Report Issues Around Jakarta to Pemprov DKI Using QLUE

Few weeks ago I had my first experience using Qlue, a city improvement app, developed by Jakarta government to help them getting live report from the citizen, so they can take care of any city-related issues in timely manner.

This is not, by any means, a complete review and guide for Qlue app. I’m just sharing my experience using the app and encouraging you to install one and use it to make Jakarta a better city to live in.

I first heard about the app from my uncle at my Chinese New Year family gathering few weeks back.

My uncle told me how Pemprov DKI (Jakarta Government) paved the road in front of his house only 1 month after he reported it via the mobile app, something that he hasn’t been been able to get after requesting it multiple times in the past 20+ years he lived in that area.

Impressed by his story, I decided to give it a try and use it the next day to report this traffic light near my house that has been covered by trees.

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There’s Still Hope for Traffic in Jakarta

If you are living in Jakarta, you will know for sure and experience how bad the traffic is in Jakarta. This traffic problem has been there for years and years. To be honest, I, as a citizen of Jakarta, started to get complacent with it. It feels like it’s just part of living in Jakarta and started to lose hope that it will get better.

Years have passed with nothing changed. No one has stepped up to solve the problem and deal with the root cause of the problem. It’s truly a complex situation involving corruption, mafia, conspiracy, and lack of law enforcement. Continue reading “There’s Still Hope for Traffic in Jakarta” »

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Has Signed the New Immigration Law of HB 87

The day that has been feared by many Georgians is finally come. Governor Nathan Deal has just signed the House Bill 87 (HB 87) today, on 05/13/2011, that will enable police to check the immigration status of anyone that they suspect of not having proper immigration documents and require employers to register their employees through “Federal  E-verify” verification process. Supposedly, this new immigration law will take into effect starting July 1st, 2011.

Image taken from www.coastalrivers.org

Couple highlights from HB 87:

  • Companies that employ more than 10 people in their company are required to register their new hires through Federal E-verify.
  • Police can stop you at anytime to ask for your immigration paperworks. Therefore, you need to always bring your immigration paperworks with you at anytime, especially when you are driving. If you don’t have proper immigration paperworks, I advise you to not driving at all to avoid you getting into trouble.
  • Don’t use fake IDs. You can be charged with 15 years in jail and up to $250,000 in fines.
  • If you got caught for violating HB 87, don’t try to defense yourself, because whatever that you said can be used against you. Exercise your right to remain silent and ask/call your lawyer to come and consult with your lawyer the best way to deal with your case.

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Sources:
– http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/governor-signs-arizona-style-944703.html
http://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/may-13-2011/gov-nathan-deal-signs-georgia-immigration-enforcement-law.html