2:48 pm December 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
The new deputy governor of Jakarta, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, hit the ground running on Sunday to inspect a number of sites prone to flooding in the rainy season, as city workers assisted by military personnel removed trash from the banks of the Ciliwing River in Pasar Minggu.
12:24 pm December 21, 2014 | No Comment
Days after a controversial new regulation banning motorcycles from some of the city's main streets caused chaos and confusion, the director of the Jakarta Police's traffic unit has been relieved of his command, just seven months into the job.
12:02 am December 20, 2014 | 11 Comments
The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, announced on Friday that it will soon launch a preliminary investigation of former Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo in relation to several suspicious transactions in his bank account.
11:01 pm December 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
Jakarta Police have assigned undercover officers to public buses across the capital after a 16-year-old student was mugged and stabbed onboard a bus.
9:26 pm December 19, 2014 | No Comment
The capital's decades-long struggle to provide adequate public transport for one of the world's largest metropolitan areas hit another barrier on Friday after the City Council rejected allocating public money to the construction of a Light Rail Transit system supported by Governor Basuki Tjahja Purnama.
4:27 pm December 19, 2014 | No Comment
A fire in West Jakarta killed a mother and toddler on Friday and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.
12:07 am December 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, could be forced to find office space for part of its operations if State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno proceeds with the sale of her ministry’s headquarters.
12:07 am December 18, 2014 | 9 Comments
A lack of safe parking areas and alternative routes sparked mass confusion and heated protests among motorcyclists as a new traffic regulation banning them from two of Jakarta’s main streets came into effect on Wednesday morning.
12:06 am December 18, 2014 | No Comment
Newly inaugurated Jakarta Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said he plans to revive blusukan, or impromptu visits, to the city’s poorer areas, an act abandoned by city officials since former governor and pioneer of the practice Joko Widodo became president.
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