• Scorned man gets 20 years for murdering love interest

    Asido April Parlindungan Simangunsong was sentenced Wednesday at the Depok District Court in West Java to 20 years in prison, including the ongoing detention period, for murdering and stealing from 32-year-old Feby Lorita.

  • Hospital doctor testifies for JIS cleaners

    A female physician from Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM) who examined a six-year-old student from Jakarta International School (JIS) testified before the South Jakarta District Court on Wednesday that she had not found any sign of sexual assault, such as wounds to the victim’s rectum.

  • Expats prefer cars, taxis for safety, convenience

    While many locals in Jakarta use public transportation for their daily activities, millions choose to commute using their private vehicles to avoid inconveniences such as pickpockets, waiting in line and jostling with other passengers.

  • All eyes on vacant deputy governor post

    Following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s departure from City Hall and with acting governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s inauguration as governor imminent, all eyes are now on the position of deputy governor.

  • Festival, JKT48 planned for Jakarta Marathon

    The second edition of the Jakarta Marathon is set to take place Sunday, with a cultural festival and pop group JKT48 ready to enliven the annual sports event.

  • Transjakarta to apply full e-ticketing system

    City-owned bus rapid transit operator PT Transjakarta will be applying an e-ticketing system at all bus stops starting Nov. 1, an executive has said.

  • MRT to hand over dug-up land to city

    MRT project operator PT MRT Jakarta will be handing over to the city administration 800,000 cubic meters of land excavated for its underground route, according to the company’s top official.

  • New minimum wage to be set next week

    Tripartite discussions on the minimum wage for 2015 have gotten underway as the Jakarta wage committee has finished conducting surveys on the basic cost of living (KHL) in the capital.

  • Suspects in Ade Sara murder case turn on each other

    Two suspects who allegedly murdered 19-year-old Ade Sara Angelina Suroto blamed each other for the murder during their testimony at the Central Jakarta District Court on Tuesday.

  • Police hunt alleged child killer

    The Bekasi City Police are currently searching for a maid who allegedly tortured her employers’ three-and-a-half-year old son to death on Wednesday.

  • Police officer stabbed, seriously injured

    A police officer was stabbed on Monday evening by a drunk 19-year-old man with a boar fang, while patrolling the presidential inauguration celebration at the National Monument (Monas) compound in Central Jakarta.

  • Curfew for underage Gandaria residents

    Community unit (RW) 06 in Gandaria, Cilandak, South Jakarta, has imposed a curfew requiring the neighborhood’s children to be home and studying by 7 p.m.

  • Old man jumps to death in Kelapa Gading

    A 78-year-old man named Iwan Setiawan allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping from his residence on the 15th floor of the Wisma Gading Permai apartment block in North Jakarta.

  • Tons of garbage pile up after party

    Tons of garbage from the people’s party celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday remained piled up at the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.

  • Tons of trash left behind after ‘People’s Party’

    The “People’s Party” festivities celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla resulted in tons of garbage being left around the National Monument (Monas) complex.

  • Police officer stabbed during Monday night’s ‘people party’

    A police officer was allegedly stabbed by a man using a wild boar fang during Monday night’s “People’s Party” festivities celebrating President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s inauguration at the National Monument (Monas) complex.

  • Airport’s gate still closed despite complaints

    State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II will continue its closure of the M1 access gate to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, despite complaints from the public.

  • City prepares local workers to compete after AEC

    Although the Jakarta administration and businesspeople are optimistic about the readiness of Jakarta to face the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) slated to begin at the end of 2015, the administration is preparing to help local workers compete with their counterparts in other countries.

  • Stone-throwing youngsters claim victim

    Police believe that the death of a 23-year-old man in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, may have been as a result of bored youngsters throwing stones.

  • Jakarta to grant working day off for Indian Hindus

    The Jakarta administration will grant a one-day holiday to all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent on Wednesday so they can celebrate Deepavali, or the Hindu New Year.

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