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 · Oh Lord Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz
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

Oh Lord Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz

Bali Governor Says 'No Thank You' to the Offer a New Luxury Car.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Governor, Pastika, Official Vehicle
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/28/2010)

Bali's governor Made Mangku Pastika and vice-governor A.A. Ngurah Puspayoga are steadfast in refusing offers of new official vehicles paid from the provincial budget for 2010.

The vice-chairman of the special committee for the State budget, Ketut Adnyana, confirmed that an allocation of Rp. 2 billion (US$222,000) each had been set aside by the island's legislature for new cars for Pastika and Puspayoga only to have the purchase of new luxury cars for their official use refused by the two men.

Adnyana explained how the governors and vice-governor's cars, when required to join official motorcades for visits by President Yudhoyono or members of the presidential cabinet, are often unable to keep up and end up being left behind.

The governor's official vehicle is a 1999 Toyota Royal Crown with a Toyota Kijang Innova for the vice-governor. Claiming both cars were too old, Adnyana lamented, "just imagine, official cars used by regents in Bali are of a much higher standard that those used by the governor and vice-governor."

The legislator related a story of how governor Pastika's car was unable to keep pace with an official motorcade bearing President Yudhoyono across Bali on an official visit. Left behind, Pastika's car arrived at a scheduled destination late, after the official entourage had already entered the building. Meanwhile, the presidential security team, suspicious of the older vehicle trying to approach the VIP location, refused entrance compelling Pastika to disembark and walk the final stretch.

Governor Pastika told the press that he wished the funds allocated for new vehicles be dedicated instead to programs more urgent to the needs of the general public, such as health and education. "I ask that (the new cars) be put in next year's budget," said Pastika.


© 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
Sandalwood and Jasmine under SailSensation
SailSensation Launches Thrice-Weekly Indian Themed Dinner Cruises
(3/2/2015)
Women Transforming the World from Bali
International Women’s Conference to Be Held in Nusa Dua April 5-6, 2015
(3/1/2015)
The Importance of Lighting Rods
West Bali Man Suffers Burn After Lightning Strike While Urinating Under a Coconut Tree.
(3/1/2015)
Pay More at the Door
Bali Plans to Charge Foreign Visitors More When Visiting Provincial Tourism Objects
(3/1/2015)
Less Time in Lines at Bali’s Airport
Bali Airport Adding 4 More VOA Desks to Speed Processing Time on Arrival
(3/1/2015)
Bali’s Fading Identity
Bali Investors Accused of Giving Short Shrift to Balinese Architectural Finishes, Cultural Values and Environmental Sustainability.
(3/1/2015)
Life’s a Breeze in Nusa Dua
Ritz-Carlton Bali Hosts Industry and Media to Beachside Cocktails
(3/2/2015)
Allowing Bali to Compete Internationally
Ngurah Rai International Moves Up Dramatically in Rankings of the World’s Airport to Number 60
(3/1/2015)
A Bachelor’s Party in Paradise
ABC Television Episode of ‘The Bachelor’ Features Romance at The Mulia Resort and Villas in Bali
(3/1/2015)
Leave Your Valuables at Home
Tourism Industry Asked to Warn Bali Visitors of US$250 Value Limit on Personal Items
(3/1/2015)
Teaching the Rules of the Road
Bali Opens a ‘Traffic Park’ to Teach the Public How to Drive Safely
(3/1/2015)
Women in Love
‘Women in Love’ Solo Exhibition by Teguh Ritma Iman at Ganesha Gallery in Bali March 10 – May 14, 2015
(3/1/2015)
All [News]!