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
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

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 Baliís 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 Godís 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
Basa Bali, Sing Kenken
BASABali Wiki Working to Preserve and Protect Balinese Language and Culture
(2/25/2018)
Pacto Plots the Journey Ahead
Pacto Celebrates 50 Golden Years with Launch of a New Logo
(2/25/2018)
Managing Disruptions from Eruptions
Head of Bali Tourism Board Says Baliís Exemplary Handling of Evacuees from Mt. Agung Demonstrates Islandís Crisis Management Skills.
(2/25/2018)
Baliís Ambassadress of Beauty
Ayu Mirah Crowned Miss Bali 2018
(2/25/2018)
A Shocking End
Australian Expatriate Dies from Electrocution at his Home in Jimbaran, Bali
(2/25/2018)
Bali on the Way Between Auckland and Dubai
Emirates to Fly from Dubai to New Zealand via Bali Starting in June 2014
(2/25/2018)
Nyepi for the World!
Blissful Nyepi Escape at Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua Bali March 16-18, 2018
(2/25/2018)
I Think I Can Fly!
Ritz-Carlton Bali Introduces ĎFly High Yogaí Classes
(2/25/2018)
I Am in Bali Now
Swiss-Belhotel Stands with the Island of Bali
(2/25/2018)
Sunset Swim Ends Tragically
Finnish Tourist Drowns Off Berawa Beach in Bali
(2/18/2018)
Making a Difference in the Lives of Bali Children
Australian Margaret Barry Honored with Order of Australian Medal for Her Work with Bali Children Foundation.
(2/18/2018)
Bale Banjar Culture Club: Balinese Music Demystified
Vaughn Hatch of Mekar Bhuana Speaks on Balinese Music at March 11, 2018, Bale Banjar Lecture Ė Ayoda Resort Bali
(2/18/2018)
All [News]!