3:49 pm June 30, 2015 | No Comment
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 | 35 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.
6:09 pm June 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
Police questioned on Tuesday five people who were involved a clash between street vendors and public order officers that occurred in Central Jakarta over the weekend.
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.
6:53 pm June 14, 2015 | 37 Comments
President Joko Widodo has echoed Vice President Jusuf Kalla’s claim that Indonesia’s brand of Islam is a peaceful one, on the same weekend that hard-liners in Jakarta threatened to drive out a community of beleaguered Ahmadiyah Muslims.
5:26 pm June 12, 2015 | 23 Comments
The Jakarta government will force hundreds of night clubs and massage parlors to close during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, although certain entertainment centers will be allowed to open at night.
3:50 pm June 12, 2015 | 1 Comment
Jakarta. Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian, who was most recently planning and budgeting assistant to the National Police chief, has been appointed to lead Jakarta’s police force. Tito, who officially took on his new role on Friday, replaces Insp. Gen. Unggung Cahyono, who now serves as operational assistant to Comr. Gen. Badrodin Haiti, chief of the National Police. […]
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