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Badung Authorities Refuse To Turn Off Public Lights During The Emergency Partial Lockdown

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The Badung regional government has refused the governor’s instruction to turn off public street lights every evening during the emergency partial lockdown in Bali.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

As The Bali Sun previously reported, The Bali provincial government has instructed regional authorities to turn off all public street lights every evening during the emergency partial lockdown. They were instructed to begin on the 3rd of July 2021 to reduce the people’s mobility in public areas after the 8:00pm curfew.

Badung Regent, I Nyoman Giri Prasta through the Head of the Badung Transportation Agency, AA Ngurah Rai Yuda Darma confirmed that the Badung regional government expressed their disagreement with Bali governor’s instruction to turn off public street lights during the 8:00pm curfew policy. “Due to safety reasons we have not followed the lights out policy since the emergency partial lockdown was implemented over 2 weeks ago.” Darma said on Monday (19/7).

Darma explained that public street lights were installed to keep the citizens feeling safe while using the public road and to prevent criminal activities in the Badung region. The Public Transportation Agency even prepared a special team to regularly inspect the public street lights in order to assure that they are working properly. “We have created 6 groups to deal with any reports from the citizens regarding issues that might occur with our public street lights across the Badung region.” Darma concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Wayan Bo

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

In 1980’s where crime was nearly unknown this wouldn’t be necessary. In today’s times it seems that even lighthouses wouldn’t provide enough secure feeling.

Ken

Friday 23rd of July 2021

@Wayan Bo, yes Bali had a much smaller local population back then just mostly us surfers were coming here for surfing holidays back then. The Balinese were and still are the friendliest people on the planet

Alan

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

Agree a Black Out could cause crime that you dont need, "Keep The Lights On"