Kontan are reporting that the business licenses of all twelve Holywings outlets in Jakarta have been revoked. Andhika Permata, the Head of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Tourism and Creative Economy Office, explained that joint field reviews have been conducted with elements of DKI Jakarta Province Department of Industry, Trade, Cooperatives and SMEs (DPPKUKM), the DKI Jakarta Provincial Investment and One Stop Integrated Service (DPMPTSP) and Satpol PP and from the joint review, several violations were found that became the basis for the move to revoke permits, the report said.
Benny Agus Chandra, the Head of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Investment and One Stop Service, said that twelve Holywings Group outlets had their business licenses revoked. “According to the governor’s directive to act decisively, in accordance with the provisions and deterrence, and based on the recommendations and findings of the two DKI Jakarta Provincial Government OPDs, we as the PM-PTSP Service revoke the business licenses of 12 Holywings outlets in Jakarta in accordance with applicable regulations,” he said according to Antara.
Apparently, Holywings Group outlets located in the province of DKI Jakarta did not have a standard certificate of KBLI 56301 for a Bar business. The standard certificate of KBLI 56301 is an Indonesian Environmental Standard Classification that must be owned by a bar business, which covers activities to serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to the public in their place of business.
There were further violations regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages including when a business only has a Retailer’s Certificate (SKP) for KBLI 47221 they are only allowed to sell take-home alcoholic beverages, not to be drunk on the spot.
Elisabeth Ratu Rante Allo, the Head of the Industry Service, Trade, Cooperatives and SMEs of DKI Jakarta Province explained that any business legally selling alcoholic beverages for consumption on the spot should have a Direct Seller Certificate (SKPL) class B and C with PB-UMKU KBLI 56301.”
According to the reporting, “of the seven Holywings outlets that have a Retailer Certificate (SKP) KBLI 47221, there are five other outlets that do not have the letter.“
The result is that all business licenses of the twelve outlets of the Holywings Group in Jakarta are revoked. These are:
- Holywings in North Tanjung Duren Village
- Holywings Kalideres
- Holywings in Kelapa Gading Barat
- Holywings PIK
- Holywings Reserve Senayan
- Holywings Epicentrum
- Holywings Mega Brass
- Holywings Gunawarman
- Vandetta Gatsu
The big question being asked is how will this effect Holywings’ business and why would such a large and prominent group fail to have all of their licensing in order and choose to violate regulations?
In short, it seems as if business will go on for Holywings as the group has a variety of outlets in different regions including Medan, Bandung, Makassar, Semerang and Bali. Holywings Beach Club Canggu in Bali, for example, is expected to be completed in June and is slated as being more than just the groups’ biggest dance club. According to reports the club will present the concept of One Stop Entertainment and will not only have a dance club but will also be home to a multi-storey swimming pool which has an area of almost 1-kilometer and 22-restaurants catering up to 1,000-guests.
With plans to develop in Batam and Paelembang as well, pundits are asking the obvious “do these outlets also have the right licensing and permits to run legally?” And if one of the country’s largest entertainment groups can be investigated and have its licenses revoked it should send a strong message to those businesses in Bali (and elsewhere) with alcohol licenses, the urgent need to activate their licenses and KBLIs according to the laws and regulations that govern this.
One of Indonesia’s most famous lawyers, Hotman Paris and artist Nikita Mirzani became investors in the Holywings Group in May last year according to media reports.
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Sources: Kontan, Antara