The Balinese government is inspecting villas that are believed to provide special services for gay people on Drona Street, Seminyak, Kuta District, Badung. There are 4 villas that are under inspection.
The case began with an announcement that has been circulating on social networks. In response, the Chief of the Pamong Praja Police Unit (Satpol PP) in Badung, I Gusti Agung Ketut Suryanegara, sent his staff to the location.
The results of the inspection are that the villa is owned by residents of northern Sulawesi, but is being rented by foreigners from the Netherlands. However, Satpol PP will confirm this information again.
In addition to the inspection, Satpol PP has also called several villa owners who, it is understood, provide special services for LGBT people.
In its conclusion, Satpol PP found 4 villas that were thought to be specific LGBT locations. There are two villas in Seminyak and two in Kerobokan. It was confirmed that only one villa was completely for homosexual activity.
“There was only one villa that was clarified that it was related to homosexual activity, namely Elysia Villa in Seminyak, while Angleo or Dillen in Seminyak did not come, we waited a week,” said the head of the local police and the Regional Office from Satpol PP Badung, Gung Ambar Dewi, explained.
“While in Kerobokan there are two villas, namely Vila Layang and Vila Balinesa and spas,” Ambar continued.
In addition, the government will also verify the licenses of the villa and if it is proven that the villa is directed to the LGBT community, a temporary seal will be carried out. “We will do it depending on the procedure, we will review the permit documents, so then, if it is shown that we will make a temporary seal,” Ambar added.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Bali Provincial Tourist Office, Putu Astawa, also regretted the existence of these announcements. He stressed that same-sex marriage cannot be done in Bali.
“Gay is a human right, right? But if you violate the order, you can’t ignore it because we don’t legalize same-sex marriages, “Putu said.