2:38 pm October 2, 2014 | No Comment
President-elect Joko Widodo is scheduled to declare his resignation as Jakarta Governor today, despite opposition from some members of the City Council.
1:25 am October 2, 2014 | No Comment
People simply call him Tatang. He is no public servant, but for decades now Tatang has had his own space at the office of the Tanjung Barat urban ward administration, in South Jakarta. Tatang is in fact an infamous “calo,” an illegal middleman of sorts, for the Tanjung Barat administration.
8:49 pm September 30, 2014 | No Comment
The Jakarta City Council (DPRD) on Tuesday approved Joko Widodo's request to resign as governor of the capital, ahead of his inauguration as president of Indonesia on Oct. 20.
11:19 am September 30, 2014 | No Comment
The Jakarta administration is set to kick off a second trial run of the electronic road pricing scheme aimed at helping ease traffic congestion, as it eyes having the system up and running by January 2016.
12:50 am September 27, 2014 | No Comment
The presence of gangsters in Jakartans’ everyday life is hardly a fiction limited only to Indonesian action movies. From traditional markets to modern businesses, organized crime has taken root, and the authorities, despite the recent crackdowns, still have a long way to go towards eradicating it.
7:08 pm September 26, 2014 | No Comment
The House of Representatives may have passed a new law scrapping direct elections of local leaders, but a 2007 law on Jakarta as a special province allows the capital to continue the practice.
4:20 pm September 26, 2014 | No Comment
Drivers looking to park on Jalan Sabang in Central Jakarta will now have to pay at one of eleven parking meters stationed on the road.
10:55 pm September 25, 2014 | No Comment
The construction of Jakarta’s first mass rapid transportation rail line will likely be severely hampered by ongoing legal proceedings faced by its main construction company, Japan’s Shimizu Corporation, brought by one of its former joint venture partners, Dextam Contractors.