And then the policemen take advantage of those girls, usually by touching their tits and vagina, but sometimes they rape the girls.
This has been going on since 1983, when I first arrived in Indonesia, and according to my friends who have been living here for 50 years, this is nothing new.
It is impossible to legislate virtue.
John Calvin (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) has tried it, but failed. John Calvin had no love, compassion, patience or tolerance for those who did not believe his way of interpreting the Bible. Criticism of Calvin was considered heresy for which the sentence was death by burning at the stake.
And yet, time and again, muslims have tried to legislate virtue, using fatwa to impress the people.
In order to gain sympathy from the common kampung people (all muslims), the police proceeds with the rounding up of all prostitutes - later released and forced to pay even more money to their pimps (by pimps I mean the policemen)