Traditional village chief or Bendesa in Jembrana are forbidden to backing up or protect the existence of a dimly lit cafe and villas that do not have permit.
It was uttered by Chairman of village associate of Jembrana Gusti Wiyasa, while giving a speech related to the mass cremation Ekasari Village, District Melaya.
“Bendesa should participate in maintaining the stability of each village, one of them by not giving any protection to dimly lit cafes and villas that do not have permit,” he said.
According to him, by letting a cafe as potential of black prostitution, it could pollute the sanctity of the village, which is sustained in Hinduism.
He also asked bendesa to supervise migrants in each region, in addition to anticipate the entry of criminals, so that they do not violate the rules of residence.
“We are obliged to follow the rules of the government and support its programs, along it is beneficial to society. Supervision of migrants is a part of our support,” he said.
Regarding to the mass cremation at Ekasari village, he hoped to be done every two years, to ease the burden of financing side.
While Jembrana Regent I Putu Artha, who also attended the mass cremation said though it was done together, this ritual was not losing its meaning and substance.
“It becomes a form of togetherness of people in performing religious obligations, for the families of the dead,” he said.