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Denpasar Community Leaders Issue Absolute Ban on Use of Fireworks and Firecrackers, While Bali Police Confuse, Saying Explosive Devices of Less than 2-Inches Long Can be Used.


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(12/16/2011)

Traditional villages standing within the limits of Bali’s capital of Denpasar have been specifically forbidden to use fireworks and firecrackers to mark the passage to the New Year.

According to Beritabali.com, the agreement to curb the use of such devices was achieved following a meeting between the Council of Traditional Villages in Denpasar (Majelis Madya Desa Pakraman Kota Denpasar) and the village chiefs (Jro Bendesa Desa Pakraman) from across Denpasar, the association of local security guards (Parum Pacalang) and other local units.

The results of that meeting were announced at a meeting held in the office of the vice-mayor of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya, on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

A decision by Denpasar community leaders to ban fireworks and firecrackers was based on a review of the many accidents and injuries the use of such items has caused in the past, including a fire that recently destroyed the roof of the Pura Bale Agung in Renon, Denpasar.

The use of pyrotechnics and firecrackers has caused serious burns and damage to the limbs and eyes of many Denpasar residents.

I Made Karim, the chairman of the Council of Traditional Villages said, “It is these conditions that persuaded the Council and other organizations to agree to take this decision forbidding residents from igniting fireworks and firecrackers.”

Acknowledging that many residents continue to participate in such activities despite any rules against doing so, Karim said it is up to each traditional village to impose the ban in coordination with local law enforcement officials.

Separately, Made Murda, the chairman of the Association of Pacalang, said he fully supported the ban, which he sees a positive and proactive step to raise the safety-mindedness of the local population.

Bali Police Confuse by Issuing Only a Partial Ban

Meanwhile, the State News Agency Antara says that the Bali Police have issued a confusing statement at seeming odds with the absolute ban issued by Denpasar community units.

The Bali Police have issued a circular reminding people of their responsibility to promote public safety. Brigadier-General (Police) Ketut Untung Yoga Ana, the vice-chief of police in Bali, said, “we have already issued a circular, please look at you all have a mutual obligation to promote public safety.”

The police ban on fireworks and firecrackers does not mirror the absolute ban declared by Denpasar community leaders. The police have authorized the used of devices measuring under 2- inches (5.1 centimeters) produced by the National Police or imported under permits issued by the police.

Yoga called on the public, especially the owners of hotels, entertainment centers and those organizing New Year’s Eve celebrations to honor the rules issued by police.

He emphasized that it remains illegal to sell any fireworks any firecrackers that are not authorized by the police.

Those found guilty of the illegal selling or use of explosives can be punished by imprisonment for up to12 years.

He called on the public to assist the police in controlling the illegal use of unauthorized fireworks and firecrackers by reporting any illegal usage to the nearest police station or by calling 0361-234609 (Siaga Police Bali) or 0361-229172 (Piket Serse).


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