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 · Baliís Iconoclastic Governor
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

Baliís Iconoclastic Governor

Bali Governor Risks an Official Rebuke and Declares His Solidarity with Students Protesting Proposed Fuel Price Increases

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, BBM, Fuel Price Increase, Bali governor, Made Mangku Pastika, Minister of the Interior, student protests, demonstrations
Click Image to Enlarge


Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika took the unusual step of declaring his solidarity with university student opposing the government’s plan to increase the price of fuel.

According to, the governor made his statement on Thursday, March 29, 2012, while receiving a group of around 60 university students who were moments before demonstrating outside his office protesting a proposed 33% increase in fuel prices.

Pastika said everyone rejects increases in fuel prices because any increase will have an impact on the price of basic commodities and the buying power of the general public.

Pastika was quick to add that despite his or any local rejection of the fuel price increase, the final decision on future fuel costs rests entirely with the central government and national legislators.

“If I reject (the increase) what does it mean? It's people there (Jakarta) who conduct the meetings; they are the ones holding discussions right now; so let them take a decision which is best for the Indonesian public,” said Pastika.

The governor’s comments contrast sharply with instructions issued by the Minister of the Interior forbidding provincial leaders from taking part in activities opposed to the increase in fuel prices. Pastika told the press he had yet to see the subject instruction from the Minister.

A Fuller Explanation

In a separate report from, governor Pastika said he was prepared to explain his opposition to an increase in fuel prices sought by the government. If necessary, Bali’s governor said he would respond to any summons from the Minister of the Interior to explain his actions, if such a summons was made.

Pastika said he would explain his position to the Minister. But, in any case, his administration has already taken a number of anticipatory steps to soften the impact of any eventual fuel price increase.

His administration had taken steps to deal with any shortage of fuel in Bali that might result from an increase in fuel costs.

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


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
Bali's Best Dining and Bars
Baliís Best Restaurants, Bars, And Cafes 2015 Crowned
Pray for Rain
Extended Drought Threatens Severe Water Shortage in Kuta and Other Areas of Bali
Double Bladed Consequence
Italian Tourist Goes berserk and Attacks Warung Owner with a Knife in Sanur Bali
A Night at the Museum
Baliís Arma Museum Named the Nationís Best Privately Owned Museum
Keeping Ahead of the Wave
New Tsunami Early Warning System Tower at Kedungu Brings to 9 the Total Number of Tsunami Warning Towers in Bali.
Needed: Stroke of Good Luck
New Kuta Golf Course 8th Anniversary October 10-11, 2015
A Ban on Reclamation?
Maritime Affairs Minister Announces Plans for a Moratorium on Reclamation of Seashores Nationwide
Liberalizing Indonesiaís Cruise Sector
Foreign Flagged Cruise Ships Allowed to Carry Domestic Passengers
Dogs Tied to a Poll
Bali Post Conducts Public Opinion Survey on Governmentís Response to the Rabies Crisis
Everything on your Plate
Police and provincial Authorities Warn that Motor Vehicles Staying More than 3 Months in Bali Must Convert to Local Police License Plates
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of North Bali and the Women Who Fashion Them at Living Lobby Art Exhibition Masters Showcase at Conrad Bali Resort Through January 10, 2015
When Kids Communicate and Collaborate
Global Issues Network Conference in Bali October 16-18, 2015
All [News]!