Rimanews - Bekasi city government, West Java, recorded as much as 584 street lighting systems (PJU) in the route that used by many people during exodus were outages. Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi instructed to repair it immediately.
"It's been instructed to install lights in a zig-zag," Rahmat said when monitoring the route in Bekasi, Tuesday. So, not all points are installed. Zig-zag installation is believed to help the lighting. Moreover, many travelers passed at night.
In addition, the route in Bekasi still constrained by congestion due to street vendors on Jl. Juanda streetside. Even though the road was not the main road for travelers, but it could be an alternative road that connected to Jl. Diponegoro, Bekasi. "This is indeed a problem, but we expected to clear the road [from street vendors] in H-4," said Rahmat.
He added that Bekasi city government ensured the readiness condition of infrastructure and facilities which will be used by travelers. " Infrastructure and facilities that will be passed by travelers, 99 percent feasible and safe," he said.
Separately, West Cikarang Police combed along the railway lines located in its jurisdiction, Tuesday morning. The police discovered 92 rail bolts missing. "There are indications of disruptions. Bolts are missing," said West Cikarang Police chief, Adj. Comr. Lintar Mahardono.
Police combed railways along 10 kilometers, from the border of Tambun until East Cikarang. However, the police cannot be sure, whether bolts were intentionally removed or not. "We will report to the PT Kereta Api Indonsia [KAI]," he said. (tem)
RIMANEWS-At least 20 people have been arrested in the Turkish city of Istanbul for taking part in anti-government protests last week, local media say.
According to NTV television channel on Monday, Turkish police forces backed by helicopters launched an operation in the restive district of Okmeydani.
Last week, the district was the scene of clashes between protestors and police, which left two people dead.
A Turkish protester, who was shot by security forces in a protest in Istanbul, died of his injuries on Thursday.
On Friday, Turkish authorities said a second person died from his wounds. The victim was reportedly a bystander who was shot during violent protests on Thursday.
One more citizen "has lost his life. We have lost a person who was wounded by a hand grenade. The death toll has risen to two," Istanbul Governor Avni Mutlu told reporters on Friday.
The local media further reported that Turkey’s police carried out similar raids in two other districts in Istanbul.
Turkey is seething with anger over last week's mine disaster in the western town of Soma that left 301 miners dead.
The protesters blame the government’s poor safety standards for the deadly incident. Ankara is accused of failing to implement proper safety measures.
Turkish media say Ankara rejected calls to inspect mines in the Soma region, only weeks before the deadly coal mine disaster.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to launch investigations into the cause of the incident. However, he has rejected claims of the government’s culpability in the deadly disaster.[ach/rm/prstv]
RIMANEWS-Riot police moved into the western French city of Nantes on Saturday, clashing with hundreds of anarchists who broke shop windows, destroyed bus stops and pillaged the city center.
At least eight police officers were hospitalized after violent confrontations with up to 1,000 "radicals," the prefecture of the Loire-Atlantique region said. Fourteen people were detained.
The rioters had joined an estimated 20,000 people protesting plans to build a regional airport. Officials did not say whether protesters were injured.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls said the delinquents were from the "radicalized ultra-left" and were waging an "urban guerrilla" campaign.
"These are individuals who are very violent." Valls said on iTele TV station.
Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the attackers, some wearing hoods and helmets. However, after night fall, approximately 200 were reportedly still roaming the Nantes city center.
There have been numerous, sometimes violent, demonstrations against the building of an airport in Notre Dame des Landes, a pet project of Socialist Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a Nantes native. The anti-airport protests, mounted since 2009, have brought together an unlikely alliance of farmers, ecologists and anarchists — who call themselves ZADists, based on the French acronym for "development zone." The farmers trying to save their land have depended on the ZADists to keep their protest alive.
It was unclear whether the ZADists were joined by even more radical elements. The interior minister referred to ultra-leftist groups also active in Germany, Italy and elsewhere.
The prime minister issued a firm condemnation of the violence, saying "nothing can justify it."[ach/AFP]
RIMANEWS-On the heels of controversy over a vandalism case, pop star Justin Bieber has been arrested after police say he drag-raced on a Miami Beach street in a yellow Lamborghini and failed a sobriety test early Thursday.
Miami Beach police confirmed the arrests of 19-year-old singer and an R&B singer known as Khalil in tweets from the department's official account.
Officers saw two cars racing at 4:09 a.m. Thursday, with two vehicles apparently used to block the area off, Miami Dade-Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told WSVN in South Florida.
According to police, Bieber was driving a Lamborghini and Khalil was driving a Ferrari. Both cars were towed.
Bieber failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Miami Beach police station for a Breathalyzer and processing, Hernandez said.
Bieber and Khalil both face charges of drag-racing and driving under the influence.
Bieber will be transported to the Miami-Dade County jail, Hernandez said.
An email seeking comment from his publicist Melissa Victor was not immediately returned.
The street where police say Bieber was racing is a palm-tree-lined residential area in mid-Miami Beach. Along one side of the street are small apartment buildings, and on the other side are a high school, a youth center, a golf course and a city firehouse.
Under Florida law, people under the age of 21 are considered driving under the influence if they have a blood-alcohol content of .02 percent or more - a level he could reach with one drink. For 21 and over, it is .08 percent.
For a first DUI offense, there is no minimum sentence and a maximum of six months, a fine of $250 to $500, and 50 hours of community service. For anyone under 21, there is an automatic six-month license suspension.
First offense of a drag-racing offense nets a sentence of up to six months, a fine of $500 to $1,000, and a one-year license suspension.
Earlier this month, officials said that detectives in California searched Bieber's home looking for surveillance footage that might serve as evidence the pop star was involved in an egg-tossing vandalism case that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a neighbor's home. Officials said Bieber was at the home and cooperated with authorities
In that case, authorities arrested one member of Bieber's entourage on suspicion of drug possession: Lil Za, a rapper whose real name is Xavier Smith.
After being taken to jail, Smith had felony vandalism added to his potential charges and was released on bail at about 8:15 p.m.
The singer lives in a gated community in Calabasas, a celebrity enclave about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Previous investigations into Bieber's conduct by the sheriff's department have not resulted in charges.
In October, prosecutors declined to charge Bieber after a neighbor complained he drove recklessly through the area. Prosecutors in November 2012 also declined to charge the singer after a paparazzo accused him of punching and hitting him after leaving a Calabasas movie theater.
Justin Bieber was only 15 when his platinum-selling debut "My World" was released. The singer from Ontario had placed second in a local singing contest two years earlier and began posting performances on YouTube, according to his official website. The videos caught the attention of a talent agent who helped Bieber land an audition with R&B singer Usher. Usher, along with Island/Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid, signed him to a recording contract.[ach/abc]
RIMANEWS - Tow Egyptian protesters have been killed in clashes between the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and police forces in the port city of Alexandria.
Clashes broke out on Wednesday between police and students in the city of Alexandria, where the demonstrators were killed and several others were injured by live rounds.
Similar clashes were also reported in the Nile Delta city of Zakazik.
In the capital Cairo, Egyptian security forces clashed with supporters of ousted president Mohammad Morsi.
An anti-government protest rally was held near the defense ministry headquarters in Cairo. Police used teargas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of pro-Morsi students.s
Meanwhile, students of Cairo’s al-Azhar University have called for mass rallies in the city's iconic Liberation Square on Friday.
"As the students' strikes succeed in shaking the corners of the coup regime, the coalition of parties, movements and groups defending democracy in Egypt calls for a gradual, decisive nationwide strike," the pro-Morsi Anti-Coup Alliance said.
Last week, Egyptian authorities named the Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi belongs, as a "terrorist" group after they accused the movement of a bombing north of the capital that killed 15 people.
Tension has intensified since the Egyptian army overthrew Morsi, suspended the constitution, and dissolved the parliament on July 3 before declaring the chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as interim president the following day.
Hundreds of people have since been killed in the wave of violent clashes between Morsi supporters, his opponents and security forces.[presstv]
Rimanews - Polisi memeriksa senjata api (senpi) milik anggota Satreskrim Polrestabes Surabaya di Mapolrestabes Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Sabtu (23/7/2016).
Pemeriksaan tersebut bertujuan untuk melihat kelayakan senpi dan kesiapan dalam melakukan pengamanan tertutup kegiatan Preparatory Committee (Prepcom) 3 for Habitat III yang diprakarsai oleh UN Habitat.
Rimanews - Pengunjung melihat lukisan berjudul "Optimis" karya Den Suryadian pada pameran lukisan "Enlightenment" di Balai Pemuda Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Sabtu (23/7/2016).
Pameran yang menampilkan lukisan karya anak-anak berkebutuhan khusus dan anak-anak jalanan tersebut dalam rangka menyemarakkan kegiatan Preparatory Committee (Prepcom) 3 for Habitat III, dan berlangsung 23-24 Juli 2016.
Rimanews - Peneliti Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) Lalola Easter (kanan), Aradila Caesar (kiri), serta Kurnia Ramadhana (tengah) memaparkan kajian dan hasil pemantauan data vonis tindak pidana korupsi (tipikor) mulai tingkat Pengadilan Tipikor, Pengadilan Tinggi, hingga tahap kasasi dan PK di Mahkamah Agung, di Jakarta, Sabtu (23/7/2016).
Hasil pemantauan perkara korupsi yang ditangani pengadilan pada semester pertama 2016 rata-rata vonis terdakwa korupsi hanya dua tahun satu bulan penjara, hal tersebut dianggap menguntungkan koruptor, kecenderungan atau tren hukuman dan tuntutan untuk pelaku korupsi semakin ringan dan mengurangi efek jera kepada koruptor.
Rimanews - Sejumlah Polisi tim Inafis melakukan penggeledahan untuk mencari barang bukti di tempat kandang ayam milik terduga anggota jaringan Nur Rohman di Gedong Jetis, Tulung, Klaten, Jawa Tengah, Sabtu (23/7/2016).
Densus 88 menangkap terduga teroris berinisial WN, ZB, AS dan CBS yang terkait dalam kasus bom bunuh diri di Mapolresta Solo yang dilakukan oleh Nur Rohman beberapa waktu lalu.
Rimanews - Peserta dari Provinsi Lampung tampil pada pentas Duta Seni Pelajar 2016 di Gedung Kesenian Sunan Ambu Bandung, Jawa Barat, Jumat (22/7/2016) malam.
Duta Seni Pelajar yang diikuti 6 provinsi se-Jawa, Bali dan Lampung menjadi salah satu ajang silaturahmi kesenian, pelestarian seni budaya.
Rimanews - Peserta melajukan perahu saat lomba perahu layar di Pantai Kenjeran Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Sabtu (23/7/2016).
Lomba Perahu Layar 2016 yang diikuti puluhan perahu layar baik dari Surabaya maupun Madura tersebut merupakan rangkaian kegiatan Preparatory Committee (Prepcom) 3 for Habitat III yang diprakarsai oleh UN Habitat.
Rimanews - Pemain gamelan dari kelompok "Sawitra Kumara" memainkan gamelan pada Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival (YGF) ke-21 di Pusat Kebudayaan Koesnadi Harjosoemantri UGM, Yogyakarta, Jumat (22/7/2016) malam.
YGF diselenggarakan untuk mengenalkan gamelan sebagai alat musik tradisional kepada generasi muda dan diikuti sejumlah kelompok dari tanah air dan mancanegara seperti Filipina, Australia, dan Mexico.
Rimanews - Suasana penambangan minyak rakyat di Wonocolo, Bojonegoro, Jawa Timur, Sabtu (23/7/2016).
Tambang rakyat tersebut tengah dikembangkan menjadi objek wisata migas petroleum geoheritage Wonocolo dengan harapan masyarakat mengetahui sejarah pengelolaan migas di Indonesia.
Rimanews - Sejumlah polisi cilik asal Papua Barat berbaris saat memperingati puncak Hari Anak Nasional (HAN) di Lapangan Sangkareang, Mataram, NTB, Sabtu (23/7/2016).
Peringatan HAN yang pertama kali digelar di luar Istana Negara tersebut bertemakan "Akhiri Kekerasan Pada Anak" dan dihadiri oleh 3000 anak dari seluruh Indonesia.