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Ministry predicts mudik travelers to reach 27 million The number of home-bound travelers during the Idul Fitri Holiday 2014 is expected to reach 27 million, according to a forecast made by the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.

Posted in Travel @ 12 May 2014 18:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Workers rally at presidential palace marking May Day -Thousands of workers staged another rally by marching from the Hotel Indonesia (HI) Circle to the Merdeka Palace, on Friday, to celebrate International Labor Day (May Day).

Posted in Protests @ 02 May 2014 20:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Former party leader suspect in money laundering case Former ruling Democrat Party leader Anas Urbaningrum was named as a suspect in a money laundering case by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), here on Wednesday.

Posted in Corruption @ 05 March 2014 21:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods inundate 18.000 houses in Bandung district Around 18 thousand houses were inundated in Bojongsoang, Baleendah and Dayeuhkolot sub-districts, Bandung District, West Java, on Monday, following the overflow of the Citarum River.

Posted in Flooding @ 03 March 2014 18:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two dead after river rafting accident near Malang A rescue team has found two victims who died in a rafting accident caused by strong waves in Brantas River, Batu City, Malang District, East Java Province. "We recovered the two casualties, namely Ilham and Kiki. The officers have not yet identified the victims," the rescue officer, Anggara, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 March 2014 20:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods still threatening Jakarta until March The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) called on residents of Jakarta and its satellite town of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) to remain alert because floods were still threatening the areas until March.

Posted in Flooding @ 24 February 2014 00:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


BNN arrests Pakistani narcotic drug courier The Indonesian National Drugs Agency (BNN) has arrested a Pakistani narcotic drug courier at Jakartas Soekarno-Hatta airport, along with two Indonesians who are fellow syndicate members.

Posted in Drugs @ 04 February 2014 20:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Katulampa sluice in Bogor on alert one status The Katulampa sluice in Bogor, West Java, has reached the alert one (I) level on Thursday morning due to heavy rain in the upstream area of the Ciliwuing River, a disaster mitigation official said.

Posted in Flooding @ 30 January 2014 11:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flooding spreads to other areas in Indonesia In the past two weeks, floods and landslides have hit parts of Indonesia, particularly Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Kalimantan Islands, and continue to spread further, thereby claiming more lives as torrential rains continue to lash.

Posted in Weather @ 22 January 2014 21:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll of Jakarta floods reaches 11 The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has reported that the death toll due to the floods in Jakarta has reached 11. "Since the onset of the floods until today (January 12-20), the death toll has reached 11 people," Head of Jakarta BPBDs Control Section, Basuki Rakhmat, stated here on Monday.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2014 20:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods inundate 146 villages in Karawang Heavy flooding inundated as many as 146 villages in 25 subdistricts in Karawang, West Java, following heavy rainfall over the region in the last several days. On Monday, Head of Karawang Social Affairs and Disaster Mitigation Office Rochuyun A. Santosa stated that the floods have become an overwhelming disaster as 25 out of the 30 subdistricts in Karawang have been inundated.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2014 17:59 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: 'Six terrorist suspects shot dead in Tangerang' Six terrorist suspects have been shot dead during an encounter with anti-terrorist police squad, on Tuesday (Dec. 31) night in Ciputat, South Tangerang district, Banten province, stated the police.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 January 2014 16:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Governor announces minimum wage for Jakarta 2.4 million Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo said he has signed a monthly provincial minimum wage (UMP) order of Rp2.441 million for industrial workers in Jakarta on the basis of the Jakarta Remuneration Council`s recommendations.

Posted in Protests @ 01 November 2013 19:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


8 injured in clash between Pemuda Pancasila and strikers A brawl between striking workers and paramilitary youth organization Pemuda Pancasila left eight people injured and 18 motorcycles destroyed in South Cikarang on Thursday morning.

Posted in Violence @ 01 November 2013 02:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flood hit Kampung Melayu celebrating Idul Adha Floods submerged most of the Kampung Melayu area of East Jakarta, when the people were celebrating Idul Adha on Tuesday. "The flood water was as high as 30 to 100 centimeters in Kampung Melayu this morning," head of the emergency and logistic division of the Regional Disaster Controlling Agency (BPBD) Iwan Samosir said.

Posted in Flooding @ 15 October 2013 17:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Beji bomber sentenced to seven years in jail The Depok district court on Thursday sentenced Agus Abdillah to seven years in jail for involvement in the September 2012 bomb attack in Beji, Depok City. "The suspect is proven guilty of knowingly committing a terrorist crime," chief judge Prim Haryadi said when reading out the verdict at the district court.

Posted in Terrorism @ 04 July 2013 22:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Senior journalist Djafar Assegaf passes away Senior journalist, Sayyid Dja`far bin Husein bin Ahmad Assegaf, better known as Djafar Assegaf, who was once the Indonesian ambassador to Vietnam passed away on Wednesday morning.

Posted in General @ 12 June 2013 11:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta Fair to be opened on June 6 Jakarta is ready to hold the annual Jakarta Fair to mark its anniversary on June 6. The biggest trade fair in Southeast Asia organized by the Jakarta administration in cooperation with PT Jakarta International Expo will last for a month until July 7 to mark the capital city`s 486th anniversary.

Posted in General @ 30 May 2013 15:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dahlan Iskan urges Jokowi to speed up underpass construction Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Dahlan Iskan urged Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to accelerate the construction of underpasses or roads passing under railway tracks in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek).

Posted in General @ 14 May 2013 23:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands of workers to take to streets of Jakarta Around 10 thousands of workers, grouped in the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Union (KSPI), will take to the streets of Jakarta on Wednesday to demand improvement of their fate.

Posted in Protests @ 10 April 2013 10:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


House possibly owned by corruption suspect confiscated The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confiscated another house believed to be owned by police Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo who is charged with money laundering in the driving license simulator corruption case.

Posted in Corruption @ 26 February 2013 23:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police shoot dead two motorcycle thieves Police shot dead two and arrested one of the suspected members of the Red Devil, a group of motorcycle thieves in Jakarta. Police are still hunting for other suspected members of the group, West Jakarta chief detective Adj. Sr. Comr Hengky Haryadi said here on Monday.

Posted in Crime @ 28 January 2013 21:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta warmed by morning sun after severe flooding The people of Jakarta terrorized by big floods on Thursday and Friday may breathe a sigh of relief when weather forecasters said there was no signs of a repeat of Thursday`s disastrous flooding at least for Saturday.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2013 09:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry provides Rp4.5 bln for Jakarta floods The Ministry of Social Affairs has provided Rp4.5 billion for the need to prepare buffer stocks for flood handling in Jakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 18 January 2013 11:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 3,000 people evacuated over floods in Jakarta At least 3,000 residents have been evacuated to safer places and emergency shelters due to flooding in various parts of Jakarta until 8 am on Wednesday, disaster mitigation officials said.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 January 2013 12:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Water surface in several dams in the greater Jakarta alarming The water levels in a number of dams in the Greater Jakarta areas are alarming on Sunday following almost incessant rains over the past week.

Posted in Flooding @ 13 January 2013 10:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President calls for electric-powered public transport President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for the development of electric-powered public transport to improve the nation`s transportation system, according to Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta.

Posted in General @ 03 January 2013 17:34 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslide forces Jakarta - Bogor trains to a halt Indonesian state-owned railroad company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has announced that the commuter trains between Jakarta and Bogor will not operate for the time being after a large landslide caused the double track to sink. Trains from Jakarta will only run until Depok train station just south of Jakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 November 2012 12:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sluice gate on high alert following heavy downpours in Bogor Heavy downpours in Bogor and Puncak region increased the water debit of Ciliwung River and caused the water level of Katulampa sluice gate to exceed the normal level.

Posted in Weather @ 18 November 2012 17:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Body of terrorist suspect belongs to Jipo Police confirmed that the body of a terrorist suspect killed during a firefight with police Densus 88 anti-terrorist squad in Poso belongs to M Choiri alias Jipo alias Iben hailing from Bima, West Nusa Tenggara.

Posted in Terrorism @ 12 November 2012 15:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Train for female passengers between Jakarta and Bogor The state railway company has operated an electric commuter train specially for female and child passengers between Bogor and Jakarta. "It is good, we feel safe without men in the train," Tia Renjani, one of the passengers said before departing from Bogor to her working place in Jakarta on Monday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 October 2012 21:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Densus arrests another terror suspect The police anti-terrorist squad, Densus 88, arrested a suspected terrorist in Melawi district, West Kalimantan, on Saturday, a police spokesman said on Sunday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 24 September 2012 03:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police collecting information from terrorist suspect Toriq Police are still intensively examining suspected terrorist M Toriq in an effort to develop his case. "Right now we are still seeking efforts to develop the case from Toriq," National Police head of public relations Brigadier General Boy Rafli Amar said here on Tuesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 September 2012 21:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police find explosives during Depok house raid Personnel from anti-terror police force and Jakarta police office found stocks of explosives while raiding a house in Bojong Gede, Depok district, West Java, on Monday morning.

Posted in Terrorism @ 11 September 2012 00:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police should be careful in deciding causes of Depok explosion Chief Political, Legal and Security Minister Djoko Suyanto called on police to be careful in deciding the causes of an explosion in Jalan Nusantara, Beji, North Depok, West Java on Saturday night (Sept. 8)

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 September 2012 11:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President instructs police to investigate Depok explosion President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has instructed police to investigate the explosion which injured and caused five victims to be in critical condition in Depok, West Java (near Jakarta) on Saturday night (Sept. 8)

Posted in Accidents @ 09 September 2012 10:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands of Indonesian postal service employees on strike Around 5,000 employees of the Indonesian postal service provider, PT Pos Indonesia, will be on strike from June 28-30, 2012. "The striking employees represent PT Pos employees and retirees throughout Indonesia," said Gibson S Nababan, a spokesman of PT Pos Indonesia`s Labor Union (SPPI), here on Thursday.

Posted in General @ 28 June 2012 15:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hatta says restrictions not to begin on May 1 Chief Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa said that the government would not implement its restrictions on the use of subsidized gasoline as of May 1, as preparations for the implementation are still underway.

Posted in General @ 24 April 2012 13:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta police on standby for flood anticipation At least 1,000 Jakarta Traffic Police are on standby in case flooding occurs in the capital city of Indonesia, said an official here on Thursday.

Posted in Flooding @ 07 April 2012 03:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Heavy rain predicted for central and eastern Indonesia The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicts that heavy rain will be falling until next week in a number of areas in Indonesia`s central and eastern areas.

Posted in Weather @ 15 March 2012 02:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police nab three public transport rape-robbery suspects Jakarta Metropolitan Police acting together with Depok police have arrested three of four men suspected of raping and robbing a woman in a public transport vehicle last December 14.

Posted in Crime @ 26 December 2011 02:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TNI chief against giving military voting right National Defense Forces (TNI) Chief Admiral Agus Suhartono said he was afraid allowing servicemen to vote in the 2014 general elections would only cause divisions among the military.

Posted in Military @ 22 November 2011 11:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Terrorist cell planned to attack police station Police have obtained proof that six terror suspects they arrested on Sunday had planned to attack a police station in West Jakarta.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 November 2011 00:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta's recreational parks ready for waves of visitors Three of Jakarta`s favorite recreational centers - Ragunan Zoo, Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park (TMII), and Jaya Ancol Dreamland - are ready to admit huge numbers of visitors during this year`s Lebaran holidays.

Posted in Tourism @ 27 August 2011 05:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cheap food? To Yogyakarta! Since I lived in Yogyakarta for some two years - yes I do see this as a privilege because most people are not able to do it, thus missing a lot of the real atmosphere of the city, I didn't always keep in mind the fact that Yogyakarta is in fact fairly cheap in several areas of business.

Posted in Tourism @ 01 February 2011 12:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gayus confessed to traveling abroad Based on the police interrogation report, Gayus Tambunan confessed to traveling to Macau, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore while he was supposed to remain as an inmate at the police detention centre in Depok, West Java.

Posted in Corruption @ 08 January 2011 12:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia jails another 10 people linked to Aceh terror group Ten Indonesians linked to the terrorist paramilitary camp in the country's Aceh province were sentenced on Thursday from 8 to 10 years in a Jakarta court, prosecutors said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 31 December 2010 03:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia police hunting down four top terror suspects The National Police identified on Friday at least four top terror suspects on the run, who are held responsible for the bank heist in Medan, North Sumatra last month and believed to plan more strikes in the country. National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri said that Abu Tholut alias Mustafa was the brain behind the acts of terrorism in the North Sumatra capital.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 September 2010 02:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


State railway launches 'women-only' carriages Indonesia's state railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) on Thursday launched special carriages for women traveling between the capital, Jakarta, and the West Java city of Bogor. Transportation minister Freddy Numberi and women and child rights minister Linda Amalia Sari attended the launch ceremony at Depok train station in West Java.

Posted in Culture @ 20 August 2010 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: Terrorists planned to bomb Danish embassy Suspected terrorists had planned to explode Royal Danish Embassy in Kuningan, South Jakarta, using a car-bomb, National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri said on Thursday. Bambang said the embassy was targeted in retaliation of the globally criticized publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoon by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005, Bambang said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 03 July 2010 05:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


HRW: 'Prosecute abusive soldiers in civilian courts' The Indonesian parliament should enact a pending bill that would permit civilian authorities to investigate and prosecute soldiers responsible for crimes against civilians, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to a key lawmaker released today.

Posted in Human rights @ 24 April 2010 03:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Parts of Jakarta and Tangerang still blacked out Some parts of Jakarta and Tangerang will see power outages in the weeks to come. A number of problems that occur at transmission stations belonging to the state-owned power company PT Perusahaan Listrik negara (PLN) are still not solved completely. Late September, problems occurred at the Kembangan and Cawang transmission stations, which caused the supply of power to diminish.

Posted in Power supply @ 08 November 2009 07:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PKS mayor orders shutdown of karaoke in Depok The city of Depok has already committed itself to closing down all karaoke in the regency, but has yet to forcefully close those outlets that have not been closed yet. They were given a weeks time to do so. The head of the civil police Satpol PP in the city of Depok explained that warning letters had already been sent earlier ordering all karaoke to close down within a week.

Posted in Religion @ 18 October 2009 08:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands of visitors flock to Yogya beaches The second day of Lebaran, yesterday, has moved thousands of local tourists from different parts of Yogyakarta and surrounding areas to visit the beaches on the southern side of the province. The beaches of Depok and Parangtritis were flooded with tourists looking for a nice scenery and the fresh sea-food. There was even a shortage of parking space at certain moments.

Posted in Tourism @ 22 September 2009 02:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three 'naughty couples' disturbed in their activities Three 'naughty couples' were not even safe having sex in different hotels in the city of Depok last night. At two different locations Satpol PP, the civil police, came into action. The first couple was caught in Hotel Uli Arta and two others in Hotel Genggong in the city. The places were raided during an operation against liquor and prostitution in the run up to the Islamic holy month of fasting which starts next week.

Posted in Ramadan @ 16 August 2009 03:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


89 kilograms of marijuana found in one room The local police in Depok have succeeded in seizing 89 kilograms of marijuana ready to be distributed in a boarding house in the Pancoran Mas Permai housing complex in the city in West Java province. The police was not able to arrest the person who was about to distribute the drugs, only known by his initials A.Y.

Posted in Drugs @ 12 August 2009 07:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Need money? Ask the army to help you out! The Indonesian army is known for it's.. well, known for it's what actually? Every once in a while they are in the news because of a brawl with members of the police force (until a few years back they were still one, but now they have to split their income with them) and furthermore helicopters and planes regularly crash across Indonesia.

Posted in Crime @ 25 June 2009 07:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Time for something new; goodbye Jogja It has been three years this coming July that I left for Indonesia with a 'single trip' Singapore Airlines. You can not enter Indonesia officially when you only have a single trip indeed, but that was the feeling I had back them. Moving from the Netherlands to try and see whether I could spend three months in that country. Of course I assumed that everything would be fine, otherwise I would not just try it for.

Posted in General @ 30 May 2009 10:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 10 reactions


Black smoke from electric train carriage, passengers flee An electric train carriage on it's way from Jakarta to Bogor broke down near the Universitas Indonesia train station in Depok, just south of Jakarta, just after noon earlier today. The seventh carriage showed signs of black smoke at the time the train stopped there. At the time the train arrived at the Manggarai station earlier, there were already some problems with that carriage, but the driver decided to continue the trip to Bogor anyway.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 March 2009 12:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four students washed away by waves, two found dead Four students from the city of Depok were washed away by waves when spending a day at the beach with their schoolmates at the beach of Pasuruan, in Serang, Banten. Two students were found later but they already passed away. Two others are still unaccounted for, but are feared dead as well. Fajrinal and Muhairi were found dead earlier this morning on the shore with injuries to their bodies.

Posted in Accidents @ 25 June 2008 11:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Evening trains through Greater Jakarta to start tonight Residents of Jakarta, Depok, Serpong and Tangerang that work into the evening can now possibly make use of the new train services from PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) in the Jabodetabek area, which is going to run an economy fare electric train service starting this evening. The head of the train station in Bogor, Yuherman, said that the state-owned train company is to use trains on the two added timetables for the Jakarta-Bogor and Jakarta-Serpong evening services.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2008 03:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 22 The human death toll from bird flu in Indonesia has risen to 100, after two more people died over the weekend from the H5N1 strain of the disease, a Health Ministry official said Tuesday. Two Indonesians from the outskirts of Jakarta died on Sunday, said Joko Suyono of the Health Ministry's Bird Flu Centre.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 January 2008 06:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pressure to cancel the 'Honoris Causa Award' for Jakarta governor Open Letter to the Rector and Students Senate of the Diponegoro University in Semarang

Posted in Human rights @ 06 August 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


United Nations ready to assist flood-stricken Indonesia The United Nations agencies stand ready to support the Government of Indonesia in response to the severe flooding that has affected the capital of Jakarta and surrounding areas in recent days.

Posted in Flooding @ 06 February 2007 00:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Administrations identify newcomers as source of problems In spite of widespread criticism, the administrations of Jakarta, Tangerang and Depok continue to insist identity checks are the key to limiting rural-urban migration. The three neighboring administrations plan to carry out door-to-door checks for individuals without ID cards issued by their city of residence.

Posted in Human rights @ 02 November 2006 03:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Green issues at forefront of revisions to Jakarta spatial plan The Sutiyoso administration plans to revise the Jakarta Spatial Plan to improve the quality of life in the city and respond to environmental factors. "The revision is aimed at preventing further environmental destruction. Governor Sutiyoso himself wants the revision to come into effect in 2007," Jakarta Environmental Management Board (BPLHD) secretary Junani Kartawiria told a public discussion held by the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) on Thursday.

Posted in Environment @ 01 October 2006 08:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Group says Pancasila way to halt assault on pluralism Pro-democracy supporters and scholars are urging the upholding of the founding Pancasila state ideology to thwart hardline religious groups attempting to impose a monotheistic belief system. The group -- including socialist Rahman Toleng, lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis, economist Faisal Basri and former education and culture minister Fuad Hassan -- noted that Pancasila was not an absolute doctrine but a compromise reached by the founding fathers who realized the pluralistic nature of the new nation.

Posted in General @ 01 June 2006 15:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Sharia-based bylaws violate Constitution' Tangerang is firmly in the spotlight after the issuance of a controversial bylaw to eradicate prostitution in the municipality. It also issued another bylaw that bans liquor. Syafi'i Anwar, executive director of the International Centre for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP), shared his views with Ridwan Max Sijabat >on what is happening in the region.

Posted in Religion @ 04 May 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floodwaters swell as residents take to rooftops There are no floods in the city for months and then they happen all at once. In Jakarta, when it rains, it does indeed pour. The rain over the past week alerted people living on the banks of Ciliwung River to the possibility of floods. So, when the river -- which divides the sub-districts of Kampung Pulo, East Jakarta, and Bukit Duri, South Jakarta -- burst its banks at 5 a.m. on Friday, they were ready.

Posted in Flooding @ 14 January 2006 19:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Depok, Tangerang named 'dirtiest' cities The government announced a list of the country's dirtiest cities for the first time on Friday in a bid to encourage municipal administrations to clean up their acts, and their heavily polluted urban areas. Previous governments had only made the names of the cleanest cities public.

Posted in Environment @ 17 December 2005 09:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta readies funds for MRT project The Jakarta administration has earmarked some Rp 135 billion (11.4 million Euro) in its 2006 budget draft for the ambitious mass rapid transit (MRT) network, the first concrete step taken to materialize the undertaking. "I have been informed by Minister (of Transportation) Hatta Radjasa that the construction of the MRT line will begin next year. The project will be financed by a loan from the Japanese government," Governor Sutiyoso said early this week when asked about the budget allocation.

Posted in General @ 28 November 2005 07:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fires dash hopes in Jakarta during Idul Fitri The Idul Fitri celebration was over for Parlan, 36, as he stared at what was left of his house on Jl. Kampung Muka in Lodan, North Jakarta, after a massive fire early on Saturday. "I don't know what all this means. We had just bought the house after saving little by little for years. Now it's gone. But I will keep praying that we can rebuild the house soon," he told The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Ramadan @ 06 November 2005 15:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New fares scares taxi passengers and drivers "No way I am using a taxi! Not unless it's an emergency, it's just way too expensive now," Tika, an employee in Palmerah, South Jakarta, said on hearing that taxi companies had increased their fares on Monday. Several taxi companies in Jakarta -- including Blue Bird, Primajasa, Ekspress, Dian, and Tiffani -- began operating with the new increased fare in accordance with the gubernatorial decree issued on Oct. 10.

Posted in Economy @ 19 October 2005 07:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Hotel discos will stay open during Ramadhan The city reminded the management of entertainment centers in the capital on Tuesday to close their business during the holy month as a sign of respect to Muslims. Jakarta Deputy Governor Fauzi Bowo said that regular bars, nightclubs, discotheques, amusement centers and massage parlors had to remain closed one day before the holy month started on Oct. 4 until one day after it ended on Nov. 2.

Posted in Ramadan @ 28 September 2005 08:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 8 reactions


Australian consulat murdered in Depok home An unidentified man attacked and killed Australian Frans Louis Merre, 70, in his house in Tugu subdistrict, Depok, on Tuesday morning, police said. The victim reportedly suffered severe wounds to his neck, hands and legs as he tried to fight off the attacker. Depok Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Firman Shantyabudi said on Tuesday the police were still trying to establish a motive for the murder, but suspected the attacker knew Merre.

Posted in General @ 18 August 2005 08:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Preachers told to support controversial MUI edicts Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI)'s edicts against secularism, pluralism and liberalism, the Indonesian Council for Islamic Propagation (DDII) will fully support the MUI in its "war on deviant thoughts", a top preacher said on Sunday.

Posted in Politics @ 08 August 2005 12:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


'It's true that Jakarta is already too crowded' Anticipating an influx of migrant workers after the Idul Fitri holiday, the Jakarta administration has banned people from entering the capital without a Jakarta identity card or documents showing that they have a permanent job and residence. The Jakarta Post asked some residents for their opinion on the issue.

Posted in Ramadan @ 17 November 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN meter readings 'often incorrect' State-owned power company PT PLN has acknowledged that electricity meter readings are often incorrect and give rise to unreasonable bills. It plans to implement a new system, but has warned that customers may face high bills as a result of arrears and unpaid usage as a consequence. "There will be a 'booming' of bills," Fahmi Mochtar, the general manager of the firm's Jakarta and Tangerang branch, said on Saturday.

Posted in General @ 04 October 2004 00:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia will celebrate its 59 anniversary on Tuesday and many people nationwide are planning to welcome the anniversary by holding festivities around the special day. The Jakarta Post talked to city residents on what they planned to do on Aug. 17.

Posted in History @ 17 August 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Voters complain about ink quality Voters in Greater Jakarta complained on Monday about the quality of the indelible ink used for the presidential election, claiming the ink easily washed off their hands. "I was able to wash off the ink with water right after casting my vote," said Julaeha of Margahayu subdistrict in East Bekasi district, Bekasi, West Java. Julaeha voted at polling station No. 63. Similar complaints were heard at other polling stations in the Margahayu and Jati Makmur subdistricts.

Posted in Elections @ 05 July 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three die in stampede, dozens injuries What supposedly to become a graceful moment turned out to be a fatal mess when a charity distribution to the poor asking for alms, ended up in a stampede in which three people were died and dozens were injured on Friday morning on Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. The fatalities were all women Fatimah, 60, Rodiah, 50, and Halimah, 45. Another victim Sumanah, 55, was in state of coma and was taken to Siaga Hospital in Pasar Minggu.

Posted in General @ 07 November 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two named suspects in train crash The Bogor Police named on Sunday a train driver and a passenger as suspects in the commuter train collision on Saturday along the Jakarta-Bogor route, in which two commuters were severely injured and at least 44 others suffered minor injuries. The police identified the suspects as Edi Siswanto, 41, the driver of train No. 490, and Darwin, 38, a passenger on train No. 488. Train No. 490 crashed into the back of train No. 488. The two are being held at Bogor Police Headquarters pending further investigation.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In the midst of a true anti-teroris atmosphere I was leaving for Jakarta today. Very early in the morning (read in the night) polisi was driving around Bogor with a hurry. The newspapers now reported that they are behind several terrorists in Surabaya, the same is happening with those in Bogor, because the police were in a hurry for a mass-arrest. I don’t know whether they actually found someone, probably they arrested a few for display in “Patrolli”.

Posted in Travel @ 08 August 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Heavy downpour brings anguish for Jakartans Heavy rains continued in parts of greater Jakarta on Monday, adding to the misery of thousands of residents already suffering from massive flooding for the past week, reports said.

Posted in Weather @ 04 February 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta brace for biggest flood Water levels at several water gates in Jakarta were rising rapidly, were at critical levels and were threatening to inundate the whole capital, officials said Friday.Director General for Water Resources of the ministry of regional settlement and infrastructure Hari Sidharta said the high water level was due to constant rain in the Greater Jakarta area, including Bogor, Tangerang, Bekasi and Depok.

Posted in Flooding @ 01 February 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More flood hit Jakarta Continuing overnight heavy downpour caused further flooding here, while power and telephone communications suffered in most parts of the city on Friday. The death toll is nationwide has reached 31, including nine in Greater Jakarta (another two are missing), 15 in East Java and seven in Bali.

Posted in Flooding @ 01 February 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cirebon train crash kills 41, injures 62 At least 41 people were killed and another 62 were injured after an incoming passenger train rammed into a locomotive in the railway station here early on Sunday. "The accident occurred because the train entered the station without waiting for our signal," head of Cirebon station Bijak Filsadjati told The Jakarta Post in his office.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 September 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two killed, 2 injured in Guntur bomb blast A powerful bomb blast ripped through the Acehnese students dormitory in South Jakarta on Thursday afternoon, killing two men instantly and injuring two others. The blast caused extensive damage to the building, reducing part of the Iskandar Muda Aceh dormitory to rubble.

Posted in Aceh conflict @ 10 May 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sujudi hopes no serious HMFD outbreak in Indonesia Minister of Health Achmad Sujudi asserted on Saturday that most Indonesian children have a strong resistance to infectious diseases thanks to various cultural and ecological factors. "Based on this fact I strongly hope that there will be no outbreak of infectious diseases such as HMFD (Hand Foot and Mouth Disease) which is caused by Enterovirus," Sujudi told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of the Healthy Indonesia 2010 ceremony at Pondok Indah Mall here.

Posted in Health @ 20 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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