Governor Pastika Takes Steps Related to Village Law

Governor Pastika Takes Steps Related to Village Law


Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika take immediate measures against the decision of the Director General of Rural Community Empowerment (PMD) of the Ministry of the Interior Tarmizi A.Karim which authorizes the Bali concerning Law No. 6 2014 on the Village Law.

“Governor Pastika has reassemble related parties consisting of members of Parliament and the electoral district of DPD Bali, DPRD Bali, Head of Village, and the local work unit,” said the Head of the Bali Provincial Secretariat of Public Relations , I Dewa Gede Mahendra Putra in Denpasar on Monday.

During the meeting, Governor Pastika said that recently many organizations and parties analyze about registration of indigenous villages and office village with various arguments, as well as discussions and meetings that have been repeatedly made in the Bali provincial government, but has not yet to find a deal.

“So far I’ve been giving the parties time to argue and all have different opinions, I’m sure all parties wait for the opinion of the Governor so it is a good momentum for it”, he said.

Governor Pastika explained that from some parties who already met him as the main village assemblies (MUDP), Sabha  Purohito, and member of Parliament, I Wayan Koster agreed to register the traditional village (Pakraman).

“After I received reports from several parties, it is time for determining the future of Bali and we keep the option to register official village, we simulate the traditional village with all its consequences, but I ask the Provincial Team to create a list of questions that will be listed in an academic script, “he said.

He urged the Parliament to be assisted by all parties to immediately form a special committee and prepare drafts to be passed along.

In addition, all parties must be able to ensure that the 1488 traditional villages in Bali can be listed all in the central office.

The Bylaw is also expected to answer public concerns during this time of loss of autonomy if indigenous villages are registered.

Meanwhile, members of the DPD, Gede Pasek Suardika conveyed that this is a moment and an outstanding choice to save Bali in the future, as the rules are likely for majority so it is time to take strategic decisions.

“In Chapter XIII of the Act about special provision of rural village clearly implied that all relegated to the regulations so I agreed to immediately set up a special committee on the DPD and we are ready to simulate the technical problems,” he said.

In line with Gede Pasek all present as MUDP Bali Province and member of Parliament, DPD and DPRD Bali Province for example: AA Oka Ratmadi, Kadek Arimbawa, Arya Wedakarna, Kusuma Putra and Nyoman Parta said ready to form a special committee and prepare a draft regulation which will be passed into legislation.

On the occasion, Arya Wedakarna also gave support from public and private universities in Bali that agreed to support the registration of the traditional village.

In response, Governor Pastika asked all forms of support are recorded and used as an attachment in the regulations that will be drafted as evidence.

“It is our responsibility to our children and grandchildren so there will be historical evidence for them,” he said.

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