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 · Less We Forget
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
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Less We Forget

Ceremony at ‘Ground Zero’ to Commemorate 11th Anniversary of Bali Bombing. Australian PM Announces Terrorist Compensation Program.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Sari Club, terrorist attack, Tony Abbot, terror compensation program, APEC, Julia Gullard, Wayan Radmi, Istana Dewata Foundation Ni Luh Erniyati, Ground Zero
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/14/2013)

On October 12, 2013, surviving family members from among the Indonesians who died in the terrorist attack of on a Bali nightspot on October 12, 2002 gathered at the Bali Bombing Memorial, also known as “Ground Zero” to scatter flower petals and recall the names and lives of the 202 people who died.

This year’s gathering was organized by the Istana Dewata Foundation. The chairperson of the Foundation, Ni Luh Erniyati, told the State News Agency Antara, “Every year we commemorate the moment, even though in a simple manner due to limited funds.”

After the scattering of flowers, prayers were offered and poems recited before a group photo closed the gathering.

I Wayan Radmi, whose husband Made Sujana died in the bombing, said: “At the time my husband worked as a security guard at the Sari Club. I and my family were shocked to hear of the bombing from my sister-in-law who worked at one of the nightspots in Kuta.”

He also had the gruesome memory of how only portions of her husband’s body were sent to the family in envelopes from the Denpasar General Hospital.

“Because the process of identification was time consuming, our family decided to cremate (my husband). After a while, we received a portion of my husband’s body positively identified by DNA tests,” she explained.

Tony Abbott Visits Ground Zero

During an official visit to Bali to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (APEC) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited the “Ground Zero” monument to lay a commemorate wreath.

Abbott said he came to the bombing site tom “Honor the dead, to commiserate with those who were injured on that night and who still bear the scars, physical and mental”.

88 Australians were counted among the 202 who died in the bombing.

The Australian Prime Minister used the occasion of his visit, just days before the 11th anniversary of the tragedy, to announce a compensation scheme for the victims of overseas terror attacks. The scheme provides for AU$75,000 in compensation to be paid to the next-of-kin of the Australians who died in the blast.

The compensation program, the culmination of a plan originally forwarded by former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, can be sought via an application process commencing on October 21, 2013. Gillard’s plan envisioned compensating only future victims of terrorism while Abbott has chosen to make compensation to also apply to Australians who are past victims of terror.


© 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
Trans-national Crime Bust in Bali
Bali Police Arrest 64 Foreigners at Four Locations Involved in Cybercrime Syndicate
(1/15/2018)
Bale Banjar Culture Club Shapes Up for 2018
Monthly Program of Popular Cultural Lectures Continue at Ayodya Bali Resort in Nusa Dua
(1/15/2018)
Pray, Go to Prego
Sunday Brunch at Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali a Fun-Filled Family Affair
(1/15/2018)
Say ‘Yes’ to Nyonya
Exceptional Value at Perankan Lunch Available Every Sunday at Rumah Luwih Hotel on the IB Mantra Highway in Bali
(1/15/2018)
Unlicensed to Steal
Government Cracks Shuts Down Illegal Company Selling Property to Foreigners in Petitenget, Bali
(1/15/2018)
Mountainous Radiuses Radii
Controversy Brewing Over Reduction of Size of Exclusion Zone Surrounding Mount Agung Volcano
(1/15/2018)
Shores in Need of Shoring
Klungkung Shoreline Under Severe Threat from Erosion
(1/15/2018)
Indonesia Waives the Rules and Rule the Waives
Indonesia’s Newest Destroyer KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai Inaugurated in Bali
(1/15/2018)
Take Two Tablets, Moses!
Six Balinese Men Face Possible Legal Action for Spiritual Quest to Mount Agung’s Crater
(1/15/2018)
An Annual Cycle for Cycles
600-kilometer ‘Tour de Indonesia’ Bicycle Race to Cross the Finish Line in Bali on Sunday, January 28, 2018
(1/15/2018)
From Salty to Sweet
Water Board Wants Crackdown on Hotel’s Desalinating Sea Water without Required Permits
(1/15/2018)
Dominion Over Earth and Heavens Above
Indonesia Serious Abut Preventing Foreign Intrusion into its Air Space
(1/15/2018)
All [News]!