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Legislator proposes tax fees for prostitution

  • Fadli

    The Jakarta Post

Batam | Wed, February 17 2010 | 11:00 am

PREMIUM A legislator for Muslim-based National Awakening Party (PKB), Riki Solihin, has proposed collecting tax from the brothel industry.

Riki suggested a 10 percent tax be collected from every prostitution transaction in Batam.

He told The Jakarta Post on Monday that sexual transactions at the city’s prostitution hub of Sinta yielded about Rp 180 million (US$19,000) a day.

“If t...