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 · Bali Remembers October 12, 2002
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

Bali Remembers October 12, 2002

Ceremonies Held at Australian Consulate and Ground Zero on 8th Anniversary of First Bali Bombing.


Bali News: Bali Remembers October 12, 2002
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/16/2010)

The 8th anniversary of the first Bali bombing held at the Australian Consulate in Denpasar on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 showed that time has done little to ameliorate the pain of those who suffered injuries and loss in the terrorist bombing.

Quoted in Bisnis Bali, Takako Suzuki, the parent of one of the dead said anger persists over the attack which took a her son and his wife while on their honeymoon in Bali. While holding back tears, Takako said: "I am still angered by this event. In fact, my child and daughter-in-law came to Bali to enjoy your peace and beauty, but instead they became victims of a bomb." Takako said she felt some relief when the three men behind the bombing were executed by the Indonesian government.

"I hope there will never be another bomb in Bali," she added.

Feelings of sadness were also expressed by the Consulate-General for Australia in Bali, Brent Hall, who expressed his condolences for the victims and the injured while welcoming the cooperation between Australia and Indonesia in the war on terrorism.

Bali's governor Made Mangku Pastika spoke at the commemoration, saying how the annual commemoration served to remind all of the terrible and tragic loss of 202 lives that occurred on October 12, 2002.  Said Pastika: "The purpose of this ceremony is not to re-open old wounds and stir thoughts of revenge in hearts of those who suffered loss. We wish to honor the memory to all those who lost their lives, even though they committed no wrong."  The governor said that he hoped the bombing would serve as a warning to Bali to remain steadfast in maintaining safety and security on the island.

Separately, but on the same day, families of those who died 8 years ago gathered at the "Ground Zero" monument on Jalan Legian in Kuta to spread flower petals and say prayers for the departed. The ceremony at the monument was led by the legendary community leader, H Agus Bambang Prianto, who played a prominent role in recovery efforts following the bombing.

Speaking at the ceremony, Hayati, a widow of the Bali 2002 bombing said: "Eight years ago, our husbands, wives, friends and children fell victim to those who, in the name of terror, inflicted their terror on all of us." The widow invited everyone to pray for the surviving families of the Bali bombing in order that they may find the strength to carry on with their daily lives.


© 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
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
We Get More Mail!
Folly has its Price. Spirited Comments of Disaffection Continue to Flow in About Bali’s Newly Renovated Airport
(10/20/2014)
Who Owns Bali’s Heritage
Legality of Badung Regency Funding of Taman Ayun Questioned by Badung Legislator
(10/19/2014)
The Gods Must be Irritated
French Climber Evacuated From Upper Slopes of Mount Agung
(10/20/2014)
Sauvetage en Mer
Bali Lifesavers Show Their Skills at International Surf Rescue Games in France
(10/19/2014)
Chefs Al Fresco in Sanur Bali
Bali Culinary Professionals to Meet at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar on Saturday, October 25, 2014
(10/19/2014)
World Travel Agents to Meet in Bali
United Federation of Travel Agents to Meet in Bali November 16-19, 2014
(10/19/2014)
Travel May be Ebola’s Biggest Victim
Editorial: In the Unfolding Ebola Epidemic Crisis the Most Deadly Symptom May be Fear
(10/20/2014)
Human Charity – On the House
‘Together as One’ Fun Run Raises More than US$9.000 to Improve Housing for the Poor in Bali
(10/19/2014)
Passing Gas
Denpasar, Bali Mayor Joins Chorus Urging Port of Benoa Not be Used for LNG Depot
(10/19/2014)
Ignoring the Protests
Tirta Wahana Bali International to Go Ahead with Benoa Bay Reclamation Project
(10/19/2014)
Ease of Access
Indonesia Fails to Enforce Rules on Handicapped Access
(10/18/2014)
All [News]!