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Jakarta Post

Former Alexis workers none of our business: Anies

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 28, 2018   /   06:19 pm
Former Alexis workers none of our business: Anies A view of a pool at Alexis Hotel in North Jakarta on Oct. 31, 2017. (Warta Kota/Henry Lopulalan)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Wednesday that the city administration would not accommodate the needs of Alexis Hotel workers who lost their jobs after the city revoked the hotel’s business permit.

Anies asked the former employees to not play victim.

“Don’t act as if the hotel closure has caused them to suffer and they’re the victims of the closure. Everybody that worked there realized that there were violations committed by the business, which means they were all committing the violations together,” he said as quoted by on Wednesday.

“If they’re really thinking about how they will live their lives, they should have considered that before working at a problematic company,” the former education and culture minister added.

The city administration has officially revoked PT Grand Hotel Ancol’s business license on March 22 on accusations of prostitution. The company operated Alexis Hotel along with several of its other business units, like 4Play Club and Bar Lounge, restaurant, spa, karaoke and music lounge.

Alexis Hotel declared the closure their business on Wednesday, the deadline of the closure set by the administration. (vla)