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A Man Was Arrested After Mocking Sacred Hindu Traditions In Bali

A 23-year-old man with initials (RF) has been arrested by Bali police for blasphemous and mocking sacred Hindu traditions in Bali. The Head of Cyber Crime Unit V from Bali Police Department, AKBP I Gusti Ayu Suinaci confirmed that the suspect was arrested from his place in Pekutatan, Jembrana on Thursday (6/4). The investigation about …

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Local Man Beaten For Stealing Cash From Hindu Temple Offerings

A 46-year-old man named I Nengah Mustika has been beaten by villagers after being caught for stealing cash from a Hindu Temple’s offering. The Head of the Klungkung Police Department, AKP Bima Ariya Viyasa confirmed that the man who has been living in Pikat Village, Klungkung has now been hospitalized after getting beaten by people …

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Bali Special Forces Inspected Prevention Protocols In Hindu Temples During Kuningan Celebration

The Covid-19 Special Forces has decided to focus more on inspecting and supervising the implementation of prevention protocols in several Hindu Temples during Kuningan Celebration. The Head of Operations for the Bali Police, Kombes Pol Firman Nainggolan said that his team has decided to focus more on assuring the compliance of prevention protocols in temples …

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ATM Machines and Toll Road Will Be Closed On Nyepi Day Of Silence

Officials from the Bank of Indonesia have announced that they will shut down ATM machines during the Day of Silence (Nyepi Day) celebration. The Head of Indonesian Bank for Bali Province, Trisno Nugroho said that he will shut down all the ATM machines across the island on Saturday (13/3) at 12:00am as a form of …

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College Students At University in Bali Permitted To Pay Their Tuition With Coconuts

College students at a University in Tegalalang, Bali are being allowed to pay their tuition fees with Coconuts. Venus One Tourism Academy has come up with a solution for their students that have been unable to pay their tuition fees due to the pandemic.  The college has found a way to empower their student entrepreneurship …

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Village Bans Bali Family From Burying Mother In Cemetery Due To Unpaid Debt

A family in a Bali village was not allowed to use the cemetery to bury their mother because of unpaid debts. The family from Paselatan Village, Abang Karangasem has been punished for their inability to pay off one of the local Village Credit Institutions (LPD). A man and his family have been given a cultural …

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Divorce Rates Have Spiked During The Pandemic In Bali

Divorce rates have spiked in Denpasar and Badung, Bali since the pandemic began in March. According to official information nearly 1000 people have already filed for divorce in the courts.   (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) Head of Denpasar District Court, Sobandi said on Monday Oct 5th, 2020 that he had to create …

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Bali Issues New Laws On Tourism To Protect Locals And The Environment

The Governor of Bali has enacted new laws on tourism in a decree that will help protect locals and the environment from further damage.  Governor Wayan Koster said the purpose of the laws was to make tourism on the island of the gods more sustainable and was for the long term good of the Balinese …

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How Bali Tradition and Culture Helped Stop The Spread of Covid-19

All of the technology and money in the world hasn’t been able to slow down Covid-19 but Bali had a trick up their own sleeve when it came to slowing the spread of the virus. Using their traditional culture and social structures, Covid-19 so far has not been able to take over the island as …

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Bali Holds Mass Prayer As Island Prepares For Tourism Reopening

Bali conducted mass prayers on Sunday as the Indonesian resort island prepares to reopen to tourists shut out due to the Covid-19 pandemic. More than a thousand people attended a prayer at Besakih Hindu temple in the town of Karangasem, expressing gratitude for the handling of the new coronavirus on the island and seeking blessings …

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Spiritual Leader Being Deported After Hosting Large Bali Event That Violated Health Protocols

The founder of Bali spiritual community House of Om, Wissam Barakeh has been detained and will be deported to Syria for holding a large gathering that violated health protocols.  The regional office for the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in the province said that Barakeh temporary stay permit has been revoked today.  “The activity …

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Bali Man Faces 1 Year In Prison For Throwing Ceremony That Hundreds Attended

Police in Bali have reportedly charged a man for organizing a ngaben (traditional Balinese cremation ritual) ceremony in Buleleng regency last Friday, after the event ignored social distancing advisories and drew crowds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  After questioning a number of witnesses regarding the event on Saturday, police said they gathered enough evidence to process the case …

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