Issuu on Google+

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

16

Price: Rp 3.000,-

Entertainment

Monday, November 12, 2012

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez break up

NEW YORK — A source confirms to The Associated Press that Justin Bieber is no longer Selena Gomez’s “Boyfriend.” The source is not authorized to discuss the split with the press and spoke on condition of anonymity. The breakup apparently happened last week, and distance and their busy schedules were cited as factors. The 18-year-old Bieber is touring to promote his latest album,

AP Photo

Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez

Mark Wahlberg to star in next ‘Transformers’ movie Mark Wahlberg, roll out. “Transformers” director Michael Bay says the 41-year-old actor will star in the franchise’s fourth film. Bay called Wahlberg the “perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy” in a post on his blog Thursday. He previously

squashed rumors that Wahlberg was joining the film franchise about warring robots. Bay worked with Wahlberg on his upcoming film, “Pain and Gain.” “Transformers 4” is scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 27, 2014.

“Believe,” which contains the hit “Boyfriend.” Gomez, 20, is filming a “Wizards of Waverly Place” reunion for the Disney Channel. The pair made their relationship public in February 2011. E! News was the first to report the split. Bieber seems to be doing OK, at least publicly. On the red carpet of Wednesday’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show he said, “I’d rather be here than anywhere in the world.

WEATHER FORECAST Dps 23 - 32

e-mail: info_ibp@balipost.co.id online: http://www.internationalbalipost.com. http://epaper.internationalbalipost.com.

Monday, November 12, 2012 French ex-minister sues tycoon for paternity Page 6

Hernandez inspires United comeback win at Villa Page 8

Admitting to affair, CIA chief resigned Page 13

Worried to be redundant, RSI better to be cancelled

Bay has said the next film will take a new direction in the series. The first three movies starred Shia LaBeouf and featured Peter Cullen as the voice of Autobot general Optimus Prime. The third “Transformers” film, “Dark of the Moon,” was the second highestgrossing film of 2011.

‘Twilight’ fans fill downtown LA ahead of premiere

More than 1,500 “Twilight” fans are spending the weekend camping out in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the final film in the vampire-romance series. Tents filled the street in front of Staples Center and sprawled across L.A. Live plaza Friday, many decorated with homemade posters and photo collages of stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Fans came from as far away as England, France and Argentina to bond with their fellow Twi-Hards and have a chance to see the film’s cast members in person. The premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” will be held Monday at Nokia Theatre and campers who spent the weekend will get to see the stars arrive. The film opens in the U.S. on Nov. 16.

16 Pages Number 225 4th year

IBP/File Photo

Motorcyclist passing the construction of International Hospital (RSI). A health practitioner and a former lecturer at the School of Medicine, Udayana University, Ketut Widana, assessed the wish of the Bali House lineups to delay the construction of RSI by Bali Province was the right step. Bali Post

DENPASAR - A health practitioner and a former lecturer at the School of Medicine, Udayana University, Ketut Widana, assessed the wish of the Bali House lineups to delay the construction of the international hospital (RSI) by Bali Province was the right step. However, it would be more appropriate if the RSI development was canceled because it was considered not so urgent and not through careful planning. “Luckily, the legislator urges to postpone the RSI. However, it will be better if the RSI is canceled,” he said.

Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

A cutout of actor Robert Pattinson is displayed inside the Twilight fan camp ahead of the world premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Further, he said the RSI did not have a promising potential because it seemed to have been forced without comprehensive assessment. The RSI development also ignored the real condition of the health needs of Balinese people desiring excellent service in the public health center. He affirmed the budget allocated for the RSI would be better to be used for the repair and improvement of

facilities and services at community health center. The House was also asked to explicitly cancel the project. “It will be better to improve the quality of the existing community health centers and hospitals. The House should also be resolute and never hesitates,” he said. Widana said that establishing an international hospital was not easy because it should pay attention to

the quality of human resources, facilities, infrastructures and capability of management to handle an international hospital. Without mature planning and truly professional management, the international hospital was worried to be a label but the quality of service was away from the standards of international hospital. “Do not only talk about international hospital, while the

quality is substandard. Besides, the land less than three hectares are not feasible for a hospital. Then, it is impossible to build it vertically as infringing the rule that does allow the height exceeding a coconut tree or 15 meters,” he said. He said he often accompanied patients to international hospital overseas like Singapore, Japan, Barcelona, France and Australia. In those countries, the quality of service offered was indeed belonging to international standards. Even, it was enabled to put in an ambulance into the plane. “If Bali wants to build an international hospital, how is about the service? Is it possible to provide the services as given overseas?” he concluded.

Meanwhile, the Head of Bali Health Agency, Ketut Suarjaya, re-affirmed the development of the international hospital would continue because it had complied with the procedures so there was no delay especially cancellation. Meanwhile, related to the strengthening of the community health center, he said that in 2013 the Bali Government would allocate a budget worth IDR 9.5 billion for the community health centers to upgrade community health centers into the ones equipped with in-patient treatment such as in Karangasem, Bangli and Tabanan as well as refurbishment to seven auxiliary community health centers in Jembrana. Continued on page 6


2

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bali News

Two ships crash in Strait of Bali Bali Post

NEGARA - Two crossing ferries serving the Gilimanuk-Ketapang route crashed in the Strait of Bali on Saturday morning (Nov 10). It was not known for sure about the cause of the ship crash, but no casualties were reported. The crash between the MV Trisila Bakti 1 and LCT Jambon VI took place around 3:40 a.m. in the waters of Gilimanuk. Two buses transported in the ship’s hull of MV Trisila Bakti 1 were reported to get minor damage in the crash. According to information, both ships sailed in the opposite direction. The passenger ship was sailing from Ketapang Harbor, Banyuwangi, while the cargo ship was from Gilimanuk Harbor. When entering the same waters near Red Light, both ship from the opposite direction crashed. The MV Trisila Bakti 1 commanded by Samsul Arifin was crashed at the hull by the LCT Jambon VI cargo ship. Allegedly, the flows in the waters were very swift and caused the ships difficult to be controlled so that they crashed. As a result of the crash, the hull of MV Trisila Bakti I wrecked. When the crash occurred, a number of passengers pan-

icked because the location was in the middle of the sea and darkness. The officer of ship worthiness at Ketapang, Widodo, when asked for his confirmation justified the accident. Both ship captains were still being examined in the office of Gilimanuk harbor and both ships getting involved in the crash were secured at the quay of the Banyuwangi Naval Base. The Head of Harbor Master of Gilimanuk, Made Rai Ardana, when asked for his confirmation said his party was still inquiring the ship captain, either Samsul Arifin or the captain of Jambon VI, Imam. Allegedly, the accident was caused by strong currents overpowered the engine. As a result, the crash happened when both ships in the same waters and adjacent. (kmb26)

IBP/Net

The photo shows strait of Bali. Two crossing ferries serving the Gilimanuk-Ketapang route crashed in the Strait of Bali on Saturday morning (Nov 10). It was not known for sure about the cause of the ship crash, but no casualties were reported.

JKBM requested to be re-assessed

Bali Post

MANGUPURA - The Bali Mandara Health Insurance (JKBM) program is criticized again. In the plenary session of the Badung House on Friday (Nov 9), the Democratic Faction assessed the JKBM program was rarely utilized by the Badung people so its mechanism should be re-examined. On the other hand, the factions in the Badung House much hoped on the Badung People Health Insurance (JKKB), a new health care program owned by the Badung Regency. In the general review read by Faction Secretary I Made Retha, the Democratic Party (PD) proposed a number of things in an effort to improve the quality of public health. Based on field observations, the Democratic Party found the JKBM was not much used by the Badung community.

Communities still had problem in accessing the program. In connection with this condition, the Democratic Party suggested the Badung Government to make coordination with the Bali provincial government to review the mechanisms of the JKBM program services. The coordination was considered important in relation to facilitating the community in accessing the JKBM program. Still related to the community health insurance, the factions in the Badung House appreciated the JKKB Manguwaras program prepared by the Badung Government. However, the Badung Government should prepare everything well. The Democratic Faction asked the Badung government to prepare an easy, simple and straightforward service mechanism. Besides, the government was also asked to cooperate with private hospitals in providing health services both

when using the JKKB Manguwaras and JKBM. Then, the general review of Golkar Faction read by IGN Mambal Asak assessed the JKBB Manguwaras program whose budget was allocated worth IDR 8 billion should be implemented sustainably a n d i m p r o v e d . M o r e o v e r, it covered a broader health service such as the free service to accident, dialysis, chemotherapy, heart disease and cancer. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Faction in its general review asked the government to optimize the role of community health centers as the spearhead of public health services. The budget allocated for the community health centers in 2013 was considered quite large so that it should be used as effectively as possible because the government had set up the JKKB Manguwaras. (kmb25)

In Bali, 8,000 people mentally ill Bali Post

DENPASAR - Based on the WHO statistic, there are around 8,000 people mentally ill in Bali as stated by Director of Bangli Mental Hospital, dr. Made Sugiharta Yasa, SpKJ (K) when met during an event of exhibition celebrating 48th of HKN. “Most of them are not productive. Most are depending on their big family,” Yasa explained. Based on the data, approximately there are 280-300 patients conducting hospital treatment in Bangli Hospital. Meanwhile every month 800 nonhospitalized patients also come and go. Since two years ago, a road check targeting rural places have been on the go totaling 1,100 patients checked every month. All patients have received treatment either from Bangli Hospital or private practices so generally all mentally health patients have received treatment. Usually these patients have some sort of pressure around the family, environment or from itself. “Those who are treated well and given the right medication can be independent and do a simple work. This should be encouraged to happen so we are coordinating with

Activities

International

social agency to open a join business for those mentally ill,” Yasa continued. It is admitted, few of those mentally ill locked by its family. He said that around 40 of them found this year 2012 alone and already brought to Bangli Mentally Ill Hospital. This was known usually from a report from public member or the media. While its family would say they are not patience enough or tired of taking care of this mentally ill family member. It is predicted there are 150 of them locked by their families in Bali itself as none of them would be exposed so it is hard to detect. The number is still under national average, yet it is worrying. Years of chronicle mental disease would need treatment all their life to make sure that they can be like normal people. There are five important steps that family could do such as; supervising them to drink their medicine regularly, always talk to them, ask them to do simple work, do sports and lastly not to forget to pray. “All these steps will avoid these patients day dream and sank in their own thoughts,” he explained. (san)

 Founder : K.Nadha,  General Manager :Palgunadi Chief Editor: Diah Dewi Juniarti  Editors: Gugiek Savindra,Alit Susrini, Alit Sumertha, Daniel Fajry, Mawa, Sri Hartini, Suana, Sueca, Sugiartha, Wirya, Yudi Winanto Denpasar: Dira Arsana, Giriana Saputra, Subrata, Sumatika, Asmara Putra. Bangli: Pujawan, Buleleng: Adnyana, Gianyar: Agung Dharmada, Karangasem: Budana, Klungkung: Bali Putra Ariawan. Jakarta: Nikson, Hardianto, Ade Irawan. NTB: Agus Talino, Izzul Khairi, Raka Akriyani. Surabaya: Bambang Wilianto.  Development: Alit Purnata, Mas Ruscitadewi.  Office: Jalan Kepundung 67 A Denpasar 80232. Telephone (0361)225764, Facsimile: 227418, P.O.Box: 3010 Denpasar 80001. Bali Post Jakarta, Advertizing: Jl.Palmerah Barat 21F. Telp 021-5357602, Facsimile: 021-5357605 Jakarta Pusat. NTB: Jalam Bangau No. 15 Cakranegara Telp. (0370) 639543, Facsimile: (0370) 628257. Publisher: PT Bali Post

Monday, November 12, 2012

15

Melia Bali retains Earthcheck Platinum Certification IBP

NUSA DUA - Melia Bali has always been on industry leader in promoting sustainable tourism. It was the first hotel in Asia to be awarded the distinction of EarthCheck Platinum. Melia Bali is honoured to be recognized for retaining its EarthCheck Platinum certification since 2011. The new EarthCheck Platinum plaque was presented by Mike Duggan, EC3 Global’s General Manager to Magdalena Martorell, Hotel Manager of Melia Bali at the resort on November 7th, 2012. “We believe the hospitality industry in Bali is highly dependent on the island’s unspoiled environment and the culture of its people,” said Jim Boyles, GM of Melia Bali. “Visitors come especially to enjoy Bali’s unique cultural heritage. A better living standard and quality of life for the Balinese people will ensure the future of Bali’s hospitality industry,” he said. Melia Bali, according to Boyles, is committed to continually improving its award-winning performance in environmental and social sustainability. He also stated Melia Bali is annually conducting benchmarking to enhance the culture

of its people and at the same time to preserve the environment. EarthCheck Platinum is the highest level of recognition awarded within the sustainable travel and tourism industry. Melia Bali first achieved the prestigious certification in 2011. “Platinum certification is not a green tick that can be purchased or applied for. It must be earned over a decade of verifiable commitment to the highest possible standards of operational practices,” Boyles explained. Stewart Moore, CEO of EC3 Global, congratulated Melia on its commitment to sustainability and the group’s achievements. “For over a decade, we have worked with Melia Bali to help them address the twin challenges of climate change and reducing their environmental footprint. Melia Bali is one of EarthCheck’s standout sustainability heroes in the Asian region,” he pointed. (kmb18)

IBP/Eka Adhiyasa

EarthCheck Platinum plaque was presented by Mike Duggan, EC3 Global’s General Manager to Magdalena Martorell, Hotel Manager of Melia Bali at the resort on November 7th, 2012.

Calendar Event for October 23 through November 27, 2012 23 Oct Anggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan S ukawati Pura Dalem Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Desa Sukawati Pura Dalem Desa Singakerta Pura dalem Lembeng Ketewel - Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan - Ubud Pura Puseh ngukuhin Keramas - Gianyar Pura Pemerajan Agung Ki Telabah, Tuakilang - Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Desa - Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Merajan Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa - Kayuputih - Turupinghe Pura Luwur Pedengenan Bedha Bongan - Tabanan Mr. Dukuh Sebudi Mr. Pasek Ngukuhin Keramas Pura Pucak Payongan Banjar Lungsiakan - Desa Kedewatan Pura Tanah Kilap Gria Anyar Denpasar Pura Selukat Desa Keramas Keramas - Blahbatuh - Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Desa Peninjoan - Tembuku - Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Ubud Pura Dalem Peliatan Peliatan Ubud. 24 Oct Buda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Bankar Titih Kapal Badung 29 Oct Purnama Kelima Aci-aci Penaung Bayu Pura Batumadeg di Besakih Pura Kentel Gumi Bangli Pura Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pura Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli

Pura Desa Pemenang Lombok Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gobleg Kekeran Mengwi Pura Suranadi Lombok Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh PenebelTabanan Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak Songan Kintamani Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Lebih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tulamben Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa S elemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja Pura Suci Desa Tianyar K ubu Karangasem Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah D esaBatur Kintamani Pura Narmada Lombok Pura Segara Ampenan Lombok Pura Ularan Seririt Buleleng 7 Nov B uda Keliwon Matal Pura Desa Ds. Sukawati Merajan Agung Batuyang - batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Bebetin - sawan - buleleng Pura Maspahit Sesetan - Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran - Tegalalang Pura Panti Pasek Gaduh Sesetan Merajan Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Pura Pedarman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 17 Nov H ari Tumpek Kandang Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagenin Kediri - Tabanan

Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 21 Nov B uda Wage Menail Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Ida Dalem Tarukan C emenggaon Sukawati Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk, Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan, Kapal Mengwi. 27 Nov A nggar Kasih Perangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan - Buleleng Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung Pura Gunung engsong - Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur - Buleleng Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas (Padang Entas) Titih Denpasar Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Gelgel B atu Dewa Kangin Banjar Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg di Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Adat Pagan Denpasar Pura Hyangaluh J enggala Besakih Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung Merajan Pasek Subrata M edahan Merajan Pasek Munggu M unggu Pura Tengkulak T ulikup - Gianyar Pura Penataran Badung Desa Ogang Sidemen

Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


14

Monday, November 12, 2012

Life Style

International

Statue of Liberty lit for 1st time since Sandy Associated Press

AP Photo/Sheron Long

In this May 2011 photo provided by Sheron Long, Chula, a 30-pound Shetland sheepdog and veteran traveler, rests on a bed in the Sheraton Hotel at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, after a long flight from San Francisco to Paris, France.

NEW YORK — The Statue of Liberty was illuminated Friday evening for the first time since it was closed due to damage on Liberty Island caused by Superstorm Sandy. The statue, one of the city’s top tourist attractions, has been closed because of damage to the island resulting from the storm that hit New York Oct. 29, with no estimate on when it will reopen to visitors. The statue sits on a small island in New York Harbor, and can be seen from many vantage points around New York City. The monument was re-lit through temporary measures made possible by a donation of equipment and services from Musco Lighting to the National Park Foundation, which is the official charity of America’s national

parks, according to a statement from the National Park Service. Another company, Natoli Construction, handled the lighting of the statue’s torch and crown. The temporary lighting will remain in place until permanent repairs are made. Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the National Park Service, said it was not clear in advance whether the Friday lighting would include the torch “so it was a pleasant surprise to be able to get the torch lit tonight.” The statue’s lamp is held aloft by its raised arm and marks the highest point of the 305-foot-tall (93 meters) monument, which was dedicated in 1886. “The New Colossus,” a poem by Emma Lazarus engraved inside the statue’s pedestal, refers to the beacon in its final line: “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Holiday travel with pets is worth hassle

LOS ANGELES — Travel for humans during holidays is tough enough: Long lines, crowds everywhere, extra bags full of presents. Throw a pet in the mix, and it’s a recipe for disaster. since their breed is banned by many airlines — so they don’t go on trips. Golon said when they travel, the family stops at pet-friendly hotels rather than drive nonstop. “Stopping overnight gives them a chance to use the litter box at their leisure and eat and drink comfortably,” said Golon, the founder of High Paw Media. Gwen Cooper, the author of “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat,” said animals pick up on their owners’ moods, “which means if you’re nervous, your cat or dog is going to be nervous too. The best way to avoid being nervous is to prepare you and your pet ahead of time and think through as many contingencies as possible.” For eligible cats, as well as dogs, airlines have size requirements for pets in the cabin, so a small pet must fit in a carrier that can be stowed under a seat and larger ones must be checked in. Long’s dog weighs 30 pounds, (13 1/2 kilograms) so 9-yearold Chula has to fly in cargo. During the holidays, though, when planes are fuller and lines are longer, some airlines ban pets in cargo, as well as times when the heat or cold is intense. Certain breeds can never fly on

some airlines, including those considered to have bullying characteristics, like pit bulls, and snub-nosed animals like shih tzus or Persian cats because of potential breathing problems. Animals that travel on Amtrak, Greyhound or cruises get a ticket to ride through their roles as service animals. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, trained helper animals such as guide dogs or signal dogs must be allowed. Pet accommodations at airports differ, though every airport has animal-relief areas. Some are easy to find — San Francisco’s has paw prints on the floor leading to them — and most or all areas are located outside of security checkpoints. Federal transportation guidelines require animals to be removed from carriers, so pets should be collared and leashed — especially cats. Pet carriers are not X-rayed, but owners’ hands may be wiped for chemical testing. The hassle of traveling is only half over once the plane lands. Carter, who once canceled a trip in which she and her dog were hoping to try a new hotel in Northern California, recounted how the hotel worded its pet policy online: “We are smoke-free and pet-free.”

Monday, November 12, 2012

3

Draft Bylaw on RDTR

Denpasar urges to keep provincial land for green open space

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Insistence of Commission B of the Denpasar House in order the Denpasar Municipality immediately set the bylaw draft on detailed spatial plan (RDTR) was seriously responded by the executive ranks. As evidence, having been forced to work on the RDTR, the Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) of Denpasar finally started discussing the bylaw draft of RDTR for South Denpasar. It was the final discussion before the bylaw draft was passed into a bylaw. A member of Commission B of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Suadi Putra, accompanied by Ketut Sugiata said in his office on Friday (Nov) that his party appreciated the measure of the executive to finalize the bylaw on the detailed spatial plan. Related to that issue, the people’s representative of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) hoped the area designa-

tion should be underlined to avoid any spatial plan infringement. One of the attentions of this commissioner was the large number of lands owned by the provincial government at Renon. Most of the lands remained to be in farmland. Therefore, its function should be preserved as a green open space. “It needs to be guarded in order the urban open space in Denpasar remains in accordance with the Law on the National Spatial,” said Suadi Putra.

This people’s representative from Sidakarya assessed the detailed spatial plan of South Denpasar had a strategic position in the region in undertaking the arrangement. Moreover, the existence of a number of large-scale public facilities such as the landfill, power plant and Pertamina depot was situated in the South Denpasar. Therefore, the detailed spatial plan of South Denpasar was classified into a very important one.

Besides, his party also appreciated the suggestion of the Sanur and Serangan Headman that expected the existence of traditional fisherman quay in the area. So far, there was no traditional fisherman quay. Actually, existence of the quay was very helpful to improve the economy of the lower class community. “It’s the proposal of both areas in South Denpasar,” he said. Previously, the Head of Regional Development Planning Board of Denpasar, I Gusti Putu Anindya Putra, said it was a more detailed explanation of the regional spatial plan containing the provisions of zonal designation. The detailed spatial planning covered the zoning text and zoning map. Currently, the Den-

pasar had a Bylaw No. 27/2011 concerning with spatial plan. “In comparison to other regencies in Bali, Denpasar is the first region having the bylaw on spatial plan after the one of Bali Regional Spatial Plan was legalized,” he said. He said the spatial arrangement in Denpasar was slightly different from the other regions because the city was also used as the core city of the national strategic area set forth in the Presidential Regulation No. 45/2011 on the Urban Spatial Plan of Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar and Tabanan. Anindya Putra said that his party currently had owned a detailed academic assessment on the strategic area of Sanur and Serangan. (kmb12)

Pemuteran builds a community-based tourism Local residents vivacious, roads remain damaged

Associated Press

But Sheron Long, a frequent traveler and author of “Dog Trots Globe — To Paris and Provence,” say it’s worth the trouble. “Every trip was better when Chula could be with us,” she said of her Shetland sheepdog. “She was so excited, I could imagine her dog’s eye view of the world. It causes you to explore and go see different things and meet people.” The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates more than 2 million pets and other animals are transported by air each year in America. Pets aren’t allowed on Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses or cruise lines, but they can go on many regional train, bus and boat lines. The majority of four-legged carry-on passengers are dogs, but some airlines allow rabbits, birds and other small animals. Experts say before including a pet in travel plans, consider whether it would enjoy the experience. “Some dogs don’t like to travel, some love it,” said Kelly E. Carter, the pet travel expert for AOL’s Paw Nation and a Chihuahua owner. “You have to know your pet.” Caroline Golon’s two Persian cats “are not big fans of car travel” — the only way that they can travel

Bali News

International

AP Photo/National Park Service, Mike Litterst

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, the Statue of Liberty is illuminated for the first time since it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Friday evening, Nov. 9, 2012.

SLOWLY but surely, the tourism village of Pemuteran in Gerokgak subdistrict continues to grow as one of the community-based tourisms by featuring indigenous wisdom. Local residents seem very enthusiastic about managing their village in order the results of tourism development can be enjoyed together. But on the other hand, there are still many problems becoming the obstacle to the advancement of tourism. Among others, they are related to the damage of rural roads and lack of clean water. The issues were raised when the Regent of Buleleng, Putu Agus Suradnyana, had a discussion with local residents, a number of tourism consultant and businesspeople at the village of Pemuteran. The discussion also presented a member of Commission II of the Bali House, Nyoman Sugawa Korry. A tourism businessman at Pemuteran village, Anak Agung Gede Prana, said that one of the constraints in the tourism development at Pemuteran village was the infrastructure remaining to be damaged. Prana pointed out the roads leading to the house of residents increasingly visited by many tourists were still narrow and in poor condition. To that end, his party hoped the local government could pay attention to the roads in the future. At least, the village road could be widened on both sides respectively one meter. “Moreover, the people’s

house have been made a home stay for tourists. Therefore, the road is very important to be widened,” he said. Moreover, it was also disclosed if the Pemuteran village was still facing difficulties of clean water. So far, local residents and tourism players used groundwater to support the tourism or resident needs. With this condition the government was asked to make water storage, so the water supply to the area could be provided maximally. “There are many springs here and they need to be more optimized so that the difficulties can be addressed and the water supply can support the tourism development here,” he explained. Regent Agus Suradnyana said the Pemuteran village indeed held tremendous potential for tourism. Even, the potential could have developed and produced satisfactory results and the foreign tourist visit was never quiet. According to him, the tourism development at Pemuteran village was being worked on by the concept of empowering the local communities. In other words, the tourism development took advantage of local residents as the employees. In addition, the local residents were also empowered to protect the environment around the attractions. “It has developed and been proved to give a positive impact on the surrounding residents,” he said.

According to Regent Agus Suradnyana, the successful development of tourism at Pemuteran would become a pilot project for the development of similar potential in other areas. He pointed out the concept of tourism

development based on indigenous wisdom was feasible to be developed at Munduk and Banyuatis in Banjar subdistrict, Kerobokan village in Sawan subdistrict and a number of villages in Tejakula subdistrict. “I

think what has been done at Pemuteran here will be made a pilot project for tourism development in other areas. I am confident it can develop and local residents can be a player in their own region,” he explained. (kmb/ole)

IBP/File Photo

Regent Agus Suradnyana (2left) take a walk in Pemuteran Village with tourism practitioners after a discussion on helping Pemuteran Village becomes community-based tourism.


4

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bali News

International

Illegal travel companies “mushrooming”

Government urges to take stern action

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Non-Bali based travel companies operating without no permit in Bali seemed to increase. Yet its supervision and action taken is still very little especially from the government itself. For that, Bali House of Representatives demands provincial government to take clear action to these illegal businesses as it is very disturbing fot those which are conducting business legally. Stated by Representatives’ Head of 3rd Commission, I Gusti Made Suryanta Putra, through Transportation, Information and Communication Agency, there has been fine given to those violating. Yet it is not followed with an action that would stop the business such as confiscation of the vehicle itself. Moreover, the fine is only IDR 85,000 – 100,000 which looks like they rather pay the fine than getting the permit or fulfilling the documentation that should be completed. Provincial government as the regulator has to take clear action to those ‘wild’ companies as they would put

Antara/AFP

cheaper tariffs. “If it’s ignored, then the legal travel companies in Bali would be disadvantaged. Moreover they might close as they are not getting any profit,” Putra stated. A clear regulation especially from the governor itself has to be written. Its sanction has to involve some sort of confiscation. A few days ago, the Agency have done a raid but they only fined the travel agencies that operate without any permit. To Putra, this is not going to make them feel guilty as the sanction is IBP/File Photo so little and can be pay through A bus entering Ubung terminal, one of central terminals in Bali. Non-Bali based travel companies operating their profit of doing illegal opera- without no permit in Bali seemed to increase. Yet its supervision and action taken is still very little especially tion. (kmb29) from the government itself.

Local government’s hoped to prevent conflicts

NUSA DUA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on regional governments and security agencies to optimize their roles to prevent communal conflicts. “All leaders in the country must be aware that misunderstanding could happen any time and so they

must never be careless, insensitive and weak,” he said in a press conference. He said diversity in ethnic and community groups on the one hand is a blessing but on the other hand may trigger conflicts unless they are managed well. “I have always said that the diversity is a blessing but it may also create

vulnerability when one becomes narrow minded over ethnic or religious differences. Our country is rich with diversities but it is also vulnerable,” he said. President Yudhoyono expressed deep concern over a recent communal clash in Lampung. He said the regional government and security agencies must have sensitivity so that such an

incident could be detected earlier. He reminded that communal clashes could always happen between the newcomers and those who have long lived in one region and so village heads to governors must be sensitive over gaps emerging between them.

Citizenship to Rohingya

Meanwhile, the UN human rights chief called on Myanmar Friday to allow Muslim Rohingya to become citizens after deadly sectarian violence in recent months in the western state of Rakhine. The group’s statelessness is at the heart of two major outbreaks of unrest between Buddhist and Muslim communities that has left 180 dead and forced more than 110,000, mainly Rohingya, into makeshift camps since June. The Rohingya have no legal status, with the government and many Burmese regarding them as illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay added her voice to calls for the problem to be resolved and urged a change in the law, saying the Rohingya had been excluded from the reform process. “This should include a review of the citizenship law to ensure that Rohingya have equal access to citizenship,” Pillay told AFP at the Bali FOTO ANTARA/Satya Bati President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on regional governments and security agencies to Democracy Forum in Indonesia. She also warned that the violence optimize their roles to prevent communal conflicts during the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) that held in Nusa Dua, Bali Island. could hinder Myanmar’s much-

heralded reform drive. “While we can positively commend the government for the progress made towards democratic transition and national reconciliation, the communal violence, if not resolved, can undermine the reform process,” she said. Local authorities in Rakhine told AFP Wednesday they had begun a process of verifying the nationality of all the state’s Muslims, amid widespread calls for those deemed “illegal” to be sent to another country. The precise goal of the survey was unclear. The 800,000 Rohingya in the state are considered by the UN to be one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Separately, Pillay said she pressed Myanmar’s Deputy Foreign Minister U Thant Kyaw at the Bali meeting to secure the release of a local UN refugee agency employee detained in Myanmar for almost five months. He gave her no response. “If the government detains UN people carrying out their professional functions, it doesn’t sit very well with their reform agenda,” she said. Vivian Tan, a spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, told AFP that the agency had asked Myanmar for details of the charges but received no response. Other UN aid workers were detained earlier this year over their alleged roles in the sectarian unrest, but have since been released.

International

W

Monday, November 12, 2012

RLD

13

Admitting to affair, CIA chief resigned Associated Press

infantry platoon in Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON — The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the public career of a four-star general who led U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and was thought to be a potential candidate for president.

Serious Breached

Petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair in tendering his resignation, which President Barack Obama accepted Friday. Petraeus carried on the affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, a reserve Army officer, according to several U.S. officials with knowledge of the situation. They spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss publicly the investigation that led to the resignation. The FBI discovered the relationship by monitoring Petraeus’ emails, after being alerted that Broadwell may have had access to his personal email account, two of the officials said. Broadwell did not respond to voice mail or email messages seeking comment. CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell will serve as acting director, Obama said. Morell was the key CIA aide in the White House to President George W. Bush during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. “I am completely confident that the CIA will continue to thrive and

carry out its essential mission,” Obama said. The resignation comes at a sensitive time. The administration and the CIA have struggled to defend security and intelligence lapses before the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others. The CIA has come under intense scrutiny for providing the White House and other administration officials with talking points that led them to say the Benghazi attack was a result of a protest against an anti-Islamic film, not a militant terror attack. It has become clear that the CIA was aware the attack was distinct from the film protests roiling across other parts of the Muslim world. Petraeus, who turned 60 on Wednesday, has been married for 38 years to Holly Petraeus, whom he met when he was a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. She was the daughter of the academy superintendent. They have two children, and their son led an

For the director of the CIA, being engaged in an extramarital affair is considered a serious breach of security and a counterintelligence threat. If a foreign government had learned of the affair, the reasoning goes, Petraeus or Broadwell could have been blackmailed or otherwise compromised. Petraeus, who became CIA director in September 2011, was known as a shrewd thinker and hard-charging competitor. His management style was recently lauded in a Newsweek article by Broadwell. In the preface to her book, Broadwell said she first met Petraeus in the spring of 2006. She was a graduate student at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and he was visiting the university to discuss his experiences in Iraq and a new counterinsurgency manual he was working on. Harvard invited some students to meet with Petraeus, and Broadwell was among them because of her military background, which she wrote included being recalled to active duty three times to work on counterterrorism issues after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Child sex-abuse scandal

BBC chief quits after saying TV report was wrong Associated Press

tee on the news media, said Entwistle had no choice but to go, as the BBC’s management appears to have “lost their grip” on the publicly funded organization. The scandal comes at a sensitive time for Britain’s media establishment,

AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File

In this Feb. 1, 2009 file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, commander U.S. Central Command, left, stands with his wife Holly before the NFL Super Bowl XLIII.

struggling to recover from an ongoing phone-hacking scandal which brought LONDON — The BBC’s top exdown the nation’s best-selling Sunday ecutive resigned Saturday night after newspaper, led to the arrests of dozens the prestigious broadcaster’s marquee of journalists and prompted a judgenews magazine wrongly implicated a led inquiry into journalistic ethics British politician in a child sex-abuse and the ties between politics and the scandal, deepening the crisis that news media. exploded after it decided not to Entwistle took over as head of air similar allegations against one the BBC two months ago from Mark of its own stars who police now Thompson, who will become chief say was one of the nation’s worst executive of The New York Times pedophiles. Co. this month. The broadcaster In a brief statement outside BBC was emerging from a difficult period headquarters, George Entwistle said marked by budget cuts, job losses he decided to do the “honorable and mounting calls to justify its 3.5 thing” and step down after just eight billion pound ($5.6 billion) budget. weeks in the job. A month into Entwistle’s lead“The wholly exceptional events ership, the BBC was thrown into of the past few weeks have led me crisis with the revelation that its to conclude that the BBC should ap“Newsnight” program had shelved point a new leader,” he said. an investigation into allegations It was a rapid about-face for Enthat Jimmy Savile, the renowned twistle, a 23-year BBC veteran who BBC TV host who died last year, earlier Saturday had insisted he had had sexually abused several hunno plans to resign despite growing dred children — cajoling some into questions about his leadership and having sex with him in his car, his the BBC’s integrity in the wake of camper van, and even in dingy dressthe scandals. ing rooms on BBC premises. AP Photo/ Max Nash Lawmaker John Whittingdale, The BBC Director General, George EnThe sex allegations were later who chairs a parliamentary commit- twistle aired on the rival ITV network.

Australia to sign up for Kyoto 2 Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY - Key greenhouse gas emitter Australia on Friday said it will sign up for a second round of the Kyoto Protocol environmental protection treaty, but New Zealand opted out. Climate Minister Greg Combet made the announcement in a speech to a carbon expo, saying: “Australia is ready to join a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.” So far, only the European Union and several smaller economies have signalled a willingness to agree to a second round of pledges. Australia is among the world’s worst per capita polluters, with a heavy reliance on coal mining and exports and most of its electricity coming from coal-fired power stations. Although Kyoto -- the first global treaty to set binding obligations on wealthy countries to cut emissions -- was negotiated in 1997, Australia refused to join for years. It was only when Labor came to power in 2007 that it shifted course. Combet’s announcement comes ahead of annual negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which this year take place in Doha, Qatar, from November 26-December 7. Combet said Australia’s decision was not a blank cheque and other countries must also step up. Kyoto is a talisman for developing countries, but more and more developed nations say it is unfair because its binding emissions targets do not affect emerging giants such as China, India and Brazil. Combet said Australia signing was conditional on access to the Kyoto market mechanisms, such as the Clean Development Mechanism, from January 1, 2013.


12

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

BUSINESS

Toyota to invest $1.3 billion in Indonesia over five years

In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 file photo, a worker measures a tuna at the Maruha Nichiro Holdings, Inc. tuna farm in Kumano, Japan.

Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan’s Toyota group said Saturday it will invest about 13 trillion rupiah ($1.3 billion) over the next five years in expanding its vehicle production in Indonesia. Toyota Motor and its five affiliated firms are making the move “considering the remarkable growth of the (Indonesian) market in recent years”, a statement from the group said. The investment will create 9,000 new jobs, raising the group’s total workforce in Indonesia to around 41,000, according to Japanese media. Toyota Motor’s Indonesian unit, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), will buy 150 hectares (370 acres) of land near its two plants in Karawang outside Jakarta to

build a new engine plant, the statement said. TMMIN will increase annual production at one of the Karawa ng plants from 110,000 vehicles to 130,000 by September 2013 to reinforce supply of pickup trucks, minivans and sports utility vehicles. The five Toyota group firms are Daihatsu Motor, Toyota Auto Body, Aisin Seiki, Denso and Toyota Tsusho. In the expansion project, Toyota Auto Body will begin vehicle production in December, the statement said. Daihatsu Motor will also

begin construction of its second test track and design centre outside Japan -- at one of its Karawang plants -- by the end of this year. The six group firms have already invested about 27 trillion rupiah over four decades with Toyota Motor accounting for 9.5 trillion rupiah, the statement said. Strong investment and domestic spending have seen Indonesia remain one of the best performers in Asia. Southeast Asia’s biggest economy on Monday announced growth of 6.2 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier.

Japan to spend $700 million in Central Asia Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan pledged Saturday to launch projects worth $700 million in Central Asia to help the resource-rich region promote trade, energy-saving and regional cooperation in stabilising nearby Afghanistan. The commitment followed a meeting in Tokyo between foreign ministers from Japan and five Central Asian nations -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. “We had frank discussions to help build a stronger, richer and more open Central Asia,” Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba told reporters after the meeting, the fourth edition of the “Central Asia plus Japan dialogue” which started in Kazakh-

stan in 2004. According to a joint statement, the projects will cover five areas -- trade investment, environment and energy-saving, narrowing the wealth gap, regional cooperation in stabilising Afghanistan and cooperation in disaster prevention. “Promoting cooperation between Japan and Central Asia will contribute to help sustain peace and stability in Afghanistan and resolve problems in the international community,” said Gemba in an opening speech at the meeting. Tokyo wants Japanese firms to play a greater role in the mineral business in the region, which has ample reserves of crude oil, natural gas, uranium and other natural resources, media reports said.

AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File

Fisheries nations set to discuss bluefin tuna Associated Press

DUBAI — After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan and Asian nations argued it should be left to quota-setting international fisheries bodies to bring the species back from the brink. Two years on, their strategy for rebuilding stocks of Atlantic Bluefin tuna appears to be working. Thanks in part to a sharp reduction in the amount of fish legally caught, the bluefin population in the Atlantic is on the rebound though “the magnitude and speed of the increase vary considerably,” according to a stock assessment by scientists released ahead of the annual International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas which starts Monday in Morocco. “We have been working and campaigning on the issue of bluefin tuna for 12 years so to finally see signs of a recovery trend is good news”, said Sergi Tudela, head of the fisheries program at WWF Mediterranean. “We need to see how the recovery trend progresses over time,” he said. “In the meantime, we cannot lower our guard, management efforts need to be maintained and even strengthened. Bluefin tuna fisheries management will not become a success overnight.” Environmentalists are calling on the 48 nations in ICCAT to endorse scientific recommendations to keep the current quotas of 14,200 tons (12,900 metric tons) a year intact for the next three years. They will also be pushing for increased protection for

other threatened species, including shortfin mako and porbeagle sharks as well as blue marlin and white marlin. “This year is really a test year for ICCAT,” said Amanda Nickson, director of the Global Tuna Conservation Campaign at the Pew Environment Group. “The stock assessment results seem to indicate there may be the possibility of a glimmer of recovery but it’s so uncertain at the moment,” she said. “This is the first year where they will have to stick to science even if does look like there is a bit of good news. So it’s important from our perspective we retain pressure on governments at ICCAT to listen to that science. Our key message is hold those quotas where they are.” Lax quotas at ICCAT and rampant overfishing — much of it illegal — resulted in the stocks of bluefin falling by 60 percent from 1997 to 2007. Amid fears the fish was on the brink of extinction, environmentalists argued at the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, in 2010 that only a trading ban would protect the fish. But the Japanese government and fishing industry argued successfully that an outright trading ban was too drastic a step, and that catch quotas set by ICCAT should be more strictly enforced to protect the species. Fishing nations from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean joined the call to shift the debate to ICCAT, contending that any ban would damage their fishing communities and that fears of the stock’s collapse were overstated. Japan is the world’s largest exporter of bluefin.

Bali News

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

5

Destiny of Renon today Farmland goes down, rice and watermelon only leave in memories Bali Post

DENPASAR - Expanse of verdant paddy fields and fertile subak land as well as laughter and joy at harvesting rice, watermelon and vegetables now leave in memories only. Likewise, dozens of towering breadfruit trees with hanging fruits seem to be no longer found by residents of Renon customary village, Denpasar. Renon has now been transformed into a densely populated area, civic center and culinary oasis. For most residents, the past condition of Renon has become stories and sweet memories to be missed forever. How is the passage of Renon from the past time up to these days? The Renon customary village spreading across the area of 254 hectares. It is bordered with Tanjung Bungkak customary village in the north, the Sanur, Intaran, Penyaringan customary village (east), Sidakarya village (south) and Panjer customary village (west). Chief of Renon customary village, Made Sutama Bendesa, said on Saturday (Nov 10) that Renon was formerly a very fertile area. At that time, growing rice was the main livelihood of most residents. As a matter of fact, the word Renon was derived from the Balinese word rene meaning happy. Such pleasure arose because their farmland was so fertile. “Since the soil was so fertile, it was then named rene. In the long run, people called it Renon,” said Sutama. Before the 1980s, he said that 70 hectares of the land at Renon customary village was used for settlement and public or social facilities, while the subak land consisted of 184 hectares. Even, the pride of Renon farmers was the rice production with high quality. According to Sutama, among the city dwellers of Denpasar, the rice of Renon was known to have rubbery and excellent texture. “At that time, the rice of Renon was known as the rice that could cause the spoon to break because it was so rubbery when being cooked,” said the man who was born on March 9, 1954. Unluckily, the glory and fame of the Renon’s rice grew fade and even sank in keeping with the reduction in subak land that had been converted into settlements and government buildings. Such condition was aggravated by the LC arrangement starting in 1986 that converted 120 hectares of farmland. “Since then, the farmland drastically diminished. The glory of Renon’s rice is growing faded, too. Now, it nearly no longer exists,” he said. Now, the subak land only remains 74 hectares and have included in the

IBP/Eka Adhiyasa

A farmer gives fertilizer in the rice field at Renon area. Renon has now been transformed into a densely populated area, civic center and culinary oasis. For most residents, the past condition of Renon has become stories and sweet memories to be missed forever.

green belt. However, due to the rapid growth of urbanization and bustling development activities, many subak lands included in the green belt have been converted. According to Sutama, the violation against green belt was difficult to stop due to lack of supervision and the wish of landowner could not be prevented from contracting or selling theirs for settlement. “We’ve often made coordination with the civilian security guard (Trantib) of Denpasar. Unfortunately, the violation of green belt remains so rampant,” he said while adding the current population of Renon reached 3,428 families. Among them, 716 families were native to Renon and 2712 families were migrants from other regencies in Bali and from outside Bali such as Java, Lombok and Flores. In the past, Renon was also renowned as producer of fruits and vegetables in the city of Denpasar. According to Sutama, it happened because local farmers applied twice paddy cultivation and once crop covering fruits such as watermelon and melon as well as vegetables such as

string bean that was popularly known as the beans of Renon. Even, the watermelon of Renon had become a pride and icon in the development exhibition in conjunction with the commemoration of the Indonesian Independence. “Formerly, the watermelon of Renon was often exhibited in the exhibition of development results. But now, nothing is to be proud of because no people grow watermelon as the farmland has reduced,” said the man who has retired from civil servant in the Denpasar Public Works. Now, all things becoming the pride of Renon customary village ranging from the rubbery and excellent rice of Renon, sweet watermelon and leafy vegetables have become a memory. They have become a stretch of buildings and concrete. Renon has now been transformed into a civic center and culinary oasis. Ironically, the remaining subak land continues to be at risk of being converted unstoppably so that it is feared to run out at last. “I feel homesick with the condition of Renon in bygone days,” recalled Sutama. But amidst the confusion of

Renon residents faced with modernization and rapid growth of development, there was a very strong desire to preserve the remnants of past glory, tradition and heritage from generation to generation. For example, the Renon residents were still trying to preserve the breadfruit tree as one of the characteristics owned by Renon. It was based on the story of Dang Hyang Nirartha who had come to Renon and stuck a stick at certain area of Renon. In the long run, in the area grew a breadfruit tree which was believed to be a symbol of blessing of Dang Hyang Nirartha. Since then, the breadfruit had become a symbol to recall Dang Hyang Nirartha “So far, we remain to uphold the belief and we are trying to preserve it amidst the limited land available. For example, we plant breadfruit trees on the village land. Besides, the breadfruit tree is also used as a symbol of Renon village,” said Sutama who had served as chief of Renon customary village since 2005. Renon residents also attempted to

invigorate the economy of the locals where the village apparatus initiated the establishment of stalls for street vendors on the former LC of Subak Munduk Sempol and they were prioritized for local residents. “The stalls will be inaugurated later this year and followed by the development of Sempol Main Market,” he added. The effort was a reaction to the concerns of local residents who felt to be pressured by regional migrants. With the rapid flow of migrants, the economic competition was getting tougher and people who did not have skills would feel to be marginalized. Sutama hoped the government could protect the traditional market from the onslaught of modern market. Besides, he also hoped the government would empower and give the opportunity to his resident to open a business in the area. “Hopefully, the government could care for the remaining subak land so that it could be bequeathed to our children and grandchildren, at least it can serve as reminder of the past agricultural glory of Renon,” said Sutama. (kmb29)


6

Monday, November 12, 2012

W

RLD

French ex-minister sues tycoon for paternity Associated Press

PARIS — Rachida Dati built her against-the-odds career by defying convention. So it was in character when — while serving as France’s justice minister — she had a daughter and refused to say who the father was. Now, what was once thought to be an exercise in discretion has morphed into a messy scandal involving tales of power, sex and ambition. Dati, now 46, says simply: “I have a complicated private life.” Dati was the toast of Paris and foreign capitals when she served as justice minister under then-President Nicolas Sarkozy from June 2007 to June 2009. With her Algerian and Moroccan parents and humble origins as one of 11 children in a housing project, she was his emblem of diversity in a new France. Her bling-bling style — a penchant for Dior clothes, stiletto heels and expensive jewels — quickly transformed her into Cabinet cover girl. This week, Dati took one of France’s richest men to court in a bid to prove he is the father of her 3-year-old. A court in Versailles has set a Dec. 4 date to decide whether to order Dominique Desseigne, the multimillionaire owner of luxury hotels and casinos, to take a paternity test. The 68-year-old Desseigne, a friend of Sarkozy and the widowed father of two, is reportedly planning to exercise his right to refuse to provide a DNA sample. Experts say he would do so at his own risk. The tale is the latest in a series of amorous sideshows that has spiced up the French political scene. These increasingly complicated liaisons have gnawed away at the country’s longstanding veil of silence over top politicians’ private lives. The newspaper Le Monde suggested that Dati entertained a string of eight lovers around the time she was seeing Desseigne. Le Point ran a five-page spread entitled “The Incredible Story of Rachida Dati,” prompting Dati to announce Friday that she plans to sue the magazine’s director “and his band of so-called journalists.” “What bothers them about me? That I have a life ... that I’m a free woman?” she said on RTL radio, denouncing articles based on “rumors and calumny.” Throughout her pregnancy, rumors flew about the baby’s

International

Strong quake strikes Myanmar, at least 6 killed

Associated Press

YANGON — A strong earthquake struck northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a bridge, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving at least six people dead, according to local media reports. No casualties or major damage was reported in the nearest major population center, Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay, about 117 kilometers (72 miles) south of the quake’s epicenter near the town of Shwebo. An official from the Meteorological Department in the capital, Naypyitaw, said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck at 7:42 a.m. local time. According to news reports, the most significant damage appeared to be the collapse of bridge under construction across the Irrawaddy River east of Shwebo. The website of Weekly Eleven magazine said four people were killed and 25 injured when the bridge, which was 80 percent built, collapsed. The local government announced a toll of two dead and 16 injured. All of the victims appeared to be workers. Weekly Eleven also said two monasteries in the town of Kyaukmyaung collapsed, killing two people. “This is the worst earthquake I felt in my entire life,” Soe Soe, a 52-year-old Shwebo resident, told The Associated Press by phone. Other damage was reported in Mogok, a major gem-mining area just east of the quake’s epicenter. Temples were damaged there, as were some abandoned mines. “Landslides occurred at some old ruby mines, but there were no casualties because these are old mines,” Sein Win, a Mogok resident, said by phone. Damage to centuries-old Buddhist temples is a common result of Myanmar earthquakes, but regarded by the superstitious as a bad omen. The so-called “umbrella” atop a stupa in Mogok had reportedly crashed down in Sunday’s quake. These uppermost parts of the brick domes usually have encased in them relics of the Buddha and small Buddha images, and sometimes jewels. Sein Win said police were guarding the damaged stupa and its exposed relics. It comes just a week ahead of a scheduled visit to Myanmar by President Barack Obama. He will be the first U.S. president to visit the onetime pariah nation, which is emerging from decades of military rule.

Worried... From page 1

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File

This Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo shows French Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who is pregnant, arriving to a welcoming ceremony for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, unseen, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. father. An Arab sheik? A French politician? A Sarkozy brother? The name of the Spain’s thenprime minister, Jose Maria Aznar, was bandied about so prominently that he was forced to publicly deny it was he. Dati still hasn’t spoken about the little girl’s father. But she wants Desseigne, chief of the Lucien Barriere casino group and owner of the famed Champs-

Elysees establishment Fouquet’s, to step forward. Doing so would give her daughter his name, access to child support and rights as an heir. The court in Versailles has refused to release any information. But Desseigne, whose wife died in 2001, told M magazine he would contest the request for DNA. Legal experts say that may be harder than he thinks.

So far, in Bali there have been 30 inpatient community health centers of the total 115 community health centers in Bali, while the auxiliary community health centers amounted to 506 units. “We are trying to revitalize the community health centers and each year 3 units are upgraded into the ones equipped with inpatient treatment so that in 2013 there will be 33 inpatient community health centers,” he said. Formerly, the Bali House lineups asked to delay the physical development of the international hospital. “We ask to delay the development of the international hospital first. So that, it will not be redundant later,” said the member of Commission III of the Bali House, Wayan Adnyana, in Denpasar, Thursday (Nov 8). Adnyana doubling as co-chairman of the Working Group Committee of the Bali Budget 2013 draft said there were two reasons why the international hospital needed to be postponed. Firstly, so far there had been no investor for the hospital. Secondly, the fiscal year 2012 was almost over, so that it was impossible to do physical development. Based on both reasons, most legislators eventually requested to delay the physical development of the international hospital. One of the most worried things was when the construction continued to go on but the managing investors had not been available. It would not impossible to result in a problem later on. Moreover, there had been a lot of experiences about the matter. (kmb29)

International

11

Monday, November 12, 2012

INDONESIA Malaysian policemen accused of raping Indonesian

Agence France-Presse

KUALA LUMPUR - Three policemen have been accused of gang-raping an Indonesian woman at a police station in a northern Malaysian town. Lau Chiek Tuan, a local politician, told AFP that the 25-year-old woman came to his office in the town of Prai just hours after the alleged rape on Friday. Lau said he held a press conference Saturday where the woman claimed the three officers in a patrol car stopped a taxi she boarded from a shopping mall in the town of Prai early Friday morning. “They asked to look at her passport but when she produced a photocopy, they still took her to the police station. It was just an excuse to bring her in. “She could identify the three cops who raped her in a room where there was a mattress - I don’t know for what reason there is a mattress in a police station,” he added. However, the former elected representative said the woman did not want to be identified and she could not be immediately contacted. News reports cited Penang police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi as confirming that three policemen were remanded for a week Friday night and suspended from duty pending investigations. “We will make sure that the policemen will not be protected if the allegation turns out to be true,” he was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper on Sunday. AFP could not reach Abdul Rahim for comment. The woman, a restaurant worker, was also quoted by the English daily as saying she was scared and “had no other choice but to have sex with the three policemen”. According to newspaper the Star, she said she was warned “not to tell anyone about the incident” after they sent her back to her home. Malaysian police are already under fire from rising crime fears as personal tales of abduction, assault and robbery go viral online, triggering scrutiny of official claims that offences have reduced significantly over in recent years.

6 newborn Javan rhinos seen in Indonesian park Associated Press

JAKARTA — A conservationist says cameras in an Indonesian national park have captured images of six calves of the critically endangered Javan rhinos. Head of Ujung Kulon National Park, Moh Haryono on Friday described the finding as good news for the conservation of Javan rhinos, which were nearly wiped out when the Krakatau volcano erupted in 1883. Haryono says an analysis of 672 video clips recorded from March to October showed that there are two females among the calves, which are one to two years old. Only 40 to 60 Javan rhinos remain in the park, which is the animal’s original habitat on the western tip of Java. They are the last known living members of the species, with none in captivity.

11 dead, seven missing in flash flood

Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - At least 11 people were killed and seven missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains hit a village on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, an official said Friday. Tw o d a y s o f t o r r e n t i a l downpours in Mamasa district triggered a landslide that went into a river, causing the waterway to burst its banks, said Roki Asikin, head of the rescue agency coordinating the search. Eleven adults in the village were killed in Thursday’s flood and seven people were missing -- including four children and a six-month-old baby, he said. Indonesia has been repeatedly afflicted by deadly floods and landslides in recent years during its wet season which lasts around half the year. Environmentalists blame logging and a failure to reforest denuded land in the world’s

AP Photo

Residents search for victims in a house destroyed by a flash flood at Batang Uru village in West Sulawesi province, Indonesia, Friday, Nov 9, 2012. fourth-most populous country for the frequent flooding. Floods in Indonesia’s Papua

region killed more than 140 people and displaced around 5,000 in 2010.

Jailbreak prompts Jakarta to check under veils Associated Press

JAKARTA — Indonesian police said that they would increase security checks on burqa-clad visitors at prisons in the capital after a convicted terrorist apparently escaped under the Islamic veil. Roki Aprisdianto, 29, sentenced to six years behind bars in 2011, managed to escape undetected Tuesday from the Jakarta Police detention center — home to 70 terrorist inmates — when 23 burqa-clad women came to visit their husbands. The convicted militant allegedly put on a burqa smuggled in by a visitor, said Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto. Another inmate told police he saw

Aprisdianto wearing a burqa, but no one was recorded visiting him. Police will staff additional female guards at prisons in Jakarta to conduct security checks in a closed room for women wearing burqas, said Rikwanto, who like many Indonesians uses one name. He said women previously were never asked to lift their veils. “From now on, all burqa-clad visitors who enter and leave the prison will be checked thoroughly,” Rikwanto said. “We don’t want to neglect this again.” Police are still searching for Aprisdianto, who led a small terrorist cell and was arrested in 2010 for masterminding a series of bombings that targeted

churches and police stations in Central Java province. There were no reports of injuries in the attacks. Indonesia has been battling terrorists since the 2002 bombings on the resort island of Bali that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. Most of Indonesia’s 210 million Muslims practice a moderate style of Islam that condemns violence, and the government has worked to root out militants, arresting more than 700 of them since the Bali bombings and killing dozens more. Terrorist attacks aimed at foreigners have been largely replaced in recent years by smaller, less deadly strikes targeting mainly police and anti-terrorism forces.


10

Destinations

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sports

International

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

7

Del Potro beats Federer to reach semifinal in London

Juan Martin del Potro is finally getting the better of Roger Federer again, in a way that no player had managed in a decade.

Juan Martin Del Potro

Kuta Art Market IBP

KUTA - Pasar Seni Kuta (Kuta Art Market) is located between Kuta Square on Kartika Plaza street and the beach. Its quite a large area and has rows of stalls, selling the same stuff you’ll find all over Kuta. The idea ‘if it works for your neighbor, copy it’, has been fully blown out in this neighborhood and most people are twiddling their thumbs, due to the downturn in tourism. Wandering the art market today I did see

some wooden clocks, that were in the shape of a giant wrist watch, quite clever. There were hanging Jesus’s, picture carvings with elephants, 4ft long carved lizards painted in Aboriginal motifs, Hawaiian shirts, baseball hats, surf shorts, Bintang t-shirts and mess-topped bamboo food dishes. It costs nothing to browse a pasar seni, and if you don’t want to but just say, “Saya lihat-lihat saja.” (I’m only looking). Pasar seni is open from 9-10am and closed at 7pm-8pm.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth IBP/File Photo

To end the season with a title, though, he may have to get past the Swiss great again in just two days. Using his hard serve and booming forehand, Del Potro clinched the last spot in the semifinals of the ATP finals on Saturday by overcoming the already qualified Federer 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 in their last round-robin match. Del Potro will face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals on Sunday, before Federer takes on Andy Murray. It was Federer’s second straight loss to Del Potro, who also beat him in the final in the Swiss star’s hometown tournament in Basel last month. It’s the first time a player has beaten Federer in two straight indoor tournaments since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002. Del Potro beat Federer in the 2009 U.S. Open final for his only Grand Slam title, leading many to predict that the tall Argentine would challenge for many more major titles. But he then had much of the next season ruined by a serious wrist injury and has struggled to re-establish himself at the top. This year, he wasted a two-set lead against Federer in the French Open quarterfinals and lost to him in the longest Olympic match ever, an epic semifinal that ended 19-17 in the third set. Del Potro’s win left David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic with only prize money and pride to play for in their group finale as both players had been eliminated. Ferrer seemed the most sluggish at the start and lost the first four games, but the Spaniard recovered to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, leaving Tipsarevic without a victory in the tournament. That match still had an impact on the tournament, as it meant Federer won the group ahead of Del Potro and was matched with Murray in the semifinals. Had Tipsarevic won, the order would have been reversed.

Mares beats Moreno, defends title

Abner Mares attacked relentlessly on the way to a unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno on Saturday night, defending his WBC super bantamweight title and handing Moreno his first defeat in a decade. Leo Santa Cruz also defended his IBF bantamweight title, stopping Victor Zaleta in the ninth round of a brutal fight on a thoroughly entertaining card at Staples Center. Earlier, Welsh light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly defended his WBO title with an eighth-round stoppage of Shawn Hawk. Mares (25-0-1) rarely stopped moving forward in a fascinating brawl with Moreno (33-2-1), the elusive Panamanian star. In the fifth round, Mares scored the first career knockdown of Moreno, who had won 27 straight fights since October 2002. “I could tell he felt my power and my aggression,” Mares said. “He did take advantage of me when I waited too long, but he’s a super champion and he gave me hell. I couldn’t let him get comfortable with his style, because he’s very good. I made it my

fight tonight.” Mares stalked Moreno from the opening bell, playing the bull to Moreno’s matador in every corner of the ring. Moreno weathered the early rounds with his usual defensive flair and athleticism, but Mares is a nonstop puncher who usually corners his man — and he did it in the fifth round, staggering Moreno with a three-punch combination and then stepping back while Moreno fell to the canvas. Judges Marty Denkin and David Sutherland scored the bout 116-110 for Mares, while James Jen Kin gave every round to Mares in a 120-106 whitewash.

Abner Mares holds his belt as he poses with referee Raul Caiz Jr. after defeating Anselmo Moreno of Panama in their WBC super bantamweight title bout, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. Mares won the fight by unanimous decision.

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill


8

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sp rt

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

FIBA makes changes to world basketball tournament

Agent slams Juventus for Pogba’s public snub Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has criticised Juventus for dropping the midfielder for Saturday night’s clash with Pescara and making the reason public on the club website. The 19-year-old was dropped after twice turning up late in training sessions and the club put the news on their official website. “Whoever decided to put this news out on the website is evidently confused,” Raiola said the Gazzetta dello Sport. “I hope it wasn’t (manager Antonio) Conte’s own decision, otherwise it means he is unable to deal with these kinds of situations. “Paul is very disappointed with what happened, both with his lateness, despite having a good reason for it, and not being a part of the squad. “In the first instance, he only received notification of the training session time late at the night. “The second time he had some appointments that the club itself had organised for him to go to.”

AP Photo/Tom Hevezi

AP Photo/Clint Hughes

Hernandez inspires United comeback win at Villa

Javier Hernandez went off clutching the match ball after helping leaders Manchester United fight back for a 3-2 win at Aston Villa after Arsenal were held in another rip-roaring Saturday of Premier League action. second. “Yes of course (I’ll claim it). I hit the target and the defender touched the ball.” United stretched their lead to four points after 11 games ahead of second-placed Chelsea with champions Manchester City a further point back in third. Chelsea host Liverpool and City entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Normally played every four years, the next World Cup of Basketball will be held in 2014 in Spain. It will continue to be held every four years starting with 2019. The winner of the world championship has automatically qualified for the Olympics, but every other team besides the Olympic host had

to earn its way through continental tournaments, forcing successful teams to play three consecutive years. FIBA hopes the changed schedule will address some concerns NBA teams have about wear and tear from too much summer play.

Dani Pedrosa of Spain won pole position at the Valencia Grand Prix on Saturday, setting a track record for qualifying with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 30.844 seconds. Pedrosa steered his Honda around the 4-kilometer (2.48-mile) Comunitat Valenciana circuit with a last flying lap to claim his 24th career pole in MotoGP. “We are happy with the pole and the record,” Pedrosa said. “Maybe it will rain tomorrow, so I will try to do my best and have a good race.” Recently crowned world MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo will start Sunday’s race from second place, with retiring two-time world cham-

pion Casey Stoner right behind in third. Valentino Rossi, who is set to leave Ducati for Yamaha next season, finished with the 11th best time. After raining through practice on Friday, the sky cleared on the Mediterranean coast in time for qualifying. “It was tough to find our rhythm because we hadn’t had time to test the bike in dry conditions,” said Lorenzo, who wrapped up his second title two weeks ago at the Australian GP. “The race tomorrow is long so maybe we have a chance at victory.” Stoner, who will try to add to his

38 career MotoGP wins on Sunday, was unhappy with his result. “It was quite bad,” Stoner said. “We had hoped to do a little better than we did. The bike has more potential than it showed today.” Pol Espargaro took pole position in the Moto2 category. Fellow Spaniard and world champion Marc Marquez was second, followed by Thomas Luthi of Switzerland. In Moto3, Jonas Folger of Germany grabbed pole position at the end of the session. Miguel Oliveira of Portugal will start second in front of Spain’s Luis Salom in third and world champion Sandro Cortese in fourth.

Struggling Arsenal ties Fulham in Premier League

Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez celebrates after he scores the first goal of the game for his side during their Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Saturday Nov. 10, 2012.

son’s men yet again plucked victory from the jaws of the defeat thanks to their incessant pressure and clinical finishing. “The only thing in my mind is to do my best and do what the gaffer told me to do. He told me to do the things I do in training, to run in behind, to move the defenders,” Hernandez told Sky before claiming a hat-trick despite a debatable

The men’s World Cup of Basketball will skip 2018 and be played instead in 2019, serving as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics. The former world basketball championship also will expand from 24 to 32 teams, basketball’s world governing body said Sunday.

Pedrosa wins pole at Valencia GP in record time

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny, centre right, jumps for the ball with Fulham’s Ashkan Dejagah, centre left, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium, London, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

Austrian Andreas Weimann had stunned United with two well-taken goals for lowly Villa either side of the break but Mexico striker Hernandez showed his killer instincts by netting on 58 minutes and seeing a second shot deflect in off Ron Vlaar. He sealed the remarkable comeback with a diving header three minutes from time as Alex Fergu-

9

Juventus’ Paul Pogba

AP Photo/Massimo Pinca

Manchester United scored three unanswered goals for a 3-2 win at Aston Villa, and Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw against Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Javier Hernandez scored twice and Ron Vlaar’s own goal completed the turnaround that put United four points clear of Chelsea in the standings. Chelsea hosts Liverpool on Sunday. ‘’We did put pressure on ourselves today but we came through it,’’ United manager Alex Ferguson said. ‘’The lesson is we need to do better defensively. I admire the tenacity of the performance, though. When they need to do it, they do it.’’ At Arsenal, Mikel Arteta had a penalty saved in stoppage time and the draw prolonged the north London team’s worst start to a league season since Arsene Wenger took charge in 1996. Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski put Arsenal ahead, but Dimitar Berbatov and Alex Kacaniklic responded to make it a 2-2 tie at halftime. Berbatov put Fulham ahead from the penalty spot after the break, and Giroud tied it with his second goal. Everton beat Sunderland 2-1 to remain in fourth and ahead of West Bromwich Albion, which won at Wigan by the same score. Queens Park Rangers lost 1-0 at Stoke, Southampton and Swansea played to a 1-1 draw, while Reading played a scoreless tie against Norwich.

AP Photo/ Fernando Hernandez

MotoGP Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa from Spain rides his motorbike during the qualifying practice session for Sunday’s Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste near Valencia, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.


8

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sp rt

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

FIBA makes changes to world basketball tournament

Agent slams Juventus for Pogba’s public snub Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has criticised Juventus for dropping the midfielder for Saturday night’s clash with Pescara and making the reason public on the club website. The 19-year-old was dropped after twice turning up late in training sessions and the club put the news on their official website. “Whoever decided to put this news out on the website is evidently confused,” Raiola said the Gazzetta dello Sport. “I hope it wasn’t (manager Antonio) Conte’s own decision, otherwise it means he is unable to deal with these kinds of situations. “Paul is very disappointed with what happened, both with his lateness, despite having a good reason for it, and not being a part of the squad. “In the first instance, he only received notification of the training session time late at the night. “The second time he had some appointments that the club itself had organised for him to go to.”

AP Photo/Tom Hevezi

AP Photo/Clint Hughes

Hernandez inspires United comeback win at Villa

Javier Hernandez went off clutching the match ball after helping leaders Manchester United fight back for a 3-2 win at Aston Villa after Arsenal were held in another rip-roaring Saturday of Premier League action. second. “Yes of course (I’ll claim it). I hit the target and the defender touched the ball.” United stretched their lead to four points after 11 games ahead of second-placed Chelsea with champions Manchester City a further point back in third. Chelsea host Liverpool and City entertain Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Normally played every four years, the next World Cup of Basketball will be held in 2014 in Spain. It will continue to be held every four years starting with 2019. The winner of the world championship has automatically qualified for the Olympics, but every other team besides the Olympic host had

to earn its way through continental tournaments, forcing successful teams to play three consecutive years. FIBA hopes the changed schedule will address some concerns NBA teams have about wear and tear from too much summer play.

Dani Pedrosa of Spain won pole position at the Valencia Grand Prix on Saturday, setting a track record for qualifying with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 30.844 seconds. Pedrosa steered his Honda around the 4-kilometer (2.48-mile) Comunitat Valenciana circuit with a last flying lap to claim his 24th career pole in MotoGP. “We are happy with the pole and the record,” Pedrosa said. “Maybe it will rain tomorrow, so I will try to do my best and have a good race.” Recently crowned world MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo will start Sunday’s race from second place, with retiring two-time world cham-

pion Casey Stoner right behind in third. Valentino Rossi, who is set to leave Ducati for Yamaha next season, finished with the 11th best time. After raining through practice on Friday, the sky cleared on the Mediterranean coast in time for qualifying. “It was tough to find our rhythm because we hadn’t had time to test the bike in dry conditions,” said Lorenzo, who wrapped up his second title two weeks ago at the Australian GP. “The race tomorrow is long so maybe we have a chance at victory.” Stoner, who will try to add to his

38 career MotoGP wins on Sunday, was unhappy with his result. “It was quite bad,” Stoner said. “We had hoped to do a little better than we did. The bike has more potential than it showed today.” Pol Espargaro took pole position in the Moto2 category. Fellow Spaniard and world champion Marc Marquez was second, followed by Thomas Luthi of Switzerland. In Moto3, Jonas Folger of Germany grabbed pole position at the end of the session. Miguel Oliveira of Portugal will start second in front of Spain’s Luis Salom in third and world champion Sandro Cortese in fourth.

Struggling Arsenal ties Fulham in Premier League

Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez celebrates after he scores the first goal of the game for his side during their Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Saturday Nov. 10, 2012.

son’s men yet again plucked victory from the jaws of the defeat thanks to their incessant pressure and clinical finishing. “The only thing in my mind is to do my best and do what the gaffer told me to do. He told me to do the things I do in training, to run in behind, to move the defenders,” Hernandez told Sky before claiming a hat-trick despite a debatable

The men’s World Cup of Basketball will skip 2018 and be played instead in 2019, serving as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics. The former world basketball championship also will expand from 24 to 32 teams, basketball’s world governing body said Sunday.

Pedrosa wins pole at Valencia GP in record time

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny, centre right, jumps for the ball with Fulham’s Ashkan Dejagah, centre left, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium, London, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

Austrian Andreas Weimann had stunned United with two well-taken goals for lowly Villa either side of the break but Mexico striker Hernandez showed his killer instincts by netting on 58 minutes and seeing a second shot deflect in off Ron Vlaar. He sealed the remarkable comeback with a diving header three minutes from time as Alex Fergu-

9

Juventus’ Paul Pogba

AP Photo/Massimo Pinca

Manchester United scored three unanswered goals for a 3-2 win at Aston Villa, and Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw against Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Javier Hernandez scored twice and Ron Vlaar’s own goal completed the turnaround that put United four points clear of Chelsea in the standings. Chelsea hosts Liverpool on Sunday. ‘’We did put pressure on ourselves today but we came through it,’’ United manager Alex Ferguson said. ‘’The lesson is we need to do better defensively. I admire the tenacity of the performance, though. When they need to do it, they do it.’’ At Arsenal, Mikel Arteta had a penalty saved in stoppage time and the draw prolonged the north London team’s worst start to a league season since Arsene Wenger took charge in 1996. Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski put Arsenal ahead, but Dimitar Berbatov and Alex Kacaniklic responded to make it a 2-2 tie at halftime. Berbatov put Fulham ahead from the penalty spot after the break, and Giroud tied it with his second goal. Everton beat Sunderland 2-1 to remain in fourth and ahead of West Bromwich Albion, which won at Wigan by the same score. Queens Park Rangers lost 1-0 at Stoke, Southampton and Swansea played to a 1-1 draw, while Reading played a scoreless tie against Norwich.

AP Photo/ Fernando Hernandez

MotoGP Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa from Spain rides his motorbike during the qualifying practice session for Sunday’s Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste near Valencia, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.


10

Destinations

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sports

International

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

7

Del Potro beats Federer to reach semifinal in London

Juan Martin del Potro is finally getting the better of Roger Federer again, in a way that no player had managed in a decade.

Juan Martin Del Potro

Kuta Art Market IBP

KUTA - Pasar Seni Kuta (Kuta Art Market) is located between Kuta Square on Kartika Plaza street and the beach. Its quite a large area and has rows of stalls, selling the same stuff you’ll find all over Kuta. The idea ‘if it works for your neighbor, copy it’, has been fully blown out in this neighborhood and most people are twiddling their thumbs, due to the downturn in tourism. Wandering the art market today I did see

some wooden clocks, that were in the shape of a giant wrist watch, quite clever. There were hanging Jesus’s, picture carvings with elephants, 4ft long carved lizards painted in Aboriginal motifs, Hawaiian shirts, baseball hats, surf shorts, Bintang t-shirts and mess-topped bamboo food dishes. It costs nothing to browse a pasar seni, and if you don’t want to but just say, “Saya lihat-lihat saja.” (I’m only looking). Pasar seni is open from 9-10am and closed at 7pm-8pm.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth IBP/File Photo

To end the season with a title, though, he may have to get past the Swiss great again in just two days. Using his hard serve and booming forehand, Del Potro clinched the last spot in the semifinals of the ATP finals on Saturday by overcoming the already qualified Federer 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 in their last round-robin match. Del Potro will face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals on Sunday, before Federer takes on Andy Murray. It was Federer’s second straight loss to Del Potro, who also beat him in the final in the Swiss star’s hometown tournament in Basel last month. It’s the first time a player has beaten Federer in two straight indoor tournaments since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002. Del Potro beat Federer in the 2009 U.S. Open final for his only Grand Slam title, leading many to predict that the tall Argentine would challenge for many more major titles. But he then had much of the next season ruined by a serious wrist injury and has struggled to re-establish himself at the top. This year, he wasted a two-set lead against Federer in the French Open quarterfinals and lost to him in the longest Olympic match ever, an epic semifinal that ended 19-17 in the third set. Del Potro’s win left David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic with only prize money and pride to play for in their group finale as both players had been eliminated. Ferrer seemed the most sluggish at the start and lost the first four games, but the Spaniard recovered to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, leaving Tipsarevic without a victory in the tournament. That match still had an impact on the tournament, as it meant Federer won the group ahead of Del Potro and was matched with Murray in the semifinals. Had Tipsarevic won, the order would have been reversed.

Mares beats Moreno, defends title

Abner Mares attacked relentlessly on the way to a unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno on Saturday night, defending his WBC super bantamweight title and handing Moreno his first defeat in a decade. Leo Santa Cruz also defended his IBF bantamweight title, stopping Victor Zaleta in the ninth round of a brutal fight on a thoroughly entertaining card at Staples Center. Earlier, Welsh light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly defended his WBO title with an eighth-round stoppage of Shawn Hawk. Mares (25-0-1) rarely stopped moving forward in a fascinating brawl with Moreno (33-2-1), the elusive Panamanian star. In the fifth round, Mares scored the first career knockdown of Moreno, who had won 27 straight fights since October 2002. “I could tell he felt my power and my aggression,” Mares said. “He did take advantage of me when I waited too long, but he’s a super champion and he gave me hell. I couldn’t let him get comfortable with his style, because he’s very good. I made it my

fight tonight.” Mares stalked Moreno from the opening bell, playing the bull to Moreno’s matador in every corner of the ring. Moreno weathered the early rounds with his usual defensive flair and athleticism, but Mares is a nonstop puncher who usually corners his man — and he did it in the fifth round, staggering Moreno with a three-punch combination and then stepping back while Moreno fell to the canvas. Judges Marty Denkin and David Sutherland scored the bout 116-110 for Mares, while James Jen Kin gave every round to Mares in a 120-106 whitewash.

Abner Mares holds his belt as he poses with referee Raul Caiz Jr. after defeating Anselmo Moreno of Panama in their WBC super bantamweight title bout, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Los Angeles. Mares won the fight by unanimous decision.

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill


6

Monday, November 12, 2012

W

RLD

French ex-minister sues tycoon for paternity Associated Press

PARIS — Rachida Dati built her against-the-odds career by defying convention. So it was in character when — while serving as France’s justice minister — she had a daughter and refused to say who the father was. Now, what was once thought to be an exercise in discretion has morphed into a messy scandal involving tales of power, sex and ambition. Dati, now 46, says simply: “I have a complicated private life.” Dati was the toast of Paris and foreign capitals when she served as justice minister under then-President Nicolas Sarkozy from June 2007 to June 2009. With her Algerian and Moroccan parents and humble origins as one of 11 children in a housing project, she was his emblem of diversity in a new France. Her bling-bling style — a penchant for Dior clothes, stiletto heels and expensive jewels — quickly transformed her into Cabinet cover girl. This week, Dati took one of France’s richest men to court in a bid to prove he is the father of her 3-year-old. A court in Versailles has set a Dec. 4 date to decide whether to order Dominique Desseigne, the multimillionaire owner of luxury hotels and casinos, to take a paternity test. The 68-year-old Desseigne, a friend of Sarkozy and the widowed father of two, is reportedly planning to exercise his right to refuse to provide a DNA sample. Experts say he would do so at his own risk. The tale is the latest in a series of amorous sideshows that has spiced up the French political scene. These increasingly complicated liaisons have gnawed away at the country’s longstanding veil of silence over top politicians’ private lives. The newspaper Le Monde suggested that Dati entertained a string of eight lovers around the time she was seeing Desseigne. Le Point ran a five-page spread entitled “The Incredible Story of Rachida Dati,” prompting Dati to announce Friday that she plans to sue the magazine’s director “and his band of so-called journalists.” “What bothers them about me? That I have a life ... that I’m a free woman?” she said on RTL radio, denouncing articles based on “rumors and calumny.” Throughout her pregnancy, rumors flew about the baby’s

International

Strong quake strikes Myanmar, at least 6 killed

Associated Press

YANGON — A strong earthquake struck northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a bridge, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving at least six people dead, according to local media reports. No casualties or major damage was reported in the nearest major population center, Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay, about 117 kilometers (72 miles) south of the quake’s epicenter near the town of Shwebo. An official from the Meteorological Department in the capital, Naypyitaw, said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck at 7:42 a.m. local time. According to news reports, the most significant damage appeared to be the collapse of bridge under construction across the Irrawaddy River east of Shwebo. The website of Weekly Eleven magazine said four people were killed and 25 injured when the bridge, which was 80 percent built, collapsed. The local government announced a toll of two dead and 16 injured. All of the victims appeared to be workers. Weekly Eleven also said two monasteries in the town of Kyaukmyaung collapsed, killing two people. “This is the worst earthquake I felt in my entire life,” Soe Soe, a 52-year-old Shwebo resident, told The Associated Press by phone. Other damage was reported in Mogok, a major gem-mining area just east of the quake’s epicenter. Temples were damaged there, as were some abandoned mines. “Landslides occurred at some old ruby mines, but there were no casualties because these are old mines,” Sein Win, a Mogok resident, said by phone. Damage to centuries-old Buddhist temples is a common result of Myanmar earthquakes, but regarded by the superstitious as a bad omen. The so-called “umbrella” atop a stupa in Mogok had reportedly crashed down in Sunday’s quake. These uppermost parts of the brick domes usually have encased in them relics of the Buddha and small Buddha images, and sometimes jewels. Sein Win said police were guarding the damaged stupa and its exposed relics. It comes just a week ahead of a scheduled visit to Myanmar by President Barack Obama. He will be the first U.S. president to visit the onetime pariah nation, which is emerging from decades of military rule.

Worried... From page 1

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File

This Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo shows French Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who is pregnant, arriving to a welcoming ceremony for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, unseen, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. father. An Arab sheik? A French politician? A Sarkozy brother? The name of the Spain’s thenprime minister, Jose Maria Aznar, was bandied about so prominently that he was forced to publicly deny it was he. Dati still hasn’t spoken about the little girl’s father. But she wants Desseigne, chief of the Lucien Barriere casino group and owner of the famed Champs-

Elysees establishment Fouquet’s, to step forward. Doing so would give her daughter his name, access to child support and rights as an heir. The court in Versailles has refused to release any information. But Desseigne, whose wife died in 2001, told M magazine he would contest the request for DNA. Legal experts say that may be harder than he thinks.

So far, in Bali there have been 30 inpatient community health centers of the total 115 community health centers in Bali, while the auxiliary community health centers amounted to 506 units. “We are trying to revitalize the community health centers and each year 3 units are upgraded into the ones equipped with inpatient treatment so that in 2013 there will be 33 inpatient community health centers,” he said. Formerly, the Bali House lineups asked to delay the physical development of the international hospital. “We ask to delay the development of the international hospital first. So that, it will not be redundant later,” said the member of Commission III of the Bali House, Wayan Adnyana, in Denpasar, Thursday (Nov 8). Adnyana doubling as co-chairman of the Working Group Committee of the Bali Budget 2013 draft said there were two reasons why the international hospital needed to be postponed. Firstly, so far there had been no investor for the hospital. Secondly, the fiscal year 2012 was almost over, so that it was impossible to do physical development. Based on both reasons, most legislators eventually requested to delay the physical development of the international hospital. One of the most worried things was when the construction continued to go on but the managing investors had not been available. It would not impossible to result in a problem later on. Moreover, there had been a lot of experiences about the matter. (kmb29)

International

11

Monday, November 12, 2012

INDONESIA Malaysian policemen accused of raping Indonesian

Agence France-Presse

KUALA LUMPUR - Three policemen have been accused of gang-raping an Indonesian woman at a police station in a northern Malaysian town. Lau Chiek Tuan, a local politician, told AFP that the 25-year-old woman came to his office in the town of Prai just hours after the alleged rape on Friday. Lau said he held a press conference Saturday where the woman claimed the three officers in a patrol car stopped a taxi she boarded from a shopping mall in the town of Prai early Friday morning. “They asked to look at her passport but when she produced a photocopy, they still took her to the police station. It was just an excuse to bring her in. “She could identify the three cops who raped her in a room where there was a mattress - I don’t know for what reason there is a mattress in a police station,” he added. However, the former elected representative said the woman did not want to be identified and she could not be immediately contacted. News reports cited Penang police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi as confirming that three policemen were remanded for a week Friday night and suspended from duty pending investigations. “We will make sure that the policemen will not be protected if the allegation turns out to be true,” he was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper on Sunday. AFP could not reach Abdul Rahim for comment. The woman, a restaurant worker, was also quoted by the English daily as saying she was scared and “had no other choice but to have sex with the three policemen”. According to newspaper the Star, she said she was warned “not to tell anyone about the incident” after they sent her back to her home. Malaysian police are already under fire from rising crime fears as personal tales of abduction, assault and robbery go viral online, triggering scrutiny of official claims that offences have reduced significantly over in recent years.

6 newborn Javan rhinos seen in Indonesian park Associated Press

JAKARTA — A conservationist says cameras in an Indonesian national park have captured images of six calves of the critically endangered Javan rhinos. Head of Ujung Kulon National Park, Moh Haryono on Friday described the finding as good news for the conservation of Javan rhinos, which were nearly wiped out when the Krakatau volcano erupted in 1883. Haryono says an analysis of 672 video clips recorded from March to October showed that there are two females among the calves, which are one to two years old. Only 40 to 60 Javan rhinos remain in the park, which is the animal’s original habitat on the western tip of Java. They are the last known living members of the species, with none in captivity.

11 dead, seven missing in flash flood

Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - At least 11 people were killed and seven missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains hit a village on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, an official said Friday. Tw o d a y s o f t o r r e n t i a l downpours in Mamasa district triggered a landslide that went into a river, causing the waterway to burst its banks, said Roki Asikin, head of the rescue agency coordinating the search. Eleven adults in the village were killed in Thursday’s flood and seven people were missing -- including four children and a six-month-old baby, he said. Indonesia has been repeatedly afflicted by deadly floods and landslides in recent years during its wet season which lasts around half the year. Environmentalists blame logging and a failure to reforest denuded land in the world’s

AP Photo

Residents search for victims in a house destroyed by a flash flood at Batang Uru village in West Sulawesi province, Indonesia, Friday, Nov 9, 2012. fourth-most populous country for the frequent flooding. Floods in Indonesia’s Papua

region killed more than 140 people and displaced around 5,000 in 2010.

Jailbreak prompts Jakarta to check under veils Associated Press

JAKARTA — Indonesian police said that they would increase security checks on burqa-clad visitors at prisons in the capital after a convicted terrorist apparently escaped under the Islamic veil. Roki Aprisdianto, 29, sentenced to six years behind bars in 2011, managed to escape undetected Tuesday from the Jakarta Police detention center — home to 70 terrorist inmates — when 23 burqa-clad women came to visit their husbands. The convicted militant allegedly put on a burqa smuggled in by a visitor, said Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto. Another inmate told police he saw

Aprisdianto wearing a burqa, but no one was recorded visiting him. Police will staff additional female guards at prisons in Jakarta to conduct security checks in a closed room for women wearing burqas, said Rikwanto, who like many Indonesians uses one name. He said women previously were never asked to lift their veils. “From now on, all burqa-clad visitors who enter and leave the prison will be checked thoroughly,” Rikwanto said. “We don’t want to neglect this again.” Police are still searching for Aprisdianto, who led a small terrorist cell and was arrested in 2010 for masterminding a series of bombings that targeted

churches and police stations in Central Java province. There were no reports of injuries in the attacks. Indonesia has been battling terrorists since the 2002 bombings on the resort island of Bali that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. Most of Indonesia’s 210 million Muslims practice a moderate style of Islam that condemns violence, and the government has worked to root out militants, arresting more than 700 of them since the Bali bombings and killing dozens more. Terrorist attacks aimed at foreigners have been largely replaced in recent years by smaller, less deadly strikes targeting mainly police and anti-terrorism forces.


12

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

BUSINESS

Toyota to invest $1.3 billion in Indonesia over five years

In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 file photo, a worker measures a tuna at the Maruha Nichiro Holdings, Inc. tuna farm in Kumano, Japan.

Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan’s Toyota group said Saturday it will invest about 13 trillion rupiah ($1.3 billion) over the next five years in expanding its vehicle production in Indonesia. Toyota Motor and its five affiliated firms are making the move “considering the remarkable growth of the (Indonesian) market in recent years”, a statement from the group said. The investment will create 9,000 new jobs, raising the group’s total workforce in Indonesia to around 41,000, according to Japanese media. Toyota Motor’s Indonesian unit, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), will buy 150 hectares (370 acres) of land near its two plants in Karawang outside Jakarta to

build a new engine plant, the statement said. TMMIN will increase annual production at one of the Karawa ng plants from 110,000 vehicles to 130,000 by September 2013 to reinforce supply of pickup trucks, minivans and sports utility vehicles. The five Toyota group firms are Daihatsu Motor, Toyota Auto Body, Aisin Seiki, Denso and Toyota Tsusho. In the expansion project, Toyota Auto Body will begin vehicle production in December, the statement said. Daihatsu Motor will also

begin construction of its second test track and design centre outside Japan -- at one of its Karawang plants -- by the end of this year. The six group firms have already invested about 27 trillion rupiah over four decades with Toyota Motor accounting for 9.5 trillion rupiah, the statement said. Strong investment and domestic spending have seen Indonesia remain one of the best performers in Asia. Southeast Asia’s biggest economy on Monday announced growth of 6.2 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier.

Japan to spend $700 million in Central Asia Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan pledged Saturday to launch projects worth $700 million in Central Asia to help the resource-rich region promote trade, energy-saving and regional cooperation in stabilising nearby Afghanistan. The commitment followed a meeting in Tokyo between foreign ministers from Japan and five Central Asian nations -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. “We had frank discussions to help build a stronger, richer and more open Central Asia,” Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba told reporters after the meeting, the fourth edition of the “Central Asia plus Japan dialogue” which started in Kazakh-

stan in 2004. According to a joint statement, the projects will cover five areas -- trade investment, environment and energy-saving, narrowing the wealth gap, regional cooperation in stabilising Afghanistan and cooperation in disaster prevention. “Promoting cooperation between Japan and Central Asia will contribute to help sustain peace and stability in Afghanistan and resolve problems in the international community,” said Gemba in an opening speech at the meeting. Tokyo wants Japanese firms to play a greater role in the mineral business in the region, which has ample reserves of crude oil, natural gas, uranium and other natural resources, media reports said.

AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File

Fisheries nations set to discuss bluefin tuna Associated Press

DUBAI — After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan and Asian nations argued it should be left to quota-setting international fisheries bodies to bring the species back from the brink. Two years on, their strategy for rebuilding stocks of Atlantic Bluefin tuna appears to be working. Thanks in part to a sharp reduction in the amount of fish legally caught, the bluefin population in the Atlantic is on the rebound though “the magnitude and speed of the increase vary considerably,” according to a stock assessment by scientists released ahead of the annual International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas which starts Monday in Morocco. “We have been working and campaigning on the issue of bluefin tuna for 12 years so to finally see signs of a recovery trend is good news”, said Sergi Tudela, head of the fisheries program at WWF Mediterranean. “We need to see how the recovery trend progresses over time,” he said. “In the meantime, we cannot lower our guard, management efforts need to be maintained and even strengthened. Bluefin tuna fisheries management will not become a success overnight.” Environmentalists are calling on the 48 nations in ICCAT to endorse scientific recommendations to keep the current quotas of 14,200 tons (12,900 metric tons) a year intact for the next three years. They will also be pushing for increased protection for

other threatened species, including shortfin mako and porbeagle sharks as well as blue marlin and white marlin. “This year is really a test year for ICCAT,” said Amanda Nickson, director of the Global Tuna Conservation Campaign at the Pew Environment Group. “The stock assessment results seem to indicate there may be the possibility of a glimmer of recovery but it’s so uncertain at the moment,” she said. “This is the first year where they will have to stick to science even if does look like there is a bit of good news. So it’s important from our perspective we retain pressure on governments at ICCAT to listen to that science. Our key message is hold those quotas where they are.” Lax quotas at ICCAT and rampant overfishing — much of it illegal — resulted in the stocks of bluefin falling by 60 percent from 1997 to 2007. Amid fears the fish was on the brink of extinction, environmentalists argued at the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, in 2010 that only a trading ban would protect the fish. But the Japanese government and fishing industry argued successfully that an outright trading ban was too drastic a step, and that catch quotas set by ICCAT should be more strictly enforced to protect the species. Fishing nations from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean joined the call to shift the debate to ICCAT, contending that any ban would damage their fishing communities and that fears of the stock’s collapse were overstated. Japan is the world’s largest exporter of bluefin.

Bali News

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

5

Destiny of Renon today Farmland goes down, rice and watermelon only leave in memories Bali Post

DENPASAR - Expanse of verdant paddy fields and fertile subak land as well as laughter and joy at harvesting rice, watermelon and vegetables now leave in memories only. Likewise, dozens of towering breadfruit trees with hanging fruits seem to be no longer found by residents of Renon customary village, Denpasar. Renon has now been transformed into a densely populated area, civic center and culinary oasis. For most residents, the past condition of Renon has become stories and sweet memories to be missed forever. How is the passage of Renon from the past time up to these days? The Renon customary village spreading across the area of 254 hectares. It is bordered with Tanjung Bungkak customary village in the north, the Sanur, Intaran, Penyaringan customary village (east), Sidakarya village (south) and Panjer customary village (west). Chief of Renon customary village, Made Sutama Bendesa, said on Saturday (Nov 10) that Renon was formerly a very fertile area. At that time, growing rice was the main livelihood of most residents. As a matter of fact, the word Renon was derived from the Balinese word rene meaning happy. Such pleasure arose because their farmland was so fertile. “Since the soil was so fertile, it was then named rene. In the long run, people called it Renon,” said Sutama. Before the 1980s, he said that 70 hectares of the land at Renon customary village was used for settlement and public or social facilities, while the subak land consisted of 184 hectares. Even, the pride of Renon farmers was the rice production with high quality. According to Sutama, among the city dwellers of Denpasar, the rice of Renon was known to have rubbery and excellent texture. “At that time, the rice of Renon was known as the rice that could cause the spoon to break because it was so rubbery when being cooked,” said the man who was born on March 9, 1954. Unluckily, the glory and fame of the Renon’s rice grew fade and even sank in keeping with the reduction in subak land that had been converted into settlements and government buildings. Such condition was aggravated by the LC arrangement starting in 1986 that converted 120 hectares of farmland. “Since then, the farmland drastically diminished. The glory of Renon’s rice is growing faded, too. Now, it nearly no longer exists,” he said. Now, the subak land only remains 74 hectares and have included in the

IBP/Eka Adhiyasa

A farmer gives fertilizer in the rice field at Renon area. Renon has now been transformed into a densely populated area, civic center and culinary oasis. For most residents, the past condition of Renon has become stories and sweet memories to be missed forever.

green belt. However, due to the rapid growth of urbanization and bustling development activities, many subak lands included in the green belt have been converted. According to Sutama, the violation against green belt was difficult to stop due to lack of supervision and the wish of landowner could not be prevented from contracting or selling theirs for settlement. “We’ve often made coordination with the civilian security guard (Trantib) of Denpasar. Unfortunately, the violation of green belt remains so rampant,” he said while adding the current population of Renon reached 3,428 families. Among them, 716 families were native to Renon and 2712 families were migrants from other regencies in Bali and from outside Bali such as Java, Lombok and Flores. In the past, Renon was also renowned as producer of fruits and vegetables in the city of Denpasar. According to Sutama, it happened because local farmers applied twice paddy cultivation and once crop covering fruits such as watermelon and melon as well as vegetables such as

string bean that was popularly known as the beans of Renon. Even, the watermelon of Renon had become a pride and icon in the development exhibition in conjunction with the commemoration of the Indonesian Independence. “Formerly, the watermelon of Renon was often exhibited in the exhibition of development results. But now, nothing is to be proud of because no people grow watermelon as the farmland has reduced,” said the man who has retired from civil servant in the Denpasar Public Works. Now, all things becoming the pride of Renon customary village ranging from the rubbery and excellent rice of Renon, sweet watermelon and leafy vegetables have become a memory. They have become a stretch of buildings and concrete. Renon has now been transformed into a civic center and culinary oasis. Ironically, the remaining subak land continues to be at risk of being converted unstoppably so that it is feared to run out at last. “I feel homesick with the condition of Renon in bygone days,” recalled Sutama. But amidst the confusion of

Renon residents faced with modernization and rapid growth of development, there was a very strong desire to preserve the remnants of past glory, tradition and heritage from generation to generation. For example, the Renon residents were still trying to preserve the breadfruit tree as one of the characteristics owned by Renon. It was based on the story of Dang Hyang Nirartha who had come to Renon and stuck a stick at certain area of Renon. In the long run, in the area grew a breadfruit tree which was believed to be a symbol of blessing of Dang Hyang Nirartha. Since then, the breadfruit had become a symbol to recall Dang Hyang Nirartha “So far, we remain to uphold the belief and we are trying to preserve it amidst the limited land available. For example, we plant breadfruit trees on the village land. Besides, the breadfruit tree is also used as a symbol of Renon village,” said Sutama who had served as chief of Renon customary village since 2005. Renon residents also attempted to

invigorate the economy of the locals where the village apparatus initiated the establishment of stalls for street vendors on the former LC of Subak Munduk Sempol and they were prioritized for local residents. “The stalls will be inaugurated later this year and followed by the development of Sempol Main Market,” he added. The effort was a reaction to the concerns of local residents who felt to be pressured by regional migrants. With the rapid flow of migrants, the economic competition was getting tougher and people who did not have skills would feel to be marginalized. Sutama hoped the government could protect the traditional market from the onslaught of modern market. Besides, he also hoped the government would empower and give the opportunity to his resident to open a business in the area. “Hopefully, the government could care for the remaining subak land so that it could be bequeathed to our children and grandchildren, at least it can serve as reminder of the past agricultural glory of Renon,” said Sutama. (kmb29)


4

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bali News

International

Illegal travel companies “mushrooming”

Government urges to take stern action

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Non-Bali based travel companies operating without no permit in Bali seemed to increase. Yet its supervision and action taken is still very little especially from the government itself. For that, Bali House of Representatives demands provincial government to take clear action to these illegal businesses as it is very disturbing fot those which are conducting business legally. Stated by Representatives’ Head of 3rd Commission, I Gusti Made Suryanta Putra, through Transportation, Information and Communication Agency, there has been fine given to those violating. Yet it is not followed with an action that would stop the business such as confiscation of the vehicle itself. Moreover, the fine is only IDR 85,000 – 100,000 which looks like they rather pay the fine than getting the permit or fulfilling the documentation that should be completed. Provincial government as the regulator has to take clear action to those ‘wild’ companies as they would put

Antara/AFP

cheaper tariffs. “If it’s ignored, then the legal travel companies in Bali would be disadvantaged. Moreover they might close as they are not getting any profit,” Putra stated. A clear regulation especially from the governor itself has to be written. Its sanction has to involve some sort of confiscation. A few days ago, the Agency have done a raid but they only fined the travel agencies that operate without any permit. To Putra, this is not going to make them feel guilty as the sanction is IBP/File Photo so little and can be pay through A bus entering Ubung terminal, one of central terminals in Bali. Non-Bali based travel companies operating their profit of doing illegal opera- without no permit in Bali seemed to increase. Yet its supervision and action taken is still very little especially tion. (kmb29) from the government itself.

Local government’s hoped to prevent conflicts

NUSA DUA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on regional governments and security agencies to optimize their roles to prevent communal conflicts. “All leaders in the country must be aware that misunderstanding could happen any time and so they

must never be careless, insensitive and weak,” he said in a press conference. He said diversity in ethnic and community groups on the one hand is a blessing but on the other hand may trigger conflicts unless they are managed well. “I have always said that the diversity is a blessing but it may also create

vulnerability when one becomes narrow minded over ethnic or religious differences. Our country is rich with diversities but it is also vulnerable,” he said. President Yudhoyono expressed deep concern over a recent communal clash in Lampung. He said the regional government and security agencies must have sensitivity so that such an

incident could be detected earlier. He reminded that communal clashes could always happen between the newcomers and those who have long lived in one region and so village heads to governors must be sensitive over gaps emerging between them.

Citizenship to Rohingya

Meanwhile, the UN human rights chief called on Myanmar Friday to allow Muslim Rohingya to become citizens after deadly sectarian violence in recent months in the western state of Rakhine. The group’s statelessness is at the heart of two major outbreaks of unrest between Buddhist and Muslim communities that has left 180 dead and forced more than 110,000, mainly Rohingya, into makeshift camps since June. The Rohingya have no legal status, with the government and many Burmese regarding them as illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay added her voice to calls for the problem to be resolved and urged a change in the law, saying the Rohingya had been excluded from the reform process. “This should include a review of the citizenship law to ensure that Rohingya have equal access to citizenship,” Pillay told AFP at the Bali FOTO ANTARA/Satya Bati President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on regional governments and security agencies to Democracy Forum in Indonesia. She also warned that the violence optimize their roles to prevent communal conflicts during the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) that held in Nusa Dua, Bali Island. could hinder Myanmar’s much-

heralded reform drive. “While we can positively commend the government for the progress made towards democratic transition and national reconciliation, the communal violence, if not resolved, can undermine the reform process,” she said. Local authorities in Rakhine told AFP Wednesday they had begun a process of verifying the nationality of all the state’s Muslims, amid widespread calls for those deemed “illegal” to be sent to another country. The precise goal of the survey was unclear. The 800,000 Rohingya in the state are considered by the UN to be one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Separately, Pillay said she pressed Myanmar’s Deputy Foreign Minister U Thant Kyaw at the Bali meeting to secure the release of a local UN refugee agency employee detained in Myanmar for almost five months. He gave her no response. “If the government detains UN people carrying out their professional functions, it doesn’t sit very well with their reform agenda,” she said. Vivian Tan, a spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, told AFP that the agency had asked Myanmar for details of the charges but received no response. Other UN aid workers were detained earlier this year over their alleged roles in the sectarian unrest, but have since been released.

International

W

Monday, November 12, 2012

RLD

13

Admitting to affair, CIA chief resigned Associated Press

infantry platoon in Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON — The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the public career of a four-star general who led U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and was thought to be a potential candidate for president.

Serious Breached

Petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair in tendering his resignation, which President Barack Obama accepted Friday. Petraeus carried on the affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, a reserve Army officer, according to several U.S. officials with knowledge of the situation. They spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss publicly the investigation that led to the resignation. The FBI discovered the relationship by monitoring Petraeus’ emails, after being alerted that Broadwell may have had access to his personal email account, two of the officials said. Broadwell did not respond to voice mail or email messages seeking comment. CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell will serve as acting director, Obama said. Morell was the key CIA aide in the White House to President George W. Bush during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. “I am completely confident that the CIA will continue to thrive and

carry out its essential mission,” Obama said. The resignation comes at a sensitive time. The administration and the CIA have struggled to defend security and intelligence lapses before the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others. The CIA has come under intense scrutiny for providing the White House and other administration officials with talking points that led them to say the Benghazi attack was a result of a protest against an anti-Islamic film, not a militant terror attack. It has become clear that the CIA was aware the attack was distinct from the film protests roiling across other parts of the Muslim world. Petraeus, who turned 60 on Wednesday, has been married for 38 years to Holly Petraeus, whom he met when he was a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. She was the daughter of the academy superintendent. They have two children, and their son led an

For the director of the CIA, being engaged in an extramarital affair is considered a serious breach of security and a counterintelligence threat. If a foreign government had learned of the affair, the reasoning goes, Petraeus or Broadwell could have been blackmailed or otherwise compromised. Petraeus, who became CIA director in September 2011, was known as a shrewd thinker and hard-charging competitor. His management style was recently lauded in a Newsweek article by Broadwell. In the preface to her book, Broadwell said she first met Petraeus in the spring of 2006. She was a graduate student at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and he was visiting the university to discuss his experiences in Iraq and a new counterinsurgency manual he was working on. Harvard invited some students to meet with Petraeus, and Broadwell was among them because of her military background, which she wrote included being recalled to active duty three times to work on counterterrorism issues after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Child sex-abuse scandal

BBC chief quits after saying TV report was wrong Associated Press

tee on the news media, said Entwistle had no choice but to go, as the BBC’s management appears to have “lost their grip” on the publicly funded organization. The scandal comes at a sensitive time for Britain’s media establishment,

AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File

In this Feb. 1, 2009 file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, commander U.S. Central Command, left, stands with his wife Holly before the NFL Super Bowl XLIII.

struggling to recover from an ongoing phone-hacking scandal which brought LONDON — The BBC’s top exdown the nation’s best-selling Sunday ecutive resigned Saturday night after newspaper, led to the arrests of dozens the prestigious broadcaster’s marquee of journalists and prompted a judgenews magazine wrongly implicated a led inquiry into journalistic ethics British politician in a child sex-abuse and the ties between politics and the scandal, deepening the crisis that news media. exploded after it decided not to Entwistle took over as head of air similar allegations against one the BBC two months ago from Mark of its own stars who police now Thompson, who will become chief say was one of the nation’s worst executive of The New York Times pedophiles. Co. this month. The broadcaster In a brief statement outside BBC was emerging from a difficult period headquarters, George Entwistle said marked by budget cuts, job losses he decided to do the “honorable and mounting calls to justify its 3.5 thing” and step down after just eight billion pound ($5.6 billion) budget. weeks in the job. A month into Entwistle’s lead“The wholly exceptional events ership, the BBC was thrown into of the past few weeks have led me crisis with the revelation that its to conclude that the BBC should ap“Newsnight” program had shelved point a new leader,” he said. an investigation into allegations It was a rapid about-face for Enthat Jimmy Savile, the renowned twistle, a 23-year BBC veteran who BBC TV host who died last year, earlier Saturday had insisted he had had sexually abused several hunno plans to resign despite growing dred children — cajoling some into questions about his leadership and having sex with him in his car, his the BBC’s integrity in the wake of camper van, and even in dingy dressthe scandals. ing rooms on BBC premises. AP Photo/ Max Nash Lawmaker John Whittingdale, The BBC Director General, George EnThe sex allegations were later who chairs a parliamentary commit- twistle aired on the rival ITV network.

Australia to sign up for Kyoto 2 Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY - Key greenhouse gas emitter Australia on Friday said it will sign up for a second round of the Kyoto Protocol environmental protection treaty, but New Zealand opted out. Climate Minister Greg Combet made the announcement in a speech to a carbon expo, saying: “Australia is ready to join a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.” So far, only the European Union and several smaller economies have signalled a willingness to agree to a second round of pledges. Australia is among the world’s worst per capita polluters, with a heavy reliance on coal mining and exports and most of its electricity coming from coal-fired power stations. Although Kyoto -- the first global treaty to set binding obligations on wealthy countries to cut emissions -- was negotiated in 1997, Australia refused to join for years. It was only when Labor came to power in 2007 that it shifted course. Combet’s announcement comes ahead of annual negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which this year take place in Doha, Qatar, from November 26-December 7. Combet said Australia’s decision was not a blank cheque and other countries must also step up. Kyoto is a talisman for developing countries, but more and more developed nations say it is unfair because its binding emissions targets do not affect emerging giants such as China, India and Brazil. Combet said Australia signing was conditional on access to the Kyoto market mechanisms, such as the Clean Development Mechanism, from January 1, 2013.


14

Monday, November 12, 2012

Life Style

International

Statue of Liberty lit for 1st time since Sandy Associated Press

AP Photo/Sheron Long

In this May 2011 photo provided by Sheron Long, Chula, a 30-pound Shetland sheepdog and veteran traveler, rests on a bed in the Sheraton Hotel at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, after a long flight from San Francisco to Paris, France.

NEW YORK — The Statue of Liberty was illuminated Friday evening for the first time since it was closed due to damage on Liberty Island caused by Superstorm Sandy. The statue, one of the city’s top tourist attractions, has been closed because of damage to the island resulting from the storm that hit New York Oct. 29, with no estimate on when it will reopen to visitors. The statue sits on a small island in New York Harbor, and can be seen from many vantage points around New York City. The monument was re-lit through temporary measures made possible by a donation of equipment and services from Musco Lighting to the National Park Foundation, which is the official charity of America’s national

parks, according to a statement from the National Park Service. Another company, Natoli Construction, handled the lighting of the statue’s torch and crown. The temporary lighting will remain in place until permanent repairs are made. Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the National Park Service, said it was not clear in advance whether the Friday lighting would include the torch “so it was a pleasant surprise to be able to get the torch lit tonight.” The statue’s lamp is held aloft by its raised arm and marks the highest point of the 305-foot-tall (93 meters) monument, which was dedicated in 1886. “The New Colossus,” a poem by Emma Lazarus engraved inside the statue’s pedestal, refers to the beacon in its final line: “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Holiday travel with pets is worth hassle

LOS ANGELES — Travel for humans during holidays is tough enough: Long lines, crowds everywhere, extra bags full of presents. Throw a pet in the mix, and it’s a recipe for disaster. since their breed is banned by many airlines — so they don’t go on trips. Golon said when they travel, the family stops at pet-friendly hotels rather than drive nonstop. “Stopping overnight gives them a chance to use the litter box at their leisure and eat and drink comfortably,” said Golon, the founder of High Paw Media. Gwen Cooper, the author of “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat,” said animals pick up on their owners’ moods, “which means if you’re nervous, your cat or dog is going to be nervous too. The best way to avoid being nervous is to prepare you and your pet ahead of time and think through as many contingencies as possible.” For eligible cats, as well as dogs, airlines have size requirements for pets in the cabin, so a small pet must fit in a carrier that can be stowed under a seat and larger ones must be checked in. Long’s dog weighs 30 pounds, (13 1/2 kilograms) so 9-yearold Chula has to fly in cargo. During the holidays, though, when planes are fuller and lines are longer, some airlines ban pets in cargo, as well as times when the heat or cold is intense. Certain breeds can never fly on

some airlines, including those considered to have bullying characteristics, like pit bulls, and snub-nosed animals like shih tzus or Persian cats because of potential breathing problems. Animals that travel on Amtrak, Greyhound or cruises get a ticket to ride through their roles as service animals. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, trained helper animals such as guide dogs or signal dogs must be allowed. Pet accommodations at airports differ, though every airport has animal-relief areas. Some are easy to find — San Francisco’s has paw prints on the floor leading to them — and most or all areas are located outside of security checkpoints. Federal transportation guidelines require animals to be removed from carriers, so pets should be collared and leashed — especially cats. Pet carriers are not X-rayed, but owners’ hands may be wiped for chemical testing. The hassle of traveling is only half over once the plane lands. Carter, who once canceled a trip in which she and her dog were hoping to try a new hotel in Northern California, recounted how the hotel worded its pet policy online: “We are smoke-free and pet-free.”

Monday, November 12, 2012

3

Draft Bylaw on RDTR

Denpasar urges to keep provincial land for green open space

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Insistence of Commission B of the Denpasar House in order the Denpasar Municipality immediately set the bylaw draft on detailed spatial plan (RDTR) was seriously responded by the executive ranks. As evidence, having been forced to work on the RDTR, the Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) of Denpasar finally started discussing the bylaw draft of RDTR for South Denpasar. It was the final discussion before the bylaw draft was passed into a bylaw. A member of Commission B of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Suadi Putra, accompanied by Ketut Sugiata said in his office on Friday (Nov) that his party appreciated the measure of the executive to finalize the bylaw on the detailed spatial plan. Related to that issue, the people’s representative of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) hoped the area designa-

tion should be underlined to avoid any spatial plan infringement. One of the attentions of this commissioner was the large number of lands owned by the provincial government at Renon. Most of the lands remained to be in farmland. Therefore, its function should be preserved as a green open space. “It needs to be guarded in order the urban open space in Denpasar remains in accordance with the Law on the National Spatial,” said Suadi Putra.

This people’s representative from Sidakarya assessed the detailed spatial plan of South Denpasar had a strategic position in the region in undertaking the arrangement. Moreover, the existence of a number of large-scale public facilities such as the landfill, power plant and Pertamina depot was situated in the South Denpasar. Therefore, the detailed spatial plan of South Denpasar was classified into a very important one.

Besides, his party also appreciated the suggestion of the Sanur and Serangan Headman that expected the existence of traditional fisherman quay in the area. So far, there was no traditional fisherman quay. Actually, existence of the quay was very helpful to improve the economy of the lower class community. “It’s the proposal of both areas in South Denpasar,” he said. Previously, the Head of Regional Development Planning Board of Denpasar, I Gusti Putu Anindya Putra, said it was a more detailed explanation of the regional spatial plan containing the provisions of zonal designation. The detailed spatial planning covered the zoning text and zoning map. Currently, the Den-

pasar had a Bylaw No. 27/2011 concerning with spatial plan. “In comparison to other regencies in Bali, Denpasar is the first region having the bylaw on spatial plan after the one of Bali Regional Spatial Plan was legalized,” he said. He said the spatial arrangement in Denpasar was slightly different from the other regions because the city was also used as the core city of the national strategic area set forth in the Presidential Regulation No. 45/2011 on the Urban Spatial Plan of Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar and Tabanan. Anindya Putra said that his party currently had owned a detailed academic assessment on the strategic area of Sanur and Serangan. (kmb12)

Pemuteran builds a community-based tourism Local residents vivacious, roads remain damaged

Associated Press

But Sheron Long, a frequent traveler and author of “Dog Trots Globe — To Paris and Provence,” say it’s worth the trouble. “Every trip was better when Chula could be with us,” she said of her Shetland sheepdog. “She was so excited, I could imagine her dog’s eye view of the world. It causes you to explore and go see different things and meet people.” The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates more than 2 million pets and other animals are transported by air each year in America. Pets aren’t allowed on Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses or cruise lines, but they can go on many regional train, bus and boat lines. The majority of four-legged carry-on passengers are dogs, but some airlines allow rabbits, birds and other small animals. Experts say before including a pet in travel plans, consider whether it would enjoy the experience. “Some dogs don’t like to travel, some love it,” said Kelly E. Carter, the pet travel expert for AOL’s Paw Nation and a Chihuahua owner. “You have to know your pet.” Caroline Golon’s two Persian cats “are not big fans of car travel” — the only way that they can travel

Bali News

International

AP Photo/National Park Service, Mike Litterst

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, the Statue of Liberty is illuminated for the first time since it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Friday evening, Nov. 9, 2012.

SLOWLY but surely, the tourism village of Pemuteran in Gerokgak subdistrict continues to grow as one of the community-based tourisms by featuring indigenous wisdom. Local residents seem very enthusiastic about managing their village in order the results of tourism development can be enjoyed together. But on the other hand, there are still many problems becoming the obstacle to the advancement of tourism. Among others, they are related to the damage of rural roads and lack of clean water. The issues were raised when the Regent of Buleleng, Putu Agus Suradnyana, had a discussion with local residents, a number of tourism consultant and businesspeople at the village of Pemuteran. The discussion also presented a member of Commission II of the Bali House, Nyoman Sugawa Korry. A tourism businessman at Pemuteran village, Anak Agung Gede Prana, said that one of the constraints in the tourism development at Pemuteran village was the infrastructure remaining to be damaged. Prana pointed out the roads leading to the house of residents increasingly visited by many tourists were still narrow and in poor condition. To that end, his party hoped the local government could pay attention to the roads in the future. At least, the village road could be widened on both sides respectively one meter. “Moreover, the people’s

house have been made a home stay for tourists. Therefore, the road is very important to be widened,” he said. Moreover, it was also disclosed if the Pemuteran village was still facing difficulties of clean water. So far, local residents and tourism players used groundwater to support the tourism or resident needs. With this condition the government was asked to make water storage, so the water supply to the area could be provided maximally. “There are many springs here and they need to be more optimized so that the difficulties can be addressed and the water supply can support the tourism development here,” he explained. Regent Agus Suradnyana said the Pemuteran village indeed held tremendous potential for tourism. Even, the potential could have developed and produced satisfactory results and the foreign tourist visit was never quiet. According to him, the tourism development at Pemuteran village was being worked on by the concept of empowering the local communities. In other words, the tourism development took advantage of local residents as the employees. In addition, the local residents were also empowered to protect the environment around the attractions. “It has developed and been proved to give a positive impact on the surrounding residents,” he said.

According to Regent Agus Suradnyana, the successful development of tourism at Pemuteran would become a pilot project for the development of similar potential in other areas. He pointed out the concept of tourism

development based on indigenous wisdom was feasible to be developed at Munduk and Banyuatis in Banjar subdistrict, Kerobokan village in Sawan subdistrict and a number of villages in Tejakula subdistrict. “I

think what has been done at Pemuteran here will be made a pilot project for tourism development in other areas. I am confident it can develop and local residents can be a player in their own region,” he explained. (kmb/ole)

IBP/File Photo

Regent Agus Suradnyana (2left) take a walk in Pemuteran Village with tourism practitioners after a discussion on helping Pemuteran Village becomes community-based tourism.


2

International

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bali News

Two ships crash in Strait of Bali Bali Post

NEGARA - Two crossing ferries serving the Gilimanuk-Ketapang route crashed in the Strait of Bali on Saturday morning (Nov 10). It was not known for sure about the cause of the ship crash, but no casualties were reported. The crash between the MV Trisila Bakti 1 and LCT Jambon VI took place around 3:40 a.m. in the waters of Gilimanuk. Two buses transported in the ship’s hull of MV Trisila Bakti 1 were reported to get minor damage in the crash. According to information, both ships sailed in the opposite direction. The passenger ship was sailing from Ketapang Harbor, Banyuwangi, while the cargo ship was from Gilimanuk Harbor. When entering the same waters near Red Light, both ship from the opposite direction crashed. The MV Trisila Bakti 1 commanded by Samsul Arifin was crashed at the hull by the LCT Jambon VI cargo ship. Allegedly, the flows in the waters were very swift and caused the ships difficult to be controlled so that they crashed. As a result of the crash, the hull of MV Trisila Bakti I wrecked. When the crash occurred, a number of passengers pan-

icked because the location was in the middle of the sea and darkness. The officer of ship worthiness at Ketapang, Widodo, when asked for his confirmation justified the accident. Both ship captains were still being examined in the office of Gilimanuk harbor and both ships getting involved in the crash were secured at the quay of the Banyuwangi Naval Base. The Head of Harbor Master of Gilimanuk, Made Rai Ardana, when asked for his confirmation said his party was still inquiring the ship captain, either Samsul Arifin or the captain of Jambon VI, Imam. Allegedly, the accident was caused by strong currents overpowered the engine. As a result, the crash happened when both ships in the same waters and adjacent. (kmb26)

IBP/Net

The photo shows strait of Bali. Two crossing ferries serving the Gilimanuk-Ketapang route crashed in the Strait of Bali on Saturday morning (Nov 10). It was not known for sure about the cause of the ship crash, but no casualties were reported.

JKBM requested to be re-assessed

Bali Post

MANGUPURA - The Bali Mandara Health Insurance (JKBM) program is criticized again. In the plenary session of the Badung House on Friday (Nov 9), the Democratic Faction assessed the JKBM program was rarely utilized by the Badung people so its mechanism should be re-examined. On the other hand, the factions in the Badung House much hoped on the Badung People Health Insurance (JKKB), a new health care program owned by the Badung Regency. In the general review read by Faction Secretary I Made Retha, the Democratic Party (PD) proposed a number of things in an effort to improve the quality of public health. Based on field observations, the Democratic Party found the JKBM was not much used by the Badung community.

Communities still had problem in accessing the program. In connection with this condition, the Democratic Party suggested the Badung Government to make coordination with the Bali provincial government to review the mechanisms of the JKBM program services. The coordination was considered important in relation to facilitating the community in accessing the JKBM program. Still related to the community health insurance, the factions in the Badung House appreciated the JKKB Manguwaras program prepared by the Badung Government. However, the Badung Government should prepare everything well. The Democratic Faction asked the Badung government to prepare an easy, simple and straightforward service mechanism. Besides, the government was also asked to cooperate with private hospitals in providing health services both

when using the JKKB Manguwaras and JKBM. Then, the general review of Golkar Faction read by IGN Mambal Asak assessed the JKBB Manguwaras program whose budget was allocated worth IDR 8 billion should be implemented sustainably a n d i m p r o v e d . M o r e o v e r, it covered a broader health service such as the free service to accident, dialysis, chemotherapy, heart disease and cancer. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Faction in its general review asked the government to optimize the role of community health centers as the spearhead of public health services. The budget allocated for the community health centers in 2013 was considered quite large so that it should be used as effectively as possible because the government had set up the JKKB Manguwaras. (kmb25)

In Bali, 8,000 people mentally ill Bali Post

DENPASAR - Based on the WHO statistic, there are around 8,000 people mentally ill in Bali as stated by Director of Bangli Mental Hospital, dr. Made Sugiharta Yasa, SpKJ (K) when met during an event of exhibition celebrating 48th of HKN. “Most of them are not productive. Most are depending on their big family,” Yasa explained. Based on the data, approximately there are 280-300 patients conducting hospital treatment in Bangli Hospital. Meanwhile every month 800 nonhospitalized patients also come and go. Since two years ago, a road check targeting rural places have been on the go totaling 1,100 patients checked every month. All patients have received treatment either from Bangli Hospital or private practices so generally all mentally health patients have received treatment. Usually these patients have some sort of pressure around the family, environment or from itself. “Those who are treated well and given the right medication can be independent and do a simple work. This should be encouraged to happen so we are coordinating with

Activities

International

social agency to open a join business for those mentally ill,” Yasa continued. It is admitted, few of those mentally ill locked by its family. He said that around 40 of them found this year 2012 alone and already brought to Bangli Mentally Ill Hospital. This was known usually from a report from public member or the media. While its family would say they are not patience enough or tired of taking care of this mentally ill family member. It is predicted there are 150 of them locked by their families in Bali itself as none of them would be exposed so it is hard to detect. The number is still under national average, yet it is worrying. Years of chronicle mental disease would need treatment all their life to make sure that they can be like normal people. There are five important steps that family could do such as; supervising them to drink their medicine regularly, always talk to them, ask them to do simple work, do sports and lastly not to forget to pray. “All these steps will avoid these patients day dream and sank in their own thoughts,” he explained. (san)

 Founder : K.Nadha,  General Manager :Palgunadi Chief Editor: Diah Dewi Juniarti  Editors: Gugiek Savindra,Alit Susrini, Alit Sumertha, Daniel Fajry, Mawa, Sri Hartini, Suana, Sueca, Sugiartha, Wirya, Yudi Winanto Denpasar: Dira Arsana, Giriana Saputra, Subrata, Sumatika, Asmara Putra. Bangli: Pujawan, Buleleng: Adnyana, Gianyar: Agung Dharmada, Karangasem: Budana, Klungkung: Bali Putra Ariawan. Jakarta: Nikson, Hardianto, Ade Irawan. NTB: Agus Talino, Izzul Khairi, Raka Akriyani. Surabaya: Bambang Wilianto.  Development: Alit Purnata, Mas Ruscitadewi.  Office: Jalan Kepundung 67 A Denpasar 80232. Telephone (0361)225764, Facsimile: 227418, P.O.Box: 3010 Denpasar 80001. Bali Post Jakarta, Advertizing: Jl.Palmerah Barat 21F. Telp 021-5357602, Facsimile: 021-5357605 Jakarta Pusat. NTB: Jalam Bangau No. 15 Cakranegara Telp. (0370) 639543, Facsimile: (0370) 628257. Publisher: PT Bali Post

Monday, November 12, 2012

15

Melia Bali retains Earthcheck Platinum Certification IBP

NUSA DUA - Melia Bali has always been on industry leader in promoting sustainable tourism. It was the first hotel in Asia to be awarded the distinction of EarthCheck Platinum. Melia Bali is honoured to be recognized for retaining its EarthCheck Platinum certification since 2011. The new EarthCheck Platinum plaque was presented by Mike Duggan, EC3 Global’s General Manager to Magdalena Martorell, Hotel Manager of Melia Bali at the resort on November 7th, 2012. “We believe the hospitality industry in Bali is highly dependent on the island’s unspoiled environment and the culture of its people,” said Jim Boyles, GM of Melia Bali. “Visitors come especially to enjoy Bali’s unique cultural heritage. A better living standard and quality of life for the Balinese people will ensure the future of Bali’s hospitality industry,” he said. Melia Bali, according to Boyles, is committed to continually improving its award-winning performance in environmental and social sustainability. He also stated Melia Bali is annually conducting benchmarking to enhance the culture

of its people and at the same time to preserve the environment. EarthCheck Platinum is the highest level of recognition awarded within the sustainable travel and tourism industry. Melia Bali first achieved the prestigious certification in 2011. “Platinum certification is not a green tick that can be purchased or applied for. It must be earned over a decade of verifiable commitment to the highest possible standards of operational practices,” Boyles explained. Stewart Moore, CEO of EC3 Global, congratulated Melia on its commitment to sustainability and the group’s achievements. “For over a decade, we have worked with Melia Bali to help them address the twin challenges of climate change and reducing their environmental footprint. Melia Bali is one of EarthCheck’s standout sustainability heroes in the Asian region,” he pointed. (kmb18)

IBP/Eka Adhiyasa

EarthCheck Platinum plaque was presented by Mike Duggan, EC3 Global’s General Manager to Magdalena Martorell, Hotel Manager of Melia Bali at the resort on November 7th, 2012.

Calendar Event for October 23 through November 27, 2012 23 Oct Anggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan S ukawati Pura Dalem Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Desa Sukawati Pura Dalem Desa Singakerta Pura dalem Lembeng Ketewel - Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan - Ubud Pura Puseh ngukuhin Keramas - Gianyar Pura Pemerajan Agung Ki Telabah, Tuakilang - Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Desa - Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Merajan Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa - Kayuputih - Turupinghe Pura Luwur Pedengenan Bedha Bongan - Tabanan Mr. Dukuh Sebudi Mr. Pasek Ngukuhin Keramas Pura Pucak Payongan Banjar Lungsiakan - Desa Kedewatan Pura Tanah Kilap Gria Anyar Denpasar Pura Selukat Desa Keramas Keramas - Blahbatuh - Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Desa Peninjoan - Tembuku - Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Ubud Pura Dalem Peliatan Peliatan Ubud. 24 Oct Buda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Bankar Titih Kapal Badung 29 Oct Purnama Kelima Aci-aci Penaung Bayu Pura Batumadeg di Besakih Pura Kentel Gumi Bangli Pura Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pura Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli

Pura Desa Pemenang Lombok Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gobleg Kekeran Mengwi Pura Suranadi Lombok Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh PenebelTabanan Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak Songan Kintamani Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Lebih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tulamben Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa S elemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja Pura Suci Desa Tianyar K ubu Karangasem Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah D esaBatur Kintamani Pura Narmada Lombok Pura Segara Ampenan Lombok Pura Ularan Seririt Buleleng 7 Nov B uda Keliwon Matal Pura Desa Ds. Sukawati Merajan Agung Batuyang - batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Bebetin - sawan - buleleng Pura Maspahit Sesetan - Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran - Tegalalang Pura Panti Pasek Gaduh Sesetan Merajan Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Pura Pedarman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 17 Nov H ari Tumpek Kandang Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagenin Kediri - Tabanan

Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 21 Nov B uda Wage Menail Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Ida Dalem Tarukan C emenggaon Sukawati Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk, Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan, Kapal Mengwi. 27 Nov A nggar Kasih Perangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan - Buleleng Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung Pura Gunung engsong - Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur - Buleleng Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas (Padang Entas) Titih Denpasar Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Gelgel B atu Dewa Kangin Banjar Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg di Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Adat Pagan Denpasar Pura Hyangaluh J enggala Besakih Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung Merajan Pasek Subrata M edahan Merajan Pasek Munggu M unggu Pura Tengkulak T ulikup - Gianyar Pura Penataran Badung Desa Ogang Sidemen

Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


I N T E R N A T I O N A L

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

16

Price: Rp 3.000,-

Entertainment

Monday, November 12, 2012

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez break up

NEW YORK — A source confirms to The Associated Press that Justin Bieber is no longer Selena Gomez’s “Boyfriend.” The source is not authorized to discuss the split with the press and spoke on condition of anonymity. The breakup apparently happened last week, and distance and their busy schedules were cited as factors. The 18-year-old Bieber is touring to promote his latest album,

AP Photo

Justin Bieber and girlfriend Selena Gomez

Mark Wahlberg to star in next ‘Transformers’ movie Mark Wahlberg, roll out. “Transformers” director Michael Bay says the 41-year-old actor will star in the franchise’s fourth film. Bay called Wahlberg the “perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy” in a post on his blog Thursday. He previously

squashed rumors that Wahlberg was joining the film franchise about warring robots. Bay worked with Wahlberg on his upcoming film, “Pain and Gain.” “Transformers 4” is scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 27, 2014.

“Believe,” which contains the hit “Boyfriend.” Gomez, 20, is filming a “Wizards of Waverly Place” reunion for the Disney Channel. The pair made their relationship public in February 2011. E! News was the first to report the split. Bieber seems to be doing OK, at least publicly. On the red carpet of Wednesday’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show he said, “I’d rather be here than anywhere in the world.

WEATHER FORECAST Dps 23 - 32

e-mail: info_ibp@balipost.co.id online: http://www.internationalbalipost.com. http://epaper.internationalbalipost.com.

Monday, November 12, 2012 French ex-minister sues tycoon for paternity Page 6

Hernandez inspires United comeback win at Villa Page 8

Admitting to affair, CIA chief resigned Page 13

Worried to be redundant, RSI better to be cancelled

Bay has said the next film will take a new direction in the series. The first three movies starred Shia LaBeouf and featured Peter Cullen as the voice of Autobot general Optimus Prime. The third “Transformers” film, “Dark of the Moon,” was the second highestgrossing film of 2011.

‘Twilight’ fans fill downtown LA ahead of premiere

More than 1,500 “Twilight” fans are spending the weekend camping out in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the final film in the vampire-romance series. Tents filled the street in front of Staples Center and sprawled across L.A. Live plaza Friday, many decorated with homemade posters and photo collages of stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Fans came from as far away as England, France and Argentina to bond with their fellow Twi-Hards and have a chance to see the film’s cast members in person. The premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” will be held Monday at Nokia Theatre and campers who spent the weekend will get to see the stars arrive. The film opens in the U.S. on Nov. 16.

16 Pages Number 225 4th year

IBP/File Photo

Motorcyclist passing the construction of International Hospital (RSI). A health practitioner and a former lecturer at the School of Medicine, Udayana University, Ketut Widana, assessed the wish of the Bali House lineups to delay the construction of RSI by Bali Province was the right step. Bali Post

DENPASAR - A health practitioner and a former lecturer at the School of Medicine, Udayana University, Ketut Widana, assessed the wish of the Bali House lineups to delay the construction of the international hospital (RSI) by Bali Province was the right step. However, it would be more appropriate if the RSI development was canceled because it was considered not so urgent and not through careful planning. “Luckily, the legislator urges to postpone the RSI. However, it will be better if the RSI is canceled,” he said.

Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

A cutout of actor Robert Pattinson is displayed inside the Twilight fan camp ahead of the world premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Further, he said the RSI did not have a promising potential because it seemed to have been forced without comprehensive assessment. The RSI development also ignored the real condition of the health needs of Balinese people desiring excellent service in the public health center. He affirmed the budget allocated for the RSI would be better to be used for the repair and improvement of

facilities and services at community health center. The House was also asked to explicitly cancel the project. “It will be better to improve the quality of the existing community health centers and hospitals. The House should also be resolute and never hesitates,” he said. Widana said that establishing an international hospital was not easy because it should pay attention to

the quality of human resources, facilities, infrastructures and capability of management to handle an international hospital. Without mature planning and truly professional management, the international hospital was worried to be a label but the quality of service was away from the standards of international hospital. “Do not only talk about international hospital, while the

quality is substandard. Besides, the land less than three hectares are not feasible for a hospital. Then, it is impossible to build it vertically as infringing the rule that does allow the height exceeding a coconut tree or 15 meters,” he said. He said he often accompanied patients to international hospital overseas like Singapore, Japan, Barcelona, France and Australia. In those countries, the quality of service offered was indeed belonging to international standards. Even, it was enabled to put in an ambulance into the plane. “If Bali wants to build an international hospital, how is about the service? Is it possible to provide the services as given overseas?” he concluded.

Meanwhile, the Head of Bali Health Agency, Ketut Suarjaya, re-affirmed the development of the international hospital would continue because it had complied with the procedures so there was no delay especially cancellation. Meanwhile, related to the strengthening of the community health center, he said that in 2013 the Bali Government would allocate a budget worth IDR 9.5 billion for the community health centers to upgrade community health centers into the ones equipped with in-patient treatment such as in Karangasem, Bangli and Tabanan as well as refurbishment to seven auxiliary community health centers in Jembrana. Continued on page 6


Edisi 12 November 2012 | International Bali Post