Bali Post reports that after nearly six months of delays and perceived protracted evasions, the Anantara Resort Seminyak has finally acceded to the orders of the Badung's Regions Bupati, Anak Agung Gde Agung, and removed the illegal structures on the top floor of the resort.
On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, a group of construction workers and demolition paraphernalia gathered on the structure's roof and began the slow and painstaking job of removing partitions and ceiling structures all done under the watchful eye of enforcement officers from the regency.
Adi Arnawa of the Badung regional enforcement team insisted that the 6 month delay in carrying out the order was due to technical details and was not the result of non-cooperation by the hotel's owners or management.
The legal representatives of the Hotel, Robert Khuana and Ketut Ngastawa told the Bali Post that their client was prepared to follow every rule and regulation issued the Badung regency, saying, "this activity (the demolishment of the top floor) represents a real demonstration of our submission to the policies of the government." The lawyer defended delays in undertaking the demolishment, citing the comfort of guests, and commitment to travel agents as factors.
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