Why does gov’t want Jakarta nightclubs closed by midnight?


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Why does gov’t want Jakarta nightclubs closed by midnight?

Night clubs in Jakarta, Indonesia, might start having curfews should a proposal be approved this week to limit to midnight the opening hours of the entertainment establishments. The chairman of the Regional Legislation (Balegda) Regional Representatives Council (DPRD) of Jakarta, M. Taufik, said he is preparing a draft regulation to revise regulation due to rampant drug trafficking in nightclubs in Jakarta. Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama previously shut down Stadium, a discotheque in Hayam Wuruk, West Jakarta, which is suspected to be a go-to for drug transactions. Currently, nightclubs in the capital are allowed to stay open until 3 am.

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