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Jakarta

  • Bekasi Police to deploy 100 officers for Christmas, NYE celebrations

    The Bekasi City Police have said they will assign 100 officers to secure Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations in churches in the regency.

  • Jakarta vehicle tax to be progressively increased in 2015

    Vehicle tax in Jakarta would experience a progressive increase from 1.5 to 2 percent starting January 2015, Jakarta Tax Agency head Iwan Setiawandi said on Saturday

  • City hints at LRT, mulls monorail cancellation

    The city administration has indicated a plan to cancel the monorail project and replace it with a light-rail transit (LRT) system instead.

  • Djarot builds relations with city councilors

    Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat met with city councilors at the City Council on his second day in office on Friday, in an attempt to improve relations between the administration and councilors.

  • Students with disabilities observe int’l day

    A group of students with disabilities painstakingly painted batik patterns onto a piece of white cloth, oblivious of passersby, in order to complete the piece before submitting it in a competition.

  • Five thieves arrested, one shots arrested, one shot

    The Jakarta Police’s crime division recently arrested a group of thieves who often disguised themselves as members of the Jakarta Police when committing crimes in Bekasi, West Java.

  • City cuts budget for Tourism Agency

    The city administration has decided to cut the 2015 budget allocation for the Tourism Agency from Rp 1.2 trillion (US$96 million) to Rp 650 billion.

  • City to build two overpasses in 2015

    The city administration will build two overpasses next year, in Kuningan and Permata Hijau, South Jakarta. The overpasses are expected to be completed and fully functional by the end of 2015.

  • Mother, child die in W. Jakarta fire

    A mother and her child died on Friday after the two were trapped inside a house during a fire in Tambora, West Jakarta.

  • Police, locals clash over disputed land

    Police officers from the East Jakarta Police have been involved in a clash with hundreds of residents of Jl. Pemuda in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, in relation to a land dispute.

  • Startup company offers ‘easier, safer’ way to book taxis

    Amid growing concerns regarding security on public transportation, particularly in taxis, Southeast Asia’s leading taxi booking mobile application has introduced an “easier, safer and faster” way to access taxis in Jakarta.

  • 50 buildings along Anyar River demolished

    In order to anticipate rainy-season floods, Menteng district officers have demolished 50 illegal buildings along the banks of the Anyar River in Central Jakarta.

  • City installs hundreds of cute waste bins

    In a bid to encourage residents not to litter, the Sanitation Agency is installing 1,809 attractive waste bins in various forms in five municipalities.

  • Local leaders still clueless on Smart City program

    South Jakarta’s Mampang Prapatan district head Fidiyah Rohim was puzzled when asked about the usage of smartphone applications and the website for the Smart City program, which was just launched by Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on Monday.

  • City to inaugurate 6,000 new high officials

    The Jakarta administration continues with its bureaucratic reform and will inaugurate in January around 6,000 newly promoted officials who won positions through an open-call recruitment process.

  • SMP 30 set as pilot project for e-education

    The Jakarta administration set public junior high school SMP 30 in North Jakarta as a pilot project for a school with an electronic teaching learning system.

  • Seven illegal foreigners nabbed in Depok

    Depok Immigration Office personnel nabbed seven foreign people who had incomplete or expired documents during a raid conducted at the Margonda Residence 1 and 2 apartments on Wednesday’s wee hours.

  • City Police to have new spokesman

    West Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Martinus Sitompul has been named as the new City Police spokesman, replacing Sr. Comr. Rikwanto.

  • Satpol PP officers to guard churches

    As many as 1,500 officers from the East Jakarta chapter of the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) are set to be deployed to guard more than 100 churches in East Jakarta, particularly the ones located in violence-prone areas.

  • Amid ‘vague’ indictment, court presses ahead with JIS case

    The South Jakarta District Court declared on Tuesday that the trial in a child abuse case implicating two teachers of Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) must continue after it rejected the teachers’ defense statement.

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