11:49 pm July 2, 2015 | 5 Comments
A growing picture is emerging about the problems faced by companies like Go-Jek, GrabBike and Uber as they pit their nascent business models based on the “sharing economy” against established operators unaccustomed to any kind of disruption, much less one of this digital nature.
10:58 pm July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment
The dispute stems from disagreement as to what service Uber actually provides. In the eyes of the government, as well as competitors, Uber is a transportation service like any other. But the company argues that it simply connects users to locally contracted drivers through its app.
4:22 pm July 1, 2015 | 4 Comments
The Jakarta administration is appointing an existing provincially-owned enterprise to finance and construct the capital’s Light Rail Transit system, a move which could bypass opposition from the local legislature.
3:49 pm June 30, 2015 | 3 Comments
Jakarta. Jakarta Police plan to dispatch drones to help monitor traffic during the traditional Ramadan exodus that marks the end of fasting month. Sr. Comr. Risyapudin, chief of the police’s traffic unit, said on Tuesday that there would be five drones observing traffic hot spots. The unmanned vehicles would keep an eye on traffic as it flowed from the capital […]
12:31 pm June 26, 2015 | 45 Comments
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama said he would have a meeting with representatives from California-based ride-sharing app Uber only if the company promised to set up an office in the country.
12:22 pm June 26, 2015 | 8 Comments
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has banned the city's civil servants from using their office cars for personal travel during the Idul Fitri holiday known as mudik.
6:28 pm June 23, 2015 | 3 Comments
The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, has called on the House of Representatives to ensure that the controversial "aspiration funds" that have been proposed by legislators are not misappropriated.
8:28 pm June 22, 2015 | 25 Comments
Human rights activists and legal experts have again called on President Joko Widodo to halt the execution of drug traffickers, following the rejection of a French national’s last-ditch appeal against the death sentence on Monday.
2:01 pm June 22, 2015 | 16 Comments
A collision between a Transjakarta bus and eleven private vehicles occurred in South Jakarta on Monday morning, leaving at least seven people injured.
3:48 pm June 19, 2015 | 4 Comments
The Jakarta Police have arrested five drivers using the California-based car-hailing app Uber to transport passengers after receiving reports from the city's transportation agency and the Organization of Land Transport Operators, or Organda.
5:54 pm June 18, 2015 | 16 Comments
Sydney/Jakarta. The future of Indonesian-Australian relations have plunged in to a labyrinth of uncertainty as allegations of Australian misconduct in handling asylum seekers prompts international relations experts to call for new methods of engagement between the neighboring countries. Last week, allegations surfaced that Australian authorities had paid people-smuggling boats carrying asylum seekers to turn their ships […]
3:04 pm June 18, 2015 | 15 Comments
Jakarta. Jakarta City Council has threatened to revoke the licenses of organizations that carry out vigilante raids on restaurants and entertainment venues during the fasting month of Ramadan. “No mass organization is allowed to conduct a raid, it’s the state officials’ authority,” said Ratiyono, the head of Jakarta’s National Unity and Politics Agency (Kesbangpol). The Jakarta Police have […]
8:01 pm June 17, 2015 | 35 Comments
Indonesia's most notorious hard-line Islamic group says its members will give a strong reprimand to streetside food vendors who remain open for business during daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
3:12 pm June 17, 2015 | 4 Comments
The Jakarta city administration is planning to self-finance construction for the capital’s first Light Rail Transit system if necessary, the governor says, adding that next year Rp 3 trillion ($225 million) will be shelved for project that was actually meant for road construction.