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 · Sent Off The Field
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

Sent Off The Field

Soccer Enthusiast Stages One-Man Protest at Bali APEC Conference


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, FIFA, Vladimir Putin, MSBI, Sarman El-Hakim, Soccer World Cup, APEC, Nusa Dua Protest
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/9/2013)

Security officials safeguarding the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (APEC) in Bali took into custody the chairman of the People of Indonesia Soccer Association (MSBI), Sarman El-Hakim, who attempted to disrupt the arrivals of Russian President Vladimir Putin by staging a banner protest at a busy South Bali intersection near Nusa Dua.

On Monday, October 7, 2013, at approximately 12:30 pm, Sarman unfurled a banner while standing in the middle of the  intersection before the entrance to Nusa Dua proclaiming “FIFA World Cup in Indonesia 2022.”

As reported by DenPost, the protest took place just minutes before President Putin’s motorcade was set to pass through the intersection. Sarman managed evade detection by police and the local citizen constabulary (pacalang) by slipping through a phalanx of grade school children waving flags to welcome visiting world dealers and then opened his banner urging the FIFA tournament be held in Bali in nine years time.

As soon as Sarman occupied the intersection both he and his banner were quickly taken into custody. Resisting officers, Sarman screamed: “What have I done? I have brought a banner supporting Indonesia as the host of the World Cup? I haven’t brought a political party banner.”

Sarman took the opportunity to complain to the listening press that the APEC Conference is focused only on bringing investors to Indonesia, while the World Cup, he insists, would bring million of tourists spending their money in Indonesia. He continued, accusing investors lured by APEC of imposing pre-conditions on Indonesia, he said sports fans bring their money without levying demands on the Country.

Following Sarman’s arrest, calm was quickly restored at the entrance to Nusa Dua as the Sarman was escorted to a nearby police station. Putin was reportedly unaware of the incident when his car passed by a short time later.

The head of the South Kuta police precinct, I Wayan Nuriata, confirmed that Sarman was undergoing interrogation by police. “We have only taken him into custody. He was still being questioned by officers of from the legal section (Bidkum) of the Bali Police,” explained Nuriata.

The 22nd FIFA World Cup will be staged in Qatar in 2022.

Picture shown on Balidiscovery.com from DenPost showing Sarman El-Hakin being escorted away by police for interrogation.


© 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
Getting into Hot Water in Bali
Hot Springs at Toybungkah Ė a Popular Stop on a Tour to Kintamani and Mount Batur
(12/27/2014)
Justice is Blind; Prisoners are Blindfolded
Vice President: Executions of Narcotic Offenders to Go Ahead
(12/26/2014)
In a Holding Pattern for Landing
Bali To Accelerate Preparations For Buleleng Airport Development
(12/26/2014)
Do Not Enter itís New Years Eve in Kuta
Road Closures Announced for New Years Even 2014-2015 in Kuta, Bali
(12/26/2014)
Silent Night, Peaceful Night
Strong Security Measures Ensure Christmas Services in Bali Pass without Incident
(12/26/2014)
Indonesian Tourism Boom Targeted to Continue
Indonesia to Aim for 10 million Tourists in 2015, Growing by 8 Percent
(12/26/2014)
Infectionately Yours
Bali Records 110 New Cases of HIV/AIDS Recorded Each Month
(12/26/2014)
The Spice of Life
Bali Safari and Marine Park Hosts 5th Annual Chili Festival
(12/26/2014)
Biting Commentary
Bali Health Officials Seek to Control Dog Population and Increase Anti-Rabies Vaccination Programs
(12/26/2014)
Where to Eat in a Pinch
The Holy Crab Ė Louisiana-Inspired Seafood Restaurant Takes on Bali
(12/26/2014)
Cry Freedom!
Freedom: A Solo Exhibition by Made Wianta Through January 20, 2015 at Gaya Art Space in Ubud
(12/26/2014)
In Godís Name
Bali Toll Operators Sacrifice Animals into Benoa Bay to Seek Diving Protection in 2015
(12/26/2014)
All [News]!