Aliyyu Medyati, Jakarta – City-owned bus operator Transjakarta on Tuesday pledged its support for the anti-sexual harassment campaign during a talk show held by Yayasan Suara Perempuan.
Transjakarta secretary Anang Rizkani Noor said the company has tasked 1,800 additional service personnel to prevent sexual crimes from happening on Transjakarta buses.
"We have a team that is 24 hours readily available to quickly respond to reports," said Noor at the Cakra Selaras Wahana (CSW) station in Jakarta on December 20.
This campaign was held as part of preventing the number of sexual harassment cases happening on public transportation.
Noor hopes the company's "pink bus" specifically made to accommodate women can help reduce the risk of commuters falling victim to such a crime.
"Cameras are also installed on all buses and bus stops," Noor explained. "Those authorized to detain [suspects] are the police, what we are able to do is to report a case and bring it to the police for further legal processes."
Transjakarta Director of Services and Development Lies Permana Lestari said the company has been working with Metro Jaya Police to take firm action against sexual harassment taking place on Transjakarta buses.