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Jakarta Orders Businesses to Tighten Security

Shops, entertainment places and offices in the Indonesian capital have been ordered to step up security checks in the wake of a deadly bombing this month or risk being identified as lax on safety. The governor of Jakarta said the places frequented by foreigners could well afford to implement extra security checks and they had until September 7 to do so. “I have counted it up and I assure you that these supermarkets, hotels whose investments reach billions of rupiahs can afford this,” General Sutiyoso, a retired army general who supervised the capital’s security in the 1990s, told a news conference. A suicide car-bomb blast at Jakarta’s JW Marriott Hotel on August 5 killed 12 people and wounded 150. Sutiyoso said the punishment for violators would be public announcements that their establishments had failed to respond to security concerns. Full Story

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