The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration has summoned the management of Alexis bar and karaoke in North Jakarta following reports of prostitution activity on the premises.
The administration shut down Alexis hotel and massage parlor in October last year amid rumors that the hotel was a site of prostitution.
The hotel's management maintained the operation of a karaoke and bar in the building, which according to Tempo magazine reports, continued to facilitate prostitution.
Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency head Tinia Budiati said she had summoned Alexis’ management to ask for clarification.
"They [Alexis' management] denied the accusation," Tinia said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
The agency has given Alexis’ management until Feb. 2 to prove that the reports are false, Tinia added.
Should it fail to do so, the agency will issue a formal warning or impose other sanctions in accordance with regulations, she said.
The administration will act firmly should there be violations, she said.
"I've said since the beginning that I won't tolerate [places that host] prostitution, the distribution of drugs or illegal liquor," she said. (cal)