Close
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 · But is it Really Safe?
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

But is it Really Safe?

President George Bush Has Invited Indonesia's Newly Elected President to Washington, D.C. But Bali Asks: Is it Really Safe for Our Favorite Daughter to Travel to America?


Bali News: But is it Really Safe?
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/18/2001)

Just after only one week in her new post as Indonesia's President, President Megawati Soekarnoputri accepted an invitation from President George W. Bush to travel to Washington D.C. in September to discuss assistance programs for Indonesia. The trip, the first overseas journey for "Ibu Mega," will also include stops in Tokyo and the General Session of the United Nation's General Assembly.

A worried Bali asks: Is it really safe for our beloved Mega to travel to Washington, D.C.?

Granted, we may have been made oversensitive due to the steady diet of American police and crime shows on Indonesian TV and repeated U.S. State Department warnings that Bali (and the rest of Indonesia) are somehow chronically unsafe. But the talk at the local noodle stands reveals a sense of genuine concern among Balinese that the country's newly appointed President and adopted daughter of our tropical island may be unwittingly walking into a dangerous situation.

With such a large delegation of Indonesians certain to be traveling to America's Capital with Bu Mega, shouldn't the newly appointed Indonesian Foreign Minister be tasked with having a closer look at safety in the U.S.A. and, at the very least, issue a travel advisory for Indonesians traveling there?

Okay. Maybe we're overreacting. But didn't Washington, D.C.'s Mayor Marion Barry once say: "outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country"? A check of the U.S. Capital City's crime statistics offers little comfort. In the year 2000 ONLY 242 people were murdered; 251 were sexually assaulted; 3,533 were robbed; 4,582 were victims of an aggravated assault; 26,382 were either burgled or suffered a larceny; and 6,600 cars were stolen.

Frightening stuff, really. And we haven't even touched on the shenanigans perpetrated by those "out-of-towners" who hang out on Capitol Hill.

So, because we care deeply about our new President, Bali asks: Ibu Mega, is this trip really necessary?

Given a little thought, there has got to be somewhere between Jakarta and Washington, D.C. that offers a safer venue for meetings between President Bush and President Megawati?

Now, here's an idea: BALI!


© 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
Reducing Fatal Snakebites in Indonesia
Indonesia Needs to Develop a Range of Poisonous Snakebite Serum Vaccines
(11/23/2014)
Imprisoned on Appeal
Supreme Court Send Bali Lawyer Rizaldy Wartuty to Prison for Fraud in a Property Deal
(11/23/2014)
Snatch Thieves, Catch Thieves
Police Arrest Two Pickpockets Operating on Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali
(11/26/2014)
Prisoners of Paradise
Bali’s Kerobokan Prison Bursting with Inmates While New Prison Construction in Bangli Stuck in Bureaucratic and Funding Delays
(11/23/2014)
Roadside Banditry
Villagers between Selat and Sideman Participating in Collection Illegal Retributions from Passing Trucks
(11/23/2014)
Where to Lunch in Ubud
Too Good Not to Share: Warung Teges, Peliatan, Ubud for Outstanding Nasi Bali
(11/23/2014)
Refusing Treatment Proves Fatal for Arab Tourist
Saudi Arabian Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Bali
(11/23/2014)
Asia’s Best Street Food in a Single Locale
Too Good Not to Share: Bali Update Editor Discovers that Sarong’s Love Affair with Indonesian Cuisine Continues to Blossom and Bloom
(11/23/2014)
Saved from the Satay Grill
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles
(11/23/2014)
Man of the People
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore
(11/23/2014)
A Dozen Years for Homicide
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison
(11/23/2014)
Fire in Ubud
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali
(11/23/2014)
All [News]!