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Bali: A Victim of its Own Success

Governor Pastika Reflects on Rising Crime Rates in Bali and His Efforts to Keep Bali Safe for Tourist Visitors.


Bali News: Bali, governor, Made Mangku Pastika, crime, criminal activity, Bali Mandara, murder, bank robbery.
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(10/31/2009)

Bali's governor Made Mangku Pastika has responded angrily to accusations from Bali lawmakers that criminal activity on the island was out of control. Pastika's administration has set for itself a goal of creating progress, security, peace and welfare (Bali Mandara) for the island and, according to the governor, if criminality is detracting from those goals it is appropriate that such threats be resolutely confronted.

Bali's Chief Executive told Radar Bali that all crime, especially a recent bank robbery, must be solved as quickly as possible. And, if those charged with the crime evade apprehension, police should not hesitate to use deadly force.

Pastika said: "This is a bank robbery; it's no longer (just) the robbery of bank customers. The police must quickly arrest the culprits. This is absolute."

The Governor, a retired Chief of Police in Bali, specifically named the assistant Chief of Police in his demand for quick arrests of the robbers who have soiled Bali's reputation.

Speaking on the same occasion, Pastika also touched upon the numerous cases of robberies carried out on motorists whose vehicle tires are first punctured, blaming specialized groups of criminals in Bali as responsible for such acts.

The governor sail that any criminality in Bali is quickly internationally publicized. As one of the world's leading tourism destinations, any problem touching on the lives of foreign visitors will always draw international attention. Recalling his tenure as Bali's Chef of Police, Pastika related how because a tourist visitor had lost a wallet with the equivalent of US$5 and Visa Credit Card, the incident had to be reported to New York because of the lost credit card.

Continuing, Pastika said the recent robbery and murder of a Japanese tourist, followed by a bank robbery, and the theft of money from a Japanese motorists had "been widely discussed internationally." Adding: "The dead Japanese was a hot topic overseas. Also the problem of rabies. Thus, if there are wild dogs they must be killed. Don't wait to be bitten, it's terrible with somebody has died (because of a dog bite)."

Pastika ascribed the growing level of crime in Bali to the island's success which has attracted many newcomers and transients.

Insisting that his office remained committed to creating a safe environment for Bali residents and visitors alike, Pastika said his office is coordinating enhanced security measures with all the relevant branches of government, including the military and the police.

Police investigators have made an arrest in the case of the murdered Japanese woman and report that they now have the identity of a suspect in hand in connection with the recent bank robbery.

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