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Priyanka Chopra dismayed by child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is dismayed by the level of sexual violence against children in Zimbabwe, with government officials there telling her many young girls are “asking for it.” Chopra spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday after visiting the southern African country as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. She said it was “an eye-opening experience” meeting girls who had been shunned by society and thrown out of their homes after being raped. She says girls are told it’s their fault. “I heard a lot of this when I asked these government officials who said girls are asking for it,” she said. Some girls were as young as 3 when they were raped by their fathers, uncles or other relatives, she said. One out of three children under 18 in Zimbabwe has suffered some form of sexual violence, she said, calling that “staggering.” In neighboring South Africa it’s one out of five, she said. Chopra, who turned heads with

her sweeping Ralph Lauren trench coat at Monday’s Met Gala in New York, said she feels it’s her duty to use her celebrity status to fight for worthy causes, especially violence against children. “I am from India and I have seen wealth and poverty live together all my life,” she said. “That is the state of the world. That is our reality. It takes people like us who are privileged, who have everything that we may need in abundance, to be able to share it in parts of the world where they may not have that.” Once-prosperous Zimbabwe has sunk into economic crisis over the years, with a cash crunch so severe that livestock in some cases is being accepted in lieu of currency. Unemployment is high, and the health and social services system has suffered. Chopra, who stars in the up-

coming “Baywatch” film, said she couldn’t get one Zimbabwe girl’s story out of her mind. The girl told Chopra how she was raped by her uncle when she was 7. “The pastor of their church told her family that she was possessed and she should come and live with him ... but the pastor raped her for two years,” Chopra said. “She was taken away from there and sent to another uncle and aunty of hers. The aunty then forced her to have sex with her husband, who was HIV positive. That was how she contracted HIV at age 17.” The girl tried to kill herself three times before she was rescued by a group that offered her psychological support, Chopra said. (ap)

Conrad Hilton arrested for alleged car theft in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Paris Hilton’s younger brother, Conrad Hilton, has been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly stealing a car and violating an ex-girlfriend’s restraining order. Police say the 23-year-old Hilton Hotel heir was arrested shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday at a home in In this Sept. 30, 2008, file photo, Conrad Hilton, left, Kathy Hilton, center, and Rick Hilton arrive at the launch party of new MTV series “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF” in Los Angeles.

the Hollywood Hills. He allegedly was in a Bentley owned by his exgirlfriend’s father. Hilton was booked for grand theft auto and violating a restraining order and jailed on $60,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had obtained a lawyer. Hilton has had a series of run-ins with the law. He was arrested two years ago inside his ex-girlfriend’s home. He also received probation for threatening British Airways flight attendants. Last year, he spent two months in jail for violating that probation by using cocaine and other drugs. (ap)

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French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron (C), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, casts his ballot to vote in the second round of 2017 French presidential election, as his wife Brigitte Trogneux looks on at a polling station in Le Touquet, France, May 7, 2017.

Macron favourite as France votes for new president, early turnout low

PARIS - French voters choose on Sunday whether a pro-European Union centrist or a eurosceptic, anti-immigration far-rightist will lead them for the next five years, with early figures indicating turnout could be low, but above most recent forecasts. Opinion polls predict that after 8 p.m. (1800 GMT) Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy minister who wants to bridge the left-right divide, will be named as president, seeing off the challenge from National Front leader Marine Le Pen. A Macron victory would further stem the tide of nativist, anti-globalisation voting outcomes like those that will see Britain quit the EU and which made Donald Trump U.S. president. Macron, who wants to deregulate the economy and deepen EU integration, is set to win the head-to-head with between 61.5 and 63 percent of the vote, according to the last opinion

polls on Friday. Should an upset occur and Le Pen win, the very future of the EU could be on the line given her desire to close borders, dump the euro currency, and tear up trade treaties. Even in defeat, the 48 year-old’s vote is likely to be about twice what her party scored the last time it reached the presidential second

round in 2002, demonstrating the scale of voter disaffection with mainstream politics in France. By midday, both candidates had voted, he in Le Touquet on the north coast, and she in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont. Midday turnout figures from the Interior Ministry said 28.23 percent of voters had turned out so far, the lowest at this stage of

the day since the 2002 presidential poll, when it was 26.19 percent. Turnouts at midday in 2012 and 2007 were 30.66 percent and 34.11 percent respectively. A poll on Friday had predicted a final turnout of 75 percent this time. The eventual turnouts in 2002, 2007 and 2012 were all above 80 percent. Pollsters see likely abstentions as highest among left-wing voters who feel disenfranchised by Sunday’s choice after nine other candidates were eliminated in first round, but it is unclear what a high or low turnout could mean for the outcome.

Nevertheless, voter surveys forecasting the result itself proved accurate for the tight first round race last month. Markets have risen in response to Macron’s widening lead over his rival after a bitter television debate on Wednesday. Continued to page 6 News can also be heard in “Bali Image” at Global Radio FM 96.5 from 9.30 until 10.00 am. Listen to Global Radio FM at http:// globalfmbali.listen2myradio.com or live video streaming at http:// radioglobalfmbali.com and http:// ustream.tv/channel/global-fm-bali.


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Sudaji tourism village pampers travelers with local wisdom

SUDAJI village in Sawan subdistrict, Buleleng, is not only famous as the center of fruit plant nursery, like durian of Bangkok variety. Since the past few years, this village has also been named as one of the tourism villages in Buleleng district. The status is not separable from the potential owned. Its nature remains pristine and beautiful. Besides, its local wisdom is well preserved and so is the culture.

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Sudaji Village

Chairman of the local tourism village, Gede Suharsana, said that the establishment of tourism village passed through a long process. It is not just limited to potential mapping. The human resources therein must also have the same commitment to conducting arrangements and having readiness to face tourist arrivals. “Management of this tourism village is under the auspices of customary villages,” he explained, not long ago. Over the next few years, this tourism village located near Singaraja town is already able to offer various attractions, ranging from trekking, spiritual tourism, agro-tourism, cultural performance and the latest is in the form of white water rafting. “We are still exploring the potential owned by the village,” he said. Such varied tourism is very capable of becoming a magnet to draw travelers to make a visit. Other than domestic, there are also foreign travelers. “There are always tourist visit every day. More interestingly, the trekking activities can attract many foreigners,” Suharsana said. This tourism village is very unique. Travelers, especially foreign travelers, are equally treated just like local people. The food provided is unlike in their home country. However, they are served with cuisines daily enjoyed by local residents. “We actually would like to show off the actual condition of the village, local wisdom and natural condition. For instance, people may cook pigeon pea vegetable and be served to travelers. If farmers happen to work in paddy fields, just involve them in the activities. Instead, it is interesting and memorable for them,” he said. (sos)

Gilimanuk Bay, a secret bay sitting at west end of Bali GILIMANUK Bay that previously seemed slum has now began to be addressed and well arranged. When standing up on the edge of Gilimanuk Bay, visitors can see a cluster of islands with seasonal forest, looking verdant during rainy and drought during dry season. This area is adjacent directly to the West Bali National Park (TNBB). Moreover, this area remains to belong to the native habitat of Bali starling. After the arrangement, many people stop by at the location, especially during holidays. Splendor of this bay can be immediately seen when passing from the Gilimanuk Harbor. In addition to the views of the bay, visitors are also offered to enjoy the beauty of Shiva Park right in front of the bay. According to residents, the number of visitors coming to Gilimanuk Bay tends to increase, especially during weekends or holidays. Aside from hunting for steamed chicken (betutu) delicacy, visitors will also like to enjoy the atmosphere at the entrance to Bali. The wall formerly covered the rear of the identity card

checkpoint has been dismantled for the statue arrangement. As a result, visitors coming to Bali can see the view of Gilimanuk Bay more freely. In addition to visitors, there are also many residents coming to angle fish or walk around the bay by means of traditional boat. In addition, the Gilimanuk Bay also hosts annual event ahead of the anniversary of the Negara town such as sailboat race. At least, a total of 24 traditional regattas compete to become the fastest. Participants of the sailboat race consist of local fishermen of Gilimanuk village and surrounding areas and even from Banyuwangi. Headman of Gilimanuk, Gede Ngurah Widiada, recently said that the construction of the park and sculpture around the bay significantly boosts the tourist visit. Other than offering beautiful bay, along the coastline there are Ancient Human Museum and Karangsewu destination in sequence. Sailboat race is one of the events held every year. (olo)

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Wednesday May 9 18:00-21:00 Full Moon Kundalini Yog& Healing Meditatoin Svarga Loka Resort

Spice by Chris Salans

The second outlet of Spice by Chris Salans was opened in Sanur in September 2016. Like the original Spice in Ubud, it is helmed by the celebrated chef Chris Salans, founder and chef of the world famous Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique, a member of Les Grandes Tables du Monde (The Grand Tables of the World) of the prestigious association Traditions et Qualité. Spice by Chris Salans offers an affordable experience of the culinary genius of Chris Salans, which applies French cooking techniques to Indonesian ingredients. This approach has become an influential movement, propelling Chef Salans to celebrity in Southeast Asia and beyond. At Spice, all ingredients are locally sourced, with an emphasis on the surprising flavors and healing properties of Indonesia’s aromatic roots, herbs, and spices. The cuisine joyfully combines the humble and the precious, as in Slipper lobster with curry-leaf butter and tempé, or Snapper carpaccio with tamarind croutons and rujak. Properly described as a gastro-bar, Spice by Chris Salans excels at innovative cocktails built around fresh ingredients, whole spices, and fine imported spirits. Here the chef and the mixologist collaborate closely and are happy to design bespoke cocktails that pair ingeniously with a particular dish. There is also a good selection of wines. All this, and the smart attentive service, makes Spice a favored hangout for hipsters and foodies. A signature of Spice is its open kitchen. “Spice was conceived to offer an interactive experience for diners as they discover the unfamiliar flavors of Indonesian

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ingredients as they are picked, cut and mixed into the foods and cocktail in our open kitchens” says Chris Salans. The sounds, smells and sights coming from the beautifully equipped Nayati kitchen are a wonder of their ownwhich only compliments the wonderful gustative experience offered at Spice. The new venue is located in the epicenter of dining in Sanur, just across the street from the famous Café Batujimbar on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. It will be open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening parties. The interiors of Spice Sanur are a visual sensation celebrating the Indonesian archipelago and interpreted with contemporary artisan styling. The spicy color palette within the restaurant is literally lifted from the ingredients in the Chef’s Kitchen including cinnamon, saffron, curry, and coriander. The signature bold zigzag pattern prevalent in the tile floors and bar areas are inspired by the sarongs of agriculture workers. Installations of hand-thrown upended terracotta pots are utilized to create whimsical pendant lamp groupings along the ceiling. And perhaps even more fun and dramatic is the “bottle chandelier”, created from a cluster of suspended wine and liquor bottles, that hover over the bar station. The design of Spice Sanur was a creative collaboration between Chris Salans and LLoyd Hassencahl of Design Solutions. With seating for 80 people, including 40 outdoor garden seats and 40 seats in the air-conditioned interior, Spice by Chris Salans Sanur is ideal for mid-scale meetings, and welcomes groups for events such as birthdays, community gatherings, and group luncheons. Chris Salans says, “I am excited to bring Spice to Sanur and soon also to Seminyak. This is in response to popular demand, after the big success of Spice in Ubud. I’m grateful to the many loyal customers who have inspired us to achieve this new milestone with our new casual dining concept named Spice.


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Traveling

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New Brussels museum tells history from European perspective

BRUSSELS - An interactive museum exploring Europe’s diverse history of wars, the EU and even Brexit opens to the public in Brussels on Saturday, trying to tell the story of the continent from a nonnational perspective. Visitors to the modern six-storey House of European History, funded by the European Parliament, can take an interactive tour in 24 languages, starting in antiquity and leading past the two great wars of the 20th century and the reconstruction process towards a united continent that followed. The museum will continue to evolve with future events such as Brexit, the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the museum’s content coordinator Andrea Mork explained. “Depending on tomorrow’s events, we are trying to update as much as possible. But as a museum we need a certain distance to evaluate what is important,” she said. The museum, which cost 55.4 million euros ($60.8 million) plus 7 million euros in annual expenses, was criticised as “a wildly extravagant vanity project” by Jonathan Arnott, a member of the European Parliament for British eurosceptic party UKIP. The House of European History has items from 300 collections across Europe, displayed in the

renovated Eastman Building, covering 4,000 sq m (43,056 sq ft). The project took 10 years to complete. It was launched by one of Mr Tajani’s predecessors, Hans-Gert Pöttering. Mr Tajani said: “I believe in the European Union because we don’t have other solutions. “To kill Europe is a big mistake. Europe and the European Union is the protection of our citizens.” The parliament’s president Antonio Tajani dismissed the criticism, saying the museum was an investment in culture as well as the education of future generations. t is a particularly testing time for the EU, as the UK embarks on Brexit and anti-EU nationalists tap into voters’ worries about immigration and insecure jobs. Among some 1,500 exhibits, the new museum displays badges from the UK’s in/out referendum on EU membership last June. Mr Pöttering described former UK Prime Minister David Cameron as “a very tragic person” for “what he has done to Europe and especially to his own country”. The referendum was Mr Cameron’s initiative - and he resigned after the Leave campaign won. His successor Theresa May launched the UK withdrawal process. (rtr)

Bali News

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In Bali, only 47,000 customers entitled to get electricity subsidies

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Since two years ago, they have chosen to focus more on being a canoe paddler, transporting travelers into the lake. It is done by fighting against hot and cold condition.

Canoe paddlers fight against cold and hot condition

RESIDENTS of Tamblingan hamlet, Munduk, Banjar, having been displaced from their settlement on the edge of Lake Tamblingan no longer fully rely on their life from catching fish. Since two years ago, they have chosen to focus more on being a canoe paddler, transporting travelers into the lake. It is done by fighting against hot and cold condition. The beauty of Lake Tamblingan is no longer doubted. Present with clear water, the environment remains very beautiful. The atmosphere remains very quiet, without bustles. The air is cool and very fresh when inhaled. Besides, from this lake visitors can also watch lovely sunrise. It’s so beautiful. Around the lake sit a number of temples with very classical buildings designed in Balinese architecture. Such myriad of uniqueness is not only able to hypnotize local people to visit. Foreign travelers from various countries equally do not want to miss it. Similarly, local community does not want to abandon this opportunity. They offer canoe tours to get around on the lake. More interestingly, it is not only carried out by men, but also by women. One of them is Ketut Toni. Even though not mastering a foreign language, her courage to approach travelers is not doubted. By wearing customary clothing and holding a paddle, she is eagerly awaiting tourist visit. Amid her bustles, this middle-aged woman said that the profession having been pursued since two years ago is not without reason. Economic difficulty becomes one of the causes. “It’s started from two years ago, I am not alone, but in a group,” she

said, not long ago. Every day, Toni starts her activity around 08:00 and ends at 15:00 Local Time. However, for a bite of rice, not infrequently she must also start at 04:00, right when the sun rises, she ushers visitors wishing to have a pre-wedding session. Her activities in direct contact with nature do not always run smoothly. Sometimes, on a day, no travelers desire to ride her canoe. Not infrequently, she must also fight against cold air and heat of the sun. “Sometimes when the visit is crowded, she can earn IDR 200,000, but on other occasion she does not do anything all day,” she said. Although the results are uncertain, she still makes this profession as the main source of income. Similar profession is also pursued by Wayan Siniari. It has been done shortly after her house standing on the edge of Lake Tamblingan was displaced. Although seeming difficult, she still claimed to be lucky because God still provides her with space to earn a fortune. “Before the house was evicted, I just caught fish in the lake to be sold,” she said. While cleaning weeds on the edge of the lake, Siniari said the rental of her boat can vary, in accordance with the route. However, specifically for pre-wedding activities, it usually lies in the range of IDR 300,000. The money does not go directly into her pocket, but must still be divided with customary village. “The levies must also go to the group and be collected to buy canoe. Now, the number remains small, that’s why she can only get her turn every three days,” she added. (sos)

DENPASAR - In the midst of PLN’s efforts to increase the electrification ratio, PLN also faces the issue of upholding justice for people.

Now, the 900VA power is no longer subsidized and replaced by direct subsidies. Communications and Environmental Development Affairs of PLN for Bali Distribution, I Gusti Ketut Putra, said that the customers of 900VA in Bali totally amount to 333,370. Meanwhile, in the integrated database (BDT), the customers entitled to get 900VA subsidies in Bali amount to 47,193 families. The remaining customers are categorized into well-off families so that they will no longer get subsidies. The data are based on TNP2K, so that PLN no longer does verification to the field. Previously, in order to transfer the well-off families

to use power above 1,300VA, the PLN for Bali Distribution has made various efforts, where one of them is by holding sweepstakes to increase power or make new installation above 1,300VA. Previously, Manager of PLN for South Bali Area, I Nyoman Sueca, conveyed that PLN’s sweepstakes were conducted to give appreciation to the conscious customers not to use subsidized electricity and to optimize the utilization of electricity for activities that can encourage productivity. The customers included in the sweepstakes are those adding their power from 1,300VA and above. With the program, the number of customers adding their power during the first semester of 2016 increased by 35 percent or 2,558 customers to the first half of 2016. (kmb42)

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In order to transfer the well-off families to use power above 1,300VA, the PLN for Bali Distribution has made various efforts, where one of them is by holding sweepstakes to increase power or make new installation above 1,300VA.


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After facing down scandal, Malaysia’s Najib vulnerable on rising costs

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s 1.6 million public servants have long been one of the most reliable vote banks for Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition, but as he prepares to seek re-election he faces warnings that soaring living costs risk eroding that support.

Credit: Syaifudin Vifick, DenPasar 2017 Participant

Syaifudin Vifick capturing the night scenery behind Pasar Kumbasari, with Slinat’s mural on the wall, telling an art movement story related to the market life on that road.

Acknowledging the Market: Pasar in Denpasar

DENPASAR - Who isn’t familiar with the City of Denpasar when they get to Bali? Well, your air steward or stewardess on the plane will say, “Welcome to Denpasar,” when the airport is actually located in Badung, yet, not to fret, Denpasar is actually the capital city of the Province of Bali itself. Denpasar was a name of a resting area owned by the King of Badung, KyaiJambeKsatrya, from Puri (meaning: Kingdom) JambeKsatrya. As the resting area is located to the North of the Market’s position then, the name becomes “Den” meaning North and “Pasar” meaning market. The resting area became Puri Denpasar when PuriJambeKsatrya was taken over by PuriKalerPemecutan, which also established thetown Denpasar in the year 1788. The significant market was located where the memorial Field of PuputanBadung (the sacrificial fight towards the Dutch invasion in 1906) is today, near to the kilometer zero of Denpasar City - it was in the heart of the city. After PuputanBadung, the market was moved to above the Tukad (meaning: river) Badung and long known to be PasarBadung. As Oxford Brookes University Urban DesignResearch Student, GedeMaha Putra, wrote on his blog postBali Kini: Denpasar, “Pasar, in

a traditional society, would not be in a building, it would be in an open space, temporary, and many would take place under a tree. It is the heart of the village’s economy, providing daily needs.” To Putra, the pasar is also the space where “communication and information exchange” takes place with those from outside the village too. Thus, pasar become social spaces within towns. As time pasts, the meaning of pasarin Denpasar has not moved much yet its existence tends to be in a building or under a canopy or umbrellas.More and more pasar have existed in Denpasar providing different kinds of daily needs and has its own particular characters – still in the style of traditional markets ora much modern shop. For example, the area of PuriJambeKsatrya, in Jalan (meaning: road) Veteran is now known as PasarSatria, is a bird and pets market, and cheap or second hand items from religious needs to clothes atPasarKereneng, are still in forms of

traditional markets. While the hub of cloths and textiles in Jalan Sulawesi, and gold jewelries trading in JalanHassanudin are in forms of shops. There has been a major change too towards PasarBadung. As it caught a huge fire last year due to a gas tube explosion in one of its kiosks,now it exists in the former Tiara Grosir supermarket areal, JalanCokroaminoto. Being the most influential economic market in Denpasar, the routes of the roads near to the relocation have changed significantly. Under the Denpasar Government website, denpasarkota.go.id, we can find these shops and traditional markets under KawasanBisnis (meaning: Business District). It really shows how economy is important in Denpasar and created particular areas of items that the general public can seek to. Interestingly, JalanTeuku Umar has become one of them, a business area for trading also servicing gadgets, electronics, automotive, interiors, and other local necessities. CushCush Gallery, located in JalanTeuku Umar itself, is a gallery that aims to “be an alternative platform for contemporary arts and design.” And with its position in the middle of the buzzing city, it has a new endeavor

on pasar and Denpasar. “Denpasar’s unique and different persona, where the majority Balinese living side by side with a diverse in-coming migrants who have settled down within the city area, makes life in Denpasar richer,” CushCush Gallery explained. That new endeavor is DenPasar 2017, a group exhibition that involves artists and creative communities to “observe, understand, and re-learn the meaning of ‘Pasar’ and Denpasar” with the theme Bahasa pasar or “market language.” By looking at Denpasar’s own meaning, it confirms that market is significant in Denpasar’s growth as a city. CushCush Gallery corresponded, “The market is a great platform to get to know the character and soul of a city, as it is a place where everybody talks, looks, and interacts as whom they really are.” The exhibition is in line with Denpasar’s Vision of “becoming aCreative city by acknowledging its culturetowards a Harmonious living.” Having accepted participants young and old coming from diverse creative disciplinary, Owner of CushCush Gallery, SuriawatiQiu, acknowledged, “It is a very good beginning with these participants. DenPasar 2017 is aimed to bring up the creativity side

of Denpasar City. With their different interpretations, thoughts, observations, it is hoped to show more of Denpasar’s significance which can be introduced to the public and younger generation.” DenPasar 2017 has started with MelaliKePasar (meaning: going to the market) session. Starting with DenPasarTalk (provided by culture enthusiasts, Arief AyipBudiman and Marlowe Bandem) and then DenPasarWalk (going through four markets together) with the participants. “MelaliKePasar shows hidden treasure and have let me re-looked [bold-highlight-italicize] at sceneries we usually see and do not realize at the same time - which actually formed BahasaPasar narratives all this time,” participant of DenPasar 2017 fashion designer, Elizabeth MyraJuliarti, shared. More about DenPasar 2017 can be found on Instagram @CushCushGallery, Website www.cushcushgallery. com, or E-mail to denpasar2017@ cushcushgallery.com The DenPasar2017 Exhibition will be opened on May 26th 2017 at CushCush Gallery, Teuku Umar Street, Gang Rajawali no. 1A Denpasar. (Savitri Sastrawan)

Prices have risen sharply since Malaysia cut state subsidies and launched a national goods and services (GST) tax to plug a hole in its finances caused by falling oil and gas revenues, and rank-and-file government workers say they are feeling the pinch. “My wife earns some side income doing freelance work, but we just can’t save,” said 28-year-old Mohd Nizam, who has supported Najib’s United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the past but, like around a dozen public sector workers who spoke to Reuters, did not want to say if he would do so again. “I don’t know how we’ll manage if we have a child,” said Nizam, who rides a motorcycle to work each day in the administrative capital Putrajaya, where he earns 3,000 ringgit ($687) a month as a government clerk. Rising prices were a key factor that prompted urban and non-Malay voters to abandon the coalition led by UMNO over the past two elections. But UMNO clung on to its rural Malay Muslim heartlands and the votes of rankand-file civil servants - most of whom are ethnic Malays due to a decades-old positive discrimination policy that gives them priority for government jobs. The next election is not due until 2018 but, after facing down a corruption scandal at state developer 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Najib is expected to capitalise on opposition disarray and call an election this year. Analysts expect Najib to win, but he has little room for manoeuvre. In 2013 the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition lost the popular vote but won most seats in parliament - if its majority were further eroded this time Najib could face an internal

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during the 10th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Summit as part of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in metropolitan Manila, Philippines April 29, 2017. leadership challenge. Rizalman Mokhtar, a grassroots leader with UMNO, said he feared civil servants - who make up around 15 percent of all voters - could turn against the party if nothing is done about the rising cost of living. “We have to address this issue, or it will have a big impact on our support,” he said. DEEPER IN DEBT Malaysia’s annual inflation hit an eight-

year high of 5.1 percent in March, among the quickest in Southeast Asia and far outpacing Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Private sector wage growth is expected to average 5.7 percent between 2013 and 2017, based on data compiled by the Malaysian Employers’ Federation. But public sector wage growth was between 2 and 3 percent over the same period, according to the Congress of Unions of

Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Ceupacs). Ceupacs President Azih Muda said civil servants have ended up heavily indebted to manage rising living costs, to the point that more than 60,000 of them risk bankruptcy. “This is a direct effect of the hike in cost of living. Civil servants end up taking up a lot of loans and this is unsustainable and they are unable to manage their finances,” Azih told Reuters. (rtr)

50,000 evacuated in German city after 5 WWII bombs uncovered

FRANKFURT — German authorities are evacuating around 50,000 people from their homes in the northern city of Hannover while five suspected aerial bombs from World War II are made safe for removal.

City officials say two suspected bombs were found at a construction site and three more nearby. Germany was heavily bombed by Allied planes during the war and such finds are common. Leaflets in German, Polish,

Inhabitants pass by rescue workers in Hannover-Vahrenfeld, northern Germany, Sunday, May 7, 2017 when 50,000 people have to leave their homes when an unexploded World War II bomb is defused.

Turkish, English and Russian were delivered door-to-door to make sure everyone evacuated on Sunday. The city’s museums are open for free and the senior citizen’s agency organized an afternoon Scrabble and card-playing gathering so evacuated residents would have places to go. Authorities say they hope people will be able to return to their homes by evening. (ap)


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BUSINESS China seeks up to 85 percent stake in strategic port in Myanmar

YANGON - China is looking to take a stake of up to 85 percent in a strategically important sea port in Myanmar, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, in a move that could heighten tensions over China’s growing economic clout in the country. Beijing has been pushing for preferential access to the deep sea port of Kyauk Pyu on the Bay of Bengal, as part of its ambitious “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure investment plan to deepen its links with economies throughout Asia and beyond.

A consortium led by China’s CITIC Group has proposed taking a 70-85 percent stake in the $7.3 billion deep sea port, according to negotiating documents seen by Reuters and three people familiar with the talks between the Chinese state-owned conglomerate and Myanmar’s civilian government. The size of the proposed Chinese stake is substantially larger than the 50/50 joint venture proposed by Myanmar late last year, an offer rejected by CITIC, said two people involved in the talks. Well-placed sources told Reuters last month that China had signalled it was willing to abandon the controversial $3.6 billion Myitsone dam project in Myanmar, but would be looking in return for concessions on other strategic opportunities in the Southeast Asian nation - including the Bay of Bengal port. Kyauk Pyu is important for China because the port is the entry point for a Chinese oil and gas pipeline which gives it an alternative route for energy imports from the Middle East that avoids the Malacca Straits, a shipping chokepoint. The port is part of two projects, which also include an industrial park, to develop a special economic zone in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. CITIC was awarded the lead role in both initiatives in 2015. Beijing-based CITIC, China’s biggest and oldest financial conglomerate, did not respond to several requests for comment on Friday. China’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment. TALKS TO START Negotiations between Myanmar and CITIC, which sources said were set to start next week in the country’s commercial hub Yangon, come amid a Chinese diplomatic push to forge better ties with its resourcerich neighbour. Myanmar’s leaders have traditionally been wary of domination by China. But the country last month signed an agreement that will see oil pumped through

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FILE PHOTO: An advertisement poster promoting China’s renminbi (RMB) or yuan , U.S. dollar and Euro exchange services is seen outside at foreign exchange store in Hong Kong, China August 13, 2015. the pipeline from Kyauk Pyu across Myanmar to southwestern China, while leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to visit Beijing for a summit on “One Belt, One Road”, President Xi Jinping’s signature policy, in mid-May. One of the sources, who declined to be named, said CITIC was in the “driving seat” on the port project, and that Myanmar was unlikely to ask for a stake of more than 30 percent due to opposition from the Chinese firm. “Some people worry that China would have the power to do anything they want and control the project if it owns 85 percent,” said the person, who is familiar with the thinking of policymakers in Myanmar. “But Myanmar doesn’t have other options,” the person added, citing the Myanmar government’s financial constraints. The source did not specifically mention a quid pro quo over the Myitsone dam. A second source close to Myanmar’s policymakers corroborated that account, adding that Myanmar has agreed to choose from one

of four options proposed by CITIC, leaving it with a stake ranging from 15 to 30 percent. “Myanmar has no other choice but the four options given by CITIC,” said the second person, who is involved in the talks. Funding would be split between Myanmar and the CITIC-led consortium in proportion to the stake agreed, the two sources said. Soe Win, who leads the management committee of the special economic zone, confirmed negotiations would start next week but declined to comment on the deal, citing the confidentiality of the talks. SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE The nearly $10 billion Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone, which Myanmar’s government has said would create an economic hub akin to Singapore covering 4,289 acres, is part of Myanmar’s plan to boost the economy in one of its poorest regions. A second consortium led by CITIC has also proposed taking a 51 percent stake in the $2.3

billion industrial park, an offer Myanmar has agreed to, said the two people involved in the talks. Soe Win said environmental and social impact studies would soon be conducted by Myanmar’s environmental ministry, with construction due to start in 2018. The economic zone faces opposition from activists and residents who criticised the tender process and said the development would have a negative impact on local people. Around 20,000 people are at risk of losing their homes and livelihoods due to land acquisition for the zone, according to the International Commission of Jurists, a human rights watchdog. CITIC’s consortiums include China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd, China Merchants Holdings, TEDA Investment Holding and Yunnan Construction Engineering Group. The only non-Chinese state-owned company involved is Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group.(rtr)

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Ubud Monkey Forest Road is the namesake route passing the famous sacred sanctuary home of the grey long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicuiaris). The one-way street follows on further south from Jalan Hanoman and turns at Ubud’s main town centre, across the road from the Puri Saren royal palace and Ubud’s famous art market. From where Ubud Monkey Forest Road starts, rows of shops, boutiques and outlets line its sides together with many guesthouses and hotels, restaurants and small day spas. Only a short distance further down, the forest sanctuary resides under lofty shades of the entrance gate, with a small parking space just across the road. Locally referred to as Jalan Monkey Forest, the Monkey Forest Road links the main shopping area with Ubud’s famous satellite streets of Jalan Hanoman, Jalan Sugriwa, and Jalan Jembawan, which are all southeast from the town centre. Along Ubud Monkey Forest Road, there are a variety of shops, some with clear signposts and some bearing only obscure objects and curios from behind single-glass displays. Most are art shops with selections of assorted handicrafts, antiques and alluring textiles from the archipelago and Bali. A stroll through Ubud Monkey Forest Road and the adjacent side streets will demonstrate that this area is not similar to main tourism areas in the island’s south, say Kuta and Legian for instance. Quieter footpaths, a cooler ambience and a more relaxed shopping climate make for a pleasant Ubud sidestreet shopping experience.

For simple items, there is the convenience store, Delta Mart. Various shops such as Toko Lagi showcase a range of antiques and items while organic shops such as Utama Spice sell a collection of essential oils, handmade soaps and aromatherapy items. Fashion, from men’s and women’s, to children’s wear can be found here. Just after the Ubud Monkey Forest sanctuary, a steep climb up north is where most of the fashion boutiques are found. Wardani Textiles boasts exotic and colourful sashes and sarongs as well as readymade clothing.

You will find a few internationally branded stores and famous local brands on Jalan Monkey Forest such as Uluwatu, Animale, Polo Ralph Lauren, Billabong, Volcom and other leading surf brands. The local brand of Balinese lace, Uluwatu, retails handmade women’s garments, dresses, bags and accessories, bed linen, table linen, and more. Jalan Hanoman also features rows of shops and clothing stores, with fine textiles from the archipelago and exotic forms, colours and designs. On Jalan Dewi Sita, find KOU Bali Shop, which sells

homemade organic fruit jams and organic soap. Good to Know There are actually three different roads that interlink to form the sidewalk shopping experience that is Ubud Monkey Forest Road. Interestingly, all of these roads’ names signify a monkey-related theme. Ubud Monkey Forest Road is obvious, while the Jalan Hanoman preceding it is named after a Hindu monkey deity, also a protagonist in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Jalan Sugriwa, a road east of Jalan Hano-

man, is also named after a character from the Ramayana epic – Sugriwa being related to Hanoman, king of the monkey kingdom. Again to the east, Jalan Jembawan is named after a bear who together with the ‘Wanara’ monkey troops aided Rama in finding his kidnapped wife, Sita. All roads interconnect at one point, although only Jalan Monkey Forest has oneway traffic. Monkey Forest Road and Jalan Hanoman are connected by Jalan Dewi Sita, which also has several art and painting galleries as well as textiles and clothing outlets. (kmb)

Jalak Restaurant, Sky-Nest BBQ, All You Can Eat only IDR 150K Jalak Restaurant, one of 3 restaurants own by, The Nest Hotel by Danapati, is the hotel with 4 star classifiable modern and unique, located on Jl. Pratama 99X Nusa Dua, which has inaugurated its Grand Opening on April 8th, 2017. The concept of this Jalak Restaurant is open air, located on the 6th floor or Rooftop is ready to serve and pamper the needs of eating and drinking for the guest. And also serves the needs of wedding, birthday, until a meeting with the beautiful panoramic view. While relaxing in the afternoon can also enjoy sunset, mangrove forest, and around ocean here. The Jalak restaurant is open daily from 12 AM till 11 PM with capacity of 250 people for stand-

ing and 150 people with seat. A wide variety of dishes ranging from Oriental, International and Asian Foods is ready to serve guests. Special popular package in Jalak restaurant is Sky-Nest BBQ, All You Can Eat offer for guest every Friday from 6 PM till 11.30 PM, only IDR 150K Nett per person. Existence of Jalak restaurant also supported by Jalak Terrace which has a dazzling and impressive atmosphere suitable for guests who want to relax and enjoy food and drinks in the afternoon until dusk. Beside can be enjoying the beautiful panoramic of Nusa Dua area via this venue, the guest also offered some alternative by The Nest Hotel. Such as Infinity Pool and bar,

is a connected swimming pool with the bar, located in the rooftop with beautiful scenery and impressive, The Fitness Center, The Nest Spa, managed by Pandang Wangi Spa that experienced in management of Spa at Dewata Island. While Merak Restaurant located on the 3rd floor serves a wide variety of dishes ranging from Oriental, iInternational and Asian Foods is ready to serve guests 24 for hours. For guests who are reluctant to come directly into the restaurant due to tired or busy life, we are ready to serve the food delivery through “In-Room Dining” (Room Service) for 24 hours. ”The Lobby Lounge” overlooking the main road is very well suited for relaxing with family or colleagues. (kmb)


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Nigerians take part in a protest demanding for the release of secondary school girls abducted from the remote village of Chibok, in Asokoro, Abuja May 13, 2014.

Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners

ABUJA - Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok three years ago in exchange for prisoners, the presidency said on Saturday.

Around 270 girls were kidnapped in April 2014 by the Islamist militant group, which has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in northeastern Nigeria. Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 remained missing for more than two years. Nigeria thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping secure the release of the 82 girls after “lengthy negotiations”, the presidency said in a statement. President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday afternoon in the capital Abuja, it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details. A military source said the girls were brought on Sunday morning from Banki near the Cameroon border to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state where the insurgency started. The release of the girls may give a boost to Buhari who has hardly appeared in public since returning from Britain in March for treatment of an unspecified illness.

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“We increased our equity exposure and added some French stocks after the first round,” said Francois Savary, chief investment officer at Geneva-based fund management firm Prime Partners. “The major political risk of a Le Pen victory appears to be disappearing.”

He made crushing the insurgency a pillar of his election campaign in 2015. The army has retaken most of the territory initially lost to the militants but attacks and suicide bombings by the group have made it nearly impossible for displaced persons to return to their recaptured hometowns. “The President directed the security agencies to continue in earnest until all the Chibok girls have been released and reunited with their families,” the presidency said.

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Roses in hand, Venezuelan women protesters face security forces

CARACAS - Dressed in white and chanting “Liberty!”, tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way. The women’s marches, which took place in most major cities around the South American oil producer, were the latest in five weeks of sustained protests against Maduro whom opponents decry as a dictator who has ruined the economy. In Caracas, marchers sang the national anthem and shouted “We want elections!” They were halted at various points by lines of policewomen and National Guard troops with armored cars. The opposition, which has majority support in Venezuela after years of being in the shadow of the ruling Socialist Party, is demanding that delayed state elections be held and the 2018 presidential vote be brought forward. They also want the government to free scores of jailed activists, allow humanitarian aid from abroad to offset a brutal economic crisis, and respect the independence of

the legislature where the opposition won a majority in 2015. Highlighting vandalism and violence by young masked protesters, Maduro says opponents are seeking a coup with U.S. support and harbor “terrorists” and “murderers” in their ranks. In response to the crisis, the 54-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez is setting up a super body known as a “constituent assembly” with powers to rewrite the constitution, shake up public powers, and potentially replace the legislature. “This march is against opposition terrorism, they are destroying everything,” said cook Fredesvilda Paulino, 54, at a pro-government rally also in Caracas on Saturday where red-shirted women waved pro-Maduro flags and banners. The women’s marches were organized as part of an opposition attempt to vary tactics and keep momentum against Maduro. Women have often been feeling the brunt of Venezuela’s economic crisis due to widespread food and medicine shortages, huge lines at shops, soaring prices, and increasing hunger in the nation of 30 million people. (rtr)

After a campaign in which favourites dropped out of the race one after the other, Le Pen is nevertheless closer to elected power than the far right has been in France since World War Two. If opinion polls prove accurate and the country elects its youngestever president rather than its first female leader, Macron himself has said himself he expects no honeymoon period.

Close to 60 percent of those who plan to vote for Macron say they will do so to stop Le Pen from being elected to lead the euro zone’s second-largest economy, rather than because they fully support the former banker turned politician. “I don’t necessarily agree with either of the candidates,” psychotherapist Denise Dulliand, who was voting in Annecy in the mountainous southeast, told Reuters.

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Indonesia hard-liners call for jailing of Christian governor

JAKARTA — Thousands of conservative Muslims took to the streets of the Indonesian capital on Friday to call for the jailing of its minority Christian governor who is on trial on charges of blaspheming the Quran. At least several thousand white-robed protesters marched after Friday prayers at Istiqlal Mosque in central Jakarta until reaching the nearby Supreme Court building. The protest comes just days before a district court announces its verdict in Gov. Basuki “Ahok”

Tjahaja Purnama’s blasphemy trial. Some of the protesters held flags, banners and placards that

said “Justice must be upheld” and “Ahok, the blasphemer of Islam, must be jailed.” Prosecutors last month recommended a two-year suspended prison sentence for Ahok. The relatively light sentencing demand was made a day after Ahok was defeated by a landslide election victory for a Muslim rival backed by conservative clerics. Ahok’s term as governor ends in October. The maximum penalty for blasphemy in Muslim-majority Indonesia is five years in prison. Prosecu-

tors recommended one-year prison if Ahok violates his probation. “We are here because we are disappointed with prosecutors who were blind and deaf to the aspirations of Muslims,” said Bahruddin Rabbani, an Islamic boarding school teacher from Banten, a neighboring province of Jakarta. Ahok was accused of blasphemy last year when a video surfaced of him telling voters they were being deceived if they believed a specific verse in the Quran prohibited Muslims from electing a non-Muslim as leader.

Hard-line Islamic groups have attracted hundreds of thousands to anti-Ahok protests in Jakarta, shaking the government of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and undermining Indonesia’s reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam. “We believe that Ahok’s use of our holy Quran for political campaigning constituted blasphemy,” said another protester, Ahmad Salman. “We want to see the blasphemer of Islam in jail.” A verdict from the five-judge panel is expected on Tuesday. (ap)

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Indonesia hardline Muslim group members protest to call for maximum punishment to be imposed on Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama ahead of the verdict of a blasphemy trial in front of Supreme Court in Jakarta, Indonesia May 5, 2017. Poster reads: “Detain Ahok.”

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More than 20 girls were released last October in a deal brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Others have escaped or been rescued, but 195 were believed to be still in captivity. Buhari said last month that the government was in talks to secure the release of the remaining captives. Although the Chibok girls are the most highprofile case, Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of adults and children, many of whose cases have been neglected. Although the army has retaken much of the territory initially lost to Boko Haram, large parts of the northeast, particularly in Borno state, remain under threat from the militants. Suicide bombings and gun attacks have increased in the region since the end of the rainy season late last year. (rtr)

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Indonesia and U.S. miner Freeport start contract negotiations

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Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, and Henrique Capriles, opposition leader and Governor of Miranda State, attend a women’s march to protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela May 6, 2017. “But I wanted to express my voice, to be able to say that I came, even if I am really not satisfied with what is happening in our country, and that I would like to see less stupidity, less money and more fraternity.” MORE ELECTIONS TO COME

The battle between mainstream and more radical policies in France will continue into parliamentary

elections next month in which the new president will try to secure a majority in parliament. One poll this week suggested that was within reach for Macron. Much will also depend on how the candidates score on Sunday. Le Pen’s niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, on Thursday told L’Opinion daily that winning 40 percent of the vote would be “a huge victory” for the National Front. (rtr)

JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities on Thursday kicked off negotiations with Freeport McMoran Inc. over a contract dispute that has prompted the U.S. mining giant to scale down operations in the eastern province of Papua. CEO Richard Adkerson met with mining ministry officials in Jakarta to start talks over a range of disagreements including legal assurances over investments beyond 2021, tax rates, and a government requirement for Freeport to divest a 51 percent stake in its local operations. “We have work to do, issues to discuss, but we’re all going in this with goodwill and optimism about reaching a win-win situation,” Adkerson told reporters after meeting with mining minister Ignasius Jonan

and other officials from the central and Papua provincial government. “For Freeport, the key issue is having assurance about our ability to operate,” he added. Teguh Pamuji, secretary general at the mining ministry, said the negotiations would focus on fiscal certainty, taxes and royalties, divestments, and the development of smelters. The dispute arose after Indonesia revised its mining rules in January, which brought Freeport’s copper concentrate exports to a halt and led to the company scaling back operations and temporarily laying off thousands of workers in the impoverished Papua province. To comply with the new rules, Freeport and other miners are required to convert their original con-

tracts of work to a special contract. Freeport, which argues this requirement and others violate its existing contract, has threatened arbitration. But both sides have recently softened their tone, saying instead that arbitration is a last resort. “So long as we’re progressing to (a) ... mutually acceptable resolution, there would be no arbitration,” Adkerson said. Freeport was last month granted an export permit valid until February 2018, allowing it to resume export shipments until at least October 2017, pending further negotiations. The move came after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the Southeast Asian nation. A Freeport workers’ union started a month-long strike on May 1 aimed at ending the company’s layoffs and furlough policy. (rtr)


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‘Canelo’ Alvarez dominates Chavez Jr., Golovkin next up LAS VEGAS — Saul “Canelo” Alvarez left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer by dominating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

The Beach of Seminyak MANGUPURA - Seminyak Beach is a world apart from its neighbouring beach resort areas – the likes of Kuta and Legian to its south – chiefly in the type of crowd it attracts. Bali first emerged as a tourist destination for vagabond surfers, attracted to these southwestern shores by its dramatic waves, with Seminyak Beach itself offering its splendid coast of gold to dark sand and gorgeous sunsets. However, the coast has over the recent years become popular with resident expats and now has a refined feel to it. Here you’ll find a fashionable almost chic scene, with rows of designer boutiques along

its main roads and side streets; a handful of the island’s best dining venues, and world-renowned nightlife and entertainment spots that host international gigs. Seminyak nowadays is also home to some of the most chic resorts and villas on the island, and they in turn are surrounded by many luxury spas and dining outlets. The fine selection of lavish beachfront hotels started with the Oberoi, built during the hippieand-surf craze of the seventies, and went on to become a landmark, lending its name to the whole north-western end of Seminyak and the road that runs through it

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(now officially ‘Jalan Laksmana’). Clearly not for backpackers and budget travellers, Seminyak now has quite an extravagant mix of luxury stays with the likes of The Samaya, Anantara Seminyak, the ultramodern W Retreat & Spa, and a collection of other five-star villas added to the scene. The main Jalan Raya Seminyak extends north from Jalan Raya Legian, and ends at Jalan Raya Kerobokan and the westernmost end of Kuta’s Sunset Road. Jalan Raya Seminyak branches into three main streets: Jalan Dhyana Pura, Jalan Laksmana and Jalan Petitenget in its north. Each has its own characteristics and typical collection of venues. Jalan Dhyana Pura (also administratively referred to as Jalan Camplung Tanduk) features an eclectic row of bars; mostly a gay bar scene with go-go dancers, and leads down to the Anantara Resort that hugs the Seminyak beachfront. Jalan Laksmana has been fondly nicknamed ‘eat-street’ by expats for its concentration of great restaurants. Further south from here, Jalan Petitenget is home to most of

the area’s notable establishments, such as Potato Head Beach Club and Ku De Ta. Seminyak Beach comprises three adjoining coastal strips, namely Pantai Arjuna or ‘Blue Ocean Beach’ that borders Legian, Petitenget Beach, and way up north to the quieter Batubelig Beach – home of the celebrated Mozaic Beach Club. As Kuta typically rocks on with its lively beach crowd and budget stays, and Legian with its eclectic bar and nightlife scene, Seminyak outshines the two as the island’s

most prized beach resort area. Undercurrents are usually strong, and surfing is mostly for the advanced. Other activities to be enjoyed along the coast include horseback riding that starts from the Umalas stables in Canggu in the north, down to Seminyak’s Petitenget coast and Legian’s Blue Ocean Beach area. Seminyak sunsets are not to be missed, best enjoyed while chilling out with friends around the chic poolsides of WooBar at the W Retreat, or down on the beachfront lawn of Ku De Ta or the Potato Head Beach Club. (IBP/net)

Come September, Alvarez will get a chance to become the middleweight champion again. Minutes after winning every round on all three judges’ cards in a 12-round romp over Chavez, Alvarez invited Gennady Golovkin into the ring and announced a longawaited clash on Sept. 16. The contract has already been signed. Only the venue is undetermined. “GGG, you are next my friend. The fight is done,” Alvarez said as the crowd cheered. “I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional.” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) used a punishing jab to take control early against Chavez in a matchup of former middleweight champions. The bigger Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) started bleeding from the nose in the third round. His left eye swelled in the sixth and started to close a round later. Alvarez, who went off as a 4-1 favorite, was much quicker than the largest fighter he’s faced. He had a 228-71 edge in punches landed and an 83-15 advantage in jabs landed. “Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box,” Alvarez said. “I showed as a fighter I can do all things. I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn’t do it.” Alvarez’s team was so confident, they cut the deal with Golovkin before the bout. It didn’t matter in this one-sided fight. “Do you think I lost focus?” Alvarez said. “I consider myself a person of strong mental strength.” Alvarez had no choice after relinquishing his WBC belt last year to Golovkin when he declined to reach a fight deal. “I feel very excited, right now is a different story,” Golovkin said. “In September, it

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knowledged he felt weaker having lost so much weight. “If I would’ve attacked more I would’ve been countered by his punches. Nacho told me to do that but the strategy didn’t work,” Chavez said. “I couldn’t throw as many punches as I wanted. My father kept telling me to throw more punches from the ringside.” A confident Canelo didn’t bother to sit in his corner after the seventh round of a fight that wasn’t nearly as competitive as hoped. (ap)

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at 164, nine pounds heavier than he’s ever fought. Alvarez, whose lone loss was to Floyd Mayweather Jr., got against the ropes several times and absorbed combinations from Chavez before quickly recovering with uppercuts. Despite a four-inch height advantage and an obvious weight edge after he rehydrated, Chavez was overmatched in his first fight under iconic trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain. Chavez’s left eye was badly swollen in the post-fight press conference and he ac-

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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge (L) runs behind pace-makers during an attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier at the Monza circuit in Italy, May 6, 2017.

MONZA - Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds but missing out on an ambitious attempt to break the two-hour barrier. The 32-year-old’s time smashed the official mark of 2:02:57 set by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in Berlin in 2014 but will not enter the record books largely due to a noncompliant system of pacemaking. “The is not the end of the attempt of runners on two hours,” the Olympic champion said after the race, likening the challenge to

climbing a tree. “When you step on the branches... immediately you go to the next one.” Kipchoge rated it as the finest performance in a career that includes a gold medal at the Rio Games last year and a personal best official time of 2:03:05, the thirdfastest in history. “This journey has been good, it has been hard, it has been seven months hard preparation. It has been history in the world of sport,” he added. Kipchoge and the only other competitors, Eritrean Zersenay Tadese and Ethiopian Lelisa De-

sisa, ran behind an arrow-head formation of pacemakers, to reduce drag, and a car beaming a green line on the road behind it to show the required speed for the sub-two hour target. Amid deep scepticism, Nike pitched the attempt as sport’s “moon shot”, with a keen eye on sales of its running shoes. It designed a lightweight shoe, Zoom Vaporfly Elite, with a carbon-fibre insole as part of the meticulous preparations. Nike’s arch rival, German firm adidas, also has its own ‘Sub2’ project, also with a new shoe. (rtr)


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Sp rt Sydney complete dream season with shootout victory

SYDNEY - Milos Ninkovic converted the winning penalty as Sydney FC capped a record-breaking season with a 4-2 shootout triumph against Melbourne Victory to clinch a third A-League title at Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday. Ninkovic, voted the league’s best player, had stepped up immediately after his goalkeeper Danny Vukovic saved a Marco Rojas attempt in the shootout, following a scrappy Grand Final that had ended locked at 1-1 after extra time. Sydney’s Alex Wilkinson and Melbourne captain Carl Valeri also missed their attempts in the shootout. “That penalty shootout went so quickly and I can’t believe we have won it,” Vukovic said. “Pure elation. I don’t know what I would have done had I lost my fourth. “That was my fourth grand final and we’ve done it and done it in style.” The spiteful match was blighted by almost 60 fouls and 11 yellow cards, and ended deadlocked after Melbourne’s Besart Barisha had opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Sydney’s Rhyan Grant equalised with 20 minutes remaining. Melbourne’s James Troisi was unlucky not to win

the game in the 109th minute when his right foot volley cannoned off Vukovic’s right upright, while Sydney’s David Carney wasted an opportunity when he sliced his shot wide in the 115th minute. Sydney had recorded the most dominant season in the competition’s 12-year history with 20 wins and one defeat in 27 matches and Melbourne, despite finishing second in the league, had been given little chance of securing their fourth title. Victory, however, refused to give Sydney any time on the ball from the outset with their players flying into tackles, which created several confrontations. Kosovo international Berisha opened the scoring when he was given space to run at the Sydney defence, turned his marker and unleashed a left foot shot from the edge of the box past Vukovic. Tensions boiled over in the 34th minute following a clumsy challenge by Melbourne’s Leigh Broxham on Ninkovic that prompted an all-in melee and ended with referee Jarred Gillett issuing yellow cards to Ninkovic, Sydney midfielder Filip Holosko and Melbourne’s James Troisi. Sydney dominated the second half and finally equalised when a shot from Carney was parried by Lawrence Thomas onto his post and cleared off the line by Berisha only for defender Grant to poke the ball home. (rtr)

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Players and team staff from Sydney FC celebrate with the trophy after defeating Melbourne Victory in the A-League soccer final at Sydney Football Stadium in Australia, May 7, 2017.

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Magical’ Neymar leads Barca attacking show

BARCELONA- An inspired Neymar lead Barcelona’s 4-1 thrashing of Villarreal on Saturday with a performance that coach Luis Enrique said proved the Brazilian is in a class of his own. Champions Barca temporarily went three points ahead of Real Madrid as Neymar and fellow South Americans Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez combined to see off an in-form Villarreal. Real then produced a ruthless first-half display to thrash alreadyrelegated Granada 4-0 to remain on course for a first league title in five years. Real are level on 84 points with Barca, who lead the standings due to their superior head-to-head record. Real have a game in hand, however, and will win a first domestic title since 2012 if they take seven points from their remaining three games. At the Nou Camp, Barca went ahead in the 21st minute when Neymar ran onto a deflected pass from Messi to score, and the Brazilian forward was a constant threat down the left, delighting the crowd with

his dazzling footwork. Messi scored twice to take his tally to 51 goals in all competitions but it was Neymar who stole the show. “Any football fan has to appreciate what Neymar does, which sometimes seems more like ballet than dribbling. It’s beautiful, it’s effective and it’s spectacular,” Barca coach Luis Enrique told a news conference. “It’s a huge pleasure to watch him. Time will tell if he can define an era. Neymar interprets football completely differently to other players, even to other Brazilians.” Barca defender Gerard Pique said football needed players like Neymar. “He’s magical, although we’re in an era in which it seems that magic is penalised and kicking is seen as better than providing a spectacle,” he added. “Players like Neymar make football much better.” The Catalans’ hopes of winning a third straight title rest on Real Madrid losing one of their remaining games. (rtr)

MILAN — Juventus’ record winning streak at home was ended by 10-man Torino 1-1 in an enthralling Derby della Mole on Saturday. Adem Ljajic’s sublime 52nd-minute free kick looked to have given Torino a rare derby victory but Juventus escaped thanks to substitute Gonzalo Higuain’s stoppage-time strike. Four minutes after Torino scored, midfielder Afriyie Acquah was sent off for a second booking. Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was so incensed that he aggressively approached the fourth official and referee and was dismissed as well. “Just as I could see that he took the ball cleanly, the fourth official should have seen it too,” Mihajlovic said. “You don’t need a nuclear engineer to understand it wasn’t a foul. It was an unjustifiable mistake, even if I regret my reaction. But what should I have done? Give him a kiss? “I asked the fourth official why he didn’t help the referee. What are they doing? They don’t even have the courage to talk. The mistake changed the match, that’s clear.” Despite a man advantage, Juventus missed extending its league record to 34 successive home wins. But it was still on the brink of an unprecedented sixth successive Serie

A title. Juventus moved 10 points clear of Roma, which needs to at least draw at AC Milan on Sunday to avoid handing the Bianconeri the title. There are three rounds remaining and Roma hosts Juventus next weekend. Torino had not won at Juventus since 1995, and it took a surprise lead seven minutes after the break when Ljajic curled a free kick into the top left corner. Torino went down to 10 men when Acquah was shown a second yellow card for a sliding tackle on Mario Mandzukic, despite getting the ball. Acquah’s first booking was considered harsh, too, as video replays showed he did not elbow Dybala. Juventus continued to waste chances, forcing coach Massimiliano Allegri to send on Higuain, whom he was resting for the Champions League semifinal against Monaco on Tuesday. Higuain rescued Juve by controlling Miralem Pjanic’s pass with one touch on the edge of the box and drilling into the bottom left corner.

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Dries Mertens marked his 30th birthday with two goals and an assist to help Napoli move into second in Serie A, two points above Roma. “I’ve run out of adjectives

for Dries,” Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri said. “Since I’ve been here he’s played in every position and he’s done so in an extraordinary way. “I’m also happy that he’s shaken off the label of a super sub. He’s starting matches and showing he was right to want to play more.” Mertens took less than two minutes to open the scoring, getting in front of his marker to fire home Faouzi Ghoulam’s cross for Napoli’s 100th goal in all competitions. Napoli dominated and had chances to take the lead, with delightful interplay between Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, and Jose Callejon. Marek Hamsik almost scored an astonishing goal from near the halfway line as he spotted Cagliari goalkeeper Rafael off his line, but his cheeky lob landed on the roof of the net as the whole stadium applauded. Mertens doubled his tally after the break, his 30th goal of the season, and turned provider with a through ball to Insigne, who controlled it as he turned and lifted it into the far side of the net. Mertens and Insigne were given standing ovations when they were replaced in the final 15 minutes. Substitute Diego Farias netted a consolation for Cagliari in stoppage time. (ap)

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Torino head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic protests with referee Paolo Valeri during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Torino at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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Monaco edge closer to Ligue 1 title with Nancy win PARIS — Monaco moved closer to winning the French league and reaching 150 goals for the season with a comfortable 3-0 win at struggling Nancy on Saturday. Earlier, Paris Saint-Germain maintained its slim hopes of retaining the title with a 5-0 home win against Bastia. But Monaco is three points ahead of PSG with a game in hand and a much better goal difference. Monaco can effectively seal the title with a home win against Lille next Sunday. PSG has a difficult game at Saint-Etienne. “We’re close,” Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva said. “All the players deserve to win it.” Monaco got off to the ideal start when defender Tobias Badila scored an own goal in the third minute. Silva made it 2-0 shortly before halftime when he headed in Thomas Lemar’s cross from the left. Teen striker Kylian Mbappe used his pace to set up Lemar for the third, taking Monaco’s season tally to 149 in all competitions. Monaco fans celebrated as if

they’d won the league, while Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev went on to the pitch to applaud them and congratulate his players. It was the ideal preparation for the Champions League semifinal return leg at Juventus on Tuesday, when Monaco will look to overturn a 2-0 deficit. (ap)

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Sp rt Sydney complete dream season with shootout victory

SYDNEY - Milos Ninkovic converted the winning penalty as Sydney FC capped a record-breaking season with a 4-2 shootout triumph against Melbourne Victory to clinch a third A-League title at Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday. Ninkovic, voted the league’s best player, had stepped up immediately after his goalkeeper Danny Vukovic saved a Marco Rojas attempt in the shootout, following a scrappy Grand Final that had ended locked at 1-1 after extra time. Sydney’s Alex Wilkinson and Melbourne captain Carl Valeri also missed their attempts in the shootout. “That penalty shootout went so quickly and I can’t believe we have won it,” Vukovic said. “Pure elation. I don’t know what I would have done had I lost my fourth. “That was my fourth grand final and we’ve done it and done it in style.” The spiteful match was blighted by almost 60 fouls and 11 yellow cards, and ended deadlocked after Melbourne’s Besart Barisha had opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Sydney’s Rhyan Grant equalised with 20 minutes remaining. Melbourne’s James Troisi was unlucky not to win

the game in the 109th minute when his right foot volley cannoned off Vukovic’s right upright, while Sydney’s David Carney wasted an opportunity when he sliced his shot wide in the 115th minute. Sydney had recorded the most dominant season in the competition’s 12-year history with 20 wins and one defeat in 27 matches and Melbourne, despite finishing second in the league, had been given little chance of securing their fourth title. Victory, however, refused to give Sydney any time on the ball from the outset with their players flying into tackles, which created several confrontations. Kosovo international Berisha opened the scoring when he was given space to run at the Sydney defence, turned his marker and unleashed a left foot shot from the edge of the box past Vukovic. Tensions boiled over in the 34th minute following a clumsy challenge by Melbourne’s Leigh Broxham on Ninkovic that prompted an all-in melee and ended with referee Jarred Gillett issuing yellow cards to Ninkovic, Sydney midfielder Filip Holosko and Melbourne’s James Troisi. Sydney dominated the second half and finally equalised when a shot from Carney was parried by Lawrence Thomas onto his post and cleared off the line by Berisha only for defender Grant to poke the ball home. (rtr)

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Players and team staff from Sydney FC celebrate with the trophy after defeating Melbourne Victory in the A-League soccer final at Sydney Football Stadium in Australia, May 7, 2017.

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Barcelona’s Neymar in action.

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Magical’ Neymar leads Barca attacking show

BARCELONA- An inspired Neymar lead Barcelona’s 4-1 thrashing of Villarreal on Saturday with a performance that coach Luis Enrique said proved the Brazilian is in a class of his own. Champions Barca temporarily went three points ahead of Real Madrid as Neymar and fellow South Americans Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez combined to see off an in-form Villarreal. Real then produced a ruthless first-half display to thrash alreadyrelegated Granada 4-0 to remain on course for a first league title in five years. Real are level on 84 points with Barca, who lead the standings due to their superior head-to-head record. Real have a game in hand, however, and will win a first domestic title since 2012 if they take seven points from their remaining three games. At the Nou Camp, Barca went ahead in the 21st minute when Neymar ran onto a deflected pass from Messi to score, and the Brazilian forward was a constant threat down the left, delighting the crowd with

his dazzling footwork. Messi scored twice to take his tally to 51 goals in all competitions but it was Neymar who stole the show. “Any football fan has to appreciate what Neymar does, which sometimes seems more like ballet than dribbling. It’s beautiful, it’s effective and it’s spectacular,” Barca coach Luis Enrique told a news conference. “It’s a huge pleasure to watch him. Time will tell if he can define an era. Neymar interprets football completely differently to other players, even to other Brazilians.” Barca defender Gerard Pique said football needed players like Neymar. “He’s magical, although we’re in an era in which it seems that magic is penalised and kicking is seen as better than providing a spectacle,” he added. “Players like Neymar make football much better.” The Catalans’ hopes of winning a third straight title rest on Real Madrid losing one of their remaining games. (rtr)

MILAN — Juventus’ record winning streak at home was ended by 10-man Torino 1-1 in an enthralling Derby della Mole on Saturday. Adem Ljajic’s sublime 52nd-minute free kick looked to have given Torino a rare derby victory but Juventus escaped thanks to substitute Gonzalo Higuain’s stoppage-time strike. Four minutes after Torino scored, midfielder Afriyie Acquah was sent off for a second booking. Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was so incensed that he aggressively approached the fourth official and referee and was dismissed as well. “Just as I could see that he took the ball cleanly, the fourth official should have seen it too,” Mihajlovic said. “You don’t need a nuclear engineer to understand it wasn’t a foul. It was an unjustifiable mistake, even if I regret my reaction. But what should I have done? Give him a kiss? “I asked the fourth official why he didn’t help the referee. What are they doing? They don’t even have the courage to talk. The mistake changed the match, that’s clear.” Despite a man advantage, Juventus missed extending its league record to 34 successive home wins. But it was still on the brink of an unprecedented sixth successive Serie

A title. Juventus moved 10 points clear of Roma, which needs to at least draw at AC Milan on Sunday to avoid handing the Bianconeri the title. There are three rounds remaining and Roma hosts Juventus next weekend. Torino had not won at Juventus since 1995, and it took a surprise lead seven minutes after the break when Ljajic curled a free kick into the top left corner. Torino went down to 10 men when Acquah was shown a second yellow card for a sliding tackle on Mario Mandzukic, despite getting the ball. Acquah’s first booking was considered harsh, too, as video replays showed he did not elbow Dybala. Juventus continued to waste chances, forcing coach Massimiliano Allegri to send on Higuain, whom he was resting for the Champions League semifinal against Monaco on Tuesday. Higuain rescued Juve by controlling Miralem Pjanic’s pass with one touch on the edge of the box and drilling into the bottom left corner.

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Dries Mertens marked his 30th birthday with two goals and an assist to help Napoli move into second in Serie A, two points above Roma. “I’ve run out of adjectives

for Dries,” Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri said. “Since I’ve been here he’s played in every position and he’s done so in an extraordinary way. “I’m also happy that he’s shaken off the label of a super sub. He’s starting matches and showing he was right to want to play more.” Mertens took less than two minutes to open the scoring, getting in front of his marker to fire home Faouzi Ghoulam’s cross for Napoli’s 100th goal in all competitions. Napoli dominated and had chances to take the lead, with delightful interplay between Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, and Jose Callejon. Marek Hamsik almost scored an astonishing goal from near the halfway line as he spotted Cagliari goalkeeper Rafael off his line, but his cheeky lob landed on the roof of the net as the whole stadium applauded. Mertens doubled his tally after the break, his 30th goal of the season, and turned provider with a through ball to Insigne, who controlled it as he turned and lifted it into the far side of the net. Mertens and Insigne were given standing ovations when they were replaced in the final 15 minutes. Substitute Diego Farias netted a consolation for Cagliari in stoppage time. (ap)

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Torino head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic protests with referee Paolo Valeri during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Torino at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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Monaco edge closer to Ligue 1 title with Nancy win PARIS — Monaco moved closer to winning the French league and reaching 150 goals for the season with a comfortable 3-0 win at struggling Nancy on Saturday. Earlier, Paris Saint-Germain maintained its slim hopes of retaining the title with a 5-0 home win against Bastia. But Monaco is three points ahead of PSG with a game in hand and a much better goal difference. Monaco can effectively seal the title with a home win against Lille next Sunday. PSG has a difficult game at Saint-Etienne. “We’re close,” Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva said. “All the players deserve to win it.” Monaco got off to the ideal start when defender Tobias Badila scored an own goal in the third minute. Silva made it 2-0 shortly before halftime when he headed in Thomas Lemar’s cross from the left. Teen striker Kylian Mbappe used his pace to set up Lemar for the third, taking Monaco’s season tally to 149 in all competitions. Monaco fans celebrated as if

they’d won the league, while Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev went on to the pitch to applaud them and congratulate his players. It was the ideal preparation for the Champions League semifinal return leg at Juventus on Tuesday, when Monaco will look to overturn a 2-0 deficit. (ap)

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‘Canelo’ Alvarez dominates Chavez Jr., Golovkin next up LAS VEGAS — Saul “Canelo” Alvarez left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer by dominating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

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Come September, Alvarez will get a chance to become the middleweight champion again. Minutes after winning every round on all three judges’ cards in a 12-round romp over Chavez, Alvarez invited Gennady Golovkin into the ring and announced a longawaited clash on Sept. 16. The contract has already been signed. Only the venue is undetermined. “GGG, you are next my friend. The fight is done,” Alvarez said as the crowd cheered. “I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional.” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) used a punishing jab to take control early against Chavez in a matchup of former middleweight champions. The bigger Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) started bleeding from the nose in the third round. His left eye swelled in the sixth and started to close a round later. Alvarez, who went off as a 4-1 favorite, was much quicker than the largest fighter he’s faced. He had a 228-71 edge in punches landed and an 83-15 advantage in jabs landed. “Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box,” Alvarez said. “I showed as a fighter I can do all things. I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn’t do it.” Alvarez’s team was so confident, they cut the deal with Golovkin before the bout. It didn’t matter in this one-sided fight. “Do you think I lost focus?” Alvarez said. “I consider myself a person of strong mental strength.” Alvarez had no choice after relinquishing his WBC belt last year to Golovkin when he declined to reach a fight deal. “I feel very excited, right now is a different story,” Golovkin said. “In September, it

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knowledged he felt weaker having lost so much weight. “If I would’ve attacked more I would’ve been countered by his punches. Nacho told me to do that but the strategy didn’t work,” Chavez said. “I couldn’t throw as many punches as I wanted. My father kept telling me to throw more punches from the ringside.” A confident Canelo didn’t bother to sit in his corner after the seventh round of a fight that wasn’t nearly as competitive as hoped. (ap)

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at 164, nine pounds heavier than he’s ever fought. Alvarez, whose lone loss was to Floyd Mayweather Jr., got against the ropes several times and absorbed combinations from Chavez before quickly recovering with uppercuts. Despite a four-inch height advantage and an obvious weight edge after he rehydrated, Chavez was overmatched in his first fight under iconic trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain. Chavez’s left eye was badly swollen in the post-fight press conference and he ac-

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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge (L) runs behind pace-makers during an attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier at the Monza circuit in Italy, May 6, 2017.

MONZA - Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon on Saturday, crossing the line at the Monza Formula One track in two hours and 25 seconds but missing out on an ambitious attempt to break the two-hour barrier. The 32-year-old’s time smashed the official mark of 2:02:57 set by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in Berlin in 2014 but will not enter the record books largely due to a noncompliant system of pacemaking. “The is not the end of the attempt of runners on two hours,” the Olympic champion said after the race, likening the challenge to

climbing a tree. “When you step on the branches... immediately you go to the next one.” Kipchoge rated it as the finest performance in a career that includes a gold medal at the Rio Games last year and a personal best official time of 2:03:05, the thirdfastest in history. “This journey has been good, it has been hard, it has been seven months hard preparation. It has been history in the world of sport,” he added. Kipchoge and the only other competitors, Eritrean Zersenay Tadese and Ethiopian Lelisa De-

sisa, ran behind an arrow-head formation of pacemakers, to reduce drag, and a car beaming a green line on the road behind it to show the required speed for the sub-two hour target. Amid deep scepticism, Nike pitched the attempt as sport’s “moon shot”, with a keen eye on sales of its running shoes. It designed a lightweight shoe, Zoom Vaporfly Elite, with a carbon-fibre insole as part of the meticulous preparations. Nike’s arch rival, German firm adidas, also has its own ‘Sub2’ project, also with a new shoe. (rtr)


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Nigerians take part in a protest demanding for the release of secondary school girls abducted from the remote village of Chibok, in Asokoro, Abuja May 13, 2014.

Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners

ABUJA - Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok three years ago in exchange for prisoners, the presidency said on Saturday.

Around 270 girls were kidnapped in April 2014 by the Islamist militant group, which has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in northeastern Nigeria. Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 remained missing for more than two years. Nigeria thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping secure the release of the 82 girls after “lengthy negotiations”, the presidency said in a statement. President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday afternoon in the capital Abuja, it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details. A military source said the girls were brought on Sunday morning from Banki near the Cameroon border to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state where the insurgency started. The release of the girls may give a boost to Buhari who has hardly appeared in public since returning from Britain in March for treatment of an unspecified illness.

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“We increased our equity exposure and added some French stocks after the first round,” said Francois Savary, chief investment officer at Geneva-based fund management firm Prime Partners. “The major political risk of a Le Pen victory appears to be disappearing.”

He made crushing the insurgency a pillar of his election campaign in 2015. The army has retaken most of the territory initially lost to the militants but attacks and suicide bombings by the group have made it nearly impossible for displaced persons to return to their recaptured hometowns. “The President directed the security agencies to continue in earnest until all the Chibok girls have been released and reunited with their families,” the presidency said.

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Roses in hand, Venezuelan women protesters face security forces

CARACAS - Dressed in white and chanting “Liberty!”, tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way. The women’s marches, which took place in most major cities around the South American oil producer, were the latest in five weeks of sustained protests against Maduro whom opponents decry as a dictator who has ruined the economy. In Caracas, marchers sang the national anthem and shouted “We want elections!” They were halted at various points by lines of policewomen and National Guard troops with armored cars. The opposition, which has majority support in Venezuela after years of being in the shadow of the ruling Socialist Party, is demanding that delayed state elections be held and the 2018 presidential vote be brought forward. They also want the government to free scores of jailed activists, allow humanitarian aid from abroad to offset a brutal economic crisis, and respect the independence of

the legislature where the opposition won a majority in 2015. Highlighting vandalism and violence by young masked protesters, Maduro says opponents are seeking a coup with U.S. support and harbor “terrorists” and “murderers” in their ranks. In response to the crisis, the 54-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez is setting up a super body known as a “constituent assembly” with powers to rewrite the constitution, shake up public powers, and potentially replace the legislature. “This march is against opposition terrorism, they are destroying everything,” said cook Fredesvilda Paulino, 54, at a pro-government rally also in Caracas on Saturday where red-shirted women waved pro-Maduro flags and banners. The women’s marches were organized as part of an opposition attempt to vary tactics and keep momentum against Maduro. Women have often been feeling the brunt of Venezuela’s economic crisis due to widespread food and medicine shortages, huge lines at shops, soaring prices, and increasing hunger in the nation of 30 million people. (rtr)

After a campaign in which favourites dropped out of the race one after the other, Le Pen is nevertheless closer to elected power than the far right has been in France since World War Two. If opinion polls prove accurate and the country elects its youngestever president rather than its first female leader, Macron himself has said himself he expects no honeymoon period.

Close to 60 percent of those who plan to vote for Macron say they will do so to stop Le Pen from being elected to lead the euro zone’s second-largest economy, rather than because they fully support the former banker turned politician. “I don’t necessarily agree with either of the candidates,” psychotherapist Denise Dulliand, who was voting in Annecy in the mountainous southeast, told Reuters.

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Indonesia hard-liners call for jailing of Christian governor

JAKARTA — Thousands of conservative Muslims took to the streets of the Indonesian capital on Friday to call for the jailing of its minority Christian governor who is on trial on charges of blaspheming the Quran. At least several thousand white-robed protesters marched after Friday prayers at Istiqlal Mosque in central Jakarta until reaching the nearby Supreme Court building. The protest comes just days before a district court announces its verdict in Gov. Basuki “Ahok”

Tjahaja Purnama’s blasphemy trial. Some of the protesters held flags, banners and placards that

said “Justice must be upheld” and “Ahok, the blasphemer of Islam, must be jailed.” Prosecutors last month recommended a two-year suspended prison sentence for Ahok. The relatively light sentencing demand was made a day after Ahok was defeated by a landslide election victory for a Muslim rival backed by conservative clerics. Ahok’s term as governor ends in October. The maximum penalty for blasphemy in Muslim-majority Indonesia is five years in prison. Prosecu-

tors recommended one-year prison if Ahok violates his probation. “We are here because we are disappointed with prosecutors who were blind and deaf to the aspirations of Muslims,” said Bahruddin Rabbani, an Islamic boarding school teacher from Banten, a neighboring province of Jakarta. Ahok was accused of blasphemy last year when a video surfaced of him telling voters they were being deceived if they believed a specific verse in the Quran prohibited Muslims from electing a non-Muslim as leader.

Hard-line Islamic groups have attracted hundreds of thousands to anti-Ahok protests in Jakarta, shaking the government of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and undermining Indonesia’s reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam. “We believe that Ahok’s use of our holy Quran for political campaigning constituted blasphemy,” said another protester, Ahmad Salman. “We want to see the blasphemer of Islam in jail.” A verdict from the five-judge panel is expected on Tuesday. (ap)

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Indonesia hardline Muslim group members protest to call for maximum punishment to be imposed on Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama ahead of the verdict of a blasphemy trial in front of Supreme Court in Jakarta, Indonesia May 5, 2017. Poster reads: “Detain Ahok.”

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More than 20 girls were released last October in a deal brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Others have escaped or been rescued, but 195 were believed to be still in captivity. Buhari said last month that the government was in talks to secure the release of the remaining captives. Although the Chibok girls are the most highprofile case, Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of adults and children, many of whose cases have been neglected. Although the army has retaken much of the territory initially lost to Boko Haram, large parts of the northeast, particularly in Borno state, remain under threat from the militants. Suicide bombings and gun attacks have increased in the region since the end of the rainy season late last year. (rtr)

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Indonesia and U.S. miner Freeport start contract negotiations

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Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, and Henrique Capriles, opposition leader and Governor of Miranda State, attend a women’s march to protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela May 6, 2017. “But I wanted to express my voice, to be able to say that I came, even if I am really not satisfied with what is happening in our country, and that I would like to see less stupidity, less money and more fraternity.” MORE ELECTIONS TO COME

The battle between mainstream and more radical policies in France will continue into parliamentary

elections next month in which the new president will try to secure a majority in parliament. One poll this week suggested that was within reach for Macron. Much will also depend on how the candidates score on Sunday. Le Pen’s niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, on Thursday told L’Opinion daily that winning 40 percent of the vote would be “a huge victory” for the National Front. (rtr)

JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities on Thursday kicked off negotiations with Freeport McMoran Inc. over a contract dispute that has prompted the U.S. mining giant to scale down operations in the eastern province of Papua. CEO Richard Adkerson met with mining ministry officials in Jakarta to start talks over a range of disagreements including legal assurances over investments beyond 2021, tax rates, and a government requirement for Freeport to divest a 51 percent stake in its local operations. “We have work to do, issues to discuss, but we’re all going in this with goodwill and optimism about reaching a win-win situation,” Adkerson told reporters after meeting with mining minister Ignasius Jonan

and other officials from the central and Papua provincial government. “For Freeport, the key issue is having assurance about our ability to operate,” he added. Teguh Pamuji, secretary general at the mining ministry, said the negotiations would focus on fiscal certainty, taxes and royalties, divestments, and the development of smelters. The dispute arose after Indonesia revised its mining rules in January, which brought Freeport’s copper concentrate exports to a halt and led to the company scaling back operations and temporarily laying off thousands of workers in the impoverished Papua province. To comply with the new rules, Freeport and other miners are required to convert their original con-

tracts of work to a special contract. Freeport, which argues this requirement and others violate its existing contract, has threatened arbitration. But both sides have recently softened their tone, saying instead that arbitration is a last resort. “So long as we’re progressing to (a) ... mutually acceptable resolution, there would be no arbitration,” Adkerson said. Freeport was last month granted an export permit valid until February 2018, allowing it to resume export shipments until at least October 2017, pending further negotiations. The move came after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the Southeast Asian nation. A Freeport workers’ union started a month-long strike on May 1 aimed at ending the company’s layoffs and furlough policy. (rtr)


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BUSINESS China seeks up to 85 percent stake in strategic port in Myanmar

YANGON - China is looking to take a stake of up to 85 percent in a strategically important sea port in Myanmar, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, in a move that could heighten tensions over China’s growing economic clout in the country. Beijing has been pushing for preferential access to the deep sea port of Kyauk Pyu on the Bay of Bengal, as part of its ambitious “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure investment plan to deepen its links with economies throughout Asia and beyond.

A consortium led by China’s CITIC Group has proposed taking a 70-85 percent stake in the $7.3 billion deep sea port, according to negotiating documents seen by Reuters and three people familiar with the talks between the Chinese state-owned conglomerate and Myanmar’s civilian government. The size of the proposed Chinese stake is substantially larger than the 50/50 joint venture proposed by Myanmar late last year, an offer rejected by CITIC, said two people involved in the talks. Well-placed sources told Reuters last month that China had signalled it was willing to abandon the controversial $3.6 billion Myitsone dam project in Myanmar, but would be looking in return for concessions on other strategic opportunities in the Southeast Asian nation - including the Bay of Bengal port. Kyauk Pyu is important for China because the port is the entry point for a Chinese oil and gas pipeline which gives it an alternative route for energy imports from the Middle East that avoids the Malacca Straits, a shipping chokepoint. The port is part of two projects, which also include an industrial park, to develop a special economic zone in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State. CITIC was awarded the lead role in both initiatives in 2015. Beijing-based CITIC, China’s biggest and oldest financial conglomerate, did not respond to several requests for comment on Friday. China’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment. TALKS TO START Negotiations between Myanmar and CITIC, which sources said were set to start next week in the country’s commercial hub Yangon, come amid a Chinese diplomatic push to forge better ties with its resourcerich neighbour. Myanmar’s leaders have traditionally been wary of domination by China. But the country last month signed an agreement that will see oil pumped through

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FILE PHOTO: An advertisement poster promoting China’s renminbi (RMB) or yuan , U.S. dollar and Euro exchange services is seen outside at foreign exchange store in Hong Kong, China August 13, 2015. the pipeline from Kyauk Pyu across Myanmar to southwestern China, while leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to visit Beijing for a summit on “One Belt, One Road”, President Xi Jinping’s signature policy, in mid-May. One of the sources, who declined to be named, said CITIC was in the “driving seat” on the port project, and that Myanmar was unlikely to ask for a stake of more than 30 percent due to opposition from the Chinese firm. “Some people worry that China would have the power to do anything they want and control the project if it owns 85 percent,” said the person, who is familiar with the thinking of policymakers in Myanmar. “But Myanmar doesn’t have other options,” the person added, citing the Myanmar government’s financial constraints. The source did not specifically mention a quid pro quo over the Myitsone dam. A second source close to Myanmar’s policymakers corroborated that account, adding that Myanmar has agreed to choose from one

of four options proposed by CITIC, leaving it with a stake ranging from 15 to 30 percent. “Myanmar has no other choice but the four options given by CITIC,” said the second person, who is involved in the talks. Funding would be split between Myanmar and the CITIC-led consortium in proportion to the stake agreed, the two sources said. Soe Win, who leads the management committee of the special economic zone, confirmed negotiations would start next week but declined to comment on the deal, citing the confidentiality of the talks. SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE The nearly $10 billion Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone, which Myanmar’s government has said would create an economic hub akin to Singapore covering 4,289 acres, is part of Myanmar’s plan to boost the economy in one of its poorest regions. A second consortium led by CITIC has also proposed taking a 51 percent stake in the $2.3

billion industrial park, an offer Myanmar has agreed to, said the two people involved in the talks. Soe Win said environmental and social impact studies would soon be conducted by Myanmar’s environmental ministry, with construction due to start in 2018. The economic zone faces opposition from activists and residents who criticised the tender process and said the development would have a negative impact on local people. Around 20,000 people are at risk of losing their homes and livelihoods due to land acquisition for the zone, according to the International Commission of Jurists, a human rights watchdog. CITIC’s consortiums include China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd, China Merchants Holdings, TEDA Investment Holding and Yunnan Construction Engineering Group. The only non-Chinese state-owned company involved is Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group.(rtr)

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Ubud Monkey Forest Road is the namesake route passing the famous sacred sanctuary home of the grey long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicuiaris). The one-way street follows on further south from Jalan Hanoman and turns at Ubud’s main town centre, across the road from the Puri Saren royal palace and Ubud’s famous art market. From where Ubud Monkey Forest Road starts, rows of shops, boutiques and outlets line its sides together with many guesthouses and hotels, restaurants and small day spas. Only a short distance further down, the forest sanctuary resides under lofty shades of the entrance gate, with a small parking space just across the road. Locally referred to as Jalan Monkey Forest, the Monkey Forest Road links the main shopping area with Ubud’s famous satellite streets of Jalan Hanoman, Jalan Sugriwa, and Jalan Jembawan, which are all southeast from the town centre. Along Ubud Monkey Forest Road, there are a variety of shops, some with clear signposts and some bearing only obscure objects and curios from behind single-glass displays. Most are art shops with selections of assorted handicrafts, antiques and alluring textiles from the archipelago and Bali. A stroll through Ubud Monkey Forest Road and the adjacent side streets will demonstrate that this area is not similar to main tourism areas in the island’s south, say Kuta and Legian for instance. Quieter footpaths, a cooler ambience and a more relaxed shopping climate make for a pleasant Ubud sidestreet shopping experience.

For simple items, there is the convenience store, Delta Mart. Various shops such as Toko Lagi showcase a range of antiques and items while organic shops such as Utama Spice sell a collection of essential oils, handmade soaps and aromatherapy items. Fashion, from men’s and women’s, to children’s wear can be found here. Just after the Ubud Monkey Forest sanctuary, a steep climb up north is where most of the fashion boutiques are found. Wardani Textiles boasts exotic and colourful sashes and sarongs as well as readymade clothing.

You will find a few internationally branded stores and famous local brands on Jalan Monkey Forest such as Uluwatu, Animale, Polo Ralph Lauren, Billabong, Volcom and other leading surf brands. The local brand of Balinese lace, Uluwatu, retails handmade women’s garments, dresses, bags and accessories, bed linen, table linen, and more. Jalan Hanoman also features rows of shops and clothing stores, with fine textiles from the archipelago and exotic forms, colours and designs. On Jalan Dewi Sita, find KOU Bali Shop, which sells

homemade organic fruit jams and organic soap. Good to Know There are actually three different roads that interlink to form the sidewalk shopping experience that is Ubud Monkey Forest Road. Interestingly, all of these roads’ names signify a monkey-related theme. Ubud Monkey Forest Road is obvious, while the Jalan Hanoman preceding it is named after a Hindu monkey deity, also a protagonist in the Hindu epic, Ramayana. Jalan Sugriwa, a road east of Jalan Hano-

man, is also named after a character from the Ramayana epic – Sugriwa being related to Hanoman, king of the monkey kingdom. Again to the east, Jalan Jembawan is named after a bear who together with the ‘Wanara’ monkey troops aided Rama in finding his kidnapped wife, Sita. All roads interconnect at one point, although only Jalan Monkey Forest has oneway traffic. Monkey Forest Road and Jalan Hanoman are connected by Jalan Dewi Sita, which also has several art and painting galleries as well as textiles and clothing outlets. (kmb)

Jalak Restaurant, Sky-Nest BBQ, All You Can Eat only IDR 150K Jalak Restaurant, one of 3 restaurants own by, The Nest Hotel by Danapati, is the hotel with 4 star classifiable modern and unique, located on Jl. Pratama 99X Nusa Dua, which has inaugurated its Grand Opening on April 8th, 2017. The concept of this Jalak Restaurant is open air, located on the 6th floor or Rooftop is ready to serve and pamper the needs of eating and drinking for the guest. And also serves the needs of wedding, birthday, until a meeting with the beautiful panoramic view. While relaxing in the afternoon can also enjoy sunset, mangrove forest, and around ocean here. The Jalak restaurant is open daily from 12 AM till 11 PM with capacity of 250 people for stand-

ing and 150 people with seat. A wide variety of dishes ranging from Oriental, International and Asian Foods is ready to serve guests. Special popular package in Jalak restaurant is Sky-Nest BBQ, All You Can Eat offer for guest every Friday from 6 PM till 11.30 PM, only IDR 150K Nett per person. Existence of Jalak restaurant also supported by Jalak Terrace which has a dazzling and impressive atmosphere suitable for guests who want to relax and enjoy food and drinks in the afternoon until dusk. Beside can be enjoying the beautiful panoramic of Nusa Dua area via this venue, the guest also offered some alternative by The Nest Hotel. Such as Infinity Pool and bar,

is a connected swimming pool with the bar, located in the rooftop with beautiful scenery and impressive, The Fitness Center, The Nest Spa, managed by Pandang Wangi Spa that experienced in management of Spa at Dewata Island. While Merak Restaurant located on the 3rd floor serves a wide variety of dishes ranging from Oriental, iInternational and Asian Foods is ready to serve guests 24 for hours. For guests who are reluctant to come directly into the restaurant due to tired or busy life, we are ready to serve the food delivery through “In-Room Dining” (Room Service) for 24 hours. ”The Lobby Lounge” overlooking the main road is very well suited for relaxing with family or colleagues. (kmb)


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After facing down scandal, Malaysia’s Najib vulnerable on rising costs

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s 1.6 million public servants have long been one of the most reliable vote banks for Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition, but as he prepares to seek re-election he faces warnings that soaring living costs risk eroding that support.

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Syaifudin Vifick capturing the night scenery behind Pasar Kumbasari, with Slinat’s mural on the wall, telling an art movement story related to the market life on that road.

Acknowledging the Market: Pasar in Denpasar

DENPASAR - Who isn’t familiar with the City of Denpasar when they get to Bali? Well, your air steward or stewardess on the plane will say, “Welcome to Denpasar,” when the airport is actually located in Badung, yet, not to fret, Denpasar is actually the capital city of the Province of Bali itself. Denpasar was a name of a resting area owned by the King of Badung, KyaiJambeKsatrya, from Puri (meaning: Kingdom) JambeKsatrya. As the resting area is located to the North of the Market’s position then, the name becomes “Den” meaning North and “Pasar” meaning market. The resting area became Puri Denpasar when PuriJambeKsatrya was taken over by PuriKalerPemecutan, which also established thetown Denpasar in the year 1788. The significant market was located where the memorial Field of PuputanBadung (the sacrificial fight towards the Dutch invasion in 1906) is today, near to the kilometer zero of Denpasar City - it was in the heart of the city. After PuputanBadung, the market was moved to above the Tukad (meaning: river) Badung and long known to be PasarBadung. As Oxford Brookes University Urban DesignResearch Student, GedeMaha Putra, wrote on his blog postBali Kini: Denpasar, “Pasar, in

a traditional society, would not be in a building, it would be in an open space, temporary, and many would take place under a tree. It is the heart of the village’s economy, providing daily needs.” To Putra, the pasar is also the space where “communication and information exchange” takes place with those from outside the village too. Thus, pasar become social spaces within towns. As time pasts, the meaning of pasarin Denpasar has not moved much yet its existence tends to be in a building or under a canopy or umbrellas.More and more pasar have existed in Denpasar providing different kinds of daily needs and has its own particular characters – still in the style of traditional markets ora much modern shop. For example, the area of PuriJambeKsatrya, in Jalan (meaning: road) Veteran is now known as PasarSatria, is a bird and pets market, and cheap or second hand items from religious needs to clothes atPasarKereneng, are still in forms of

traditional markets. While the hub of cloths and textiles in Jalan Sulawesi, and gold jewelries trading in JalanHassanudin are in forms of shops. There has been a major change too towards PasarBadung. As it caught a huge fire last year due to a gas tube explosion in one of its kiosks,now it exists in the former Tiara Grosir supermarket areal, JalanCokroaminoto. Being the most influential economic market in Denpasar, the routes of the roads near to the relocation have changed significantly. Under the Denpasar Government website, denpasarkota.go.id, we can find these shops and traditional markets under KawasanBisnis (meaning: Business District). It really shows how economy is important in Denpasar and created particular areas of items that the general public can seek to. Interestingly, JalanTeuku Umar has become one of them, a business area for trading also servicing gadgets, electronics, automotive, interiors, and other local necessities. CushCush Gallery, located in JalanTeuku Umar itself, is a gallery that aims to “be an alternative platform for contemporary arts and design.” And with its position in the middle of the buzzing city, it has a new endeavor

on pasar and Denpasar. “Denpasar’s unique and different persona, where the majority Balinese living side by side with a diverse in-coming migrants who have settled down within the city area, makes life in Denpasar richer,” CushCush Gallery explained. That new endeavor is DenPasar 2017, a group exhibition that involves artists and creative communities to “observe, understand, and re-learn the meaning of ‘Pasar’ and Denpasar” with the theme Bahasa pasar or “market language.” By looking at Denpasar’s own meaning, it confirms that market is significant in Denpasar’s growth as a city. CushCush Gallery corresponded, “The market is a great platform to get to know the character and soul of a city, as it is a place where everybody talks, looks, and interacts as whom they really are.” The exhibition is in line with Denpasar’s Vision of “becoming aCreative city by acknowledging its culturetowards a Harmonious living.” Having accepted participants young and old coming from diverse creative disciplinary, Owner of CushCush Gallery, SuriawatiQiu, acknowledged, “It is a very good beginning with these participants. DenPasar 2017 is aimed to bring up the creativity side

of Denpasar City. With their different interpretations, thoughts, observations, it is hoped to show more of Denpasar’s significance which can be introduced to the public and younger generation.” DenPasar 2017 has started with MelaliKePasar (meaning: going to the market) session. Starting with DenPasarTalk (provided by culture enthusiasts, Arief AyipBudiman and Marlowe Bandem) and then DenPasarWalk (going through four markets together) with the participants. “MelaliKePasar shows hidden treasure and have let me re-looked [bold-highlight-italicize] at sceneries we usually see and do not realize at the same time - which actually formed BahasaPasar narratives all this time,” participant of DenPasar 2017 fashion designer, Elizabeth MyraJuliarti, shared. More about DenPasar 2017 can be found on Instagram @CushCushGallery, Website www.cushcushgallery. com, or E-mail to denpasar2017@ cushcushgallery.com The DenPasar2017 Exhibition will be opened on May 26th 2017 at CushCush Gallery, Teuku Umar Street, Gang Rajawali no. 1A Denpasar. (Savitri Sastrawan)

Prices have risen sharply since Malaysia cut state subsidies and launched a national goods and services (GST) tax to plug a hole in its finances caused by falling oil and gas revenues, and rank-and-file government workers say they are feeling the pinch. “My wife earns some side income doing freelance work, but we just can’t save,” said 28-year-old Mohd Nizam, who has supported Najib’s United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the past but, like around a dozen public sector workers who spoke to Reuters, did not want to say if he would do so again. “I don’t know how we’ll manage if we have a child,” said Nizam, who rides a motorcycle to work each day in the administrative capital Putrajaya, where he earns 3,000 ringgit ($687) a month as a government clerk. Rising prices were a key factor that prompted urban and non-Malay voters to abandon the coalition led by UMNO over the past two elections. But UMNO clung on to its rural Malay Muslim heartlands and the votes of rankand-file civil servants - most of whom are ethnic Malays due to a decades-old positive discrimination policy that gives them priority for government jobs. The next election is not due until 2018 but, after facing down a corruption scandal at state developer 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Najib is expected to capitalise on opposition disarray and call an election this year. Analysts expect Najib to win, but he has little room for manoeuvre. In 2013 the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition lost the popular vote but won most seats in parliament - if its majority were further eroded this time Najib could face an internal

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during the 10th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Summit as part of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in metropolitan Manila, Philippines April 29, 2017. leadership challenge. Rizalman Mokhtar, a grassroots leader with UMNO, said he feared civil servants - who make up around 15 percent of all voters - could turn against the party if nothing is done about the rising cost of living. “We have to address this issue, or it will have a big impact on our support,” he said. DEEPER IN DEBT Malaysia’s annual inflation hit an eight-

year high of 5.1 percent in March, among the quickest in Southeast Asia and far outpacing Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Private sector wage growth is expected to average 5.7 percent between 2013 and 2017, based on data compiled by the Malaysian Employers’ Federation. But public sector wage growth was between 2 and 3 percent over the same period, according to the Congress of Unions of

Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Ceupacs). Ceupacs President Azih Muda said civil servants have ended up heavily indebted to manage rising living costs, to the point that more than 60,000 of them risk bankruptcy. “This is a direct effect of the hike in cost of living. Civil servants end up taking up a lot of loans and this is unsustainable and they are unable to manage their finances,” Azih told Reuters. (rtr)

50,000 evacuated in German city after 5 WWII bombs uncovered

FRANKFURT — German authorities are evacuating around 50,000 people from their homes in the northern city of Hannover while five suspected aerial bombs from World War II are made safe for removal.

City officials say two suspected bombs were found at a construction site and three more nearby. Germany was heavily bombed by Allied planes during the war and such finds are common. Leaflets in German, Polish,

Inhabitants pass by rescue workers in Hannover-Vahrenfeld, northern Germany, Sunday, May 7, 2017 when 50,000 people have to leave their homes when an unexploded World War II bomb is defused.

Turkish, English and Russian were delivered door-to-door to make sure everyone evacuated on Sunday. The city’s museums are open for free and the senior citizen’s agency organized an afternoon Scrabble and card-playing gathering so evacuated residents would have places to go. Authorities say they hope people will be able to return to their homes by evening. (ap)


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New Brussels museum tells history from European perspective

BRUSSELS - An interactive museum exploring Europe’s diverse history of wars, the EU and even Brexit opens to the public in Brussels on Saturday, trying to tell the story of the continent from a nonnational perspective. Visitors to the modern six-storey House of European History, funded by the European Parliament, can take an interactive tour in 24 languages, starting in antiquity and leading past the two great wars of the 20th century and the reconstruction process towards a united continent that followed. The museum will continue to evolve with future events such as Brexit, the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the museum’s content coordinator Andrea Mork explained. “Depending on tomorrow’s events, we are trying to update as much as possible. But as a museum we need a certain distance to evaluate what is important,” she said. The museum, which cost 55.4 million euros ($60.8 million) plus 7 million euros in annual expenses, was criticised as “a wildly extravagant vanity project” by Jonathan Arnott, a member of the European Parliament for British eurosceptic party UKIP. The House of European History has items from 300 collections across Europe, displayed in the

renovated Eastman Building, covering 4,000 sq m (43,056 sq ft). The project took 10 years to complete. It was launched by one of Mr Tajani’s predecessors, Hans-Gert Pöttering. Mr Tajani said: “I believe in the European Union because we don’t have other solutions. “To kill Europe is a big mistake. Europe and the European Union is the protection of our citizens.” The parliament’s president Antonio Tajani dismissed the criticism, saying the museum was an investment in culture as well as the education of future generations. t is a particularly testing time for the EU, as the UK embarks on Brexit and anti-EU nationalists tap into voters’ worries about immigration and insecure jobs. Among some 1,500 exhibits, the new museum displays badges from the UK’s in/out referendum on EU membership last June. Mr Pöttering described former UK Prime Minister David Cameron as “a very tragic person” for “what he has done to Europe and especially to his own country”. The referendum was Mr Cameron’s initiative - and he resigned after the Leave campaign won. His successor Theresa May launched the UK withdrawal process. (rtr)

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In Bali, only 47,000 customers entitled to get electricity subsidies

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Since two years ago, they have chosen to focus more on being a canoe paddler, transporting travelers into the lake. It is done by fighting against hot and cold condition.

Canoe paddlers fight against cold and hot condition

RESIDENTS of Tamblingan hamlet, Munduk, Banjar, having been displaced from their settlement on the edge of Lake Tamblingan no longer fully rely on their life from catching fish. Since two years ago, they have chosen to focus more on being a canoe paddler, transporting travelers into the lake. It is done by fighting against hot and cold condition. The beauty of Lake Tamblingan is no longer doubted. Present with clear water, the environment remains very beautiful. The atmosphere remains very quiet, without bustles. The air is cool and very fresh when inhaled. Besides, from this lake visitors can also watch lovely sunrise. It’s so beautiful. Around the lake sit a number of temples with very classical buildings designed in Balinese architecture. Such myriad of uniqueness is not only able to hypnotize local people to visit. Foreign travelers from various countries equally do not want to miss it. Similarly, local community does not want to abandon this opportunity. They offer canoe tours to get around on the lake. More interestingly, it is not only carried out by men, but also by women. One of them is Ketut Toni. Even though not mastering a foreign language, her courage to approach travelers is not doubted. By wearing customary clothing and holding a paddle, she is eagerly awaiting tourist visit. Amid her bustles, this middle-aged woman said that the profession having been pursued since two years ago is not without reason. Economic difficulty becomes one of the causes. “It’s started from two years ago, I am not alone, but in a group,” she

said, not long ago. Every day, Toni starts her activity around 08:00 and ends at 15:00 Local Time. However, for a bite of rice, not infrequently she must also start at 04:00, right when the sun rises, she ushers visitors wishing to have a pre-wedding session. Her activities in direct contact with nature do not always run smoothly. Sometimes, on a day, no travelers desire to ride her canoe. Not infrequently, she must also fight against cold air and heat of the sun. “Sometimes when the visit is crowded, she can earn IDR 200,000, but on other occasion she does not do anything all day,” she said. Although the results are uncertain, she still makes this profession as the main source of income. Similar profession is also pursued by Wayan Siniari. It has been done shortly after her house standing on the edge of Lake Tamblingan was displaced. Although seeming difficult, she still claimed to be lucky because God still provides her with space to earn a fortune. “Before the house was evicted, I just caught fish in the lake to be sold,” she said. While cleaning weeds on the edge of the lake, Siniari said the rental of her boat can vary, in accordance with the route. However, specifically for pre-wedding activities, it usually lies in the range of IDR 300,000. The money does not go directly into her pocket, but must still be divided with customary village. “The levies must also go to the group and be collected to buy canoe. Now, the number remains small, that’s why she can only get her turn every three days,” she added. (sos)

DENPASAR - In the midst of PLN’s efforts to increase the electrification ratio, PLN also faces the issue of upholding justice for people.

Now, the 900VA power is no longer subsidized and replaced by direct subsidies. Communications and Environmental Development Affairs of PLN for Bali Distribution, I Gusti Ketut Putra, said that the customers of 900VA in Bali totally amount to 333,370. Meanwhile, in the integrated database (BDT), the customers entitled to get 900VA subsidies in Bali amount to 47,193 families. The remaining customers are categorized into well-off families so that they will no longer get subsidies. The data are based on TNP2K, so that PLN no longer does verification to the field. Previously, in order to transfer the well-off families

to use power above 1,300VA, the PLN for Bali Distribution has made various efforts, where one of them is by holding sweepstakes to increase power or make new installation above 1,300VA. Previously, Manager of PLN for South Bali Area, I Nyoman Sueca, conveyed that PLN’s sweepstakes were conducted to give appreciation to the conscious customers not to use subsidized electricity and to optimize the utilization of electricity for activities that can encourage productivity. The customers included in the sweepstakes are those adding their power from 1,300VA and above. With the program, the number of customers adding their power during the first semester of 2016 increased by 35 percent or 2,558 customers to the first half of 2016. (kmb42)

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In order to transfer the well-off families to use power above 1,300VA, the PLN for Bali Distribution has made various efforts, where one of them is by holding sweepstakes to increase power or make new installation above 1,300VA.


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Sudaji tourism village pampers travelers with local wisdom

SUDAJI village in Sawan subdistrict, Buleleng, is not only famous as the center of fruit plant nursery, like durian of Bangkok variety. Since the past few years, this village has also been named as one of the tourism villages in Buleleng district. The status is not separable from the potential owned. Its nature remains pristine and beautiful. Besides, its local wisdom is well preserved and so is the culture.

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Sudaji Village

Chairman of the local tourism village, Gede Suharsana, said that the establishment of tourism village passed through a long process. It is not just limited to potential mapping. The human resources therein must also have the same commitment to conducting arrangements and having readiness to face tourist arrivals. “Management of this tourism village is under the auspices of customary villages,” he explained, not long ago. Over the next few years, this tourism village located near Singaraja town is already able to offer various attractions, ranging from trekking, spiritual tourism, agro-tourism, cultural performance and the latest is in the form of white water rafting. “We are still exploring the potential owned by the village,” he said. Such varied tourism is very capable of becoming a magnet to draw travelers to make a visit. Other than domestic, there are also foreign travelers. “There are always tourist visit every day. More interestingly, the trekking activities can attract many foreigners,” Suharsana said. This tourism village is very unique. Travelers, especially foreign travelers, are equally treated just like local people. The food provided is unlike in their home country. However, they are served with cuisines daily enjoyed by local residents. “We actually would like to show off the actual condition of the village, local wisdom and natural condition. For instance, people may cook pigeon pea vegetable and be served to travelers. If farmers happen to work in paddy fields, just involve them in the activities. Instead, it is interesting and memorable for them,” he said. (sos)

Gilimanuk Bay, a secret bay sitting at west end of Bali GILIMANUK Bay that previously seemed slum has now began to be addressed and well arranged. When standing up on the edge of Gilimanuk Bay, visitors can see a cluster of islands with seasonal forest, looking verdant during rainy and drought during dry season. This area is adjacent directly to the West Bali National Park (TNBB). Moreover, this area remains to belong to the native habitat of Bali starling. After the arrangement, many people stop by at the location, especially during holidays. Splendor of this bay can be immediately seen when passing from the Gilimanuk Harbor. In addition to the views of the bay, visitors are also offered to enjoy the beauty of Shiva Park right in front of the bay. According to residents, the number of visitors coming to Gilimanuk Bay tends to increase, especially during weekends or holidays. Aside from hunting for steamed chicken (betutu) delicacy, visitors will also like to enjoy the atmosphere at the entrance to Bali. The wall formerly covered the rear of the identity card

checkpoint has been dismantled for the statue arrangement. As a result, visitors coming to Bali can see the view of Gilimanuk Bay more freely. In addition to visitors, there are also many residents coming to angle fish or walk around the bay by means of traditional boat. In addition, the Gilimanuk Bay also hosts annual event ahead of the anniversary of the Negara town such as sailboat race. At least, a total of 24 traditional regattas compete to become the fastest. Participants of the sailboat race consist of local fishermen of Gilimanuk village and surrounding areas and even from Banyuwangi. Headman of Gilimanuk, Gede Ngurah Widiada, recently said that the construction of the park and sculpture around the bay significantly boosts the tourist visit. Other than offering beautiful bay, along the coastline there are Ancient Human Museum and Karangsewu destination in sequence. Sailboat race is one of the events held every year. (olo)

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Spice by Chris Salans

The second outlet of Spice by Chris Salans was opened in Sanur in September 2016. Like the original Spice in Ubud, it is helmed by the celebrated chef Chris Salans, founder and chef of the world famous Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique, a member of Les Grandes Tables du Monde (The Grand Tables of the World) of the prestigious association Traditions et Qualité. Spice by Chris Salans offers an affordable experience of the culinary genius of Chris Salans, which applies French cooking techniques to Indonesian ingredients. This approach has become an influential movement, propelling Chef Salans to celebrity in Southeast Asia and beyond. At Spice, all ingredients are locally sourced, with an emphasis on the surprising flavors and healing properties of Indonesia’s aromatic roots, herbs, and spices. The cuisine joyfully combines the humble and the precious, as in Slipper lobster with curry-leaf butter and tempé, or Snapper carpaccio with tamarind croutons and rujak. Properly described as a gastro-bar, Spice by Chris Salans excels at innovative cocktails built around fresh ingredients, whole spices, and fine imported spirits. Here the chef and the mixologist collaborate closely and are happy to design bespoke cocktails that pair ingeniously with a particular dish. There is also a good selection of wines. All this, and the smart attentive service, makes Spice a favored hangout for hipsters and foodies. A signature of Spice is its open kitchen. “Spice was conceived to offer an interactive experience for diners as they discover the unfamiliar flavors of Indonesian

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ingredients as they are picked, cut and mixed into the foods and cocktail in our open kitchens” says Chris Salans. The sounds, smells and sights coming from the beautifully equipped Nayati kitchen are a wonder of their ownwhich only compliments the wonderful gustative experience offered at Spice. The new venue is located in the epicenter of dining in Sanur, just across the street from the famous Café Batujimbar on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. It will be open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening parties. The interiors of Spice Sanur are a visual sensation celebrating the Indonesian archipelago and interpreted with contemporary artisan styling. The spicy color palette within the restaurant is literally lifted from the ingredients in the Chef’s Kitchen including cinnamon, saffron, curry, and coriander. The signature bold zigzag pattern prevalent in the tile floors and bar areas are inspired by the sarongs of agriculture workers. Installations of hand-thrown upended terracotta pots are utilized to create whimsical pendant lamp groupings along the ceiling. And perhaps even more fun and dramatic is the “bottle chandelier”, created from a cluster of suspended wine and liquor bottles, that hover over the bar station. The design of Spice Sanur was a creative collaboration between Chris Salans and LLoyd Hassencahl of Design Solutions. With seating for 80 people, including 40 outdoor garden seats and 40 seats in the air-conditioned interior, Spice by Chris Salans Sanur is ideal for mid-scale meetings, and welcomes groups for events such as birthdays, community gatherings, and group luncheons. Chris Salans says, “I am excited to bring Spice to Sanur and soon also to Seminyak. This is in response to popular demand, after the big success of Spice in Ubud. I’m grateful to the many loyal customers who have inspired us to achieve this new milestone with our new casual dining concept named Spice.


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Priyanka Chopra dismayed by child sexual abuse in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is dismayed by the level of sexual violence against children in Zimbabwe, with government officials there telling her many young girls are “asking for it.” Chopra spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday after visiting the southern African country as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. She said it was “an eye-opening experience” meeting girls who had been shunned by society and thrown out of their homes after being raped. She says girls are told it’s their fault. “I heard a lot of this when I asked these government officials who said girls are asking for it,” she said. Some girls were as young as 3 when they were raped by their fathers, uncles or other relatives, she said. One out of three children under 18 in Zimbabwe has suffered some form of sexual violence, she said, calling that “staggering.” In neighboring South Africa it’s one out of five, she said. Chopra, who turned heads with

her sweeping Ralph Lauren trench coat at Monday’s Met Gala in New York, said she feels it’s her duty to use her celebrity status to fight for worthy causes, especially violence against children. “I am from India and I have seen wealth and poverty live together all my life,” she said. “That is the state of the world. That is our reality. It takes people like us who are privileged, who have everything that we may need in abundance, to be able to share it in parts of the world where they may not have that.” Once-prosperous Zimbabwe has sunk into economic crisis over the years, with a cash crunch so severe that livestock in some cases is being accepted in lieu of currency. Unemployment is high, and the health and social services system has suffered. Chopra, who stars in the up-

coming “Baywatch” film, said she couldn’t get one Zimbabwe girl’s story out of her mind. The girl told Chopra how she was raped by her uncle when she was 7. “The pastor of their church told her family that she was possessed and she should come and live with him ... but the pastor raped her for two years,” Chopra said. “She was taken away from there and sent to another uncle and aunty of hers. The aunty then forced her to have sex with her husband, who was HIV positive. That was how she contracted HIV at age 17.” The girl tried to kill herself three times before she was rescued by a group that offered her psychological support, Chopra said. (ap)

Conrad Hilton arrested for alleged car theft in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Paris Hilton’s younger brother, Conrad Hilton, has been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly stealing a car and violating an ex-girlfriend’s restraining order. Police say the 23-year-old Hilton Hotel heir was arrested shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday at a home in In this Sept. 30, 2008, file photo, Conrad Hilton, left, Kathy Hilton, center, and Rick Hilton arrive at the launch party of new MTV series “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF” in Los Angeles.

the Hollywood Hills. He allegedly was in a Bentley owned by his exgirlfriend’s father. Hilton was booked for grand theft auto and violating a restraining order and jailed on $60,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had obtained a lawyer. Hilton has had a series of run-ins with the law. He was arrested two years ago inside his ex-girlfriend’s home. He also received probation for threatening British Airways flight attendants. Last year, he spent two months in jail for violating that probation by using cocaine and other drugs. (ap)

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French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron (C), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, casts his ballot to vote in the second round of 2017 French presidential election, as his wife Brigitte Trogneux looks on at a polling station in Le Touquet, France, May 7, 2017.

Macron favourite as France votes for new president, early turnout low

PARIS - French voters choose on Sunday whether a pro-European Union centrist or a eurosceptic, anti-immigration far-rightist will lead them for the next five years, with early figures indicating turnout could be low, but above most recent forecasts. Opinion polls predict that after 8 p.m. (1800 GMT) Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy minister who wants to bridge the left-right divide, will be named as president, seeing off the challenge from National Front leader Marine Le Pen. A Macron victory would further stem the tide of nativist, anti-globalisation voting outcomes like those that will see Britain quit the EU and which made Donald Trump U.S. president. Macron, who wants to deregulate the economy and deepen EU integration, is set to win the head-to-head with between 61.5 and 63 percent of the vote, according to the last opinion

polls on Friday. Should an upset occur and Le Pen win, the very future of the EU could be on the line given her desire to close borders, dump the euro currency, and tear up trade treaties. Even in defeat, the 48 year-old’s vote is likely to be about twice what her party scored the last time it reached the presidential second

round in 2002, demonstrating the scale of voter disaffection with mainstream politics in France. By midday, both candidates had voted, he in Le Touquet on the north coast, and she in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont. Midday turnout figures from the Interior Ministry said 28.23 percent of voters had turned out so far, the lowest at this stage of

the day since the 2002 presidential poll, when it was 26.19 percent. Turnouts at midday in 2012 and 2007 were 30.66 percent and 34.11 percent respectively. A poll on Friday had predicted a final turnout of 75 percent this time. The eventual turnouts in 2002, 2007 and 2012 were all above 80 percent. Pollsters see likely abstentions as highest among left-wing voters who feel disenfranchised by Sunday’s choice after nine other candidates were eliminated in first round, but it is unclear what a high or low turnout could mean for the outcome.

Nevertheless, voter surveys forecasting the result itself proved accurate for the tight first round race last month. Markets have risen in response to Macron’s widening lead over his rival after a bitter television debate on Wednesday. Continued to page 6 News can also be heard in “Bali Image” at Global Radio FM 96.5 from 9.30 until 10.00 am. Listen to Global Radio FM at http:// globalfmbali.listen2myradio.com or live video streaming at http:// radioglobalfmbali.com and http:// ustream.tv/channel/global-fm-bali.

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