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BALI UPDATE #934 - 27 July 2014

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A Shocking Tragedy
Four Hospitalized with electrical Burns after Accident at Mantra Restaurant in Kerobokan, North Kuta

Two of four management and staff at the Mantra Restaurant in Petitienget, North Kuta were rushed to Sanglah General Hospital on Sunday, July 20, 2014, suffering from severe burns caused by electrocution while working at the restaurant located on Jalan Petitenget in Kerobokan Among those hospitalized with severe burns are Andi (19) and Aldi Marza Tandjung (28) – both originally from Jakarta.

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Dwi (20), a friend of the victims, was interviewed by DenPost at the Sanglah General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, and said the accident happened at 1:30 pm when some 15 kitchen workers were helping to build a new office on the second floor of the Italian restaurant.

At the time of the accident  the four victims, two of whom had only been employed for three months, were carrying roof sheeting up a set of stairs from level one to level two. It is suspected that the metal sheeting touched an electrical substation located just on the outside of the restaurant. The four were shocked and thrown by the force of the jolt back to the ground floor. At the time of the “shock” a loud explosive noise and a flash of light occurred heard as far as 100 meters from the restaurant

The two men who suffered severe burns were rushed to Sanglah General Hospital at 2:30 pm. Most of the burns were confined to the men's arms, leg and chests areas.

A third victim, Iswayudi (21) was taken to the BIMC Hospital before eventually being transferred to Sanglah Hospital. Another victim, Tipi Jabrik, the owner of the restaurant, is still being treated at BIMC Hospital.

Police from the North Kuta police precinct report the case is still under investigation.

The restaurant is owned by well know surfing figure Tipi Jabrik, who is the brother of Indonesian film star Luna Maya.

Tipi Jabrik was among the four people injured and is the sole patient in the incident being treated at BIMC Hospital for burns.

Shown on Balidiscovery.com, the Matra’s proprietor Tipi Jabrik


Things That Go Bump in the Night
Mild Earthquake Off Southeast Coast of Bali on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bali experienced a moderate earthquake measured at 4.3 on the Richter scale at 10:49 pm on Thursday evening, July 24, 2014.

Information received from the Meteorological, Climate and Geophysics Bureau (BMKG) shortly after the earthquake, dismissed any risk of tsunami.

BMKG identified the epicenter of the quake at 61 kilometers southeast of Kuta Beach at a depth of 73 kilometers.

Mild shaking of short duration was reported on the social network in Nusa Dua and Kuta, but there were no confirmed report of property damage or injuries linked to the episode.

 


Loose Connections
Java-Bali High Voltage Submarine Cable Threatened by Shore Side Erosion

Seas abrasion in the vicinity of Jineng Agung at Gilimanuk, northwest Bali not only represents a threat to shore side residents, but is also endangering the landing station for the submarine high voltage cable running between Java and Bali.

Those living in proximity of the PLN cable station report that a breakwater wall protecting the station is being devastated by high waves.

Large waves have been persisting over the past month causing concern among those living along the shore. At least one home standing in a line with the PLN landing station has been destroyed by waves with homeoners claiming waves often intrude into their living area.

Local residents are calling the government to install retaining walls and breakwaters to thwart the damaging waves.


Stop the Press
Dug Smuggler Posing as a Reporter Arrested at Baliís Ngurah Rai Airport

The Customs and Excise office at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport have prevented the smuggling of 507 grams of methamphetamines from Kuala Lumpur, carried by a man posing as a journalist.

The head of the Ngurah Rai Customs office, Budi Harjanto, told the State News Agency Antara, “We succeeded in thwarting an effort to smuggle narcotics in which the smuggler used conventional methods.”

Officials arrested a man named Suyoto (55) who claimed he was a reporter for a publication named “Target.” Moments before his arrests, Suyoto landed on an AirAsia flight AK376 from Kuala Lumpur at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Custom officials became suspicious when the man’s luggage underwent x-ray examination. Subsequent checks uncovered two packages of crystal methamphetamines concealed in the lining of the luggage.

A test of the substance confirmed the items as narcotics in the form of methamphetamines weighing 507 grams.

Suyoto carried three different identity card (KTP) form Singkawang, East Kalimantan; and Blitar and Surabaya, both in East Java.

The man tried to persuade customs officials that his status as a member of the press should preclude his arrest. It didn’t and Suyoto is now in custody, facing a maximum of 20 years in prison.


Local Teens Drown in Northeast Bali
3 Balinese Boys at Tulamben Die During Jukung Outing

Three of seven teenagers drowned while sailing in a local fishing boat near Tulamben, northeast Bali on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

The remaining four teens manage to survive by swimming to shore after a large wave overturned their “jukung” some 50 meters from the shoreline.

The boys were all from the nearby village of Tulamben and had decided to make an outing to the sea in the sail-driven vessel.

Metrobali.com reports the seven set sail at 4:30 pm paddling the boat out into open water. However, a short distance from shore the boat flipped when hit by a large wave, sending the seven young men into the water.

Four of the boys - I Nengah Sudarma,(18), Paing (14),  Kadek Adi(15) and I Gede Botak,(14) managed to safely swim the 50 meters to shore. Unfortunately, three boys -I Gede Wawan Antara (17) of banjar Beluhu Kangin, I Wayan Junaka Adi from Panti and I Kadek Golo,(17) from banjar Tengah Panti were unable to swim and disappeared beneath he waves.

The four boys who made it to shore sought the help of local residents and a diver who set sail, only to recover the lifeless bodies at a depth of 5 meters.

A member of the Bali Water Police in Karangasem, I Made Wartama, confirmed the death of the three young men. Wartama said the weather was poor at the time of the accident, with many local fishermen unprepared to set sail due to high wave conditions.


The Connection Between Trash and Rabies
Animal Health Officials Link Poor Trash Management in Bali to Islandís Rabies Epidemic

The chief of the Livestock and Animal Health Office for Bali (Disnakeswan) for Bali, Putu Sumantra, sees the problem of trash management in Bali as one of the major obstacles to controlling rabies.

Quoted by Metrobali.com, Sumantra said, “Trash that is strewn around becomes food for stray dogs allowing them to continue to exists in the community.”

Speaking in Denpasar on Thursday, July 24, 2014, Sumantra said many of the stray dogs that escape mass vaccination program carried out by the government is due to the difficulties officiasl encounter in corralling stray dogs. The stray and semi-feral dogs found in most Balinese communities manage to live from trash left uncovered on the side of the road.

“Because of this, we hope the regencies and metropolitan administrations in Bali will control trash because that will support the control of rabies in the region,” said Sumantra.

Sumantra added that the dog population in Bali is on the increase because of the failure of the Balinese to raise their dogs properly.

“The correct way,” he said, "is not to allow dogs to roam and not to throw unwanted female dogs out, abandoning them on the roadsides. These dogs mature and have puppies adding to the dog population explosion.”

Commenting separately, he said the fifth phase of mass rabies vaccination program in Bali has successfully inoculated 275,796 dogs in 3,429 banjars across 9 regencies. Adding: “This is the data through July 22nd and we still have some days left tp achieve the targeted 325,00 rabies vaccination by July 31st."

He said, if the target is not achieved by July 31st, the government will continue to vaccinate through the end of the year.


Noble Surrender
Bali Governor Extends Public Congratulations to New Indonesian President and Vice President

Governor Made Mangku Pastika has openly congratulated President-elect Joko Widodo and Vice-president elect Jusuf Kalla for their victory in the results of the presidential election announced on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

As reported by Beritadewata.com, the Governor’s congratulatory message was delivered in front of a gathering of civil servants from the province, including the heads of numerous official agencies .

Asked by reporters about his willingness to concede victory to Joko Widodo in the face of a continuing challenge to the electionbeing mounted by Prabowo Subianto, Pastika said on Thursday, July 24, 2014. “In an open way, I have already congratulated Jokowi who has been chosen as President.”

Pressed further and asked if he had also congratulated Jokowi by telephone. the Governor said he has yet to have the opportunity, despite several atytempts to do so.

“I can’t telephone (Jokowi), because he appears to be very busy. Nonetheless, I have publicly congratulated him for his victory,” said Pastika.

Pastika’s readiness to congratulate Jokowi despite the governor’s role as head of the election team for Probowo Subianto in Bali, is seen in many quarters as an expression of the Governor’s patriotism.

Pastika told the press that Bali now awaits the new President to fulfill the promises made during the campaign. Pastika said Jokowi has promised Rp. 1.1 or Rp.14 billion for every village in Bali.


Indonesian Independence Meets Ferragosto
Prego at The Westin Celebrates Summer with a Traditional Italian Ferragosto Family Brunch

Prego at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua will host a special Family Brunch on Sunday, August 27. 2014 to celebrate summer and the 69th anniversary of Indonesia’s declaration of independence.

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While the Indonesian celebration is known as “Hari Merdeka” - the Italian summertime celebration is known as Ferragosto – traditionally a carefree time to unwind in a party atmosphere.

Ferragosto promises to be a fun day out for everyone with great food, games and entertainment. A choice of refreshing welcome drinks will be served to guests on arrival along with non-alcoholic options for little ones. There will be an extensive buffet of authentic Italian cuisine and regional specialties as well as a BBQ station with assorted grilled meats.

The highlight of the day will be a selection of summer-inspired games taking place in Prego’s tropical garden. There will be prizes to be won with classic activities such as sack races, hoop relays, Italian lawn bowls (bocce) and more. Water balloon piñatas will also provide some good old-fashioned fun for children and bringing along a change of clothing is highly recommended.

A chill-out pool party in the afternoon will continue this celebration until the sun goes down with live DJ music and creative cocktails. It will be a chance for everyone to relax in style or cool off before the weekend comes to a close.

Prego’s Ferragosto Family Brunch will be priced at IDR 350,000 Net per person (US$30.50) with special discounts for Prego Loyalty Cardholders.


Mellow is the Night in Ubud
Jazz musician Deborah Carter set to perform at Uma by COMO in Ubud on August 10, 2014

Renowned U.S. vocal jazz performer Deborah J. Carter is coming to the Uma Cucina Restaurant at the Uma by Como in Ubud Bali for a single night performance on August 10, 2014.

Born in the U.S., Deborah Carter has performed extensively in Europe and Asia, participating in jazz festivals, leading jazz clubs, on radio and TV and in gala stage performances with her own trio and even symphony orchestras.

Music Maker Magazine has declared Carter as “absolutely top class” -and one of the most dynamic jazz vocalists performing in the modern jazz scene.

With five CDs to her credit, Deborah Carter latest release “Blue Notes and Red Shoes” is describe by Carter as “a kind of jazz that reflects the energy and spirit of any capital city, in this 21st century, that has absorbed the influences and cosmopolitan aspects of its inhabitants. And it’s definitely a Saturday night jazz!”

Deborah Carter August 10th performance at Uma Cucina opens at 6:30 pm a four-course Italian feast — choices include lobster ravioli in an orange and olive sauce, char grilled Tonkuzen sirloin steak with burnt broccoli salsa verde, followed by a Valrhona ‘chocolate nemesis’. Each dish can be expertly paired with a delicious wine choice, and a special cocktail menu will be available from the bar.

The evening’s music entertainment at 8:30 pm when Deborah Carter takes to the stage accompanied by her band.

Deborah Carter appearance is in Bali as part of the Ubud Village Jazz Festival.

Cost for the four-course dinner is Rp. 850,000 per person plus 21% tax and service (US$90) with additional wine paring for Rp. 350,000 plus 21% tax and service (US$37).

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Rising Costs Dent Garudaís Finances
Garuda Loses US$211 million in First Half of 2014

The Jakarta Globe reports that Garuda Indonesia booked losses of US$211 million during the first six months of 2014, increasing dramatically from the US$10.92 million lost in the same period in 2013.

Revenues of the Airline increased 0.8 percent totaling US$1.74 billion, but escalating expenses outpaced revenues and increased 15%% to US1.96 million.

Foreign exchange losses of US$12.86 million were also recorded in Garuda’s Indonesia's latest financial report.


A 15-year Impasse
French Drug Courier Gets 15 Year Prison Sentence in Bali

The Denpasar District Court has sentenced 49-year-old French national Francois Jacques Giuily, to 15-year imprisonment, declaring the man guilt of smuggling three kilograms of methamphetamines via Bali’s airport.

In addition to the 15 year prison sentence, the judges ordered Giuily was ordered to pay a fine of Rp. 8 billion (US$695,000) or have additional time tacked on to his sentence.

Giuily ‘s attorney plead there client was merely a courier who suffered from limited intellectual capacities and was financially dependent on an aging, ailing mother.

In handing down a sentence of 15-years, the judge were more lenient in their sentencing than the 17-years demanded by prosecutors.

The Frenchman did not, however, see prosecutors seek the maximum penalty of death before a firing squad.

The man was arrested on January 19, 2014 while passing through Bali’s airport with the narcotics in his possession.

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Have You Been to Bali, Too??
Bali by the Numbers: Bali on Pat to Welcome 3.75 million Foreign Visitors in 2014

2014 Foreign arrivals to Bali for June total 330,121 – an increase of 19.72% over June 2013 when 275,617 foreign tourists came to the Island. On an aggregate basis for January –June arrivals to Bali are up 15.73%.

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enter> Click Image to Enlarge enter> Click Image to Enlarge Extrapolating to the end of the year, Bali may end the year with more than 3.75 million foreign visitors .

Developments from Main Source Markets

Australians - As the accompanying charts demonstrate, Australian arrivals remain strong to Bali. The Australian have apparently shaken off the doldrums evidenced earlier in the year with arrivals January to June 16.06% now ahead of the same period last year. By a significant margin the Australians remain the top foreign inbound market for Bali.

Mainland Chinese - Reflecting the current  propensity for the Chinese to look for new destinations outside of Vietnam and Thailand, Mainland Chinese arrivals for the first six months of 2014 are 41.09% ahead of last year. Worth noting: The Chinese have now moved into 2nd place among major foreign markets for Bali.

Japanese - The Japanese rally seen late last year has begun to fizzle. Japanese arrivals are down 3.04% for the first half of 2014. As a result, Japan, who once dominated tourist arrivals to Bali, are now in 4th place and shaping up to move to 5th in the coming few months.

Russians - The government has repaired what were obviously incorrect figures reported in May. Now corrected, the figures show  Russian numbers have declined 12.03% in the first half of the yea - reflecting a downturn globally in Russian travel.


Pausing for a 'Cuppa' Before Take-Off
Government Does Surprise Drug Screening of Domestic Pilots at Bali Airport

The State News Agency Antara reports that the Director General of Civil Aviation has undertaken an unannounced check on the health of pilots and the airworthiness of aircraft at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport just as the peak Ramadan travel period is about to start.

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the Deputy Minister of Transportation Bambang Susantono, said, “We are read and the inspections will take place not only in Denpasar but in other locations across Indonesia to ensure that that planes and pilots are fit to fly.”

According to Susantono, ramp check being carried out by aviation officials took place from July 22-25, 2014. Across the nation, a total of 11 airports were undergoing similar checks.

Nine domestic airlines were under review during the ramp checks: Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Citilink, Indonesia Air Asia, Sriwijaya Air, Nam Air, Wing Airs and Transavia.

Also subjected to inspection were the flight crew with 40 pilots and co-pilots asked to provide urine samples guarantee that flight crews were not abusing prescription or illicit drugs.


Cooking in the Middle Kingdom
St. Regis Kayuputi Culinary Team Represented Indonesia at Bocuse díOr Asia Pacific in Shanghai

The prestigious international culinary competition Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific 2014 was held in Shanghai, China June 26-27, 2014.

Representing Indonesia at the event was St. Regis Bali Resort’s Kayuputi Chef de Cuisine Gede Agung who traveled with his culinary team to demonstrate their skills proven over a long selection process held in Indonesia.

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The Kayuputi team received accolades for their performance in Shanghai, earning compliments for innovation in menu design and presentation.

“Simple, yet elegant,” is how Chef Gede describes his approach to Kayuputi’s cuisine and this concept was especially showcased in such award-winning delights as the Medallion of Lamb Fillet and Braised Lamb Shank Dumpling with mushroom velvet agar agar of pickled beetroot and red onion topped with rosemary infused mint spherical. The team also used unveiled their ‘Squid Ink Bread Crusted of Bakkafrost Salmon Fillet’ (Balinese fresh salmon acar kuning with Sturia caviar), complemented with cannelloni of braised fennel-leek with lime and carrot coulis.

Sponsored by prestigious international and Indonesian brands including Sturia, Rougie, Elle & Vire, Finna, and Diamond - Team Indonesia perfected Chef Gede’s approach to “carefully combining the ingredient to ensure they speak for themselves.’

Winning the top honors in Shanghai were Hidek Takayama, chef at La Maison de Gill, meaning Team Japan will fly to Lyon in January 2015 to participate in the Bocuse d’Or final. Also qualifying to compete in Lyon were Eng Tong YEW (Singapore) and Kenneth LOKE (Malaysia) who respectively won silver and bronze, qualify them for the final.

Also traveling to Lyon will be 4th place Team Australia and 5th place Team South Korea.

Team Indonesia’s participation at Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific was support by Bali Culinary Professionals.


Holding Meetings in Bali to Steal Funds
Foreign Affair Official Sentenced to Prison for Corruption of International Meeting Funds dedicated to Bali

The Jakarta Post reports that a former Secretary-general of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for corruptions in connection with 12 international meetings held in Bali 2004-2005.

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The meetings, financed by the Central Government, were intended to help Bali recover after the Bali bombing of 2002 and 2005.

The convicted Department of Foreign Affairs official once served as Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore.

In addition to prison time Sudjadnan was also ordered to pay a Rp. 100 million fine.

In a separate case, Sudjadnan was sentenced in January 2011 to one year and eight months in prison for illegal mark ups in renovations undertaken at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore between 2003-2004.

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had sought a three-year prison term for Sudjadnan.


When High Season Becomes Shoulder Season
Hotels and Villas in Bali Claim Occupancies for July-August 2014 are Down by as much as 15%

Reflecting the result of the government’s laissez-faire approach to the issuance of permits for new hotels, condotels and villas in Bali, accommodation providers are reporting lower-than-usual occupancies during the typically peak season of July-August.

DenPost reports that while hotels and villas can typically expect to average 80% or higher occupancies during these months, many companies are reporting much lower occupancies than last year.

The chairman of the Bali Villa Association (BVA) for Badung regency, Gede Sukarta, on July 24, 2014, confirmed that occupancies have declined significantly. “Actually, the expectation is that in the month of July occupancies can hit 85%, but the fact is that hotels are generally averaging only 60% occupancy. Meanwhile, villas are averaging 65-70%,” said Sukarta.

When asked the reason for lower levels of occupancy at accommodation providers, Sukarta blamed the increase in new hotels and villas in Bali and a tendency for domestic tourists to now take their holidays abroad.

Sukarta said occupancy levels are running around 15% lower than projected during the July-August peak season. He called on the government to undertake an aggressive promotional program in key overseas markets.

He also highlighted the problem of security as having a deleterious effect on occupancy levels in the regency of Bandung, including the fraud practiced by many moneychangers against visiting tourists.

Also commenting was the chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) for Badung, Agung Rai Surya Wijaya, who pegged hotel occupancy at 63%, blaming the government’s failure to control the number of new rooms coming onto the market.

Rai Surya estimates that the overall growth in both domestic and foreign tourists to Bali is 9%, a number outdistanced by a 13-14% annual growth in new rooms coming onto the marketplace.

He urged the urgent implementation of rules governing the construction of new hotels, requiring minimal use of land and discouraging the building of low-cost hotels.

He warned that overbuilding results in lower rates, less taxes paid to the regency and lower wage levels for the Bali residents working in the hotels.


Red Glare on Baliís East Coast
Fire Destroys One Villa at Amankila

A short circuit in the electrical system is being blamed for a fire on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the luxury boutique Amankila Resort located on Bali’s eastern shore at Karangasem.

Fast reaction from the Hotel’s security team kept the fire limited to a single bungalow where damage is estimated at Rp. 600 million (US$52,000).

The fire occurred in Suite #5 occupied by a couple from the U.S.A. and their adult daughter. No injuries resulted from the fire.

The fire was discovered at 45 minutes past midnight with flames coming from the thatched roof of the bungalow. An alarm was immediately raised with security staff and the Karangasem Fire Station.

The fire fighters arrived at 1:10 am with two fire trucks that managed to extinguish the blaze by 3:00 am.


Endless Summer
Australian Man Found Dead in Kuta Hotel Room

A 43-year-old Australian , Christopher Paul Mikinon (sp?), was found dead in his hotel room at the Bali Summer Hotel in Kuta on Sunday. July 20, 2014.

The head of the forensic unit at the Sanglah General Hospital , Dr. Ida Bagus Putu Alit, said that he is waiting for the results of histology tests to determine the cause of death.

An autopsy on the man’s remains was performed on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Preliminary findings show no sign of violence , causing doctors to speculate the man may have been ill due to an enlargement of his lungs noted by the examining doctors.

Final results of the autopsy will only be available after the Idul Fitri Holidays

Plans were to return the body to Australia on July 24, 2014, pending final instructions from the man’s family.


If this is Tuesday, it Must be Bali!
Design Expert Explores Ways to Enforce Rules Mandating Balinese Style Architecture and Finishes in all Building Projects

Made Suardana, the operation director of PT Graha Giri Kencana, a local design firm, recently discussed with The Bali Post the failure of many building in Bali to incorporate Balinese architectural values in their final design.

He explained that many investors chose to ignore rules requiring Balinese building style because the rules on the subject were not rigorously enforced. In addition, many are reluctant to follow Balinese architectural standards because of the lack of a modern interpretation of "Balinese style" and the  limited choice of materials that can be used in accomplishing Balinese touches (e.g. red brick and paras stone).

He also pointed to environmental problems occasioned by the over-mining of paras stone from local quarries that sometimes results in landslide.

“Because of this,” he said, “new, alternative materials must be found to represent Bali style.”

Delving further into the subject, he explained how many new hotels in Bali are using glass walls, completely devoid of Balinese carving or natural stone. The problem extends beyond mere building materials. Balinese traditional architecture must follow the concept of tri angga – the division of a structure into 3 parts: a footing or foundation; the walls and main body of the building; and the head or upper-structure. Despite this long-standing tradition, many new hotels, homes and shops have completely abandoned the tri angga approach to construction.

Many modern buildings in Bali have flat roofs and not the peaked. tiled roofs typical of the tri angga style of building. Similarly, many new buildings have no foundation or base, accessible on a single level with the surrounding land.

Suardana said he hoped the government would tighten condition of the issuance of building permits, requiring “Bali style” to form a part of all new buildings. If necessary, he said, a special agency of the government should be assigned the task of supervising this aspect of building projects in Bali.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Indonesian Real Estate Association for Bali (REI), Ida Bagus Dedy Darmawan, admitted that few buildings in Bali have Balinese architectural finishes. He said the reasons for not following “Bali Style” is the high cost of such finishes, the time needed to complete this type of construction and the growing problem of obtaining the needed raw materials,

He suggested that Bali should adopt an on-line application process for building permist where building that do not conform to existing rules are automatically rejected .

“Bali style must be retained so it does not become extinct. There must be good coordination between developers and contractors,” said Dedy.


And the Winner Is . . . .
Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla Declared Winners of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Race. Prabowo Subianto Takes Legal Steps to Challenge Election Results.

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the National Election Commission (KPU) declared Joko Widido and Jusuf Kalla as the Winners of the national election to select the 7th president and vice president of the Republic of Indonesia.

The official vote tally showed Widodo-Kalla with 53.15% of the final vote, while their opponents,former general Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa, with 46.85% of the vote.

In terms of total votes, some 8,421,389 votes separated the two sets of candidates.

Claiming massive voter fraud, Prabowo Subianto declared he would not accept the final count of the KPU and marched out before the final tally could be formally announced,

The Prabowo ticket, in keeping with deadlines set forth in the election rules, filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court on Friday evening, July, 25, 2104, that must now decide if Prabowo’s appeal has merit and, if so, render a final decision on the validity of the polls before the end of August.

Despite intimations of street protests and the the formal declaration by KPU naming Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as Indonesia’s next President and Vice President, the election took place with no physical protests or promised mass demonstrations taking place at the KPU headquarter.

Meanwhile, the KPU have announced that they are pleased with the way the election was transacted and have declared that their legal team will meet any legal challenge mounted by Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa challenging the final results that have declared Joko Widodo Indonesia’s next president.

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