Kamis, 31 Oktober 2019

Bogor Mayor: Greater Jakarta Needs Special Minister - English

Bogor Mayor: Greater Jakarta Needs Special Minister - English

TEMPO.CO, JakartaBogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto suggests having a special minister to handle the Greater Jakarta Area, which covers Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi. Right now, the area is divided into three provinces with three different governors.

"I have made this suggestion from a long time ago, and in my opinion, whether or not the capital is moved to Kalimantan, the Greater Jakarta Area still needs special treatment," he said in an interview with Tempo, Monday, October 28. 

Bima said that Greater Jakarta is the nation's biggest industrial area with the strongest economic engine. A special minister, he said, could make the areas' mobility more focused and better regulated.

According to Bima, how the area had been handled so far had caused chaos and unorderly.

"The city governments should communicate with one another to integrate everything," he argued. 

One particular chaotic treatment, he said, is regarding the LRT construction. The trains would eventually connect numerous districts in the Greater Jakarta Area, but "where is the coordination [between governors]? They don’t seem to care," he said.  

Mahfuzulloh Al Murtadho

2019-10-30 13:22:00Z

Selasa, 22 Oktober 2019

Depok Police Arrest Man for Offering Online Prostitution - English

Depok Police Arrest Man for Offering Online Prostitution - English

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Depok City Police Department uncovered online prostitution practices. Through social media, the procurers offered women as sex workers.

"We have arrested one suspect with the initials `MR` (21) and his victim, `H` (22), at Margonda Residence 2 Apartment," Depok Police Chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Azis Andriansyah said in an official statement Tempo received on Monday, October 21.

Azis said they received public reports from people who were disturbed and discomforted by the prostitution practice in the apartment building.

The police arrested the pimp and one prostitute, confiscating evidence in the form of Rp600,000 in cash and two mobile phones.

Suspect MR is charged with trafficking as regulated by article 11 in Law No. 21 of 2007. He is threatened with a maximum jail sentence of up to 15 years.


2019-10-22 06:30:00Z

Jumat, 18 Oktober 2019

Illiterate woman in Depok defrauded, sells house for Rp 300,000 - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Illiterate woman in Depok defrauded, sells house for Rp 300,000 - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

It never crossed Arpah’s mind that at the age of 63-year-old she would have to fight for her rights in court. The Depok, West Java, resident did not realize that she sold a plot of land, along with her house, for only Rp 300,000 (US$21).

Due to her illiteracy, she was manipulated into signing documents that transferred the ownership of her property to other people. The alleged culprit was a stepchild of her very own neighbor.

“Until the end of my life, I will not let this go. I want everything returned to what it used to be,” she said on Wednesday as quoted by

The incident dates back to 2015.

Back then, Arpah was the owner of a 299-square-meter plot of land on Jl. Ridwan Rais in Beji district. She sold 196 sq.m of her land to her neighbor, leaving only 103 sq.m for herself.

Not long after the transaction was completed, the neighbor’s step-child, identified as AKJ, 26, reportedly came over to Arpah and asked her to come with him to a public notary in Bogor, also in West Java.

Because she can neither read nor write, Arpah followed everything AKJ told her to do, including signing some documents.

“Yes, he came to my house and asked me to come along with him to a public notary. When I was there, they asked me to put my sign on some documents. I didn’t understand; I can’t read,” she said.

“I didn’t know what that was for. I thought it was some other documents to complete the transaction of the 196 sq.m plot of land I just sold,” she added.

Shortly after Arpah signed the document, AKJ allegedly gave her Rp 300,000 and asked her to go home.

Later she discovered that the document was apparently an ownership certificate over the remaining 103 sq.m of land – she had accidentally “sold” her land and house for Rp 300,000. She came to realize this when someone from a bank asked her to leave her house because it is no longer hers.

Since then, Arpah was left without a roof over her head. She had no choice but to seek refuge with her children or her other relatives.

With the help of her lawyer, Agung, Arpah brought the dispute to the Depok District Court in 2018 with the hope that she could get her land and house back.

The court, however, ruled in favor of Arpah’s neighbor because he had legitimate proof that the land ownership has been handed over to him.

“We’re still working on other efforts; now we’re making a report to the Depok Police for alleged fraud against AKJ,” Agung said as reported by earlier this week.

“We have no idea about AKJ’s whereabouts,” he added, noting that he has provided as proof a letter from AKJ from a few years back stating his promise to compensate Arpah for her loss.

Depok Police spokesperson Adj. Comr. Firdaus confirmed the report, saying that the police have started investigating the case.

“Yes, we have questioned seven witnesses to probe the case; we’re also investigating the public notary,” he said, reports on Thursday. (vla)

2019-10-18 07:13:00Z