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Seven suspected terrorists arrested in two days Police`s chief detective Comr. Gen. Sutarman said three suspected terrorists were killed and four other were arrested when police raided their hiding places in the Greater Jakarta area on Thursday and Friday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 15 March 2013 20:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands of workers hold rally in Jakarta Thousands of workers from the Indonesian Metal Workers Federation (FSPMI) of the greater Jakarta area (Jabodetabek) held a rally here on Wednesday, demanding social security benefits and refusing low wages. "The rally also marks the organization`s 14th anniversary celebration," said the organization`s President Said Iqbal.

Posted in Economy @ 06 February 2013 15:49 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


Indonesian government sets 2012 haj pilgrimage costs Following long discussions and deliberations, the Religious Ministry and Commission 8 of the House of Representatives set this year`s Haj Pilgrimage Cost (BPIH) at an average of US$ 3,617.

Posted in Religion @ 10 July 2012 13:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Around 100,000 workers rally in Jakarta A total of 100,000 workers participated in a rally covering several landmarks in Jakarta to commemorate World Labour Day, also known as May Day.

Posted in Protests @ 01 May 2012 14:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More heavy rain and floods expected in Jakarta Jakarta residents should be ready for likely flooding and traffic gridlocks in the coming days as the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) forecasts further rain to fall on the capital over the next three days.

Posted in Weather @ 04 April 2012 11:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A double tracked Pantura almost a reality An infrastructure project that was started back in the Dutch colonial era, will hopefully be rounded up in the coming years. What project took almost a century to be completed? The construction of a double tracked - now it's only a single track for the biggest part - railroad connection between Jakarta and Surabaya through the northern lowlands of Java Island.

Posted in Travel @ 28 August 2011 06:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Construction of Jakarta light rail to kick off soon? Where most metropolis in the world - inclusive of those in virtually all third-world-countries - already are 'equipped' with at least one form of mass rapid transit, Indonesia has do do it the railroad tracks that were laid down during the Dutch colonial period and buses that were put on the road for the first time when Suharto just became president.

Posted in Economy @ 27 March 2011 07:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police: 'We will shoot at protests near Bashir trial court' The police in Greater Jakarta has announced that it will use their firearms if demonstrations outside the South Jakarta court building get out of control. Today is the second day of the hearings of terrorist suspect Abu Bakar Bashir, a high-profile case. However the first ring of police is not armed, the second ring is, said police spokesperson Baharudin Djafar.

Posted in Terrorism @ 14 February 2011 02:03 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


More commuter trains for travelers in Greater Jakarta Seen the ever increasing number of passengers on the KRL commuter trains in Greater Jakarta, the state-owned company running the trains, PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek, will increase the number of trains as soon as possible. As early as next year, more trains will be running on the routes operated by the KRL commuter trains.

Posted in General @ 31 January 2011 06:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


President may expand Greater Jakarta area President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wants to expand Greater Jakarta - to perhaps as far as Sukabumi - to fight congestion in the capital, according to his spokesman. "The President plans to develop Jakarta. There will be an expansion to Purwakarta, Sukabumi and other areas to curb congestion in Jakarta," Presidential spokesman Julian Pasha told reporters on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 12 January 2011 02:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


51% of teenagers has sex before marriage The Population and Family Planning Agency BKKBN has released the results of a large survey held in several locations in the country. Statistics show that 51 percent of the teenagers in Jabodetabek (Greater Jakarta) has sex before marriage. The survey gave similar results in other areas of the country as well.

Posted in Health @ 28 November 2010 08:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


High speed train link for West Java province? A consortium comprising of almost 20 companies for the Hydrogen Hi-Speed Rail Super Highway (H2RSH) project is scheduled to start its feasibility study on Jan. 11, 2010, involving transportation experts from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

Posted in Travel @ 09 January 2010 01:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods in Jakarta after heavy rainstorms Heavy rainstorms have hit the greater Jakarta area overnight. Rain started to fall down from around 20.00 local time yesterday evening and did not stop until the early hours of today. Rain of this intensity and length is rare, since it is in the middle of the dry season in the area. The heavy rains caused some streets to flood immediately.

Posted in Weather @ 02 September 2009 02:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


90 illegal street racers fined in Jakarta The traffic police in the Greater Jakarta area has fined some 90 illegal street racers at several places in Jakarta early this morning. The police held raids on several locations where street races normally occur. Owners of 18 driver licenses and 72 STNK (vehicle registration cards) were handed out fines.

Posted in General @ 30 August 2009 04:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of kilograms of explosives in Bekasi house The police has started to clean out the house from hundreds of kilograms of explosives that were found inside the terrorist hide-out in the Nusaphala Indah housing complex in Bekasi, West Java province. The evacuation started around 07:30 local time and was witnessed by hundreds of locals which had flocked to the scene after two terrorists were killed there earlier today.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 August 2009 03:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta sweeps streets with nail-sweepers Cleaning the streets in Jakarta is almost impossible, but last night, members of the highway police of the Greater Jakarta Police swept the streets clean. Clean of nails that is. Jalan Gatot Subroto in the direction of Slipi and Kolong in Semanggi were cleaned by a special nail-weeper. The nail-sweeper only roamed the streets for a few hours from 23:30 to 02:00 local time, but during that time it managed to clean the streets of some two kilograms of nails.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 05 August 2009 03:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Active but unexploded bomb found at J.W. Marriott room An active but unexploded bomb was found in one of the guest rooms of the J.W. Marriott hotel in Mega Kuningan, Jakarta. The bomb was found after a special bomb squad searched the entire hotel after two bombs exploded earlier today, killing nine people.

Posted in Terrorism @ 17 July 2009 09:26 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


Motive for murder on Zulkarnaen moves to suspected corruption The motive in the murder case on Nasrudin Zulkarnaen which caused the head of the corruption watchdog KPK, Antasari Azhar, to be put on non-active because he is a suspect in the case, has now changed from a love triangle to suspected corruption. There is some evidence that connects Antasari and Zulkarnaen with Sigid Haryo Wibisono in a possible corruption case at the Department of Social Affairs.

Posted in Corruption @ 14 May 2009 16:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Antasari Azhar is familiar with some other suspects Antasari Azhar admits that he is familiar with a few other suspects in the murder case about the director of PT Putra Rajawali Banjaran (PRB) Nasrudin Zulkarnaen. But the head of the anti corruption commission KPK says he has done nothing wrong. A lawyer of Antasari, Juniver Girsang, was present at the second round of questions by the national police yesterday evening. He said that the investigation around Antasari has not yet come to the core and said it was just a formal investigation.

Posted in Crime @ 06 May 2009 06:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police investigates possible corruption at Situ Gintung The Greater Jakarta police is investigating the head of the Public Works department of Tangerang, Eddy Adolf Nicolas Malonda. He was called in relation to possible corruption with funds meant for the improvement of the Situ Gintung dam, which collapsed last week. A Jakarta police representative said that Eddy was called to give answers to some questions. "Until now the cooperation is optimal," he said.

Posted in Corruption @ 04 April 2009 03:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


MD82's; the Wings Air trash bin for air transport At the end of last year I was able to experience how it was to fly a brand new plane as well as a very old one in just a matter of days. That very old one was a short domestic flight from Jakarta to Yogyakarta with Indonesia Air Asia, while just several months earlier I had traveled from Yogyakarta to Kuala Lumpur with Air Asia in one of the newest planes - at that moment - in use with the airline. It was the new plane that fascinated me most, while I only thought about the old one a few months later.

Posted in Travel @ 22 January 2009 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Body of young woman found in suitcase along toll road A naked body of a young woman was found in a suitcase along the Wiyoto Wiyono toll road in Jakarta. The body shows a number of injuries, so it is assumed that the woman as murdered. Especially the head of the victim is heavily injured. The body was later today identified as Debi, which was from Aceh and had lived in Jakarta for the last seven years.

Posted in Crime @ 18 January 2009 14:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ecstasy factory found in North Jakarta appartment The anti-drugs unit from the Jakarta police succeeded in breaking down an ecstasy factory in an apartment in the Gading Mediterania complex in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Three people were arrested in the apartment. Police also found evidence in the form of 17 kilo's of marijuana (worth 1.1 million euro), 31.000 tablets of ecstasy (worth 390.000 euro) , chemicals and equipment to make the drugs.

Posted in Drugs @ 16 January 2009 03:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power supply problems to last until 2010 Indonesian state-owned power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara - or short PLN - will organize rolling blackouts in the greater Jakarta area between 11 and 25 July 2008 as announced earlier this month. But a spokesperson for PLN made clear that it might not be over after July 25, 2008, since the much needed new power plants that are currently being constructed near Rembang and Indramayu will only be operational in 2010.

Posted in Power supply @ 08 July 2008 12:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Rolling blackouts to hit Jakarta again for two weeks State owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will enforce rolling blackouts for at least two weeks between 11 and 25 July. This decision was forced following shortages in supply of power from two plants in Muarakarang and Tanjung Priok.

Posted in General @ 05 July 2008 03:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rolling blackouts hit Jakarta as power plants fail The state-owned power company PLN in the Greater Jakarta and Tangerang area has scheduled rolling blackouts until next week to overcome an acute shortage of power delivery caused by a number of big power plants in the Java-Bali system. The head of the Tangerang area, Azwar Lubis, said that the power outages were scheduled and are announced at the regional website of PLN as well.

Posted in Power supply @ 19 June 2008 05:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Straight through the 'Big Durian' by car What is the fastest way to get from the north of Jakarta to somewhere in the southern part of the city? That is a question which is hard to answer for a city like Jakarta. With some 15 million residents and several hundreds of square kilometers of city it often is such a big unorganized situation that you will not be able to just go somewhere to buy groceries or to pick someone up.

Posted in Travel @ 18 June 2008 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


FPI 'general' Machsuni arrested in Cirebon The regional police has finally arrested the 'general' of the FPI (Front Pembela Islam) Mohammad Machsuni Kaloko (40) in the Pondok Griya housing complex in Cirebon, western Java. Machsuni was on a list of 20 people that are fugitive after the June 1 incident at Monas in Jakarta. The police ensured that Machsuni was one of the instigators of the violence between members of the FPI and a peaceful demonstration for religious freedom.

Posted in General @ 13 June 2008 16:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


1.500 police arrest 49 members of radical Islamic FPI An overwhelming police force of some 1.500 personnel have finally made 49 arrests among members of the radical Islamic FPI (Islamic Defenders Front) in Jakarta after last Sundays attack on a peaceful demonstration in the city. The arrests were done in an orderly manner without any resistance from members of the FPI. The action was directly overseen by the head of the police of Metro Jaya, the Greater Jakarta police, Adang Firman. He first just wanted to arrest 10 people.

Posted in General @ 04 June 2008 03:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


World Bank: 'Jakarta sinks 4-6 cm every year' Every year the area of greater Jakarta sinks with some four to six centimeters because of extraction of ground water. This should also stimulate the government to do something about living environments, according to the World Bank. "Extraction of ground water is worst in industrial areas where water with depths up to 100 meters is taken out, like in the Cengkareng industrial area," said Hong Joo Hahm, an infrastructure specialist of the World Bank in Jakarta.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 02 June 2008 07:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands protest against upcoming fuel price hike Thousands of demonstrators have protested against the planned fuel price hikes this afternoon. Most of the demonstrators had gathered in front of the Presidential Merdeka palace in Jakarta. Another favorite place for the demonstrators was in front of the main government building in Jakarta. The demonstrators demanded that the government agreed with a list of seven demands they made, one of them was not raising the fuel prices. They also demanded lower food prices and free health care and education.

Posted in Protests @ 21 May 2008 16:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to restrict Carrefour, Matahari expansion Indonesia is planning to introduce a law that will restrict new stores for hypermarket operators including Carrefour SA and PT Matahari Putra Prima as soon as next month in a bid to protect small retailers, said Mari Pangestu, Minister of Trade. Hypermarket operators will have to obtain clearance from the Ministry of Public Works before being allowed to open new stores, told Mari in an interview in Kuala Lumpur.

Posted in Economy @ 29 May 2007 10:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Money on the way for flood victims in Java The European Commission on February 7 said it was sending some 600,000 Euro in emergency aid to help the victims of ongoing floods in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. EU funds will be used to provide some 340,000 most affected people with food, clean water, emergency shelter and health services.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 February 2007 02:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta wilts in unseasonal hot spell Well into what should be the rainy season, Jakarta is suffering through record-high temperatures, and experts warn residents they can expect more of the same.The Meteorological and Geophysics Agency says Jakarta has recently seen temperatures as high as 36 degrees Celsius. Normally, the temperature in the city stays below 32 degrees in January.R

Posted in Weather @ 14 January 2007 07:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: '100 percent ownership for private sector' Indonesian Transportation Minister Hatta Rajasa assured investors Wednesday that private firms -- both local and foreign -- would still be allowed to own up to 100 percent of infrastructure projects despite the upcoming amendment of the existing transportation legislation. "I can assure you that there will be no change to the 100 percent private-sector ownership principle in transportation-sector projects," Hatta told the press yesterday (Nov 1) after addressing a discussion held in conjunction with the "Indonesia Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition 2006".

Posted in Economy @ 03 November 2006 03:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plans to build national railway network The Indonesian government plans to build a railway network on the country's major islands to help speed economic development, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The railway projects would include the expansion of existing networks in Java and Sumatra and the construction of new ones in Kalimantan , Sulawesi and parts of Papua.

Posted in Economy @ 20 September 2006 15:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


PKS wants women-only cars in railway law The Muslim-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) has proposed that the railway law require every train provide a women-only car to prevent sexual harassment of female passengers. A member of the special committee on the railway law from the PKS faction, Abdul Hakim, said Friday that the measure was needed because of the "inhumane conditions" of most train cars, especially in the greater Jakarta area.

Posted in General @ 16 July 2006 15:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


SBY puts bird flu death toll at 7 President said on Monday that seven people had died in the country from bird flu, announcing a higher death toll than the World Health Organization, which puts the number of confirmed fatalities at five.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 November 2005 10:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-terror officers deployed to villages again The Indonesian Military (TNI) is reactivating its intelligence unit that used to work within the community to help the police fight terrorism. The military unit, comprising non-commissioned officers known as Babinsa, would gather all information required to help prevent acts of terrorism, TNI chief Gen. Endriartono Sutarto announced.

Posted in Terrorism @ 09 November 2005 07:07 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


Industries feel pinch from massive blackouts The massive blackouts that swept parts of Java and Bali islands have caused industries to suffer billions of rupiah in financial losses due to disruptions in their operations. The Indonesian Textile Association estimated that more than 100 spinning, weaving and garment industries in Greater Jakarta suffered losses of about 55 billion rupiah.

Posted in General @ 19 August 2005 14:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Starbucks will open two new outlets in Jakarta Indonesia's PT Sari Coffee, a unit of listed PT Mitra Adi Perkasa, will open two Starbucks outlets later this month in Jakarta, an official with Sari Coffee said Tuesday. Sari Coffee will open an outlet at a new upmarket shopping mall in the southern Jakarta satellite town of Pondok Indah, and open its first drive-through store along the busy Jakarta-Cikarang toll road, said Kiki Soewarso, the company's public relations manager.

Posted in General @ 02 August 2005 10:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Germany to provide US$66m soft loan for Jakarta train service The German government plans to provide 52 million euros (US$66 million) in loans and grants for the improvement of commuter train services in Greater Jakarta. The funds, provided through the German Development Bank (KfW), will be used to finance the assembly of 10 trains and their engines, and is expected to be agreed upon in December.

Posted in General @ 09 November 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Matahari to open 50 hypermarkets over 5 years Indonesian retailer PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA.JK) said Thursday it plans to invest around one trillion rupiah ($1=IDR9,145) over the next five years to expand its business. "This investment will include a plan to open up to 50 new hypermarkets across the country," Matahari said in a statement. Matahari, which has a 20% share of the domestic retail industry excluding traditional markets, has opened eight supermarkets and seven department stores this year.

Posted in Economy @ 24 September 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Customers to pay fee for routine electrical inspection Households in the Greater Jakarta area will have to pay a fee of Rp 40,000 to Rp 60,000 (about EUR 5,40), starting next month, for a routine check on their domestic electrical supply to help maintain safety, an official said. "Incorrect installation of electrical facilities can cause accidents, including fire. A routine check on the facility can protect customers," Johnny Simandjuntak, operational director at the Directorate General of Electricity said on Monday.

Posted in General @ 27 July 2004 00:04 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


Awareness key to dengue prevention The frantic clean-up drives and fumigation of neighborhoods affected by the dengue fever outbreak will do little to stem the disease if people do not change their living habits, said a health official. "People tend to forget the danger of dengue fever if there are no victims in their neighborhood in the off season, while they clean their houses in a panic when somebody dies nearby," said head of the Tanah Abang Community Health Center Dr. Benny Patuwo.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 18 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


YLKI warns of rocky Idul Fitri journeys The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) warned holidaymakers on Monday not to expect a smooth journey, with disruptions likely no matter the type of land transportation. Tulus Abadi, who is coordinating the YLKI's Idul Fitri exodus monitoring team, said the myriad problems afflicting land transportation, primarily trains and buses, had yet to be properly addressed by the government.

Posted in Ramadan @ 18 November 2003 00:02 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


Power crisis adds to Jakarta woes A widespread blackout in the Indonesian capital and the surrounding West Java towns has underscored Jakarta's failure to build power infrastructure to keep pace with the growing demand. It has reinforced fears that a power crisis is looming in the country, especially as government has hardly managed to attract any new foreign investors into the power sector over the last five years. The blackout had left much of greater Jakarta in total darkness for about six hours on Thursday night.

Posted in Power supply @ 16 September 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cow dung served as MPR breakfast Dozens of students from several universities in Greater Jakarta sent a bag of cow's feces to members of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) staying at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Central Jakarta to protest the legislators' poor performance during the Annual Session. "We have been disappointed to see that ever since the first day of the session, there have been clandestine attempts (from some of MPR's members) to scrap the amendments of the Constitution," said Rico Marbun, chairman of the University of Indonesia's Student Executive Body (BEM).

Posted in Protests @ 03 August 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mobs burn hotels in Puncak resort, 41 detained Around 2,000 mobs armed with sticks and gasoline bombs torched hotels and vandalized suspected brothels in a popular mountain resort town of Puncak in Greater Jakarta area, police said. The riots late Saturday in Cisarua regency of Puncak resort area, about 60 kilometers south of Jakarta, were apparently sparked by local anger at prostitution in the area, state news agency Antara reported.

Posted in Violence @ 21 April 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bandung to Jakarta trains resume service All trains plying the Bandung to Jakarta route resumed regular service on Tuesday following a landslide that caused railway tracks in the Cibatu area, West Java, to slip on Monday.

Posted in Flooding @ 13 February 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More floods hit Greater Jakarta Heavy rain in the Greater Jakarta area over the past 24 hours has caused more flooding, adding to the misery of thousands of city dwellers. The water level in several parts of Jakarta, Bekasi and Tangerang reached depths of between 30 centimeters and one meter.

Posted in Flooding @ 11 February 2002 00:01 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


Diesel fuel crisis hits Central Java, Jakarta A shortage in supplies of diesel fuel is being experienced again in parts of Java but state oil company Pertamina insisted on Saturday that the supply was sufficient for the next three weeks. Pertamina suspects that the problem lies in the transportation system which is controlled by the private sector. This time the hardest hit by the shortage is Central Java. In Jakarta, an undersupply of diesel fuel has been reported in West and East Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 27 August 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protesters threaten to storm House building Thousands of supporters of President Abdurrahman Wahid threatened on Tuesday to storm the House of Representatives (DPR) building should the House decide, at its plenary session on Wednesday, to call for a special session of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) to impeach the President.

Posted in Protests @ 30 May 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Expert warns of high cost of subway A overseas expert warned on Tuesday of the price the city would have to pay for its Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) or subway system, saying the project would be barely feasible. Director for International Affairs at Japan's Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA) Kunio Kawakami told a seminar on the Indonesian railway system here that there were only a few subway systems worldwide whose operating income exceeded operating costs.

Posted in General @ 07 February 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta taxi operators to buy 20,000 Daewoo cars Taxi operators in Greater Jakarta have agreed to buy up to 20,000 Daewoo cars to replace their aging taxis. The Association of Land Transportation Owners (Organda)'s Jakarta chapter, representing taxi operators, signed a memorandum of understanding with PT Daewoo Motor on Tuesday on the purchase of the cars.

Posted in General @ 28 November 2000 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prosecutors fail to jail Tommy The threat to jail former president Soeharto's youngest son Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra by force should he fail to surrender himself proved to be empty on Friday as Tommy was declared "lost" by prosecutors, after he successfully evaded receiving the presidential decree rejecting his plea for pardon. Attorney General Marzuki Darusman, however, said that he believed Tommy had not fled the country and would meet the deadline on Monday. "An arrest warrant has been issued, but we are not assuming that he's escaped. We still believe that he is in Jakarta. "If he fails to show up on Monday, we'll get him through a police manhunt," Marzuki told The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Politics @ 04 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blackout affects activities in Greater Jakarta Hundreds of thousands, or perhaps millions, of people in several parts of Jakarta and Tangerang had their routines interrupted for hours on Monday after a blackout occurred at 10:55 a.m. The total loss suffered by customers of state electricity firm PT PLN during the four-hour electricity failure could reach billions of rupiah. Main streets in the capital witnessed heavy traffic congestion when traffic lights stopped working.

Posted in General @ 08 May 2000 09:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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