• Ahok welcomes schoolchildren into his office

    The office of acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama was on Friday invaded by a group of schoolchildren taking part in an event organized by the Jakarta Kids Festival at City Hall.

  • Ahok can choose his deputy, say experts

    Acting governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is allowed to choose his deputy governor, experts say.

  • Committee told to revise price surveys, method

    Acting governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has told the Jakarta wage committee to revise the index price surveys used to determine the basic cost of living (KHL).

  • Ahok to open official residence to public

    Acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said on Thursday that after his inauguration as governor, he would not move into the governor’s official residence in Menteng, Central Jakarta, but would open it to the public.

  • Nigerian may face money laundering charges

    A Nigerian and three Indonesians will likely face a maximum 20-year prison sentence for money laundering under Article 8 of the 2010 Money Laundering Law for conning a Russian company that suffered US$313,960 in losses, according to the Jakarta Police.

  • 1,000 police deployed to Jakarta Marathon

    The City Police will deploy around 1,000 personnel to safeguard the city’s second Jakarta Marathon on Sunday.

  • Scorned man gets 20 years for murdering love interest

    Asido April Parlindungan Simangunsong was sentenced Wednesday at the Depok District Court in West Java to 20 years in prison, including the ongoing detention period, for murdering and stealing from 32-year-old Feby Lorita.

  • Expats prefer cars, taxis for safety, convenience

    While many locals in Jakarta use public transportation for their daily activities, millions choose to commute using their private vehicles to avoid inconveniences such as pickpockets, waiting in line and jostling with other passengers.

  • All eyes on vacant deputy governor post

    Following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s departure from City Hall and with acting governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s inauguration as governor imminent, all eyes are now on the position of deputy governor.

  • Festival, JKT48 planned for Jakarta Marathon

    The second edition of the Jakarta Marathon is set to take place Sunday, with a cultural festival and pop group JKT48 ready to enliven the annual sports event.

  • Transjakarta to apply full e-ticketing system

    City-owned bus rapid transit operator PT Transjakarta will be applying an e-ticketing system at all bus stops starting Nov. 1, an executive has said.

  • MRT to hand over dug-up land to city

    MRT project operator PT MRT Jakarta will be handing over to the city administration 800,000 cubic meters of land excavated for its underground route, according to the company’s top official.

  • New minimum wage to be set next week

    Tripartite discussions on the minimum wage for 2015 have gotten underway as the Jakarta wage committee has finished conducting surveys on the basic cost of living (KHL) in the capital.

  • Suspects in Ade Sara murder case turn on each other

    Two suspects who allegedly murdered 19-year-old Ade Sara Angelina Suroto blamed each other for the murder during their testimony at the Central Jakarta District Court on Tuesday.

  • Police hunt alleged child killer

    The Bekasi City Police are currently searching for a maid who allegedly tortured her employers’ three-and-a-half-year old son to death on Wednesday.

  • Police officer stabbed, seriously injured

    A police officer was stabbed on Monday evening by a drunk 19-year-old man with a boar fang, while patrolling the presidential inauguration celebration at the National Monument (Monas) compound in Central Jakarta.

  • Curfew for underage Gandaria residents

    Community unit (RW) 06 in Gandaria, Cilandak, South Jakarta, has imposed a curfew requiring the neighborhood’s children to be home and studying by 7 p.m.

  • Old man jumps to death in Kelapa Gading

    A 78-year-old man named Iwan Setiawan allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping from his residence on the 15th floor of the Wisma Gading Permai apartment block in North Jakarta.

  • Tons of garbage pile up after party

    Tons of garbage from the people’s party celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday remained piled up at the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.

  • Tons of trash left behind after ‘People’s Party’

    The “People’s Party” festivities celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla resulted in tons of garbage being left around the National Monument (Monas) complex.

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