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 · Political Showdown Looming at Padang Bai?
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

Political Showdown Looming at Padang Bai?

Governor Beratha Calls on Karangasem's Regent to Revoke Enabling Regulation and Halt 'Chateau de Bali' Project.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/21/2008)

With controversy brewing regarding villa projects built in violation of zoning and environmental rules on Uluwatu and Kerambitan Beach, a separate imbroglio is now underway on Bukit Mimba near the east coast port of Padang Bai.

In the latest development, Bali's outgoing Governor Made Beratha has ordered the Regent of Karangasem, Geredeg, to revoke his own regulation that is allowing the construction of a 5-star luxury resort Chateau de Bali on a 75.9 hectare site.

In the view of Bali's Governor, the enabling legislation issued by the Regent is invalid because it is at variance with pre-imminent provincial zoning regulations which must take legal precedence.

Reports published in Bali Post contend that the project approved by the Regent enjoys widespread public support in Karangasem, despite alleged infringements on sacred grounds surrounding a local Hindu temple and overbuilding of an area formerly protected as a "green zone." The newspaper reports that the hotels project's developer has pledged to source 80% of the jobs generated by the hotels from local residents.

The situation in Karangasem has arrived at something of an "executive impasse." Will the Regent of Karangasem accede to the Governor's order, effectively outlawing a major investment project well into its construction phase? If the Regent refuses to revoke his ruling what, if any, action will Governor Beratha take with less than 2 weeks left in office? What legal recourse do the developers have if they suddenly find their project is suddenly illegal?

The polemic is only likely to intensify further was signaled by additional coverage in the Bali Post on Saturday, July 19th, where the Regent of Karangasem stated his regulation "pre-dated" the provincial law and was therefore, exempt from having to accede to the Governor's request. Geredeg's defiance has been greeted on the provincial and national level with suggestions that the Regent is leaving himself exposed to criminal prosecution and a possible prison term of up to 5 years.


© 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
Communicating Success in Nusa Dua
Rosalyn Sayswang Heads Marketing Communication at St. Regis Bali Resort and The Laguna Bali
(3/25/2017)
To Reign Over Repast
The Laguna Welcomes Gunnar Kuchenbecker As Director Of Food & Beverage
(3/25/2017)
North-South Toll Road for Bali a Non-Starter?
Public Works Minister Discounts Need for a North-South Toll Road for Bali
(3/25/2017)
Promising to be ‘Bigly’ Obedient
Billionaire Owner of Planned Donald Trump Development in Bali Promises to Respect Local Culture and Rules
(3/25/2017)
Counting the Cracks
Bali Officials Count the Damage from March 22, 2017 Earthquake
(3/24/2017)
The Tip of the Tipping Iceberg?
Two Jembrana Regency Officials Apprehended for Accepting Illegal Payments at Gilimanuk Ferry Port
(3/24/2017)
Bali Named the Best, Again
Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2017 Names Bali the World’s Best Destination
(3/24/2017)
Four-Day Search Ends
New Zealand Drowning Victim’s Body Found by Local Fishermen
(3/24/2017)
Motorcycles Welcome at Bali Airport
Balport Adding Parking Areas for Motorcycles
(3/24/2017)
After the Silence, a Big Wet Kiss
Ritual Kissing Welcomes the Bali New Year in the Community of Banjar Kaja, Sesetan, Bali
(3/24/2017)
No Right to Bear Arms in Paradise
Police Arrest American at Bali Airport with 12 Rounds of Live Ammunition
(3/23/2017)
On the Road to Nowhere
Bali Toll Road to Close for 32 Hours During Nyepi New Year Period
(3/23/2017)
All [News]!