Bali is in the grip of a drug crisis verging on a ‘state of emergency’ with drug abuse cases reaching 62,457 last year, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika….
Recent pictures of tourists posing while sitting on the inner altar of a Balinese Temple has raised comment and anger among many local Balinese.
To protect “the image of Bali tourism”, the Governor’s letter told his agencies to “order against the sale of dog meat because it is not inspected and guaranteed to be healthy and can potentially spread zoonotic diseases, especially rabies and other fatal dangers.”
Following the tragic fire on the Gili Cat II sailing from Bali to Gili Trawangan the killed 2 and left 33 badly injured, Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika is demanding that all ships carrying tourists from Bali be inspected by provincial authorities to ensure seaworthiness
Bali Governor Made Mangku has welcomed the news that Bali was recently named the world’s second best island in a survey by Travel+Leisure Magazine, but said he hope this recognition will motivate Bali to become a quality tourism destination as opposed to its current inclination towards mass tourism
Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has warmly welcomed a plan by the 9th regional military command to train gang members and mass organizations as part of a state defense program, quoted from The Jakarta Post.
Joining the growing chorus calling for the closure of Bali’s Kerobokan Prison and its removal to a more remote location on the Island is Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika. As reported by Beritabali.com, Pastika renewed his long-standing call for a new prison for Bali during a meeting with a delegation from the Director General of Prisons, I Wayan Kusmiantha Dusak, from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights visiting his office.
I’ve met with the Director General of Immigration (Ronnie Sompie). I asked him to take concrete steps to fix the situation. Because whatever happened, the first impression people get of Bali is from immigration.
Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika invited civil servants (PNS) in local provincial governments to support the fight against drug abuse.
The governor of Bali believes that the increasing tensions in the relations between Indonesia and Australia due to the planned execution of two Australian convicts will not significantly affect tourism on the island.