Fri, 19 Aug 1994

Kalijodoh brothels closed

The West Jakarta administration have closed 29 brothels at the Kalijodoh, unauthorized redlight district as part of the city administration sponsored campaign against prostitution.

Karsidin, the head of the mayoralty public order office, said that the closure of the brothels was a follow-up of agreement between him and pimps, who promised to shut down those brothels before Aug. 17.

Most of brothels were already empty when mayoralty administration officers arrived because prostitutes there had returned to their hometowns.

"We hereby declare that flesh trade here is closed," said Karsidin, adding that none would later converted into green areas. (yns)