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Jakarta

  • Depok – Antasari road faces locals’ resistance

    Despite construction having started in May 2014, a toll road that would connect Antasari in South Jakarta with Depok and Bogor in West Java still faces resistance from locals who have not agreed to sell their land.

  • Advertisers eye hordes of commuter line passengers

    As passenger numbers skyrocket, companies are increasingly attracted by the chance to advertise on commuter trains (KRL).

  • Mother reported for allegedly abusing son

    The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) filed a report on Monday with the South Jakarta Police against a 47-year-old resident of Cipulir, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta, for allegedly abusing her 12-year-old son.

  • Greater Jakarta: Transjakarta buses taken off roads after fire

    JAKARTA: City-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta announced on Friday that it would temporarily stop the operation of 12 buses following a fire in Salemba, Central Jakarta,friday morning.

  • Greater Jakarta: 7 kids collared for throwing stones at train

    JAKARTA: Seven children in Penggilingan, Cakung, East Jakarta, were arrested by the police on Friday morning after they were caught throwing stones and nails at a passing train.

  • Greater Jakarta: Only the rich, housemaids welcome: Ahok

    JAKARTA: Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said at City Hall on Friday that he did not mind outsiders moving to Jakarta, as long as they were rich or wanted to become domestic workers.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police detain underage sex workers, trafficker

    Jakarta: Jakarta Police arrested on Friday a human-trafficking suspect, identified as D, and four underage girls who had been working as prostitutes on Jl. Taman Sari in West Jakarta.

  • Syafii Maarif lauds Ahok’s leadership in Jakarta

    High-profile anticorruption activist Syafii Maarif has lauded Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for his strong leadership and strong commitment to fighting corruption in the capital city.

  • 12 Transjakarta buses suspended after Friday fire

    City-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta announced on Friday that it would temporarily stop the operation of 12 buses following a fire in Salemba, Central Jakarta, this morning.

  • Traffic delays rescue of burning Transjakarta bus

    Traffic around Jl. Salemba Raya in Central Jakarta delayed fire trucks on a mission to extinguish a Transjakarta bus that caught fire in Salemba on Friday morning.

  • Greater Jakarta: City launches operation cheap market

    Approaching Idul Fitri, the city administration through city-owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya is selling subsidized basic goods in traditional markets starting Thursday.

  • Greater Jakarta: Bogor runs out of electronic ID cards

    The Bogor Population and Civil Registration Agency has been forced to halt the issuing of new electronic identity cards (e-KTP) as the blank cards are out of stock.

  • Greater Jakarta: ‘Jakarta Recites’ program launched today

    The Jakarta Mosque Teenagers Association and the Ar-Rahman Quranic Learning Center are slated to launch the “Jakarta Recites” program on Friday at the Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police reject call to arm shopkeepers with guns

    The deputy head of the Indonesian Retailers Association (Aprindo), Satria Hamid Ahmadi, has recently suggested that shopkeepers working at 24-hour convenience stores be equipped with guns, amid the surging number of crimes committed against them.

  • Greater Jakarta: 700 illegal cars to get airport licenses

    As many as 700 illegal cars that operate in the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, will be granted licenses in the near future, airport officials said on Thursday.

  • Benhil traders make way for new market

    Hundreds of traders at the Benhil Market in Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta, are set to relocate to a temporary market nearby after the Idul Fitri holiday as a market revitalization program is set to begin.

  • Parents maintain hope in their disabled children

    Rossi worries about her nine-year-old son every time he goes outside to play with other children. Some parents, she said, treated him differently, or even asked him not to enter their houses.

  • Men at work

    Laborers work at a construction ring near the Youth Statue on Jl. Sudirman, Jakarta, on Thursday. PT MRT Jakarta will begin drilling using a Japanese-made drill in August. (JP/AWO)

  • Ready to roll

    Workers prepare motorcycles to be transported at Senen railway station in Jakarta on Thursday. Many people send their motorcycles back to their villages ahead of the Idul Fitri holiday, so they can use them when they visit their hometowns. (Antara)

  • Pasar Jaya increasingly able to control prices: Ahok

    Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said on Thursday that city-owned company PD Pasar Jaya has increasingly been able to control prices, unlike previously when it functioned more like a property company or developer.