4:10 pm July 31, 2015 | No Comment
Police in Jakarta has charged a senior Ministry of Trade official after $42,000 in cash from unclear provenance was found inside one of the desks in his office. The cash is believed to be bribes linked to the pre-customs clearance process at Indonesia's largest shipping port.
3:08 pm July 31, 2015 | No Comment
The city administration has announced it will expedite plans to install up to 4,000 cameras across town and hook them up to the national database of electronic ID cards.
8:19 pm July 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Jakarta. The capital city’s government has announced plans to repair footbridges and bus shelters throughout Jakarta in an attempt to improve public transportation and provide safety and comfort for pedestrians. Head of Jakarta’s Public Transportation Agency, Andri Yansah, said the project will face auction through Jakarta’s Service and Goods Procurement Agency (BLPP). “The project will start soon as the […]
7:42 pm July 27, 2015 | 5 Comments
Jakarta. Two Indonesian Military, or TNI, soldiers and an ex-police officer were allegedly involved in the abduction of a Malaysian businessman in Jakarta which reportedly stemmed from a failed business venture. The three are among seven people arrested over the kidnapping of Malaysian national Sahlan bin Bandan earlier this month. Sahlan was abducted after agreeing to […]
5:24 pm July 23, 2015 | 11 Comments
A senior official with the Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, says the party is willing to back Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama for another term — despite the straight-talking governor leaving the party in protest.
9:05 pm July 14, 2015 | 10 Comments
Jakarta. The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, on Tuesday charged and arrested high profile lawyer Otto Cornelis Kaligis on after investigating a bribery case involving his law firm. Kaligis, who owns one of the largest law firms in Indonesia, was forcibly picked up at a hotel in Central Jakarta by KPK investigators after not attending the KPK’s […]
7:13 pm July 13, 2015 | 29 Comments
Jakarta. The Indonesian government says it will organize a “beauty contest” between China and Japan — the winner of which will be awarded a high-speed train project to connect Jakarta and Bandung. “Two interested nations, which have conducted a comprehensive study [on the project], are Japan with its Shinkasen [bullet trains] and China with their own […]
3:18 pm July 13, 2015 | 3 Comments
The LTA will also serve as the policy linchpin for ambitious infrastructure projects including an inter-city high-speed rail line and light rail transit networks in major cities, Joko said at a cabinet meeting in Jakarta on Monday.
2:12 pm July 9, 2015 | No Comment
Concerned with sluggish spending of regional budgets across the country’s 34 provinces, the Ministry of Home Affairs has established a special team to address the issue.
7:02 pm July 8, 2015 | 19 Comments
The Supreme Audit Agency on Wednesday defended its decision not to provide a clean bill of health for the Jakarta administration’s finances, despite the governor’s outrage.
11:53 am July 7, 2015 | 23 Comments
A transportation watchdog has bizarrely accused ride-hailing apps such as Go-Jek and GrabBike — which provide gainful employment to motorcycle taxi drivers and are registered tax-paying businesses — of operating illegally.
2:22 pm July 5, 2015 | 5 Comments
A massive fire engulfed a lounge at an international flight terminal of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport outside Jakarta on Sunday morning.
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 | 2 Comments
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.