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 · Police Renews Warning on Safety in Ubud
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

Police Renews Warning on Safety in Ubud

For Second Time in a Month, Bali's Police Chief Admonishes Ubud Businesses and Community Leaders for Failing to Meet Security Challenge.


Bali News: Police Renews Warning on Safety in Ubud
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/15/2007)

The Bali Post reports that Bali's Chief of Police, Inspector General Paulus Purwoko, has renewed his call on the people of Ubud and their regional government to introduce a coordinated system of community security. The latest "warning" from General Purwoko was made on an October 10, 2007 visit to Gianyar regency and follows a similar call-to-action issued one month ago [See: Bali's Chief of Police Unhappy with Ubud Villa Owners].

According to press reports, Purwoko is growing increasingly unhappy with the lack of tangible progress on promises to improve Ubudís security situation nearly one year after a vicious robbery attack on two Korean tourists in December 2006.

While coordinated community security programs are already in operation in many places across the rest of the Island, the Police Chief feels Ubud has done little in this regard, despite its designation as a pilot project for community policing. Underling his frustration, Purwoko said the Ubud has both the potential and manpower for an effective security program and only awaits an implementing agent. Bali's top policeman told the people of Ubud they will have only themselves to blame if a security breach occurs; warning locals not to rush to blame the police should such an undesired event occur.

Contacted separately, Ubud community leader Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (a/k/a Cok Ace) sees the problem as one of funding and asked for more clarification on the use of visa on arrival fees collected at Bali's airport. Cok Ace, who is also the Chairman of the Bali branch of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), asked if a funding request for community security has been sent to Jakarta.

Meanwhile, Chief Purwoko delineated the problem as one of leadership, saying all that was lacking was a coordinating agent among the various villages and communities in the Gianyar regency. Hoping local businesses in Gianyar would recognize the need for better security and lobby the local government to join a community-based effort to improve community policing. "In this way, their will be two forces from two different directions, the government and the private sector, working to develop (security)," explained General Purwoko.


© 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
And the Winner Is . . . .
Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla Declared Winners of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Race. Prabowo Subianto Takes Legal Steps to Challenge Election Results.
(7/25/2014)
If this is Tuesday, it Must be Bali!
Design Expert Explores Ways to Enforce Rules Mandating Balinese Style Architecture and Finishes in all Building Projects
(7/25/2014)
Endless Summer
Australian Man Found Dead in Kuta Hotel Room
(7/25/2014)
Red Glare on Baliís East Coast
Fire Destroys One Villa at Amankila
(7/25/2014)
When High Season Becomes Shoulder Season
Hotels and Villas in Bali Claim Occupancies for July-August 2014 are Down by as much as 15%
(7/25/2014)
Holding Meetings in Bali to Steal Funds
Foreign Affair Official Sentenced to Prison for Corruption of International Meeting Funds dedicated to Bali
(7/25/2014)
Cooking in the Middle Kingdom
St. Regis Kayuputi Culinary Team Represented Indonesia at Bocuse díOr Asia Pacific in Shanghai
(7/25/2014)
Pausing for a 'Cuppa' Before Take-Off
Government Does Surprise Drug Screening of Domestic Pilots at Bali Airport
(7/25/2014)
Have You Been to Bali, Too??
Bali by the Numbers: Bali on Pat to Welcome 3.75 million Foreign Visitors in 2014
(7/25/2014)
A 15-year Impasse
French Drug Courier Gets 15 Year Prison Sentence in Bali
(7/25/2014)
Rising Costs Dent Garudaís Finances
Garuda Loses US$211 million in First Half of 2014
(7/25/2014)
Mellow is the Night in Ubud
Jazz musician Deborah Carter set to perform at Uma by COMO in Ubud on August 10, 2014
(7/25/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents