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Jakarta

  • Jokowi says Udar abused his position on bus procurement

    Jakarta Governor and president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said former Jakarta Transportation Agency head Udar Pristono had abused his position during the procurement of Transjakarta buses.

     

  • South Korea wants to help build sea wall

    The South Korean government has expressed a desire to help design the sea wall planned for construction off the capital city’s north coast, a high-ranking official has said.

  • City likely to miss target on budget spending

    Due to the new centralized procurement system, the city administration has predicted that budget spending this year will be much lower than the targeted 97 percent.

  • Commuters complain of worsening air

    An increasing number of commuters on Jakarta’s public transportation network are wearing masks to protect themselves from the city’s worsening air pollution.

  • Rotterdam helps city in water management

    JAKARTA: A Dutch training program between Jakarta and Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, was officially launched on Tuesday by Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and Dutch Ambassador Tjeerd de Zwaan.

  • Jakarta named worst city in Indonesia

    Jakarta has been named the worst city in Indonesia by the Center for Urban Design Studies (PSUD), citing poor urban development and the lack of visual beauty.  

  • S. Korea proposes to assist city with seawall project

    The South Korean government has proposed to take part in laying out the master plan for the sea wall that is planned for construction off the capital’s north coast, according to a high-ranking official.

  • Jakarta named worst city in RI

    Jakarta has been named the worst city in Indonesia by the Center for Urban Design Studies (PSUD), citing poor urban development and the lack of visual beauty.

  • SMA 70 students skip school in ‘solidarity’

    A group of 12th grade students of SMA 70 public high school in Bulungan, South Jakarta, have been skipping school since Monday in protest at the school’s decision to expel 13 students from the same grade.

  • Jakarta cars to be banned from Bogor

    The Bogor administration will issue a regulation banning cars with “B” (Jakarta) license-plate numbers from entering Bogor, West Java at weekends.

  • Komnas HAM to follow up JIS’s report on violence against suspects

    The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has announced it intends to follow up reports filed by the Jakarta International School (JIS) management regarding violence allegedly committed by police investigators against two of its teachers during questioning.

     

  • Jakarta teams up with Rotterdam for water management

    A Dutch training program between Jakarta and Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, was officially launched on Tuesday by Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Dutch Ambassador Tjeerd De Zwaan.

  • City Council names new speakers

    The City Council has named the speakers who will lead the legislative body for the next five years.

  • Police to crack down on homemade firearms

    The police have vowed to suppress the illegal production of homemade firearms due to their increasing use by criminals.

  • Rampant illegal levies still occur in city offices

    Despite improvements in the provision of permits, the Indonesian Ombudsman has found that the charging of illegal levies is still rampant in a number of district and subdistrict offices, as well as in subagencies, during the process of issuing business permits, with illegal fees totalling an estimated Rp 3.8 billion (US$317,800) a year.

  • JIS case affects suspect’s wife, children

    Fransisca Lindia, the 37-year-old wife of Ferdinant Tjiong, feels as though her life has been upended since her husband, a teacher’s assistant, was named a suspect in a case centering on the sexual assault of three kindergarten pupils at Jakarta International School (JIS).

  • Ahok security detail increased

    Security for Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has been beefed up ahead of his assumption of the capital’s top job.

  • Good start

    Dozens of workers do calisthenics before starting their daily activities at the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. The exercises are compulsory as they aim to reduce the risk of occupational accidents. (JP/DON)

  • Mother helped detainees escape: Police

    The mother of one of the six men who escaped from the Pondok Gede Police Office detention center in Bekasi, West Java, was grilled by the police on Friday after they received information that she had smuggled in a tool to aid her son’s escape.

     

  • Jakarta council names new speakers

    The Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) has named new speakers who will lead the legislature for the next five years.