Buddhist students seal Buddha-Bar
The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Thu, 03/05/2009 5:45 PM | Jakarta
Dozens of Buddhist college students have on Thursday sealed an exclusive lounge and restaurant-type bar located on Jl Teuku Umar, Central Jakarta, after negotiating with the bar’s management.
“We’ve sealed the Buddha-Bar and this will remain until the matter is settled. The management team has also agreed not to open the bar,” Indonesian Buddhist Students Association (AMB) representative Widodo said, as quoted by kompas.com.
According to Widodo, the Jakarta administration has issued a letter to France regarding the widespread protest against the operation of Buddha-Bar, a famous hotel, restaurant and music chain run by the France-based George V Hotels and Resorts.
The bar’s local management has also filed a request for a name change, he added.
“So as long as the issue still stands, the bar will remain sealed,” the college student said.