• Greater Jakarta: W. Jakarta demolishes 50 illegal buildings

    The West Jakarta Parks and Cemeteries Agency has dismantled around 70 percent of illegal buildings on a vacant section of land in Tegal Alur cemetery in West Jakarta. The area has been earmarked to receive the landfill from the construction of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project.

  • Greater Jakarta: One-way traffic to apply on airport road

    State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II will begin repairs on Jl. Perimeter Utara, which is an access road from Tangerang to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, on Tuesday.

  • Greater Jakarta: Motorcyclist hit by train in Kebayoran Lama

    A motorcyclist identified as Warsono, 63, was killed after being hit by a train at a railway crossing in Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta, on Monday morning.

  • Greater Jakarta: Man held for bogus bomb threat

    The Jakarta Police have arrested a man in Tanah Jambo, North Aceh, for sending a bomb threat to a hotel in West Jakarta in an attempt to extort money from the hotel management.

  • Jakarta’s historic Dharma Bhakti Temple gutted in overnight blaze

    Linda Tjong, a middle-aged Jakarta resident of Chinese descent, rushed to the Dharma Bhakti Temple in Petak Sembilan, Glodok, West Jakarta, as soon as she heard that fire had gutted the iconic and historic temple early on Monday.

  • Benefit disbursements halted during budget drama

    The rift between Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and City Council regarding the 2015 draft city budget has reduced the take-home pay for some 70,000 civil servants over the past two months.

  • Under the sky

    A man sleeps in his cart on Jl. Gunung Sahari in Central Jakarta on Monday. According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the Indonesian poverty rate was down from 14.5 percent in 2009 to 10.96 percent in 2014. Maluku and Papua still have the largest distribution of poor people in the country, followed by Bali and West and East Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Kalimantan. (JP/Agung Parameswara)

  • Candle disaster

    A firefighter hoses down the smoldering ashes of a fire that razed Dharma Bhakti temple in Petak Sembilan, West Jakarta, on Monday. The fire, which also destroyed several houses nearby, was started by the temple’s candles. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

  • Police will use force to take Bambang in for questioning

    The detective corps of the National Police will use force to compel suspended deputy chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Bambang Widjojanto to attend a third round of questionings after the latter failed to show up at the South Jakarta police headquarters on Monday.

  • City Council urged to stop inquiry into Ahok

    Deputy Governor Djarot Syaiful Hidayat has called on the City Council to stop its political investigation into governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama in connection with the alleged submission of an unofficial draft budget to the Home Ministry.

  • Lasro regrets markup in education agency

    Lasro Marbun, who was chief of the Jakarta Education Agency in 2014, has expressed shock at the alleged markup in the procurement of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices for a number of schools in the city that caused Rp 330 billion (US$26.4 million) in losses to the state.

  • NasDem faction to retract support for inquiry into Ahok

    NasDem Party leadership has instructed its faction at the Jakarta legislative council to retract its support for the ongoing political inquiry into the alleged submission of a fake draft budget to the Home Ministry.

  • Greater Jakarta: City gives BPJS cards to inmates

    Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama handed out Health care and Social Security (BPJS) cards to 13,322 inmates at six prisons in the city to provide them with decent health care.

  • Greater Jakarta: Jl. Ciledug Raya set for contraflow plan

    The South Jakarta municipal administration is set apply a contraflow traffic plan on Jl. Ciledug Raya during morning and afternoon rush hour to prepare for traffic congestion caused by the construction of an elevated road.

  • Greater Jakarta: Pluit Village parking space converted into road

    The Penjaringan district office has torn down part of the outdoor parking lot of Pluit Village shopping mall in West Jakarta, returning the space to its original function as a road.

  • Greater Jakarta: Another alleged thief gets lynched

    An alleged thief died after an angry mob took the law into its own hands at a railway track on Jl. Purbaya in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, on Sunday morning.

  • PGN to provide gas in bus terminals, low-cost apartments

    State-owned gas company Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) plans to build compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in the capital’s bus stations and install gas pipes in low-cost apartments.

  • E-budgeting, Ahok’s journey to transparency

    The highly publicized draft 2015 city budget dispute has been the talk of the town for weeks since the City Council and Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama launched attacks against one another, both refusing to back down.

  • Jokowi buys 300 birds at Pramuka bird market

    During an impromptu visit to a number of traditional markets to check on rice prices, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo stopped by the bird market on Jl. Pramuka in East Jakarta on Saturday.

  • JK supports Ahok’s submission of report with KPK

    Vice President Jusuf Kalla says he fully supports Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s move to report to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) the “invisible” programs worth some Rp 12.1 trillion (US$98 million) in the city’s 2015 draft budget, as well as alleged markups in programs.

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