Transjakarta opens three routes

Transjakarta opens three new routes
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Jakarta | Fri, November 2, 2018 | 05:43 pm
Transjakarta opens three new routes
Transjakarta Buses line up to pick passengers at Harmoni bus stop, Central Jakarta, on July 13. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)
City-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta has officially launched three new routes to add to its expanding bus rapid transit system, the new routes connect with existing routes in a bid to improve passenger mobility.

The three new routes are from Blok M in South Jakarta to Rempoa in South Tangerang, Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta to Batu Sari in West Jakarta and Senen Bus Terminal in Central Jakarta to Bunderan Senayan in South Jakarta. Five medium-sized buses called minitrans will serve each route.

“The new routes are integrated with other Transjakarta routes,” Transjakarta operational director Daud Joseph said on Friday as reported by kompas.com.

The Blok M- Rempoa service connects with Transjakarta corridor 1A serving Blok M to Kota, corridor 13A serving Blok M to Ciledug and corridor 6N from Ragunan to Blok M and corridor 8D Blok M to Joglo. Meanwhile, Tanah Abang to Batu Sari passengers can also use the service from other routes including corridor 3 from Kalideres to Pasar Baru, corridor 8 Lebak Bulus to Harmoni and corridor 9 serving Pinangranti to Pluit.

The new Senen to Bunderan Senayan route is integrated with several routes such as corridor 1A serving Blok M to Kota, 6H from Lebak Bulus-Media , 9D Pasar Minggu-Tanah Abang and 5A from Kampung Melayu to Grogol.

“The service operates from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.,” Daud added.

Topics :transjakarta, Jakarta-traffic, Transportation

Analysis text:

1. What is the text about?

The text about Transjakarta opens 3 new routes to add to its expanding bus rapid transit system, the new routes connect with existing routes in a bid to improve passenger mobility.

2. What is the purpose of the author?

To inform the readers about the three new routes. Especially the user of Transjakarta bus.

3. What is the evidence?

The three new routes are from Blok M in South Jakarta to Rempoa in South Tangerang, Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta to Batu Sari in West Jakarta and Senen Bus Terminal in Central Jakarta to Bunderan Senayan in South Jakarta. Five medium-sized buses called minitrans will serve each route.

It the three new routes that provides from Transjakarta. So the passenger can be on or find the bus on the three new routes easyly.

4. How is the argumentation?

“The service operates from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.,” Daud added.

It means that everyone or everypeple can used Transjakarta as their transportations. Students can used it to go to school, back to home again. Or workers go to office, and etc.

5. Is it bad or good article? Why?

It’s good article. Because facilitate people to do their activities. And it’s more effective to handle stuck on traffic jam.

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Two named suspects for producing illegal liquor

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Jakarta | Fri, November 2, 2018 | 04:59 pm

Two named suspects for producing illegal liquor

Thousands of bottles of bootleg liquor are destroyed at Alun-alun Cicalengka in Bandung regency, West Java, on April 19. (JP/Arya Dipa)

The Bekasi Police have arrested two people and named them suspects for allegedly running a home factory that produced illegal liquor in Bekasi, West Java.

The two suspects, a 37-year-old and a 30-year-old, were arrested during a raid at a house in Vila Taman Kartini, East Bekasi district, on Thursday. The police estimated that the home industry had a monthly revenue of up to Rp 200 million (US$13,389).

“The amount of liquor that the suspects produced was pretty big,” Bekasi Police chief Sr. Comr. Indarto said as reported by tempo.co on Thursday.

The raid came following a tip-off from local residents who suspected illicit activities were taking place in the house. In the raid, investigators found 100 drums of ciu (fermented sugarcane liquor), each filled with 100 liters of the liquor.

The home industry produced 20 cardboard containers per day, with each container storing 24 bottles of liquor, Indarto said.

The suspects claimed the liquor did not use harmful substances and that only safe substances, like rice, sugar and water, were used.

The police would analyze samples of the liquor at the National Police forensics lab, Indarto said, as the suspects did not hold a permit for the production of liquor.

The suspects face 15 years in prison if found guilty of violating the 2009 law on consumer protection.

Analysis text :

1. What is the text about?

The text about Police have arrested two people and named them suspects for allegedly running a home factory that produced illegal liquor in Bekasi, West Java.

2. What is the purpose of the author?

To inform the readers about this information.

3. What is the evidence?

In the raid, investigators found 100 drums of ciu (fermented sugarcane liquor), each filled with 100 liters of the liquor.

The home industry produced 20 cardboard containers per day, with each container storing 24 bottles of liquor.

4. How about the argumentation?

“The police would analyze samples of the liquor at the National Police forensics lab, Indarto said, as the suspects did not hold a permit for the production of liquor”.

The result of sample of the liquor will give an evidence. And then if it real liquor the suspects face 15 years in prison if found guilty of violating the 2009 law on consumer protection.

5. Is it bad or good article? Why?

It’s bad article. Because it contain an information about bad habit. They produced and sell a liquor. This very danger to other people and himself. And it prohibited in law.

Floods, landslide kill nine in West Sumatera, Riau

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Padang/Pekanbaru | Sun, October 14, 2018 | 06:23 pm

Floods, landslide kill nine in West Sumatra, Riau
Residents look at a damaged road in Mandailing Natal regency in North Sumatra following a flash flood and a landslide on Friday. (Courtesy of BNPB/-)

At least nine people have died and others are missing in West Sumatra and Riau after floods and landslides struck several areas in the two provinces following hard rain during the transition into the rainy season.

In West Sumatra, authorities reported eight fatalities: five in Tanahdatar regency and three in Padangpariaman. Meanwhile, a joint search and rescue team is still looking for a person reported missing.

The three victims in Tanahdatar—33-year-old Rani, who was pregnant, and her two sons Moch. Steve Efendi, 10, and 2.5-year-old Aris—were presumably killed when Batang Sinamar River overflowed and a landslide hit the family’s home on Thursday. Their bodies were discovered on Friday morning.

The search and rescue team found another two victims, Erizal Efendi, 55, and Yernida, 56, on Saturday. Meanwhile, Yernida’s husband, Daswirman, was still missing

“We are still looking for him,” West Sumatra Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) officer Rumainur told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Rokan Hulu regency of Riau, water overflowing from the rivers Rokan and Tibawan inundated dozens of houses in Rokan IV Koto district and dragged away 50-year-old Mawardi on Wednesday, who was found dead by a search and rescue team a day later.

“He, who used a walking stick due to his disability, was reported missing by his family when the Tibawan River overflowed; therefore, we dispatched a team to look for him,” Rokan IV Koto district head M. Abrar said on Sunday.

Floods and landslides in both provinces were caused by high rainfall over several days as the area is transitioning into the rainy season. Hazardous weather condition are expected to last for several weeks.

Apart from West Sumatra and Riau, flash floods and landslides also occurred in North Sumatra, where at least 23 people have been found dead. (kuk/evi)

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Analysis text:

1. What is the text about?

The text tell about floods, that kill nine people in West Sumatera, Riau.

2. What is the purpose of the author?

The author inform the reader about the accident and it kill nine people in Sumatera.

3. How the argumentation?

Floods and landslides in both provinces were caused by high rainfall over several days as the area is transitioning into the rainy season. Hazardous weather condition are expected to last for several weeks.

Apart from West Sumatra and Riau, flash floods and landslides also occurred in North Sumatra, where at least 23 people have been found dead. (kuk/evi)

4. How about the evidence?

The three victims in Tanahdatar—33-year-old Rani, who was pregnant, and her two sons Moch. Steve Efendi, 10, and 2.5-year-old Aris—were presumably killed when Batang Sinamar River overflowed and a landslide hit the family’s home on Thursday. Their bodies were discovered on Friday morning.

The search and rescue team found another two victims, Erizal Efendi, 55, and Yernida, 56, on Saturday. Meanwhile, Yernida’s husband, Daswirman, was still missing.

Meanwhile, in Rokan Hulu regency of Riau, water overflowing from the rivers Rokan and Tibawan inundated dozens of houses in Rokan IV Koto district and dragged away 50-year-old Mawardi on Wednesday, who was found dead by a search and rescue team a day later.

5. Is it bad or good article? Why?

It’s bad article, because this information about disasters that happened in Riau, West Sumatera. And it have kill nine people and the others still missing.

Teacher deplore demolition of school in front of children

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Jakarta | Fri, October 19, 2018 | 07:34 pm

Teachers deplore demolition of school in front of children
Authorities dismantle the Tunas Bina early childhood education school in Tamansari, West Jakarta, on Oct. 18. The school building was reportedly dismantled as part of the capital’s Kota Tua revitalization program. (kompas.com/Rima Wahyuningrum)

Teachers of early childhood education school Tunas Bina in Tamansari, West Jakarta, have deplored the sudden demolition of the school building by Public Order Agency personnel and city officials on Wednesday.

One of the teachers, Heni Suhaeni, said the administrations of West Jakarta and Tamansari district had announced the plan to demolish old buildings in the area in May to welcome the 2018 Asian Games.

“The teachers supported the plan, but they asked the administration to look for a new place for them,” Heni said on Friday.

They also asked the administration not to move them during the Ramadan season.

The teachers and students were surprised that the officials decided to demolish the building on Wednesday without giving them prior notice.

“Why didn’t they execute the plan when we were relocated to the mosque? Why was it held during school hours? I would’ve asked the students not to come to school if I had known the building would be demolished,” Heni said as quoted by kompas.com.

The children have been temporarily relocate to Al-Ikhlas Mosque, located within the Tamansari district office complex.

The district administration is set to build a replacement school on vacant land in the area.

“We are grateful that the children have a place to study,” Heni said.

Meanwhile, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Thursday that he had removed Firman Ibrahim from his position as Tamansari district head because of the incident.

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Analysis text:

1. What is the text about?

The text about teacher who deplore demolition in front of the class, because the school building will be demolish.

2. What is the purpose of the author?

The author want to inform the readers about this Incident. That the teachers and students were surprised that the officials decided to demolish the building on Wednesday without giving them prior notice.

3. How he give the argumentation?

One of the teachers, Heni Suhaeni, said the administrations of West Jakarta and Tamansari district had announced the plan to demolish old buildings in the area in May to welcome the 2018 Asian Games.

“The teachers supported the plan, but they asked the administration to look for a new place for them” but the teachers and students were surprised that the officials decided to demolish the building on Wednesday without giving them prior notice.

4. How is the evidence?

The official demolish school building without giving them prior notice. They (the students and teachers) have been temporarily relocate to Al-Ikhlas Mosque, located within the Tamansari district office complex.

5. Is it bad or good article? Why?

It’s bad article. Because, the incident make school especially students and teachers was surprise that their school will be demolish without giving them prior notice. And make them move mosque when they study in the classroom.

Only 5 percent of Jakarta’s children physically fit says official

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Jakarta | Wed, October 17, 2018 | 01:13 pm

Only 5 percent of Jakarta's children physically fit, says officialChildren play at an integrated child-friendly public space (RPTRA) in Krendang, West Jakarta, in this Sept. 18, 2017 file photograph. (Antara/Makna Zaezar)

Jakarta’s children face high health risks, as only 5 percent are deemed to be physically fit, a youth official has said.

“In a metropolis lilke Jakarta, only five percent of children have been deemed to be in a very good state of physical fitness. That [low percentage indicates] a very high [health] risk,” said undersecretary for sports mainstreaming Raden Isnanta at the Youth and Sports Ministry, as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

He said that parents opted to drive their children to school so they would feel fresh. “But it’s not refreshing when [parents] fight over parking spaces near the school gates,” Isnanta said, adding that the ministry planned to introduce several healthy living programs for children.

He said only about 27 percent of all Indonesians were physically active and that the ministry’s sports development index showed only 18 percent were physically fit.

“Even in international studies, Indonesia is one of the laziest in [terms of] physical activity from 100 surveyed countries,” Isnanta added.

“We can’t deny that our citizens are [physically] very lazy. People use ojek [motorcycle taxi] to go to the market, order food using Go-Food…,” he said, referring to ride-hailing company Go-jek’s food delivery service.

He said that Indonesians only walked an average 3,000 steps per day, whereas the most active were residents of Hong Kong, China, who walked an average 7,000 steps per day.

Nutrition, Sports and Fitness Association (ANOKI) chairman Mury Kuswari said that balanced nutrition and physical activity were the keys to a healthier generation.

Mury said that children should be physically active for a minimum of 30 minutes per day and at least five days per week. (ami)

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Analysis text:

1. What is the text about?

The text tell the opinion from ‘official about percentage of Jakarta’s children fit

2. What is the purpose of the author?

The author want to inform the reader about the importance health of children.  Especially in this modern era

3. How is the argumentation?

Raden Isnanta at the Youth and Sports Ministry, as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com. said Only about 27 percent of all Indonesians were physically active and that the ministry’s sports development index showed only 18 percent were physically fit.

“Even in international studies, Indonesia is one of the laziest in [terms of] physical activity from 100 surveyed countries,” Isnanta added.

He said that Indonesians only walked an average 3,000 steps per day, whereas the most active were residents of Hong Kong, China, who walked an average 7,000 steps per day.

4. How is the evidence?

We can’t deny that our citizens are [physically] very lazy. People use ojek [motorcycle taxi] to go to the market, order food using Go-Food…,” referring to ride-hailing company Go-jek’s food delivery service.

It’s make people in Indonesia only stay at home and enjoy their delivery service. So it can make our healthy low.

5. Is it bad or good article? Why?

It’s bad article. As a young generation healthy or fit is important. We know about it but it’s difficult to applicate it. Many technology that can handle our activities but we must minimalist it.

So, as Mury said that children should be physically active for a minimum of 30 minutes per day and at least five days per week. (ami)

Children tortured, help Captive by ‘charity foundation’

Children tortured, held captive by ‘charity foundation’
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Jakarta | Tue, September 25, 2018 | 03:48 pm
The suspects are facing child abuse and human trafficking charges as stipulated under the 2014 Child Protection Law and the 2007 Human Trafficking Law. (Shutterstock/File)
The South Tangerang Police have rescued three people, including two minors, who were reportedly held captive and tortured for five days at the dubious Khusnul Khotimah charity foundation in Pondok Aren district, South Tangerang, Banten.
The victims, identified as GP, 16, SA, 16, and Dona Ardiana, 21, were allegedly beaten, spat on, kicked in the face and splashed with tea by their abductors, according to the police.
“They are currently undergoing trauma therapy,” said South Tangerang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Ferdy Irawan on Monday as reported by kompas.com.
The police have arrested foundation member Dedi, 25, and foundation owner Abdul Rojak, 33. The third suspect, Haerudin, 27, a friend of the owner who is also a contract worker at the South Tangerang Transportation Agency, is still at large.
The suspects are facing child abuse and human trafficking charges as stipulated under the 2014 Child Protection Law and the 2007 Human Trafficking Law. They could be sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment if found guilty by the court.
The police said they were still trying to verify the legitimacy of the foundation with the Law and Human Rights Ministry because the foundation had failed to provide the necessary legal documents and could not account for its funds.
The case came to light when Dedi reportedly abducted SA and GP — who he allegedly caught carrying donation envelopes belonging to the foundation — from Jl. Panglima Polim in South Jakarta on Sept. 1. The foundation suspected the two children were collecting money under the foundation’s name, despite having left in July.
On Sept. 5, GP’s parents received word that GP was being held captive, and asked for his return but the foundation demanded a Rp 18 million (US$1,200) ransom. So instead, GP’s parents reported the foundation to the police, who raided the office on Jl. Tentara Pelajar later that day.
Police rescued the two children and found the third reported captive, Dona Ardiana, who the suspects allegedly tortured on suspicion of supplying the children with the foundation envelopes. (nor)
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Analysis text
1. What is the text about?
The text about child abuse and human trafficking ( Children tortured, held captive)
2. What is the purpose of the author?
The purpose of the author is to inform the reader about child abuse that happened at the dubious Khusnul Khotimah charity foundation in Pondok Aren district, South Tangerang, Banten.
3. How is the argumentation?
The South Tangerang Police have rescued three people, including two minors, who were reportedly held captive and tortured for five days at the dubious Khusnul Khotimah charity foundation in Pondok Aren district, South Tangerang, Banten.
The South Tangerang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Ferdy Irawan on Monday as reported by kompas.com said that “They are currently undergoing trauma therapy”
4. How is the evidence?
The victims, identified as GP, 16, SA, 16, and Dona Ardiana, 21, were allegedly beaten, spat on, kicked in the face and splashed with tea by their abductors, according to the police.
5. Is it bad or good article? Why?
I think it’s bad article. Child abuse and human trafficking ( Children tortured, held captive) prohibited in the world. It hurts the children. The government must give attention about it and give the punishment to the victims based on the law. Parent must protect to their children also.

Extend odd even policy

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Extend odd-even policy

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Jakarta | Sat, October 20, 2018 | 07:52 am

Extend odd-even policyA car passes a poster informing on the trial run for the odd-even traffic policy in Cibubur, East Jakarta on April 10. (JP/P.J.LEO)

The dust has hardly settled since Jakarta played host to the Asian Games and the ensuing Asian Para Games, and Governor Anies Baswedan has decided to extend the odd-even license plate policy for private cars, after seeing the benefits of the traffic restriction imposed during the Games.

Initially designed to facilitate the movement of athletes competing in the two major sporting events, the traffic scheme will remain in place on Jakarta’s thoroughfares and has been expanded to other parts of the capital known for their unbearable congestion until the end of the year. There are some adjustments, with the restrictions taking effect every day during morning and evening rush hours, except for weekends and national holidays.

No doubt the city administration has made the right decision, given the positive impacts of the policy on easing overall traffic and carbon-emission levels. Data compiled during the Asian Games from Aug. 18 to Oct. 2 showed that the average speed of vehicles increased by 44 percent and CO2 emissions decreased by 20.3 percent in the city.

From whichever angle, the extension and expansion of the odd-even license plate regulation deserves support. The reduction of carbon emissions lowers the health hazards resulting from millions of toxic particles that circulate in the air, thus improving the city’s quality of life.

Improvement in the city traffic also means a lot in terms of economic value. The Greater Jakarta Transportation Body has estimated economic losses resulting from wasted fuel and the late delivery of goods as a result of traffic congestion at Rp 100 trillion (US$6.85 billion) last year.

The extension of the traffic policy is deemed necessary to facilitate the ongoing major transportation infrastructure projects, in particular the much-awaited MRT and light rapid transit (LRT). The second phase of the MRT project is scheduled to begin by the end of this year, while the first phase is slated for completion and operation in March next year. The LRT is expected to start operating next January.

Grumbling motorists have nevertheless become accustomed to the restriction since its trial in July, and the government’s decision to keep the policy intact at least for another two and a half months should not matter to them. It would be proper if the city administration permanently enforced the policy to encourage more motorists to use public transportation, especially when the LRT and MRT are ready for use.

Reliable and convenient public transportation should eventually encourage Greater Jakarta residents to leave their cars at home — although Governor Anies has pointed to increasing car sales since the introduction of the odd-even policy, as people seek to own cars with odd and even plates. The more incentives, the more likelihood people will sensibly choose public transportation over private cars.

As the odd-even scheme alone is never enough, the government could consider disincentives, such as vehicle-ownership restrictions and/or vehicle age limits, as well as increasing car ownership taxes and parking fees and other mechanisms that would force people to think twice before buying a car.

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Analysis text:

1. What is the text about?

The text about a new regulation the extension and expansion of the odd-even license plate.

2. What is the purpose of the author?

The author want to give information to the reader. Especially user of cars about regulation the extension and expansion of the odd even license plate.

3. What is the Argumentation?

Governor Anies Baswedan has decided to extend the odd-even license plate policy for private cars, after seeing the benefits of the traffic restriction imposed during the Games. But the regulation given the positive impacts of the policy on easing overall traffic and carbon-emission levels.

And then The Greater Jakarta Transportation Body has estimated economic losses resulting from wasted fuel and the late delivery of goods as a result of traffic congestion at Rp 100 trillion (US$6.85 billion) last year.

4. What is the evidence?

This regulation make many impact for example given the positive impacts of the policy on easing overall traffic and carbon-emission levels. Data compiled during the Asian Games from Aug. 18 to Oct. 2 showed that the average speed of vehicles increased by 44 percent and CO2 emissions decreased by 20.3 percent in the city. And then Improvement in the city traffic also means a lot in terms of economic value.

5. Is it bad or good article? Why?

I think it’s good article. Because the regulation about odd even license traffic policy make user of cars must consider bring car or not. It’s makes a lot of benefits to the people in city and our country. Because no pollution again, and then data compiled during the Asian Games from Aug. 18 to Oct. 2 showed that the average speed of vehicles increased by 44 percent and CO2 emissions decreased by 20.3 percent in the city. the city traffic also means a lot in terms of economic value.