Police to Prohibit Ogoh-ogoh Discredits Any Political Party


Bali Police prohibited the making of “ogoh-ogoh” or giant doll in a sequence of welcoming Nyepi Day that coincides with the period of the campaign to discredit certain political parties and candidates.

“The ogoh-ogoh parade is still undertaken but should not be discrediting an individual or a political party, it is prohibited,” said Bali Police Chief Inspector General Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu, in Denpasar, on Tuesday.  According to him, the police will work together with the organizers of election of which the General Elections Commission (KPU) and the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) to oversee the activities of the “ogoh-ogoh” parade that is usually held a day before the celebration of Nyepi.

Police will continue to secure at a number of points that invite crowd of people to watch the parade of creepy giant dolls.

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