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Bali Governor Pastika Angered by Dutch Videos on YouTube Documenting Corruption and Crime in Bali

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As reported by Metro TV, Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika was both concerned and angered when he watched YouTube upload made by Dutch journalist Kees Van Der Spek showing corruption by traffic police and customs officials in Bali. [See: Beware of Dutchman Bearing Cameras]

After reviewing the video reports, Pastika said on Sunday, April 7, 2013: “I am very concerned, because this can damage Bali’s image. There is no need for tourist visitors coming to Bali to be tricked or extorted.”

Calling for an end to such practices, the governor immediately called and wrote to three separate institutions: The Bali Police, The Minister of Justice and Human Rights and Bank Indonesia.

In contacting the Bali chief of police, the governor insisted that all field officers be gathered together and warned not to participate in extorting foreign tourists. “If the police must ticket someone, then ticket them. Don’t settle matters on the spot,” said Pastika who once served as Bali’s chief policeman.

He also agreed if the police decide to prosecute the Dutch journalist Van Der Spek, adding, “That would be good if those paying bribes are prosecuted because of their involvement in the interaction.”

In addressing the Minister of Justice and Human Right, governor Pastika also asked that any official of the Bali Airport Customs Office proven to be accepting bribes be prosecuted. “Extortion against the same person (Van Der Spek) was done by officers of the Ngurah Rai Customs office. I have therefore undertaken to coordinate with the relevant agencies to warn their staff not to allow similar situations to occur again.’

Finally, Pastika said he had contacted Bank Indonesia to tighten control on moneychangers in Bali. He said crime and trickery was rife among moneychangers. Pastika said: “Rather than being caught on camera and displayed on the social network, it would be better to take anticipative steps to avoid such occurrences. For this reason I have asked Bank Indonesia to take steps against moneychangers who commit crimes.”

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