Close
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 · Cafe Society ala Bali
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

Cafe Society ala Bali

Bali’s Regents Refuse to Move Against Illegal ‘Kafes’ Cited as a Source of HIV/AIDS, Choosing Political Expediency Over Public Health.


Bali News: Cafe Society ala Bali
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/29/2011)

That Bali’s illegal roadside “kafes” have become a significant source of Bali’s current HIV/AIDS epidemic. While this “fact” is not contested, it remains strangely ironic that Bali’s regional authorities remain steadfast in their resistance to any moves to shut down the infectious dens.

Bali’s Governor Pastika has not been shy to in diagnosing both the problem and its solution. Said the governor, “an increase in the spread of HIV/AIDS is due in part to the increase in ‘kafes’ existing in the regencies and municipalities across Bali.”

As reported by The Bali Post, the governor has expressed his agreement with the warning issued by the Golkar fraction of the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) who have labeled the HIV/AIDS contagion in Bali as a “time bomb.” Because of this, the governor has repeatedly urged regents and mayors to tighten control on ‘kafes’. Bemoaned the governor: “I have twice written to the regencies and municipalities in Bali calling on them to bring the ‘kafes’ into line. But this has never been done by the regents.”

Pastika has accused the regents of gross inaction. He told the press of how a regent once explained to him that he was unprepared to move against the ‘kafes’ in his region. These businesses, which often serve as fronts for prostitution, are owned by local constituents, supposedly making them politically untouchable.

The "community leaders" in the regions, who own many of the ‘kafes,’ object to any action that will trim their personal profits, even at the cost of a raising death toll from HIV/AIDS infection. As a result,  the regents would prefer that the provincial government tackled the delicate problem, but the legal ability to move on the businesses currently rests completely with the regional governments.

Related Articles

[You Don’t Want What’s On the Menu]
 
[Time to Get Serious About 'Kafes']
 
[Pubs that Rub Bali the Wrong Way]
 
[Governor Calls for Closure of Illicit Cafes]

 


© 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
Providing Gifted Students a Free Education
Bali Allocates US$1.74 for a Trade School for Underprivileged Students
(4/19/2014)
Providing Gifted Students a Free Education
Bali Allocates US$1.74 for a Trade School for Underprivileged Students
(4/19/2014)
Evil Disposition
Foreigners Working Illegally in Bali’s Tourism Sector as Guides, Drivers, Dive Guides and Surfing Instructors
(4/19/2014)
Bali and Beyond Travel Fair 2014
350 Buyers Expected at Bali & Beyond Travel Fair to be held in Bali June 10-14. 2014
(4/19/2014)
Dogged till the End
Bali Quarantine Officials Euthanize 31 Dogs Seized from Animal Smugglers
(4/19/2014)
Hastie Rise to the Top
Hard Rock Hotel Bali Andrew Hastie – Executive Assistant Manager Food & Beverage
(4/19/2014)
The Wines of Medoc in Bali in May
Château Montrose Wine Dinner at Mulia Soleil Restaurant on Tuesday, May 6, 2014
(4/19/2014)
Nigel at 70
Bali Adventure Tours’ Nigel Mason Celebrates his 70th Birthday in Considerable Style
(4/18/2014)
Where to Eat in Ubud?
Australian Financial Review: Five Restaurants of Note in Ubud, Bali
(4/18/2014)
We Get Our Kicks from Champagne
Bollinger Champagne Dinner at Sundara Restaurant on Monday, June 2, 2014
(4/18/2014)
Will You Gather at the River?
Last Reminder: Bali Remembers – Pan Am 812 Commemorations
(4/19/2014)
Nuts to You
U.S. Ambassador Pays Tribute toPoverty Eradication Role of Cashew Production Factory in East Java
(4/18/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents