Timika, 23/6 (Jubi)– The Mimika government is anticipating the possibility of an influx of commercial sex workers from Surabaya’s Dolly red light district in East Java province.
The closure of one of the largest red light districts in Southeast Asia has sparked controversy, with wealthy areas like Mimika expecting to bear the impact.
“We ourselves can not restrict people from migrating from one region to another. Migration can be allowed as long as the people come with complete documents from the area of origin,” head of the Mimika Civil Registry, Moh Toha said in Timika on Monday(23/6).
Be said it would be difficult for sex workers to be Mimika’s residents because they have to fulfill strict administrative requirements.
Thoha said the government will crack down on undocumented migrants but did not specify what action would be taken.
Meanwhile, a citizen of Mimika, David asked the government to immediately take steps to deal with the possible arrival of Dolly sex workers.
“Commercial sex workers from Dolly could have fled to Papua. The Surabaya government must be able to think of Dolly citizens, because this area is popular in Asia,” he said. (Jubi / Eveerth/Tina)