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Jakarta

  • Jakarta to merge elementary schools to save cash

    The Jakarta Education Agency head Lasro Marbun has said his agency will merge 685 elementary schools across the capital in a bid to cut the city’s education costs.

  • Jakarta and Fiji team up on fire management

    The Jakarta Administration is set to begin cooperation with the Republic of Fiji in the field of firefighting and disaster management.

  • Dream Theater to rock Jakarta next month

    US progressive metal band Dream Theater is set to return to Jakarta for a concert at Lapangan D Senayan, Central Jakarta, on October 26 as part of their 2014 Along For the Ride tour.

  • Slaughtering poultry in villages to be banned in Jakarta next year

    Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said the city administration would ban people living in villages from slaughtering poultry by January next year.

  • 40 hectares of land prepared for city gardens in Jakarta

    Jakarta Parks and Cemetery Agency head Nandar Sunandar said that next year the capital city would have an additional 40 hectares of land that would be used to establish urban gardens.

  • Up to 7,000 people with social problems found in Jakarta this year

    The Jakarta administration had found there were around 7,000 people with social and community problems (PMKS) across the capital city as of August this year, an official announced.

  • College students rely on pirated books for studying

    Arfany, a 17-year-old freshman in history at Jakarta State University (UNJ), was chatting with four friends while waiting for some books to be wrapped at Senen Market in Central Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Vendors, KAI engaged in long legal battle

    The legal battle between thousands of vendors and the state-owned railway operator, PT KAI, has yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • UI urges police not to drop Sitok’s case

    Several professors at the University of Indonesia (UI) have called on the police to continue their investigation into the rape case involving the poet Sitok Srengenge, amid fears that the police might be ready to drop the case.

  • Jakarta and Bandung team up to increase train use

    Since the opening of the Jakarta-Bandung toll road in 2005, Jakartans have been flooding the neighboring city of Bandung with cars on weekends, prompting Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil’s announcement of plans to utilize cable cars and a monorail in Bandung in an effort to increase efficiency.

  • ‘Ciputat rape victim welcome’: LPSK

    The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) said the 16-year-old victim of an alleged gang rape and hit-and-run could apply for witness protection, as reported by tribunnews.com.

  • Govt develops rose apples for Jakarta families

    The government is developing a green Deli variety of rose apples ( jambu air), a native fruit of North Sumatra, which will be planted in several areas in Greater Jakarta, targeting middle-class families.

  • Cops discover family-run drug business

    The Cilandak Police arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning a husband and wife for possession of 3.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine, locally known as shabu-shabu, at a set of traffic lights in Fatmawati, South Jakarta.

  • FPI to hold rally against Ahok on Wednesday

    The hardline Islamic group, Islam Defenders Front (FPI), plans to hold a demonstration against the appointment of current Jakarta Deputy Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama as new Jakarta governor in October.

  • Residents repaint zebra crossing to protest car-biased Jakarta

    The Pedestrian Coalition (Koalisi Pejalan Kaki), a community movement that advocates for pedestrian rights, has repainted a zebra crossing on Jl. Kebon Kacang in front of the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta as a form of protest against the city’s negligence of walking facilities.

  • Another thief beaten to death by locals

    Another motorcycle thief has met a tragic end at the hands of angry locals in Bekasi, West Java. The mob violence was triggered when the man, Nurhadi, was trying to steal a motorcycle in Pondok Gede, Bekasi, on Friday morning.

  • AGO raids offices, seizes documents in faulty bus case

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is continuing its investigation into the Transjakarta bus-procurement case involving former Transportation Agency head Udar Pristono, with searches on Thursday evening of the offices of the agency and the companies that won the procurement tender.

  • Four die in toll-road pile-up

    An accident between a bus, a truck and a car on the Jagorawi toll road in Bogor, West Java left four people dead on Friday.

  • Dead baby found in riverbank

    The body of a baby boy was found on the banks of the Pengayoman River near Jl. Pramuka Sari, Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta, on Thursday. 

  • FPI banners opposing Ahok erected in city

    The Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) has received numerous reports of illegal banners put up by the hard-line Islam Defenders Front (FPI), opposing the appointment of Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama as Jakarta governor.