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Alexis, 'morality' politics and an exercise in futility

Jakarta | Wed, November 15, 2017 | 01:10 pm
Alexis, 'morality' politics and an exercise in futility The massage parlor at Alexis Hotel in North Jakarta as seen on Tuesday (Oct. 31, 2017). Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said that his decision to not extend business permit of Alexis Hotel in North Jakarta, an establishment he alleges of hosting prostitution, is based on a solid finding. (Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta)

PREMIUM The title of the Indonesian version of my book Sex, Power and Nation is Agama, Seks dan Kekuasaan (Religion, Sex and Power), but it could also be the title of Anies Baswedan’s and Sandiaga Uno’s new governorship, at least the beginning. 

The reason? Their first gebrakan (strike) was to close down the Alexis Hotel, reportedly a “den of immorality.&rdq...

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