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The Good is Oft Inflamed with their Bones

Jero Wacik: Remember the Many Contributions of late Bali Governor Ida Bagus Oka.


Bali News: The Good is Oft Inflamed with their Bones
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(4/12/2010)

Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik eulogized Bali's late governor Professor Dr. Ida Bagus Oka, calling on the public not to criticize Oka but, instead, to remember his many contributions on behalf of the island.

The late governor, former family planning minister and academician died on March 7, 2010, was cremated on April 9th at the Sumerta village cemetery in a traditional Balinese ceremony accompanied with military honors, including a 21-gun salute.

74-years-old at the time of his death, Oka was remembered by a family spokesman, IB Alit, who thanked all who had taken time to attend the religious ceremony, reminding all that no man is without flaws and begging forgiveness for any mistakes committed by governor Oka during his life.

The Vice-Chairman of the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali), IGB Alit Putra, lit the cremation pyre for Oka who is survived by 7 children, numerous grandchildren and his second wife.

Among the VIPs attending the cremation were former Bali governor Dewa Beratha who served as Provincial Secretary during the gubernatorial term of Oka; the Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik; the Mayor of Denpasar IB Rai Mantra; the Municipal Secretary for Denpasar Rai Iswara; and the former Municipal Secretary Made Westra who was a long-serving assistant to Oka and currently serves as provincial chief of cooperatives. Governor Made Mangku Pastika did not attend the cremation due to his attendance at nyineb karya religious ceremonies being conducted at Bali's Mother temple of Besakih.

Interviewed by RadarBali, former governor Dewa Beratha remembered Oka as a highly disciplined individual who always maintained a cheerful disposition. Beratha said Oka also possessed a prodigious memory.

Culture and Tourism Minister Wacik said he hope the people would not criticize Oka who played a central role in Bali's development. "Don't criticize him, remember his contributions which were very substantial in advancing Bali at the time," said Wacik.

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