The owner of one of the cafes in Denpasar has been fined by Bali authorities after receiving a noise complaint from nearby residents.
A coffee shop that is located on Jalan Serma Made Pil, Denpasar was reported to the Public Civil Service Office by nearby residents in the area for being too noisy while they were operating. The Head of Denpasar Public Civil Service Officer, Dewa Gede Anom Sayoga confirmed that the authorities began their inspection after receiving a complaint from one of the residents.
During the inspection, the officers detained the cafe owner and began the investigation. “During the trial yesterday, the cafe owner was sanctioned for a minor criminal offense with a USD 34 (IDR 500,000) fine for what he has done.” Sayoga said on Wednesday (5/5). Despite violating a public order, the officers didn’t find any violation to the Covid-19 prevention protocols from that coffee shop.
“Despite his negligence to the public order, the cafe was operating with strict prevention protocols in place such as physical distancing and providing hand-washing stations at their property.” Sayoga concluded. But he admitted that the Judge’s decision to penalize the owner of the cafe was to teach a lesson and encourage the cafe owner as well as other businesses to always follow the rules while operating.