Ahok: Only corrupt officials can pay for upper-class prostitution

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama said that one of main customers of upper-class prostitution is corrupt officials. "[People] who usually use [upper-class prostitution] services are corrupt officials. Because only [corrupt officials] could afford to pay the staggering fee," Ahok said at the City Hall on Monday, May 11, 2015.

    Ahok said that he has often heard of rumors involving actresses and models having 'side jobs' as prostitutes. Ahok said that the practice of prostitution has become a 'public secret' because it has been around since a long time ago.

    Ahok admitted that he is yet to draft a plan to eradicate the increasing prostitution practices. However, Ahok claimed that he looks forward to held a public discussion on finding the best solution to the illicit practice.