2014

South African Charged to Death Sentence in Bali

DENPASAR ~ A tourist from South Africa, Stephen Henri Lubbe (58), is threatened with the death penalty as he was caught carrying 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine shortly after landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. “We charge the defendant on Law of Narcotics Import and Ownership with a maximum to death penalty,” said the General […]

Asita to Spread ‘Spies’ to Oversee Illegal Travel

DENPASAR ~ Association of Indonesia Travel Agent (Asita) of Bali will deploy ‘spies’ to monitor the operation of illegal travels that increasingly spreading on the island. “Members of Asita will be used as a ‘spy’ and if there is any it will be immediately reported to the relevant parties. We also have coordinated with the […]

No Region in Indonesia Has Child-Friendly Status: Minister

SUKABUMI ~ Minister of Womens Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar said there is no single region in Indonesia that has a child-friendly status. “No single region in Indonesia now has the child-friendly predicate. All are still in the process of becoming child-friendly regions. They have to meet 31 indicators before they can […]

Dozens of Dogs in Nusa Penida Culled

NUSA PENIDA ~ Government of Klungkung regency, Bali, culled dozens of stray dogs in Nusa Penida to prevent the spread of rabies. “We did the culling gradually,” said Head of Husbandry and Fishery Technical Operation Unit of Nusa PenidaDistrict, I Nyoman Sangging, on Saturday. The culling was done in the morning until the evening, either […]

HPI Bali Finds Difficulties to Get Arabic Tourist Guide

DENPASAR ~ Indonesia Tourist Guides Association (HPI) of Bali admitted the difficulty to get tour guides who have the ability to speak Arabic language. “We already have 15 language divisions, but if we really want to complement with one another division, it is the tour guides who are fluent in Arabic,” said the First Vice […]

Ngurah Rai Airport to Improve Passengers Surveillance

DENPASAR ~ PT. Angkasa Pura Ngurah Rai International Airport will increase the capabilities of personnel in the supervision of passengers after the incident of passenger who creates chaos due to the influence of drugs in Virgin Australia flight. “We will raise awareness as based on the standard there are several stages of security process,” said […]

Corby Comes to Correctional Centers for Counseling

DENPASAR ~ Australian convict of drug case Schapelle Leigh Corby came to Class I Correctional Center (Bapas) Denpasar to undergo counseling as a condition of obtaining parole. “Corby is in good health but still under the supervision of doctors,” said Bapas Class I Denpasar Counselor, Andiyani, on Tuesday. Corby met the counseling schedule for the […]

KPK Questions Religious Affairs Minister on Alleged Corruption

JAKARTA ~ The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday questioned Minister of Religious Affairs Suryadharma Ali on an alleged corruption in hajj funds collected by the government. “I dont know what kind of questions they (investigators) will ask or what exactly is the problem in the hajj funds,” Suryadharma Ali said when arriving at KPKs […]