DenPost recently focused on the large number of unsolved high-profile criminal cases handled by the Bali police that remain unsolved.
Concerned by the police’s inability to break major cases, the Bali Chief of Police Inspector General Arif Wachyunadi has issued a warning to his ranks, insisting the subject criminal acts be resolved.
The Bali police spokesman, Hariadi, said the large number of open cases – many involving foreign nationals as victims - is a concern for Bali’s top policeman. As a result, Genera Wachyunadi has summoned the precinct chief for Badung and issued a "warning" to start becoming a more effective crime buster
Among the major “open” cases that remain unsolved in Bali, include:
- The inability of police to make an arrest in the violent assault on environmental activist Wayan “Gendo” Suardana on November 5, 2012, despite confirmation by police that the name of the assailant is known.
- The robbery of a 3 ATM machines at an ATM Center at the Tiara Supermarket on Jalan Gatot Subroto on December 29, 2012 resulting in the loss of more than Rp. 1 billion (US$100,000).
- The murder of a door and window frame manufacturer Nyoman Kardana (32) in Petang, North Badung.
- The violent stabbing attack on Australian Paul Gill during a robbery at Villa Chloe in North Kuta on January 4, 2013.
- The robbery and rape of a 28-year-old Australian woman staying at Villa Damais in North Kuta on April 27, 2013.
- The theft of money and goods belonging to Swiss national Maria Anna Johanna at knife-point at Villa Ipanema in North Kuta on May 2, 2013.
- The armed robbery of a Canadian staying at a local villa on May 5, 2013.
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