September 16, 2011

Jakarta Public Transport Not Secure for Women

VIVAnews – The Jakarta government is expected to improve its service by providing public transportation 24/7 in anticipation of growing rates of crime against women who rarely find safe transport until late at night.

A criminologist at the University of Indonesia, Adrianus Meliala, described the situation saying that the current transport in Jakarta s less secure to women passengers.  "They (women) help drive the economy even though they are close to danger. But this city never sleeps and the government also enjoys the tax revenues from entertainment venues," Adrian told VIVAnews.


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