gets 100th birthday

    Hundreds of high school and vocation school students celebrated Earth Day and the 100th anniversary of Bogor Botanical Gardens by participating in environmental preservation projects on Wednesday.