Summary Jakarta. "We have invested a lot, including our recruitment of 4,457 sanitation workers, and the purchases of garbage trucks... and supporting units," Bandjar Marpaung, the head of the Sanitation Service Association (Hipenlasih) -- a trade group representing some 25 waste management firms that worked as contractors for the Jakarta administration -- said in Jakarta on Monday. "[The city] has inflicted losses on us with the termination of the contracts."
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Summary Jakarta. Maria Elizabeth Liman, the president director of beef importer Indoguna Utama, has been charged with funneling Rp 1.3 billion ($113,750) in bribes to former PKS chairman Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq, who last December was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for his involvement in the case . "The money disbursed or promised [to Luthfi] was given so that he would use his influence among officials at the Ministry of Agriculture [to] approve or propose [increases] in the beef import quota for 2013," prosecutor Supardi said as she read out the indictment during a hearing at the Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday.
Summary A still from the official trailer of 'Soekarno - Indonesia Merdeka.' The Central Jakarta Commercial Court has handed over the rights to a popular biopic about Indonesia's founding president to his second daughter Rachmawati Sukarnoputri after a months-long legal dispute over the film's content. Based on the verdict, the court ruled that producer Raam Punjabi and director Hanung Bramantyo have violated the intellectual rights of the Sukarno family.
Summary The case of the murder of Ade Sara Angelina Suroto, a student at Bunda Mulia University, was transferred from the Bekasi Police to the Jakarta Police on Tuesday, as the locations linked to her killing are in Jakarta. Rikwanto said on Tuesday. The transfer was conducted in order to ease the investigation and coordination with the courts, he said, adding that the two alleged perpetrators, Hafitd and Assyifa, would also be transferred to Jakarta Police headquarters.
Summary The Jakarta Composite Index added 26.97, or 0.6 percent, to 4,704.21, halting a two-day, 0.2 percent decline. The rupiah strengthened to 11,384 against the US dollar from 11,449 on Monday, data from Bank Indonesia showed. The yield on the ten-year government note fell to 8.2032 percent from 8.2992 percent, according to data from the Indonesia Bond Pricing Agency.
Summary Jakarta. Its net interest income -- the difference from payments to depositors and the amount it receives from loans -- rose 31 percent to Rp 4.78 trillion. "Last year was a tough year for us as it was filled with political agendas in the first half, while the rising BI [Bank Indonesia] rate affected us in the second half," said Bien Subiantoro, president director at BJB, in the statement.
Summary Jakarta. Tata Motors will be rolling out its microbus public transportation vehicles in Indonesia by the end of the month, as the Indian carmaker tries to take a bigger share of the auto market in the Southeast Asian nation.
Summary Jakarta. Muhammad Khayam, director for basic chemicals at the Industry Ministry, said the government considers the petrochemical industry to be one of three sectors in which value-added programs should be put in place. "We consider the petrochemical industry to be crucial to the backbone of our economy," he added.
Summary Jakarta. Last year, Jasa Marga opened two new routes, including the Bali Mandara toll road, which extends from Nusa Dua to Ngurah Rai International Airport and Benoa, and the JORR W2 from Kebon Jeruk to Ciledug in Jakarta. Profit at the company declined to Rp 1.33 trillion last year due to growing expenses.
Summary Jakarta. Iraq's oil output currently stands at around 3 million barrels per day and is projected to reach 9 million bpd by 2020, which suggests that the Middle Eastern country has plenty of reserves to supply more crude oil. The supply guarantee, according to Jero, will serve as impetus for the Indonesian government to build another oil refinery as part of its attempt to strengthen the nation's energy security.
Summary (Antara/Iggoy el Fitra). The Riau Police are looking into 30 cases of the slash-and-burn forest clearing in Riau province, with the number of cases surpassing the 18 deforestation cases of 2013. Agus Rianto said on Tuesday in Jakarta. As of Tuesday, the Riau Police had named 34 individuals as suspects in forest fire cases in 12 regencies and cities in the province.
Summary Students of four universities grouped under the Jakarta Bird Walk, have called on bird lovers to allow birds to live freely in the natural environment. The Jakarta Bird Walk has organized monthly bird watching events since last May in different open green spaces (RTH), giving university students the opportunity to see birds flying free. Echi said the students were proud of being true bird lovers and their main mission was to identify all the bird species that call the city home.
Summary Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated Anas Effendi, who was previously demoted from a former position, as the new West Jakarta mayor on Tuesday, showing the public an example second chances in his campaign to reform the city's bureaucracy. On Tuesday, however, Anas assumed his new post as West Jakarta mayor, replacing Fatahillah, who was appointed as West Jakarta mayor last year. "I want to give [Anas] a second chance. He has to be better than before and he promised me that he will be," Jokowi told reporters after the inauguration.