• Ahok challenges KPK, AGO to probe city’s land procurement

    In response to accusations of corruption by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja “Ahok” Purnama has challenged the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) or the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to investigate the city administration’s recent procurement of land for a hospital.

  • Jakarta Governor to lure investments from Singapore

    Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama is set to encourage Singaporean businesspeople to invest in Jakarta during his visit to the country next week.

  • Worker and Japanese manager named suspects in Mandom factory blaze

    Investigators at the Jakarta Police criminal investigation directorate named two suspects on Tuesday in relation to a blaze at Mandom Indonesia cosmetics factory in Bekasi, West Java, that claimed 28 lives in July.

  • Jakarta to use sheet piling to wall rivers, despite opposition

    Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has said that his administration will continue to use sheet piles as walls for rivers because the technology has been widely used by experts constructing river walls in other cities around the world.

  • Ahok tells Transjakarta directors: improve services or be replaced

    Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has threatened to replace the directors of city-owned busway operator PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) if they fail to provide better buses by the end of this year.

  • Jakarta should be flood free in 2018, says minister

    Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono has said that Jakarta will be flood free by 2018, particularly if flood mitigation projects along the Ciliwung River finish on schedule.

  • Greater Jakarta: Djarot orders all Rusunawa to have library

    Deputy Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has ordered the Jakarta Public Housing and Administrative Building Agency to provide libraries for every low-cost rental apartment (Rusunawa) in Jakarta.

  • Greater Jakarta: Agency to seize bikes parked on sidewalks

    The Jakarta Transportation Agency has said it will impose sanctions on app-based motorcycle taxi drivers (ojek) who wait for customers by parking their motorcycles on sidewalks in Jakarta.

  • Greater Jakarta: Cops skip Tebet murder hearing

    The South Jakarta District Court adjourned on Monday the trial of the murder of 25-year-old sex worker Deudeuh “Tata” Avisah Rini, as two police officers who were scheduled to testify failed to show up at the court.

  • Jakarta readies for rainy season

    The Jakarta administration has begun taking preparatory measures ahead of the rainy season in the city’s flood-prone areas by intensifying dredging, drain maintenance and pump repairs.

  • Police suspect multiple perpetrators in Cakung murder

    The East Jakarta Police say that they have questioned a number of witnesses in the murder of a mother and son in Cakung, East Jakarta, adding that the murder likely involved more than one perpetrator.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police to reconstruct Putri’s rape, murder

    The Jakarta Police said on Monday that Agus Darmawan, the alleged rapist and murderer of Putri Nur Fauziah, would undergo case reconstruction of two separate cases on the same day.

  • Greater Jakarta: Residents block road after accident

    Hundreds of Rumpin residents in Bogor regency blockaded Jl. Mekarsari in their area after a motorcyclist was hit and killed by a truck.

  • Greater Jakarta: Man arrested for allegedly raping FB friend

    The Depok Police arrested a teenager aged 19, identified only as AY, on Saturday for allegedly raping AL, 18, whom he had just met through social media network Facebook the previous day.

  • Greater Jakarta: Transportation fares remain unchanged

    The Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda), which oversees most public transportation in Jakarta, has said that it will not decrease transportation fares in Jakarta despite the recent diesel fuel-price decrease.

  • Greater Jakarta: S. Jakarta to intensify student monitoring

    The South Jakarta Education Agency has said that it will intensify its monitoring of students following a brawl in the area last week.

  • Greater Jakarta: Thousand Islands may be reclaimed: Ahok

    Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has floated the idea of transforming the Thousand Islands regency to resemble Maldives by inviting investors to develop the area.

  • City opens first RPTRA in Thousand Islands

    The city administration opened on Saturday the first child friendly public park in Thousand Islands regency, located on Untung Jawa Island, as part of its program to realize a child-friendly Jakarta.

  • Experts laud merger of tap water, wastewater firms

    Experts have hailed the city administration’s plan to merge city wastewater management firm PD PAL Jaya and water operator PD PAM Jaya as a step toward better water management in the city.

  • Japanese, Korean malls enthrall fans of the two countries

    Japanese and Korean-themed shopping centers in Greater Jakarta are very popular among fans of the two countries’ culture and entertainment, thrilling visitors with various authentic attractions from the countries.