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  • Katy Perry to roar in Jakarta again in May

    American pop singer Katy Perry will make her second visit to Indonesia as part of her 2015 Prismatic World Tour, performing at the Indonesia Convention Centre (ICE) at BSD City, Tangerang, Banten, west of Jakarta, on May 9.

  • New organization provides custom wheelchairs

    A new organization focusing on disability issues, the Wheelchair and Friendship Center of Asia Indonesia (WAFCAI), recently held a workshop in Sunter, North Jakarta, to provide custom wheelchairs for low-income disabled persons in Greater Jakarta.

  • KAI to demolish illegal building near train station

    State-owned train operator PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) plans to demolish dozens of illegal buildings around the Lenteng Agung train station in South Jakarta, claiming they block the view of the station.

  • Police claims Jakarta is safe despite survey

    The Jakarta Police refused to acknowledge a recent report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that says Jakarta is one of least safe cities among 50 cities surveyed in five countries.

  • Police still waiting for analyses of CCTV, car

    The South Jakarta Police are still waiting for the final evaluation of the Mitsubishi Outlander that was involved in deadly accident last week, as well as CCTV analysis from areas around the crime scene.

  • Police shoot dead three armed robbers in Bekasi

    Bekasi Police have shot dead three armed robbers as they tried to steal a motorcycle parked at Grand Shophouse City Walk in Jatisampurna district.

  • Judges continue blocking information in JIS trial

    The panel of judges in the trial of two teachers from the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) implicated in a sexual abuse case has continued blocking information access by preventing any parties from providing information to the public.

  • Jakarta sees rising poverty, widening income gap

    The Jakarta branch of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) has revealed that the poverty rate and Gini coefficient ratio that measures the income gap in Jakarta increased significantly in 2014 as a result of inflation and the weaker rupiah.

  • Students demand clarification on land status

    Dozens of activists and students staged a rally in the Alam Sutera housing complex on Jl. Raya Serpong in Banten, on Wednesday, accusing the property developer of illegally taking the South Tangerang administration’s land.

  • Customs foils meth-smuggling attempt

    The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Customs and Excise Office busted three attempts to smuggle methamphetamine from China and Malaysia with a total weight of 4.6 kilograms during the past three weeks.

  • City to teach street vendors sanitation

    The city administration and the Jakarta branch of the Food and Drug Monitory Agency (BPOM) will cooperate to establish a pilot project to improve the sanitary practices of street-food vendors and the quality of food they sell.

  • West Jakarta cops undergo drug tests

    As many as 350 West Jakarta Police personnel underwent drug tests on Wednesday following the recent arrest of a police officer who was named a suspect in a drug-abuse case.

  • Transjakarta to manage Kopaja route as part of revitalization plan

    City owned bus operator Transjakarta is set to manage the operation of Kopaja minibuses on route S66, from Blok M to Manggarai in South Jakarta, as a part of a wider plan to revamp the capital’s public transportation.

  • BNN destroys Rp 1.7t worth of meth

    The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) set alight 862 kilograms (kg) of methamphetamine on Tuesday, worth Rp 1.7 trillion (US$136 million).

  • Jakarta ranks last in ‘Safe Cities Index 2015’ report

    Jakarta sits at the bottom of the list of 50 cities in the overall Safe Cities Index 2015, an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report released on Monday.

  • Firm offers waste management service

    Jakarta-based private engineering firm PT Basuki Pratama Engineering has offered to cooperate with the administration on waste management.

  • Dozens of litterbugs arrested in West Jakarta

    The West Jakarta municipality authorities have raided a number of places known to be illegal dumping spots, targeting litterbugs in the process.

  • City to sign MoU with BPOM

    The administration is to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Jakarta branch of the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) to supervise food and drugs in the city.

  • Police nab singer’s sister for drug abuse

    The Tangerang Police have arrested 40-year-old Luzi Nadia Koes Endang, the sister of veteran singer Hetty Koes Endang, for alleged drug abuse.

  • Reckless driver ‘tests negative’ for LSD

    In an unexpected development, the South Jakarta Police revealed on Tuesday that 23-year-old Christopher Daniel Sjarief, a driver involved in a car crash that killed four people, had not been proven to have consumed lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) prior to the incident, as the police had earlier stated.

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