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 · Is it Safe, Yet?
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

Is it Safe, Yet?

Questions Raised Over Safety of President, Vice-President and Visiting Heads of State to Bali Following Recent High Profile Lapses by Presidential Security Detail.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, presidential security, Megawati Soekanoputri, Paspampres, Major General Agus Sutomo, TB Hasanuddin, Bandung, Boediono, vice-president
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/30/2011)

On the eve of visits by at least 16 heads of state to Bali for the coming ASEAN Summit, the vice-chairman of the Commission I of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), TB Hasanuddin, has called for the replacement of Major General Agus Sutomo as the head of the Presidential Security Service (Paspampres).

Detik.com quotes Hasanuddin as saying, “in my opinion the Head of Paspampres must be replaced.”

The request for a replacement comes after two significant security breaches. Presidential security failed in Bali on Monday, October 24, 2011, when a gardener penetrated three security cordons and found himself standing adjacent to a stage occupied by the President, his family and members of the cabinet [See: Gardener of Paradise]. Four days later, on October 24th, a rampaging student in Bandung. West Java, managed to disrupt security surrounding vice-president Boediono who was attending an official ceremony on October 28, 2011, and  was stopped by the security team just 15 meters away from the vice-president. 

Hasanuddin, who served as a military secretary during the presidency of Megawati Soekarnoputri, told the press that the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) is divided into two groups: group “A” guarding the President (RI-1) and group “B” assigned to protecting the Vice-president (RI-2). “If, however, both (details) are penetrated, well, then the head of the presidential security team must be replaced,” said Hasanuddin, who is a retired Major General in the Army, the same rank held by the current head of Paspampres.

Hasanuddin said that the maintenance of “Ring I” – the security cordon closest to the president – is absolutely crucial to keeping Indonesia’s Chief Executive safe. He asked rhetorically what the results would have been if a man on a bicycle penetrating “Ring I” surrounding the president was not a gardener, but a terrorist carrying a weapon? He continued by postulating, “or, for instance, if the president was hit by a grenade thrown from a close distance?.

Hasanuddin proclaimed to the press that his protective services for the president were never penetrated in 11 years of service.

While Major General Agus Sutomo has admitted that his team was guilty of inadvertence during the incident in Bali, he vehemently denied the security team was actually "penetrated."  Meanhwile, the head of the Indonesian Armed Forces and, by extension, Sutomo’s boss, Major General Agus Suhartono, has denied that any “penetration” of the presidential security took place.

“There was no penetration. That there are layers of security is done precisely to anticipate such situations. If someone gets past a ring, then there’s another ring followed by another ring after that," said Suhartono at the DPR building in Jakarta, October 24, 2011.

Concerns are also being expressed, asking if the recent failings by the presidential security team will have a negative impact on plans by many heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama, to visit Bali in mid-November.


© 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
An Island of Winners
Winners of the 2016 Yak Awards
(12/4/2016)
Taro – Where Elephants are Loved in Bali
Nigel Mason of Bali’s Elephant Safari Park Defends Affection and Positive Reinforcement as the Only Way to Train an Elephant
(12/4/2016)
Overly Ambitious Tourism Targets
A University of Indonesia Economist Faisal Basri Questions if 20 Million Tourist Target by 2019 is Realistic
(12/4/2016)
The Hillsides Are Alive
Petang Area of Bali Under Threat of Isolation Due to Landslide
(12/4/2016)
Spinning Wheels of Protest
Disabled Group in Wheelchairs Travel 17 km to Demand Access for the Disabled
(12/4/2016)
World’s State Bankers to Meet in Bali
Bali to Host Annual IMF and World Bank Meeting in October 2018 - More than 13,000 Expected to Attend
(12/4/2016)
Putting an End to a Boondoggle
Denpasar, Bali Official on Trial for Corrupting Rp. 2 billion in Official Travel Funds
(12/4/2016)
Farewell Grand Nikko, Welcome Hilton Bali Resort
Grand Nikko Brand Exits Bali with Rebranding as Hilton Bali Resort
(12/4/2016)
A Warung that Wows!
Chef Hugo Coudurier Experience at 3-Star Michelin Award Restaurants and his Surfboard to Bali to Open Two New Eateries in Canggu and Echo Beach.
(12/5/2016)
Jenggala at 40
Jenggala Keramic Month-Long Celebration of Four Decades of Magnificent Design
(12/4/2016)
Bill Bailey - Please Come Home to Bali?
Famous UK Comedian Bill Bailey to Perform at Trans Resort Bali on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
(12/5/2016)
And the Sea Rushes In
The Lovina Bali in North Bali Defends Installation of Temporary Breakwater as Needed to Stop Beach Erosion
(12/4/2016)
All [News]!