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Jakarta

  • New minimum wage to be set next week

    Tripartite discussions on the minimum wage for 2015 have gotten underway as the Jakarta wage committee has finished conducting surveys on the basic cost of living (KHL) in the capital.

  • Suspects in Ade Sara murder case turn on each other

    Two suspects who allegedly murdered 19-year-old Ade Sara Angelina Suroto blamed each other for the murder during their testimony at the Central Jakarta District Court on Tuesday.

  • Police hunt alleged child killer

    The Bekasi City Police are currently searching for a maid who allegedly tortured her employers’ three-and-a-half-year old son to death on Wednesday.

  • Police officer stabbed, seriously injured

    A police officer was stabbed on Monday evening by a drunk 19-year-old man with a boar fang, while patrolling the presidential inauguration celebration at the National Monument (Monas) compound in Central Jakarta.

  • Curfew for underage Gandaria residents

    Community unit (RW) 06 in Gandaria, Cilandak, South Jakarta, has imposed a curfew requiring the neighborhood’s children to be home and studying by 7 p.m.

  • Old man jumps to death in Kelapa Gading

    A 78-year-old man named Iwan Setiawan allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping from his residence on the 15th floor of the Wisma Gading Permai apartment block in North Jakarta.

  • Tons of garbage pile up after party

    Tons of garbage from the people’s party celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday remained piled up at the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.

  • Tons of trash left behind after ‘People’s Party’

    The “People’s Party” festivities celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla resulted in tons of garbage being left around the National Monument (Monas) complex.

  • Police officer stabbed during Monday night’s ‘people party’

    A police officer was allegedly stabbed by a man using a wild boar fang during Monday night’s “People’s Party” festivities celebrating President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s inauguration at the National Monument (Monas) complex.

  • Airport’s gate still closed despite complaints

    State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II will continue its closure of the M1 access gate to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, despite complaints from the public.

  • City prepares local workers to compete after AEC

    Although the Jakarta administration and businesspeople are optimistic about the readiness of Jakarta to face the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) slated to begin at the end of 2015, the administration is preparing to help local workers compete with their counterparts in other countries.

  • Stone-throwing youngsters claim victim

    Police believe that the death of a 23-year-old man in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, may have been as a result of bored youngsters throwing stones.

  • Jakarta to grant working day off for Indian Hindus

    The Jakarta administration will grant a one-day holiday to all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent on Wednesday so they can celebrate Deepavali, or the Hindu New Year.

  • Ahok not to live in official residence

    Unlike previous Jakarta governors, acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said at City Hall on Monday that he would not move to the official governor’s residence in Menteng, Central Jakarta.

  • City, council to bid farewell to Jokowi

    The Jakarta administration and the City Council plan to hold a farewell ceremony for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who will leave his official governor’s residence in Menteng for the Presidential Palace, both in Central Jakarta, on Wednesday.

  • Fire ravages red-light district

    Four nighttime entertainment spots and three houses in Kampung Baru Dadap in Kosambi, Tangerang regency, Banten, caught fire on Monday morning.

  • 40,000 attend Jokowi inauguration parade, say police

    As many as 40,000 people headed to Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Monday, to attend the inauguration parade of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, according to Jakarta Police security intelligence unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Antonius Dwi Hendro Ginting.

  • City garage sales attract thrifty shoppers

    One man’s trash, as they say, is another man’s treasure.

  • Jakarta Police defend on-site shooting policy

    The Jakarta Police defended on Friday their on-site shooting policy after their deputy chief, Brig. Gen. Sudjarno, made a controversial comment on Tuesday suggesting that police officers should shoot suspects while chasing them down to make an arrest.

  • Joyful residents welcome Klender Park

    Dozens of mothers and school children visited the newly completed Klender Overpass Active Park in East Jakarta on Monday afternoon, taking advantage of its facilities.

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