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Jakarta

  • Council moves a step closer to approving Jokowi’s resignation

    Council speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi said the City Council had approved president-elect and current Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s resignation.

  • Fighting back

    Residents and cattle traders armed with bamboo sticks take on Public Order officers during a raid to dismantle a temporary cattle market on Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday. The raid was called off due to resistance from residents and traders. The temporary cattle market was erected ahead of Idul Adha, the Islamic Day of Sacrifice. (Antara)

  • Jakarta officials questioned over bus procurement

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) questioned 14 high-ranking Jakarta administration officials in its investigation into alleged graft in the procurement of Transjakarta buses in the 2012 fiscal year on Tuesday.

  • Community, officials campaign against rabies

    Despite the fact that Jakarta has been a rabies-free city since 2004, animal rights activists and the city administration are calling on animal lovers and residents who regularly come into contact with animals to remain vigilant and be aware of rabies prevention efforts.

  • Jakartans take advantage of double-decker tour buses

    A handful of people wearing batik and civil servant uniforms queued to board the double-decker city tour bus at the National Museum bus stop in Central Jakarta recently.

  • City, police to crackdown on those living off street

    The city administration has secured support from the city police to arrest those engaged in illicit street activities, with the main target being the syndicates behind the operations.

  • Herpes diagnosis called into question

    The most recent installment in the string of testimonies on the alleged sexual abuse of a kindergartner at Jakarta International School (JIS) showed that the victim’s genital herpes test may have had a false-positive result.

  • Jokowi's resignation to be discussed by councilors

    The Jakarta City Council will conduct a meeting to discuss the resignation of Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday afternoon.

  • OJK pushes for integrated financial services

    The Financial Services Authority (OJK) will push for the adoption of an integrated financial service that will give all people access to financial products.

  • Bogor prohibits building on wetlands

    The Bogor administration will no longer issue building permits for those wishing to build on wetlands and cultivation areas.

  • Parking men paid twice minimum wage

    The monthly salary of attendants operating parking meters on Jl. Sabang in Central Jakarta is twice the regional minimum wage, according to a city official.

  • 17 motorcycle gang members arrested

    The Bekasi Police have arrested 17 members of three motorcycle gangs suspected of stealing motorcycles in Cikarang, Bekasi, West Java.

  • Bullying ‘tradition’ going unchecked in high schools

    The bullying culture among Jakarta’s high school students is strengthening, according to research conducted by Al-Azhar Indonesia University (UAI).

  • Lack of attention to cemeteries raises grave concerns

    The lack of care and attention for the city’s public cemeteries has left them worse for wear and abandoned except on religious holidays, a discussion concluded on Sunday.

  • Ahok predicts 2015 budget at Rp 82t, same priorities

    The city administration is set to discuss the city’s draft 2015 budget this week, following the inauguration of the new City Council speakers and commission leaders.

  • Asemka market merchants to be relocated

    Hundreds of merchants at Asemka market, a popular center for wholesale accessories and toys in West Jakarta, will be relocated to a nearby building as the current building was deemed too old.

  • 50 street kiosks destroyed in Pulo Gadung

    A fire ripped through 50 mobile kiosks owned by street vendors under the Klender flyover on Jl. Bekasi Barat Raya in Pulo Gadung, East Jakarta on Sunday. There were no casualties.

  • Parking meters to use e-money next month

    The Jakarta Transportation Agency said on Sunday that newly established parking meters would use electronic money cards instead of coins starting from next month.

  • Jakarta Marathon to limit number of African runners

    Organizers of the 2014 Jakarta Marathon will be limiting the number of African participants due to fears over the Ebola virus, which has spread through several West African countries.

  • Transjakarta to close 11 bus shelters for biking fun

    PT Transjakarta bus operator intend to temporarily close 11 bus shelters on Sept. 28 because of recreational cycling activities being held in connection with the Indonesian Military’s 69th anniversary celebrations.

     

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