Aug 28-Sept. 3, 2009

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Unearthing: Tempers boiled over this week – from the Balinese people to the central government in Jakarta – after a clip of Bali’s Pendet dance appeared in a promotion on the Discovery channel for a programme about Malaysia. The broadcaster swiftly removed the clip while the Malaysian government said it would reprimand a production house in Singapore that produced the promo spot. The traditional Balinese dance is usually performed as a purification rite ahead of other performances or ceremonies.

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