• Construction of Soekarno-Hatta airport commuter-line station kicks off

    The construction of a commuter-line network to and from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has commenced with the planting of a concrete pillar on a plot of land located in front of Building 632, a storage facility owned by airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II.

  • Jakarta Police find 10 detainees have HIV

    A team of medical officers from the Jakarta Police has discovered that 10 out of 265 detainees currently being held at the Jakarta Police’s detention center are HIV positive. The finding surfaced after the team conducted a series of blood tests on the prisoners.


  • Floodwater has receded, for now

    Floodwater that inundated flood-prone neighborhoods in Jakarta on Thursday has receded as of Friday. But authorities have warned that the worst is yet to come.

  • Police arrest murder victim’s close friend

    The mystery behind the recent discovery of a woman’s body in a parked car at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang will likely be uncovered after the police arrested on Friday a man who was known to be a close friend of the victim.

  • Organda rejects plan to unify public bus management

    The Jakarta Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda) expressed its objection to the city administration’s plan to put all public buses and minivans under the management of city-owned transportation operator PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta).

  • Three Bogor administration officials detained

    The Bogor prosecutor’s office has placed three municipal administration officials in Paledong Penitentiary in the city for their alleged involvement in a graft case connected to the issuance of the Art Marriott Hotel’s building permit.

  • Police to deploy 2,700 officers for operation

    The City Police will deploy 2,700 personnel to launch the Zebra Operation scheduled from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9.

  • 9 arrested for fatal assault on sailor

    The East Jakarta Police arrested nine men for their alleged involvement in the fatal assault of a Navy officer in Pulogadung, East Jakarta, on Thursday.

  • Deputy governor likely professional, not politician

    Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama will likely nominate a deputy governor with a professional rather than political background. 

  • Jakarta administration aiming to clear all slum housing by 2017

    Many things have changed in her neighborhood on Gang Kingkit, Gambir, Central Jakarta, since Nurhasan, 53, left her hometown of Cianjur, West Java, and settled there to start a family about 30 years ago.

  • Suspected child-killer maid fit for questioning

    A psychological examination of a maid who allegedly killed her employers’ son has shown that she is mentally fit for questioning, according to police.

  • JIS teachers to stand trial soon

    Two teachers at the Jakarta International School (JIS) who are alleged to have been involved in a sexual assault on a kindergarten student will go on trial as soon as their dossiers have been handed to the state prosecutor.

  • Sudden urine tests conducted on police to keep force clean

    The Jakarta Police and the National Narcotics Agency conducted unannounced urine tests on 469 officers on Wednesday as part of efforts to ensure the police force was clean of drugs.

  • JIS victim does not have herpes, says microbiologist

    A microbiologist claimed on Wednesday during his testimony at the South Jakarta District Court that there was no indication of herpes in any of the medical examination results of a six-year-old boy who was allegedly abused at the Jakarta International School earlier this year.

  • Ahok approves wage hike to Rp 2.7 million in 2015

    Newly sworn in Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama signed on Wednesday a gubernatorial decree for the monthly minimum wage to rise by 12.5 percent to Rp 2.7 million (US$222) in 2015, up from the current Rp 2.4 million, despite strong opposition from workers.

  • Woman found dead in car parked at airport

    The police at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport are investigating the death of a woman found in a car parked at the airport’s Terminal 2.

  • 600 low-cost apartments ready for squatters

    The Housing and Administrative Building Agency has prepared 600 low-cost apartments in various areas in the capital to accommodate squatters from riverbanks and reservoirs.

  • 600 personnel prepared for floods

    The Jakarta chapter of the Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has prepared 600 personnel to deal with flooding during the rainy season.

  • Body found in car at Soekarno-Hatta

    Soekarno-Hatta Police are investigating the death of an unidentified teenager found in a car in the airport’s Terminal 2 parking area.

  • Public transportation fare increase in Jakarta set

    The Jakarta Transportation Agency, the Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda) and the Jakarta Transportation Council have agreed to increase the capital’s regular public transportation fare by Rp 1,000 (8 US cents) on Wednesday.

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