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No Efforts to Thwart Jokowi’s Inauguration: Intelligence

JAKARTA ~ Head of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) Lieutenant General Marciano Norman said there had not been any information to date on efforts to thwart the presidential inauguration of Joko Widodo. “Based on intelligence data, there has not been any effort to thwart the presidential inauguration,” Marciano stated during his visit to the People’s […]

Families of Victims Commemorate First Bali Bombing

KUTA ~ Families of the victims of the first Bali bombing and a number of foreign tourists commemorated the 12th anniversary of the tragedy by conducting prayers and sowing flowers at a monument at Legian, Kuta, Badung District, Bali, Sunday. At around 08.30 am local time, representatives of the victims’ families accompanied by the Governor […]

Bali Customs and Excise Foiled Smuggling of 1.178 Grams of Meth

KUTA ~ Customs and Excise Office of Ngurah Rai, Bali, managed to fail methamphetamine smuggling attempts through international cargo package at I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport. “This time we busted three packages transferred from abroad to Denpasar via courier service which is on 28 September, 30 September, and 30 October 2014,” said the Head Office […]

Interfaith Community Echoing Peace in Bali

DENPASAR ~ Thousands of participants from a number of elements of the interfaith community gathered at Monument of Bajra Sandhi, Renon, Denpasar, performing “Echoes of Peace” in the middle of the national situation and conditions in various parts of the world with many conflicts. “Peace and harmony does not fall from the sky for granted, […]

85 Countries to Participate in Bali Democracy Forum VII

NUSA DUA ~ At least 85 countries, including eight international non-governmental organizations and observers, joins the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) VII in Nusa Dua, Bali Province, to discuss the development of democracy in the Asia-Pacific region. “ 85 countries will join the BDF VII, and four state leaders to attend the meeting on October 10-11, […]

Pastika Asks Hotel Development to be Based on THK Concept

KUTA ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika asked for any development of tourism facilities including hotels in Bali  based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana (THK), harmonization of the human relationship with God, nature and human beings. “Basic development in Bali is Tri Hita Karana. All activities in Bali must have THK  nuance, moreover  […]

Jasri Village on the List of the 2014 Best Tourism Village

AMLAPURA ~ Karangasem regency, Bali now able to get up and reduce poverty through the development of the tourism sector, even Pakraman (custom village) of Jasri was able to achieve the national award of Best Tourism Village 2014. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu who visited the regency to present the award […]

17 Dead as “Jabal Nur” Ship Sinks in Bali Strait

JAKARTA ~ The National Disaster Mitigation Board (BNPB) has deployed a helicopter to evacuate victims from the Jabal Nur sinking ship after 17 passengers died in north Bali Strait on Tuesday. “The Jabal Nur ship sank in Bali Strait on Tuesday (Oct 7),” the BNPB chairman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a written statement on […]