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Jakarta Post

Kalibata City promises to eradicate prostitution

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 10, 2018   /   05:38 pm
Kalibata City promises to eradicate prostitution The Kalibata City apartment complex is located in South Jakarta. ( Helabumi)

The management of the South Jakarta apartment complex Kalibata City says it has redoubled efforts to tackle prostitution.

The Jakarta Police conducted a raid on the 18-tower complex on Wednesday, in the course of which they arrested 32 suspected prostitutes in 17 apartments, six of whom were underage.

Kalibata City general manager Ishak Lopung said the management had listed three measures to prevent the problem and would make them standard procedure.

"Brokers or owners are not allowed to rent out their apartments on a per-day basis. The minimum rental period is three months. The rental agreement is submitted to us,” Ishak said on Thursday, as reported by

The management would also brief the security staff and instruct them to take firm action on unidentified people, he said.

The management would also get involved directly in security monitoring, Ishak said, by checking whether residents were listed in the database in every tower and whether they were renting daily or staying permanently.

Furthermore, Ishak said, the management would take serious action, especially in the case of underage sex workers, that would involve the parents of the minors. “What we can do is to contact their parents […],” Ishak said. (stu)