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Jakarta

  • City to tow illegally parked vehicles

    The Transportation Agency will implement a new towing system starting next Monday to prevent illegal parking.

  • High school bullies and victim to face mediation

    In the wake of a recent group-bullying case involving a female student at the SMA 9 Ciputat state senior high school in South Tangerang, Banten, the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) said that it agreed with the South Jakarta Police’s decision to use mediation to resolve the case as long as the case will not be ignored.

  • Victims’ parents point to JIS cover-up

    The parents of the three kindergarten students who were allegedly sexually assaulted at the Jakarta International School (JIS) have accused the school of covering up systematic child sexual abuse on its premises.

  • Funding for ambitious city sewage system still unclear

    Although city-owned sewage company PD PAL Jaya was scheduled to conduct the ground breaking of the first of 14 zones for Jakarta’s sewage system, funding for the project remains unclear.

  • Police confiscate Lulung’s Lamborghini

    The Jakarta Police confiscated United Development Party (PPP) legislator Abraham “Lulung” Lunggana’s green Lamborghini on Sunday evening because it was not registered with the city police and was using a fake police registration number.

  • Mandiri donates garbage trucks to city

    State-owned lender Bank Mandiri, represented by president director Budi Gunadi Sadikin, has donated three garbage trucks to the Jakarta administration, represented by Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.

  • Much-anticipated Marunda Port project cancelled

    Jakarta government secretary Saefullah said the city has dropped the plan of state-owned PT Kawasan Berikat Nusantara (KBN), the operator of the industrial bonded zone in North Jakarta, to build the long awaited Marunda Port.

     

     

  • Kite makers left confused as festival is moved

    Hundreds of colorful kites adorned the sky above National Monument (Monas) park in Central Jakarta on Sunday, flown by several kite enthusiasts who intended to participate in the annual Kite Festival to commemorate the nation’s Independence Day on Aug. 17.

  • City to build pump house in N. Jakarta

    The Jakarta administration, in cooperation with real-estate developer PT Manggal Krida Yudha (MKY), has commenced the construction of a giant water pump on the Ancol River in North Jakarta to help mitigate flooding in the city during the rainy season.

  • Locals protest impending eviction

    Members of a community living by the Mokervaart River in the Rawa Buaya subdistrict of Cengkareng, West Jakarta, have complained about the city administration’s plan to demolish their houses to make way for the development of a road for the inspection and maintenance of the river.

  • Workers eye empty apartment in Cengkareng

    Many workers at the Jakarta Sanitation Agency have looking to move into Blok B of the agency’s low cost apartments in West Cengkareng, West Jakarta since its establishment in 2007. However, the apartment has remained empty for the past seven years and has suffered from disrepair due to negligence and frequent looting.

  • Police confiscate drag-racing Lamborghini

    The Jakarta Police confiscated a white Lamborghini for lacking the required permits, in the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD), South Jakarta, on Saturday.

  • Man burned alive over motorcycle theft in Bogor

    A man was reportedly burned alive by local residents in Bogor, West Java after being caught red-handed in a motorcycle theft attempt.

     

  • Ahok urged to listen to the poor as he develops the capital

    Activists and low-income residents have criticized Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama for having no plan to include the public’s participation in creating policies on urban poor issues.

  • Monas vendors still in the dark on relocation

    Several hundred vendors located in a parking lot for visitors to the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta are still in the dark regarding the details of a rumored relocation to a new marketplace still under construction.

  • City to probe cladding incident

    The city administration will involve an independent team in the investigation into Thursday’s incident at City Hall, when cladding from the eastern side of the 24-story Blok G building came loose and fell onto the roof of the lower, adjacent Blok B building, where Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s office is located.

  • 53 people stripped of ID cards for littering

    Officials in Tamansari district have confiscated 53 identity cards belonging to visitors to the Fatahillah Museum in Old Town, West Jakarta, after they were caught littering the area with trash and cigarette butts.

     

  • Deputy head agency posts to be removed

    Employment Agency head I Made Karmayoga says the city administration will remove deputy head agency posts as they have proven useless.

     

  • Three injured in Senayan collision

    A driver was seriously injured and two passengers, including a child, suffered less severe injuries when an electric commuter train collided with their car at the railway crossing in Patal Senayan, South Jakarta, on Friday morning.

     

  • Police prevent mass attack in land dispute

    The North Jakarta Police arrested 112 men for carrying machetes and other lethal weapons on a Sinar Remaja bus in Cilincing, North Jakarta on Friday.