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Bali Officials To Collect Security Fees From All Seminyak Businesses

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Officials from Seminyak Village have planned to start collecting security fees from all the businesses that are located in Seminyak.

The Head of Seminyak Village, I Wayan Windu confirmed that in accordance with the Decree Number 086/DAS/X/2021 that was issued by Seminyak, Kuta Officials on October 11th, 2021, authorities will start collecting security fees from all of the businesses in Seminyak. Windu explained that the cost of the fees will vary, depending on the scale of each business.

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

“First of all, I want to ensure that these fees are not illegal as they’re still in line with Bali’s regional regulation number 4 the year 2019 about cultural villages in Bali. We’re also responsible for managing the money and providing a financial statement every six months. The fees will start from USD 7 (IDR 100,000) to USD 211 (IDR 3 million) depending on the size of the business.” Windu said on Wednesday (27/10). 

Windu is also open to any discussion in regards to the number of fees required for the businesses and has instructed his staff to avoid confrontation during their operations.

“Businesses that are still financially struggling could propose a discount for the fee as we also understand that many of them have just started to reopen their operations recently and still receive very few customers,” Windu added.

Meanwhile, the businesses that have closed from the operation are required to send a statement letter to the village official in regards to their problem. The collected fees will be managed by Seminyak Village through Village Security Office (BAPEDES).

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

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Corriene Van Halteren

Saturday 27th of November 2021

I miss going to Bali!!!

Not Haole

Saturday 30th of October 2021

Sounds like old fashion extortion. Security fees? Really? Security from whom? There's no tourist there. Corruption runs rampant.

Wayan Bo

Friday 29th of October 2021

Danegeld. Like protection rackets inspired by Mafia movies.

Paul Speirs

Friday 29th of October 2021

This sounds like extortion in any other name

J West

Friday 29th of October 2021

In Thailand the police call it “Tea Money” an age old tradition of graft. In Mexico police call it “ Mordida” , meaning ‘ little bite’. In Italy the Mafia calls it “ gimme the money or we take your children and maybe burn down your house”.

Maybe the state should pay policemen higher salaries and then perhaps they wouldn’t resort to leg-breaking. In Thailand a police captain murdered a reluctant ‘client’ by suffocating him with a plastic bag over his head. He said “ he did it to protect the children”.