The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan is usually peak season for beggars in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.
However, the government is now clamping down on beggars and even on the people who give them money.
More than 1,500 beggars have been detained and at least a dozen people who gave money have been caught.
The maximum fine for handing money to beggars is $2000.
Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports.