Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto’s brother, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, has been appointed to represent the Prabowo-Sandi pair in filing a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court (MK) to challenge presidential election results.
“Mr. Hashim Djojohadikusumo has been appointed to lead our team of lawyers. Tomorrow, prior to the deadline, a team of lawyers will file a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court,” Vice Presidential candidate number 02 Sandiaga Uno said here on Thursday (23/5/2019).
Speaking at the residence of Presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto on Kertanegara IV Street, Uno said filing the lawsuit at MK was a measure that the Prabowo-Sandi pair will take to ensure that they remain on the constitutional road.
On Friday, the Prabowo-Sandi pair will announce its team of lawyers who will represent them at the Constitutional Court, he said, adding that senior lawyer Otto Hasibuan’s role in the team would also be disclosed on Friday.
Coordinator of the Prabowo-Sandi camp’s Spokesperson Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak said earlier that his group’s team of lawyers would comprise Rikrik Rizkian, Bambang Widjojanto, Irman Putra Sidin, and Denny Indrayana.
The General Elections Commission (KPU) has announced the final results of the recent parliamentary and presidential elections, detailing the victory of the Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma’ruf Amin pair on early Tuesday.
The final tally that the KPU announced at around 1:28 a.m. indicated that the Jokowi- Amin pair had secured 85 million votes, or 55.5 percent of the national vote, as compared to contenders Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno’s with 68 million votes, or 44.5 percent.
The Jokowi-Amin pair declared victory, while the Prabowo-Sandi pair rejected the KPU’s official results and vowed to challenge it by filing an official complaint with the Constitutional Court (MK).
This unfinished political process sparked a mass protest from the Prabowo-Sandi pair’s supporters, who alleged massive fraud during the presidential elections.
The police allowed demonstrators to stage a rally until they finished performing Tarawih, the evening prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. As told by National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo, peaceful demonstrators left the Bawaslu building area at around 9 p.m. local time.
However, according to Prasetyo, two hours later, some 100 people again gathered in front of the Bawaslu building and destroyed the barbed-wired barricades. Instead of leaving the scene, they attacked the police by throwing stones, wood, and Molotov cocktails at them.
Tensions rose and led to a riot in the Tanah Abang area of Central Jakarta from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday (22/5/2019).
The post-election riot has claimed eight lives and injured 541 rioters, as of Thursday at 11.00 a.m., Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said. (sya)
47,000 VEHICLES ENTERED JAKARTA ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – No less than 47 thousand vehicles entered Jakarta through the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road on Christmas day, Wednesday (25/12/2019). “This number showed an increase of 91 percent from the normal daily traffic of 25 thousand vehicles,” Corporate Communication and Community Development Group Head of PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk, Dwimawan Heru said in Jakarta, Thursday (26/12/2019) afternoon.
The number of vehicles was recorded from toll receipts at the Cikampek Utama Toll Gate.
Jasa Marga also noted that the highest traffic volume for the Christmas holidays in 2019 occurred between 5:00 pm and 5:59 pm local time, with 3,388 vehicles passing through the Cikampek Utama gate into Jakarta.
On the same day, the volume of eastbound traffic through the same gate was as high.
“As many as 47 thousand vehicles via the Cikampek Utama toll gate headed for Trans Java, went up 85 percent from the normal daily traffic of 25 thousand vehicles,” he said.
On the day after Christmas, Thursday (26/12/2019), Jasa Marga predicted that there would still be 36 thousand vehicles that are due to return to Jakarta via the gate in Cikampek Utama.
“This number increased by 48 percent from the normal daily traffic of 24,009 vehicles,” he said.
Traffic flow to the east is predicted to increase again with 44 thousand vehicles expected to cross the Cikampek Utama gate to Trans Java direction.
“This showed an increase of 69 percent compared to normal daily traffic,” he said. (ant)
LRT JAKARTA COMMERCIALLY OPERATES WITH FLAT-RATE TARIFF
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – Jakarta’s light rail transit (LRT) officially operated commercial services on Sunday (1/12/2019) morning by applying a flat-rate tariff of Rp5,000 (36 cents) per passenger per trip.
LRT Jakarta had opened a free-of-charge trial run to the public from July to late November 2019, with a route covering six stations – Velodrome, Equestrian, Pulomas, Boulevard Selatan, Boulevard Utara, and Pegangsaan Dua.
Around 30 percent of the tariff is subsidized by the Jakarta provincial government as the actual tariff for the operational service could reach tens of thousand rupiah.
The General Manager of LRT Jakarta’s Operation and Service Aditya Kesuma confirmed that the subsidized tariff would not have any impact on its service since it is a public service oriented.
“LRT also has a partnership agreement with the government concerning on minimum service standards that we have to implement,” Kesuma noted. (ibl)
MRT JAKARTA OFFERS FIVE STATION NAMING RIGHTS
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – PT MRT Jakarta has offered five station-naming rights in 2020 to add to the existing five named stations, which contribute to the company’s earnings from station commercialization. “At the moment there are five (named stations), we are targeting five more in the next year,” said PT MRT Jakarta President Director William Sabandar in his presentation titled “MRT Jakarta: Guarding Sustainability” in Jakarta, Wednesday (27/11/2019).
Five stations that have received the naming rights contract include Dukuh Atas BNI, Setiabudi Astra, Istora Mandiri, Blok M BCA and Lebak Bulus Grab.
MRT Jakarta has 13 stations, but one of them, the ASEAN station, has not been contracted because it was a grant from the DKI Jakarta Government as an appreciation to ASEAN.
With 10 stations contracted, Jakarta MRT has two more stations that are still available.
One of the stations with the highest bid is the Bundaran HI Station and MRT Jakarta is currently still delaying the opening of that bid.
“(In 2020) We will open the bidding for Bundaran HI. There is big potential,” he said.
The naming rights were one of the biggest contributors in terms of non-farebox revenue, reaching 33 percent after advertising, which contributed 55 percent, he said.
For example, the value of the Lebak Bulus Station contracted by Grab, reached Rp33 billion a year.
“For this reason, we must encourage naming rights to increase revenue from the non-farebox side,” he said.
Non-ticket revenue sources amounted to Rp225 billion, which is greater than the revenue from tickets or farebox totaling Rp180 billion, until the end of 2019, Sabandar further said.
From the non-ticket revenue, the biggest contributor was advertising with 55 percent, naming rights was 33 percent, telecommunications was two percent and retail and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (UMKM) was one percent.
The other nine percent came from bank interests and foreign exchange differences valued at Rp40 billion. (ant)
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