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  • City police to deploy 8,000 personnel to guard labor demonstration

    Jakarta city police chief Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian has said that the city police will deploy at least 8,000 police officers to guarantee that the planned labor demonstration on Sept. 1 will run smoothly as the action will occur on a working day.

  • Dishub seizes ten Uber cars

    Ten Uber cars have been seized by the Jakarta Transportation Agency (Dishub) in coordination with Jakarta Police and the Jakarta Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda) on Friday due to violation of Law No. 22/2009 on Traffic and Land Transportation (LLAJ).

  • Jokowi backs ‘blusukan’ in Jakarta

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met with Jakarta residents in three separate locations on Saturday, shaking hands with residents and distributing basic goods, activities that were a familiar sight back when he was still governor of the city.

  • Jamkrida to help SMEs develop business through loan guarantees

    The Jakarta administration has launched city-owned lender PT Penjamin Kredit Daerah Jakarta (Jamkrida) in order to ease the provision of credit for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including street vendors, which are usually not bankable.

  • World champion eater to take on celebs in Jakarta

    A Japanese holder of seven Guiness World Records for competitive eating, Takeru “the Tsunami” Kobayashi, is slated to show off his skills at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of bakery chain Breadlife at Central Park shopping mall in West Jakarta on Saturday.

  • RI ‘failing’ to protect religious freedom

    A prolonged spat over the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) Yasmin in Bogor, West Java, has once more drawn attention from abroad, with a US rights body witnessing in situ the situation faced by the beleaguered congregation.

  • Greater Jakarta: Pickpocket nabbed after 25-year career

    JAKARTA: The Jakarta police have arrested a man, named Tomo, on suspicion of pickpocketing on intercity buses plying routes from Pulo Gadung bus terminal in East Jakarta.

  • Greater Jakarta: C. Jakarta to promote urban farming

    JAKARTA: The Central Jakarta administration plans to create kampung hijau (green neighborhoods) by planting vegetables in all subdistricts, in an attempt to maintain food security and revitalize the municipality.

  • Greater Jakarta: Agency threatens to revoke motorboat license

    JAKARTA: The Thousand Islands Transportation Agency has threatened to revoke the operational license of KM Bintang Alam motorboat after almost 70 passengers drowned en route from Panggang Island to Kali Adem on Friday morning when the vessel sprung a leak.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police shoot two motorcycle thieves, kill one

    JAKARTA: A fugitive motorcycle thief was shot to death by the Jakarta Police on Thursday, while another was arrested after receiving a gunshot to the leg.

  • Children plead for protection from tobacco

    A group of children staged a demonstration at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Central Jakarta on Friday, calling on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to protect them and their fellow Indonesian children from tobacco. The young protesters also urged the government to respect the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which the country has yet to sign.

  • Ahok launches micro-credit institution for small-time entrepreneurs

    Amid criticism for his harsh statements against poor people, Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on Friday launched PT Jaminan Kredit Daerah (PT Jamkrida) DKI, a non-bank financial institution, to disburse loans for micro, small and medium enterprises (UMKM) in the city.

  • Evictees protest at Ahok’s house

    Dozens of former residents of Kampung Pulo in East Jakarta demonstrated in front of the house of Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on Friday to protest against their recent eviction from their houses in the flood-prone area.

  • Greater Jakarta: More markets to get healthcare facilities

    In a bid to provide greater access to healthcare services, the South Jakarta Health Agency is aiming to open healthcare facilities in three traditional markets this year.

  • Greater Jakarta: Transjabodetabek fare to rise next month

    State-run city bus company Perum PPD is to increase the Transjabodetabek bus fare from Rp 9,000 (US$0.64) to Rp 10,000 in September.

  • Greater Jakarta: Driver fines contribute billions to city coffers

    From January to August, the Jakarta administration earned Rp 3.1 billion (US$217,963) in fines from motorists who violated traffic regulations.

  • Ahok orders subordinates to speed up spending, or else...

    Following an instruction by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to accelerate rates of spending, Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama gathered hundreds of civil servants at City Hall on Thursday and ordered them to spend their budgets more quickly, or else face demotion.

  • City to buy more tow trucks in illegal parking crackdown

    The city administration planned to purchase 19 automatic tow trucks to enforce on-street parking regulations, Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama said on Thursday.

  • Ahok visited by Lithuanian foreign minister

    Lithuania Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius arrived at City Hall to meet Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama on Thursday morning to discuss diplomatic relations and business potential between their respective countries.

  • City police break up international drug syndicates

    Jakarta city police chief Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian said on Thursday that the city police had managed to bust an international drug syndicate, seizing 94 kilograms of crystal methamphetamines and 112,000 ecstasy pills in the process.