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 · Love Your Ancestral Lands!
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

Love Your Ancestral Lands!

Megawati Asks the Balinese to Adopt a Long-Term View on Land Sales and Agriculture.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/7/2006)

Repeating a warning made during her presidency and reported on balidiscovery.com [ Stop Selling Your Land!], Megawati Soekarnoputri was in Bali last week renewing her call on the Balinese to maintain their control of the island's real estate and renew their interest in agriculture.

On the Island to attend rallies for the Bali branch of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Megawati urged the Balinese not to be motivated solely by economic factors to sell their lands to "outsiders," warning the Balinese would eventually find their island controlled by non-Balinese interests.

Focus on Agriculture

The former Indonesian President led a rally of 4,000 supporters at Pura Ulun Danu in Bali's mountain-lake district where she supervised the planting of 6,000 trees, the distribution of basic food supplies to local residents, and the release of new fish stocks into Lake Buyan.

Calling on the Balinese to renew their love of agriculture and land, Megawati decried the receding water levels of Bali’s fresh water lakes which she blamed on deforestation and bad agricultural practice.

According to the former President, the Balinese must continue to preserve and protect traditional crops such as coffee, cloves and nutmeg and not be tempted to cut down the trees that produce these crops at the first sign of a price drop. Pointing to the bitter lessons learned by the clove farmers of Manado (North Sulawesi) who adopted similar tactics, she called on farmers to preserve their traditional tree crops in order to conserve the natural environment, avoid tragic land slides, and be in a position to reap the financial benefits when the crop price cycle again peaks.

Megawati asked her followers where the Balinese will live if they only seek short term profits from their lands and sell their properties to non-Balinese interest. Urging the people to avoid God’s eventual wrath for their short-sightedness, Megawati told the rally: "Dont suffer karmapala for destroying nature. Remember, nature is the Almighty's gift (to us) and it must be protected and preserved. Fail to do this and Bali will eventually be destroyed."


© 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
Indonesian Made Grills Considered the World’s Best BBQ
American Expat Dennis Linkletter Runs Company Making What is widely Considered the World’s Best BBQ Grill and Smoker in Bali
(8/21/2017)
Films on the Beach at Nusa Dua
Saturday Night at the Movies on the Beach at Ayodya Resort Bali with ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ - August 26th and M*A*S*H - September 2, 2017
(8/20/2017)
One Dead when Bus Plunges into National Park
One Dies in Inter-Provincial Bus Accident Near Bali Port of Gilimanuk
(8/20/2017)
Hyping the News on Property
‘The Australian’ Writing on Booming Bali Real Estate Market Dangerously Misleads Foreigners Looking to Purchase Property in Bali
(8/20/2017)
On the Beach an Orchestra’s Playing
Padma Resort Ubud and Padma Resort Legian Present the Jakarta Concert Orchestra September 2nd and 3rd 2017
(8/20/2017)
Marching for Country, Island, and Community
Sanur Community Stage Independence Day Torch-lit Parade to Protest Benoa Bay Reclamation
(8/20/2017)
Seeking to be of Service to India
Bali Discovery Now Represented in the Indian Market by Eazee Connect Respz in Mumbai
(8/20/2017)
A Recipe for Brat-Worse
Prosecutors Seeking Sentence Review and Harsher Sentence for Son of Bali Legislator Convicted of Murder
(8/20/2017)
Eliminating Dirty Cops
Bali Chief of Police Urges Execution on Site of Policemen Found Involved in Narcotics Trade
(8/20/2017)
Oh, Yes, Calcutta
Bali to Calcutta Flights by AirAsia Confirmed to Start on October 1, 2017
(8/20/2017)
Register to Swim, Run, and Cycle in Bali
Herbalife Bali International Triathlon Returns to Bali October 15, 2017
(8/20/2017)
Sekali Merdeka! Tetap Merdeka!
Passengers at Bali’s Airport Included in Indonesian Independence Day Celebrations on August 17-18, 2017
(8/20/2017)
All [News]!