Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Politics - A Topic Best Avoided
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Politics - A Topic Best Avoided

Balinese Being told to Tone Down Ogoh –Ogoh Parades in Run Up to 2014 Elections


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, ogoh-ogoh, Nyepi, 2014 elections, Majelis Utama Desa Pakraman, Hinduism Society, Parisada, Dewa Kadek Warsa Rakasandi
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/17/2014)

Bali election officials are concerned that traditional ogoh-ogoh parades to be held on March 30, 2014 to celebrate Nyepi Eve will become unduly politicized in the period immediately prior to legislative elections scheduled to take place ten days later on April 9, 2014.

A long-standing tradition in Bali sees villages create massive papier mâché floats that are paraded through the streets on the eve before the official day of silence of Nyepi.

Beritadewata.com quotes the chairman of the Bali Election Commission (KPU-Bali), Dewa Kadek Warsa Rakasandi, who has called on banjars across Bali to avoid adopting political theme of the ogoh-ogoh floats that typically depict monsters, gods, rock stars and public figures in caricature.

Rakasandi admitted to the press that the KPUD-Bali has no authority to regulate or control ogoh-ogoh presentations. Nonetheless, as the agency in charge of ensuring a smooth-running and fair election process in Bali, he hopes the public would not use the religious and cultural moment to score political points.

The KPUD-Bali chief emphasized that his agency clearly has no power to ban ogoh-ogoh parades - a topic recently discussed by the network of traditional villages (Majelis Utama Desa Pakraman), Hinduism Society (Parisada), the government of Bali and law enforcement agencies.

Local official are proposing that ogoh-ogoh parades remain in their home locales without crossing into other communities, that all ogoh-ogoh refrain from using political themes and those involved in the parade process be forbidden to consume alcohol.

If officials are successful in enforcing these rules on March 30, 2014, the Nyepi Parade in 2014 will be substantially different from years past.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Meet You at the Finish Line!
Celebrate a 600 Km Run Around Bali and Solemen’s Efforts to Save the Lives of 2 Balinese Children at Finns’ Beach Club on Friday, September 29, 2017.
(9/25/2017)
Balinese Friends in Need
Karangasem Regent Prepares a List of Items Needed by Balinese Fleeing the Homes Surrounding Mount Agung
(9/24/2017)
In Support of Smooth Sailing
Government Goes Online for Cruise Permits for Yachts and Cruise Ships
(9/24/2017)
A Preference for Cheap Hotels & Transport
Chinese Spending Habits During an Indonesian Holiday Examined at Jakarta Workshop
(9/24/2017)
Preparing Bali to Receive Large Cruise Vessels
Redevelopment of Benoa as a Passenger Cruise Port Begins
(9/24/2017)
God Speed KRI Bima Suci and her Crew
Indonesian Navy’s New Tall Ship – KRI Bima Suci Under Sail and Bound for Surabaya
(9/24/2017)
Transforming Bali’s Infrastructure
Bali Identifies 6 Major Infrastructure Projects to Facilitate Tourism Growth in the Province
(9/24/2017)
Bali’s New ‘Port' of Call
Sababay Winery Launches Mascetti – a New Port-Style Fortified Wine
(9/24/2017)
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
Experts Predict that if Mount Agung Erupts Before November, Volcanic Ash will Drift to the Skies to Bali’s North
(9/24/2017)
Are You Odd or Even?
Bali Police Chief Considering Odd and Even Traffic Days During IMF and WB Conference in October 2018
(9/24/2017)
Spicing Up Air Travel
Ubud Celebrity Chef Chris Salans Prepares Signature Dishes for Garuda Indonesia Business Class Passengers
(9/24/2017)
Death be Not Proud
Catholics in Indonesia Oppose the Death Penalty and Calls for More Activism in Defense of Human Rights.
(9/24/2017)
All [News]!