2019

Bali needs 10 more tsunami warning sirens

Denpasar, Bali – The Bali Disaster Mitigation Agency has proposed the installment of 10 more tsunami warning sirens in the resort island’s waters to strengthen disaster mitigation, preparedness, and responses. “Dewa Putu Mantera, the agency’s acting head, has ever proposed the procurement of ten more sirens of Indonesia’s Tsunami Early Warning System (Ina-TEWS),” Head of […]

President Jokowi asked to review status of other convicts

Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was asked to review the status of other convicts in line with the release of Abubakar Ba`asyir from prison at the Gunung Sindur Penitentiary, Bogor. “LBH Masyarakat (Non-governmental organization of Community) calls on the government to review the status of other convicts, including death row inmates, who are old […]

Indonesian President approves unconditional release of Abu Bakar Ba`asyir: lawyer

Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved the unconditional release of Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba`asyir from Gunung Sindur Prison in Bogor, West Java Province, for humanitarian reasons, a senior lawyer stated. “Mr Jokowi (incumbent president) has agreed to set him free for the sake of humanity by considering his age and illness,” Yusril […]

The Bali National Narcotics Agency foils trafficking of 25 kg of marijuana in Bali

Denpasar – Kurniawan Risdianto and Muh arrested by The Bali National Narcotics Agency (BNN). Haryono for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of 25 kilograms (kg) of marijuana, the agency`s head stated. “The two suspects were arrested on Jan 6 at around 9 p.m. local time after the BNN investigators found five packages of marijuana […]

Bali ombudsman recommends standardization to cope with cheap tourism

Denpasar, Bali – Bali`s Chief Ombudsman Umar Ibnu Alkhatab said it does not necessarily reject tourists from any countries including China only because of issue of cheap tourism. What needs to be done is finding a solution, therefore, it is necessary to have standardization of services in dealing with cheap tourism , Umar said. “There […]