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Jakarta

  • City, S’pore to cooperate on water issue, planology

    The Jakarta administration will work with the Singapore government and Singaporean firms to optimize the capital city’s water management and improve urban planning.

  • Residents asked to pick up trash on Fridays

    In a bid to raise awareness of sanitation, the Jakarta administration has launched the Gerakan Pungut Sampah (Picking Up Trash Movement), calling on Jakartans to pick up garbage in their areas every Friday morning.

  • Police target motorcycles in massive operation

    The Jakarta Traffic Police will focus on ticketing motorcyclists who ride against the flow of traffic and public transportation vehicles that stop recklessly in this year’s Operation Zebra, which is set to commence on Wednesday.

  • Traffic violation

    A motorcyclist crosses a pedestrian bridge above Jl. S. Parman in West Jakarta on Tuesday, posing a threat to himself as well as inconveniencing pedestrians.

  • Journalists’ adequate salary is Rp 6.5m: AJI

    The Alliance Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Indonesian Media Workers Federation (FSPMI) have announced that in 2015, the minimum salary sufficient for journalists who have been working for at least one year in Jakarta is Rp 6.5 million (US$534).

  • Student stabbed during brawl

    A student from Trisakti Transportation Management College (STMT Trisakti) was stabbed in the arm during a student brawl in Cipinang Besar Selatan in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, on Monday afternoon.

  • Ahok to wait for PP before choosing deputy

    The Home Affairs Ministry will issue a government regulation (PP) this week to regulate government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) No. 1/2014, giving Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama the right to choose his deputy without the approval of the City Council.

  • Victim was dead before entering airport: Cop

    A woman who was found dead in a parked car at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, may have been strangled to death by a “close friend” before entering the parking lot.

  • Police chief must investigate brutality: Bekasi councilor

    A Bekasi regency councilor is demanding that Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Unggung Cahyono investigate allegations of police brutality at a demonstration held last Friday at the MM 2100 industrial zone in Cibitung, Bekasi regency, West Java.

  • Ahok to send deputy names to minister

    Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is set to handpick the city’s deputy governor and will send a letter containing the names of candidates to the home affairs minister on Tuesday.

  • Men arrested for assaulting military officer

    The East Jakarta Police arrested two motorcycle gang members suspected of assaulting a 31-year-old military officer, who is currently in critical condition, on Jl. Pertigaan Arundina in Ciracas, East Jakarta.

  • City prepares 11 buildings for bike parking

    The Jakarta administration will commence a trial motorcycle ban on Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta on Dec. 17 and is currently preparing 11 existing buildings for motorcycle parking.

  • New reality

    Students walk toward an angkot (public minivan) at Kampung Melayu bus terminal in Jakarta on Monday. The Jakarta administration has increased the fares of angkot, Kopaja and Metro Mini buses by Rp 1,000 because of the fuel price increases. The new fares will be effective from Tuesday. (JP/DON)

  • Visa proposes open system for public transportation

    Global payment technology company Visa Worldwide Indonesia has recommended that the city administration and public transportation operators adopt a more open system that allows commuters to use one card for all modes of public transportation.

  • Bogor lacks skilled Sundanese language teachers

    Although Sundanese is a local language in Bogor, West Java, many Sundanese language teachers do not know how to write or read aksara kaganga, the Sundanese alphabet, because most do not have a degree in Sundanese literature or language, says a teacher.

  • 10 prisoners test positive for HIV

    Ten of 256 suspected criminals detained at police headquarters have tested positive for HIV.

  • Angkot fares up by 25% in Depok

    Responding to the recent rise in fuel prices, the Depok administration has officially increased its angkot (public minivan) fares by 25 percent.

  • Vehicles to be restricted in Kota Tua

    Starting from 2015, the city authorities will prohibit all vehicles from entering Jl. Kemukus, a street connecting Kota railway station and Fatahillah Square in Kota Tua, West Jakarta.

  • BNN nabs 3 for possessing 157 kg meth

    The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) arrested on Saturday evening three Chinese nationals in the upmarket neighborhood of Pluit in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, for possessing and storing a total of 157 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.

  • 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.

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