Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Uluwatu Controversy Awaits Bali's New Governor
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Uluwatu Controversy Awaits Bali's New Governor

Bali's New Governor Made Mangku Pastika Will Inherit the Headache of What to Do with Uluwatu's Illegal Villas.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/12/2008)

Radar Bali predicts that Bali's governor elect, Made Mangku Pastika, will inherit the thorny problem of how to deal with the highly controversial problems of villas constructed within the 5 km "no-build" zone surrounding the sacred Pura Uluwatu and villas violating set back rules from Bali's coastline.

Pastika’s inauguration as Bali's Chief executive will take place on August 1, 2008.

The Coordinator of the Alliance of Concern for Bali's Homeland (APPB), Mandiranatha, said they hope that Bali’s current governor Dewa Beratha would address this problem before he leaves office, "We still have a great hope the Dewa Beratha will issue a firm policy to deal with the encroachments on the sacred area of Uluwatu."

Mandiranatha admits, however, that it is increasingly unlikely that Beratha will deal with the problem in his time remaining as Bali's governor. Mandiranatha, who is also a member of the local House of Representatives, said "we hope that Mangku Pastika will have the courage to make a firm and correct ruling, especially as it relates to sacred areas." Adding: "I still remember hearing Pak Mangku saying (during his campaign) that he will apply the rules in place. Hopefully, local regulations that have been trampled over by the Badung administration will now become regulations applied without favor or prejudice."

Mandiranatha said he was confident that Mangku Pastika has a moral commitment to protect Bali's culture and the Hindu faith. He feels that the new governor will protect palaces and sacred areas with rules that favor the island of Bali. Adding: "If the current situation is allowed to continue, don’t say that Bali is still safe. If the sacredness of our temples is up for sale, I am sure that Pak Mangku Pastika understands the implications of this problem."

In the meantime, the People's Democratic Party for Struggle (PDIP) faction in the Bandung House of Representatives are again turning their attention to the problems of illegal building in Uluwatu. The Chairman of the PDIP faction, Nyoman Giriprasta said that one of the pieces of "homework" remaining for the legislature is to finally resolve the issue of the sacred radius surrounding Pura Uluwatu.

Explained Giriprasta, "In accordance with our plan. We will soon schedule the summoning of villa owners." Among the first owners to be called will be the owner of Villa Suluban, generally considered to have flagrantly violated setback rules by constructing too close to the ocean's edge and failing to meet local licensing and permit requirements for commercial accommodation.

Related Articles

[10 Villas Found in Violation of Uluwatu's Sacred Zone]

[A Bali Demolition Derby – Part IV ]

[A Bali Demolition Derby – Part III ]

[A Bali Demolition Derby – Part II ]

[A Bali Demolition Derby]

[Crackdown on Construction Near Uluwatu]

[Editorial: Cry, the Beloved Country]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
When Things Fail to Add Up
Editorial: Poor Grasp of Mapping Tourism Growth Underlines a Much Larger Problem
(7/5/2015)
Watching You, From a Distance
Indonesia to Introduce Law Requiring its Citizens to Register On Line When Going Abroad
(7/5/2015)
Has the Bali Property Boom Gone Bust?
Developers Say Bali Property Sales Down 75% in 2015
(7/5/2015)
Strokes of Good Luck
Trips to London and Harley Davidson Motorcycles among Prizes to be Won Bali National Golf Club August 8-9, 2015
(7/5/2015)
Bali Airport; Ready for the Holiday Rush
Bali Airport Sets Up Command Posts in Anticipation of Lebaran Rush
(7/5/2015)
Kite Flyers Leave Bali in the Dark
PLN Worried that Bali’s Kite-Flying Seasons will Precipitate Power Outages
(7/5/2015)
PATA Mart Returns to Indonesia
Indonesia to Host 2016 PATA Travel Mart
(7/5/2015)
Medan Tragedy
Military Transport Crash in Medan Kills at Least 113 in Long Litany of C-130 Crashes in Indonesia
(7/5/2015)
Small Shops Must Stop Selling Beer
Bali Threaten to Close Down Shops in Kuta and Legian Illegally Selling Beer
(7/5/2015)
Bali Human Cultural Icons
Bali Arts Festival Honor Nine Senior Traditional Arts Performers
(7/5/2015)
The Man of de Malmanche
New Zealand Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Bali
(7/5/2015)
The Hills are Alive
Jetstar Cancels Several Bali Flights to Avoid Volcanic Ash from East Java Volcano
(7/5/2015)
All [News]!