• Lulung’s office searched by police

    The National Police Criminal Investigation Directorate (Bareskrim) searched the office of councilor Abraham "Lulung" Lunggana at the City Council (DPRD) building in Central Jakarta on Monday in connection with a case of suspected graft relating to the procurement of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) devices.

  • Police crack down on City Council building

    The corruption directorate of the police’s Detective Corps has cracked down on the City Council’s office building as part of its investigation into a graft case related to the procurement of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units for schools.

  • Ahok floats idea of legalizing prostitution

    Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has recommended the city legalize prostitution in certain areas, an official stated Monday.

  • Jakarta to convert 159 plots of land into green areas

    The Jakarta administration has targeted to convert 159 plots of land into green areas this year, the city’s Parks and Cemetery Agency head said on Monday.

  • Ahok to summon Kalibata apartment management

    Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said he would summon the management of the Kalibata City apartments in connection with alleged online prostitution involving underage workers.

  • Greater Jakarta: Street vendors to move to Kota Kasablanka

    The South Jakarta city administration plans to relocate 98 small businesses — consisting of 68 small-to medium-sized business owners and 30 culinary street vendors — in Menteng Dalam, South Jakarta, to Kota Kasablanka, a shopping mall located on Jl. Casablanca, beritajakarta.com reports.

  • Greater Jakarta: Cilandak opens one-stop service at night

    The Cilandak district administration in South Jakarta has opened a one-stop service every Friday evening for residents.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police nab pimp, sex workers in Kalibata

    The Jakarta Police arrested members of an online prostitution comprising a pimp and six sex workers in Kalibata City Apartments in South Jakarta on Saturday.

  • Greater Jakarta: Polda Metro busway stop closed for month

    The Transjakarta Corridor 1 bus shelter at the Jakarta Police Headquarters on Jl. Sudirman in South Jakarta will close for a month from Monday until May 25 to allow for construction of an MRT station.

  • Bogor fails to keep promises on Puncak preservation: Watchdog

    Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) says the Bogor regency administration lacks a commitment to protecting a conservation zone in Puncak, Bogor regency, West Java, alleging authorities have failed to follow up on promises to clear the area of illegal villas.

  • Whispering volunteers help blind moviegoers enjoy film

    Unlike audiences in regular cinemas who are obliged to be quiet during a movie screening, audience members watching a local documentary film at the Galery Indonesia Kaya (GIK) in Central Jakarta on Saturday evening were buzzing like bees.

  • 98 unmarried pairs netted in Jakarta police raid

    The police, in cooperation with local informal figures, raided a number of hotels in West Jakarta at dawn on Sunday and netted 35 unmarried pairs of youths.

  • Police bust prostitution ring in Kalibata City

    The Jakarta Police arrested members of a prostitution ring operating out of the Kalibata City apartments in East Jakarta on Saturday after discovering that the group had been attracting customers through Twitter.

  • Knife-throwing, bull-riding at Kanisius 'alumni day'

    Various competitions, from knife-throwing to archery to poker, were on hand when the all-male Kolese Kanisius High School, one of the oldest institutions in Indonesia, held its annual alumni gathering on Saturday.

  • SBY's visit to UNJ met with protests over 2008 student death

    Students at Jakarta State University (UNJ) held demonstrations against former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s visit on Saturday, where he was the special guest in a discussion held at the university.

  • Superiors take credit for their work: Staff

    The Jakarta administration’s new allowance system for civil servants was meant to encourage them to work harder and prevent corruption. However, the system has disadvantaged many low-ranking bureaucrats.

  • Year after fire, Senen traders still struggle

    Against a wooden wall, a woman made a bowl of instant noodles at a makeshift kiosk. A young man entered the kiosk, sat down, and ordered a cup of coffee. The woman turned to her husband, sound asleep in the pack, to wake up and make prepare it.

  • City works with police, military to create ‘order’

    The Jakarta administration will enlist this year the help of the military and the police to enforce order among its millions of residents through the implementation of the 5 Orderly Jakarta (5TJ) program.

  • Jakarta comes 5th in nation’s violence rating: Study

    Greater Jakarta is being called the fifth most violent place in the country by a Jakarta-based research organization that recently released a report on national violence rates during 2014.

  • Greater Jakarta: Residents pelt train after deadly accident

    BOGOR: The residents of Cilejit in Tenjo, Bogor regency pelted stones at a commuter line train en route from Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta to Maja in Lebak, Banten after the train crashed into a motorcyclist and killed him on Friday.

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