Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Playing Chicken with the Police
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
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

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Playing Chicken with the Police

10 Banjars Close Roads in North Kuta to Protest Arrest of 4 Community Leaders Charged with Gambling.

Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge


Angry citizens from 10 banjars or local traditional communities near Dalung , in North Kuta, placed boulders, motorcycles and vehicles to blockade Jalan Raya Dalung for nearly six hours on the morning of Thursday, March 1, 2007.

The villagers, mostly men wearing traditional Balinese costumes, blocked the road to protest the detention of 4 community leaders held by police under suspicion of cock-fighting and gambling at a local temple on Tuesday, February 27, 2007.

Tabuh Rah

The villagers insisted that the four men under police custody were not involved in illegal gambling but, instead, were only innocent participants in a pujawali ceremony at the Pura Dalem Bajangan temple in Dalung that included a Tabuh Rah ritual.

A tabuh rah is a Balinese religious ritual demanding the spilling of animal blood, in this case chickens. A tabuh rah ritual is performed in strict accordance with religious rules and is not accompanied by gambling in any form

Local organizers of the tabuh rah claim police were advised beforehand of their intentions to hold the religious ceremony.

Meanwhile, Bali police, who took into custody the four community leaders, contend the arrest were not made in connection with a tabuh Rah ritual; citing fighting cocks, blades, leg strings and a large amount of money confiscated during the police raid that prompted the arrests.

A Tense Situation is Momentarily Diffused

In order to diffuse a potentially explosive situation in which armed police reinforcements (Brimob) were being deployed to the area, the assistant regent of Badung and members of the local house of representatives mediated between the police and the demonstrators.

By mid-day on Thursday the crowds dispersed when police agreed to release the community leaders on their own recognizance until after the coming New Year's celebration (Nyepi Ė March 19), at which time the Police said they would proceed with the case against the men.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Plaga Wine
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
The Jewel of Baliís North Shore
The Lovina Bali - the Way Luxury in North Bali was Meant to Be
We Get Mail
Readers Respond to Coverage of an Aging Dokar Driver and Express Concerns About Island's Overdevelopment
Two Strikes . . .
Lightning Strike Kills Two Farmers in West Bali
Don't Be Gone in a Flash! Shares Safety Tips for Motorcyclists and Other Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts on What to Do When Lightning Strikes
Optimistic About Baliís Economy in 2016
Bank Indonesia Predicts 6.53% Economic Growth and Inflation of 2.98% for Bali in 2016.
An Official Check Up
9 Foreign Workers Examined in Immigration Inspection of Bali Health Services Provider
Balancing Baliís North and South
BTDC Exploring a Second Nusa Dua Style Complex for North Bali
Playing Possum on the Death Penalty
Indonesian Coordinating Minister Accused of Sending Mixed Signals on Plans for Imminent Executions
Bali Hai Cruises Sailing into the Future
Bali Hai Cruises Awards Contract for Design of a New Day Vessel for their Bali-based Cruise Operation
Love Among Island Republics
TripAdvisor: Singapore Travelers Picking Bali as their Top Holiday Destination for Q1 2016
All Roads do Not Necessarily Lead to Mecca
Bali Rejects Moves to Promote Island as Syariah Tourism Destination
Keeping Things Equal
Garuda Indonesia Charged with Sex Discrimination by its Female Cabin Crew
All [News]!