10:54 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
The Jakarta administration has eliminated an allocation for honorary employees in this year’s budget, which is expected to save the capital up to 40 percent of its spending funds.
5:19 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
Hours of rain from Thursday evening until well into Friday morning caused at least 36 locations across Jakarta to be inundated by water between 30 centimeters to a meter high, officials said.
1:34 pm January 22, 2015 | 9 Comments
The Jakarta Police on Wednesday arrested more than 800 people in an ongoing crackdown on street crime and other activities seen as disturbances of the public order.
11:38 pm January 21, 2015 | 12 Comments
Four people were killed and two are in serious condition in hospital after an allegedly drunk driver in an SUV mowed down several motorcycles and cars on Jalan Iskandar Muda in South Jakarta on Tuesday night.
4:26 pm January 21, 2015 | 5 Comments
Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has signed an agreement with Indonesia's money-laundering authority to restrict cash transactions by city employees using public money to Rp 25 million ($2000).
1:58 pm January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
The city government said on Wednesday it would question a local official who allegedly threatened his relatives with an airsoft gun during an argument.
12:44 pm January 21, 2015 | 3 Comments
More than 300 officers from the Jakarta Police on Wednesday were dispatched to secure a hearing in the case of members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).
12:48 am January 20, 2015 | 11 Comments
President Joko Widodo has been told to take a more daring approach — as exercised by outspoken Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama — in fighting the political pressures around him, as recent blunders involving the National Police chief post may cost him the public’s trust.
5:16 pm January 19, 2015 | 5 Comments
After forcing massive restructuring on Jakarta's bureaucracy, Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has announced there will be big changes at the city-owned enterprises agency, or BUMD.
6:58 pm January 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
Discussions on Jakarta's long-overdue 2015 budget broke down again on Friday, prompting Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to call on city councilors to adopt the city's 2014 financial plan instead.