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Raikkonen: Odd grid makes win possible Belgium -Kimi Raikkonen believes the unexpected grid for the Belgian Grand Prix could present him with the opportunity to take Ferrari’s first win of 2009.

Ferrari Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland reacts at the end of the third free practice ahead of Belgium’s Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps circuit , Belgium, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

The former world champion starts sixth for today’s race behind polesitter Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, Nick Heidfeld, Rubens Barrichello and Robert Kubica. Of those drivers only Barrichello has been a consistent front-runner and won the last race at Valencia. In addition to this, Raikkonen’s is the only car in the top ten equipped with KERS, which could prove a distinct advantage on the run out of

Belgium - Mercedes-Benz is hoping to reveal its customer engine plans for 2010 at the Italian Grand Prix, amid mounting speculation that a deal to supply Red Bull Racing has now been agreed. AUTOSPORT revealed in April that Red Bull Racing was chasing a supply of Mercedes-Benz engines for next year, once its current contract with Renault comes to an end later this season. It is understood that Red Bull Racing’s recent engine problems have accelerated the moves towards Mercedes-Benz, with an announcement on the outcome of those negotiations expected imminently. A Mercedes-Benz deal with Red Bull Racing would mean McLaren’s engine partner supplying four teams in total next year - as Brawn GP and Force India will also receive customer units. Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug told AUTOSPORT that he could not reveal the details of any discussions that his car manufacturer was having, but said news would come at the Italian GP in a

rebuilding that we did for our own team two years ago. This is a big, big efficiency programme. It also helps refinancing, but you need to be absolutely very lean. I am not sure whether everyone could do that.” Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner said earlier in the Belgian GP weekend that his team was close to making a final decision about its plans - and that recent engine problems would not be the only factor in what his team did. “We’re obviously in a position where, as an independent team, we have a choice of engine,” he said. “We’ve been very, very happy with the supply that we’ve had from Renault for the last three years. “Any decision that will be made, will be made not on the outcome of a single weekend but based on what we believe offers us the best opportunity of performance and relationship for the future. “We haven’t made any firm decisions yet, but we’re obviously nearing a time when we need to make a commitment for next year.”gium, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

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Mercedes to sort engine plans by Monza fortnight’s time. “I definitely will not mention any team names,” he explained. “These are confidential negotiations, and I hope by Monza we know everything - so that is a fortnight away. Everything should be finalised by then. “We have talked to various teams, more than one team, and I would like some understanding that these are confidential discussions so I cannot talk about it any more.” F1’s regulations stipulate that any manufacturer supplying more than two teams in F1 needs special dispensation from the FIA. Haug confirmed that his company had received such approval to supply four teams. “We have that in writing, and I think the FIA is very interested in a manufacturer who helps in this situation,” he explained. “There are not so many who would jump in and volunteer and would want more than one customer team, but you have to have the logistics, you have to have the capacity and you need to build it up. “We could not have done it two years ago, but all in all we build half the engines for four teams including

La Source on lap one. “It would be stupid to say that I don’t believe [we can win],” he said after qualifying on Saturday. “We are here to win races, so it is not a big surprise. Yeah, probably we have a better chance with this kind of grid than one with Red Bulls and Brawns and other teams at the front. “So I think there will be quite a lot of changes at the front tomorrow.” Raikkonen added that sixth on the

grid was all that was possible from the F60 at Spa, but that he expected the car to perform better on a heavy fuel load. “I don’t think we could go much faster,” he said. “This is probably the maximum that we can get, you can easily see the lap times in low fuel - we are always a bit behind but it helps us when we put a bit more fuel in the car. “For tomorrow’s race it is definitely looking different to normal, so I think it looks like a more open race situation than usual. So we will see what we can do.”

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Denpasar – Tight security applied during the establishment ceremony of Bali House Representative members for 2009 through 2014 period on Sunday August 30th 2009. Hundreds of police officers were on guard in the area. The participants were being searched thoroughly before entering the building.

“Putra Romo” skipper established as suspect

There were two examination posts during the ceremony, started from the yard and entering the main building. Two metal detector doors placed in each posts. There were approximately 400 participants took part in the cer-

Denpasar – Based on the investigation conducted by Bali Marine Police, evidences show that the carelessness of the skipper of “Putra Romo” boat also contributed in the accident. The “Putra Romo” boat was sinking in Bali strait approximately 5 miles from Tri Bhuwana Kusamba harbor in Klungkung on Wednesda, August 26th 2009. Gde Sugianyar Dwi Putra, the spokesman of Bali Police Department, said that from the investigation, the police had established the skipper of “Putra Romo” boat, I Kadek Geria, as a supect. Continued on page 6

emony which establish 55 members of Bali House of Representative. The ceremony started with “mejayajaya” ritual which is the symbol of purification in the local temple. Continued on page 6

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Klungkung – a member of the Search and Rescue Team coordinate with his partner in search of the missing victims of the “Putra Romo” boat which sink on Badung strait on Thursday, August 27th 2009.


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Aston’s PR to Visit Bali Post

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Denpasar - Public Relation Manager of Aston International, T. Marlene Frans, accompanied by Sales Coordinator of Aston Kuta, Ingrid Mega, made a visit to the office of Bali Post in Denpasar, Friday August 28th 2009. Marlene explained her mission to establish a relationship to mass media in Bali, especially the media under the flagship of Bali Post Media Group (KMB) to develop together the tourism sector in Bali. She also added that Aston Hotel networks existing in Bali all the times attempts to meet the prevailing requirements and regulations in Bali. They were received by the editorial board of Bali Post, International Bali Post, Bali Travel News, Advertising Department and Circulation Department. (kmb)

Tire Deflating Robbery Takes Action in Buleleng Bali Post

Singaraja — Having afflicted a customer of BCA in Ubud, a robbery act by tire deflating also occurred in Buleleng. Agus Mulyadnya, a dweller of Antapura Hamlet, Tejakula Village/sub district. was robbed on Jalan Raya of Pemaron Village, Buleleng and he suffered from a loss worth IDR 30 million where the money was just withdrawn from Bank BRI of Singaraja Branch. Spokesperson of Buleleng Resort Police, I Made Sudirsa, Friday August 28th 2009 stated that the incident occurred at noon, Thursday August 27th 2009. The incident started when the victim withdrew his money from BRI of Singaraja Branch around 12:00 Local Time. In the passage from the bank, the tire of L300 vehicle with police number DK 9826 UA he drove got flat tire when arrived at road of Pemaron Village. There, the victim replaced the rear flat tire. When he replaced it, he suddenly heard shouts of stealing from dwellers at his surrounding. Having checked, the door’s lock of his car has been damaged and the money put in the car has vanished. Due to such robbery, he suffered a loss amounting to IDR 30 million. Except for taking the money, the robber also brought along a Bank BRI deposit book under the name of Putu Kencana. Up to yesterday, the doer remained to be investigated by the apparatus of Criminal Researcher Unit of Buleleng Resort Police. (kmb15)

MANCHESTER - A week of penalty controversies continued for Arsenal at Old Trafford as Wayne Rooney scored a crucial equaliser from the spot before Abou Diaby’s own goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory over the Gunners on Saturday.

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The Hindus conducted purification ritual or “melukat” in Tirta Empul, Gianyar, on Sunday, August 30th 2009.

Villa Development Plan at Wangaya Betan

Accelerates the Shift of Land’s Function There is an identical line of thinking among the decision makers in Bali. They believe tourism is everything. By the advancement of tourism they could resolve every single problem, whether it is the poverty, unemployment or regional revenue. In short, everything could be resolved by tourism.

On that account, when investors would like to establish tourism facility at their region, they welcome it convivially and joyously. If farmers reject the intention, they will be persuaded and given the same hope: everything could be resolved by tourism. Only a few people think that Bali should be developed harmoniously. In other words, tourism may reach its advancement, but other sectors like the agriculture should not be neglected, moreover forgotten. Similarly, the protected forest functioning as water reservoir, landslide protector and climatic harmonizer should also be given the same protection as the agriculture and lake. Because, those implementing the equilibrium system consider the tourism sector is unable to grow well if not supported by agricultural sector, preserved forest, secure environment and guaranteed security. On that account, the endeavor of a number of regency in Bali that has provided tax subsidy to agricultural sector locating on the green belt zone should be given appreciation.

However, a question then arises:”Do you think the agriculture existing beyond the green belt zone is unimportant?” It is uncertain because the fertile land could assure for the availability of adequate food. Therefore, it is expected that the shift of land’s function could not be undertaken to such fertile land like that intended for hotel, villa or other tourism-related buildings. Because, the development of villa or hotel at the agricultural area will accelerate the transfer of land’s function like that happened at Wangaya Betan Hamlet, Mangesta, Penebel, Tabanan. However, today it only takes 18 hectares of land, but there is a possibility the area will be followed by other supporting facilities such as arts shop, restaurant and other promising facilities. Economically, the existence of the project may be advantageous, aside from absorbing the labor force, it also enables to create new livelihood for the surrounding community and additional hotel & restaurant tax. However, this matter will have a bad im-

pact on the environment where the villa is established posing an agricultural zone that will accelerate the transfer of land’s function and threat the water availability. Stagnancy of villa development at Wangaya Betan is also worried to result in the same fate as other investment that only divided the land and neglected it. Regency Government of Tabanan has not given explanation to what extent the investor would be given time by the Regent. The Tabanan Regent, Adi Wiryatama, lately admitted to recall the investor in order he could re-affirm about the continuity of such development. One of the resource persons said that there has been a communication between the regent and investor. However, it has not been known yet the attitude of regency government on the stagnancy of such villa development. Such 18-hectare land released by investor to build a resort and center for healthcare at Wangaya Betan, Mengesta Village, Penebel remained unclear up to these days. It did not indicate any signs of development project though initial work ceremony has been undertaken. The investor denoting a consortium of 13 countries seems to find no obstacles as it has had principle permit from the Tabanan Regent. (upi)

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And a game of high drama ended on a note of even greater controversy with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed for his protestations that Robin van Persie’s 95thminute effort had been ruled out because of an offside decision against Williams Gallas. Wenger had earlier seen his goalkeeper Manuel Almunia controversially adjudged to have brought down Rooney in the 57th minute, a decision that did not please the visitors, especially when the England forward dusted himself down and scored the resulting kick. The visitors had had their own decent first half appeal turned down and their mood worsened in the 63rd minute when United took the lead through Diaby’s own goal. Ryan Giggs’ right-wing free-kick was aimed at Rooney but Diaby bizarrely leapt to head past Almunia from six yards out. Wenger’s team had been full value for the lead until that point after Andrey Arshavin struck in the 40th minute with a quite exceptional finish, moments after he had been denied what looked a clear penalty by referee Mike Dean following a challenge from Darren Fletcher. Perhaps the midweek incident involving Arsenal striker Eduardo,

guilty of a blatant dive which won a penalty decision in the Champions League game against Celtic, was weighing upon the subconscious of the official. For there was no other explanation why Fletcher’s crude sliding foul on Arshavin should have gone unpunished, not that the Russian forward spent too long mulling over the injustice of the decision. Within seconds, Denilson played a neat, short pass that Arshavin collected midway in the United half and, with the defence inexplicably backing away, the Arsenal man was allowed to advance to the edge of the home area before unleashing a fantastically judged shot into the lefthand side of the goal. It was an effort that was just reward for a period of superior Arsenal possession and play following a cautious opening from both teams. Fletcher should have done better after 10 minutes when an intelligent pass from Rooney put him clear unmarked on the penalty spot only for the midfield man to hurry his attempt over the bar. Arsenal should have scored the opening goal when skipper van Persie missed a golden chance in the 24th minute, taking Emmanuel Eboue’s pass in his stride but delaying and allowing Patrice Evra to block his eventual shot.

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attention when he kicked an empty water bottle down the touchline following a disallowed goal for Arsenal in the final minutes. On the decision to penalise Wenger, Bevan said: “Although correct in ‘law’, it was completely out of context in the game and it was followed by the nonsense which followed over where Arsene Wenger should sit. “I’ve spoken to Keith Hackett and he fully recognises the situation was an error and an apology will follow to Arsene Wenger. “Lee Probert totally failed to manage the situation and created a needless pressure point taking the focus away from the pitch in a big event with only a minute to go.

Wenger to receive apology after United dismissal

LONDON - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to receive an apology from Premier League referees chief Keith Hackett following his dismissal in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan has spoken to Hackett about the Old Trafford incident which saw Wenger sent to the stands by referee Mike Dean on the advice of fourth official Lee Probert. And he has been told that Wenger will receive an apology from the Premier Game Match Officials Board which appoints officials to top-flight games in England. The Gunners boss caught Probert’s

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, left, fights for the ball against Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen, right, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

Champions Inter hand four-goal mauling to 10-man Milan Agence France Presse

ROME - Champions Inter Milan claimed derby honours by hammering city rivals AC Milan 4-0 after Gennaro Gattuso was sent off in the first half. Milan, and Gattuso in particular, self-destructed in spectacular fashion during a 10-minute first half period in a match that suggests the loss of Kaka to Real Madrid has hit the red and black half of the city harder than they thought. Thiago Motta scored his first goal for Inter and fellow new-recruit from Genoa Diego Milito added a penalty before Brazilian full-back Maicon’s strike had all but ended the contest by half time. Serbian Dejan Stankovic’s second half rocket put the gloss on an accomplished performance as coach Leonardo suffered a miserable first derby in charge of Milan. Inter coach Jose Mourinho gave a debut to Dutch attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder following his move from Real. He showed his worth on six minutes, testing Milan goalkeeper

Marco Storari with a curling effort from outside the box. On 13 minutes Ronaldinho should have done better when teed up by Pato but after skying his shot miles off target and falling over in the process, the Brazilian tried claiming a penalty despite there being no contact from Stankovic when he tripped over his own feet. Milan looked lively at that time but the first goal on 29 minutes changed everything. It came from a sweeping team move on the edge of the Milan box as Motta fed Samuel Eto’o, who shifted the ball on to Milito before the Argentine played the ball behind the backline where Motta, who had continued his forward run, unchecked by either Mathieu Flamini or Marek Jankulovski, curled a shot beyond Storari. Six minutes later and Milan fell to pieces. From a Milan free-kick Inter broke at pace with Maicon lumping a long ball down the line for Eto’o to chase. The Cameroon forward skinned Gattuso who slung his arm around the Inter man’s neck and hauled him down inside the box for a clear professional foul. Inexplicably the referee only

showed Gattuso a yellow card but Milito exacted adequate punishment by smashing his penalty home, straight down the middle. Captain Gattuso had already signalled to the bench that he wanted to come off before the goal but his attempts to leave the field were hampered as substitute Clarence Seedorf wasn’t ready. Play continued and on 40 minutes Gattuso hacked down Sneijder, earning a second yellow before Seedorf had a chance to enter the fray. Gattuso was irate and blasted his bench as he trudged off, leaving his team a man down. To add insult to injury, Maicon scored a third on the stroke of halftime after a one-two with Milito as Flamini once again failed to track a forward run. Stankovic’s howitzer from 25 yards halfway through the second period was the final nail in Milan’s coffin but tellingly, the nominal hosts at the San Siro — a ground the two teams share — had a hand in their own downfall as Andrea Pirlo failed to close down the Serbian, giving him time and space to pick his spot.


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NEW YORK - Reigning US Open champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams will begin defending their titles on Monday as an opening-day match list released Saturday also had Venus Williams and Andy Roddick at night. good performance.” Federer recalled being shocked at 17 when he faced Andre Agassi in his hometown of Basel, so he can relate to Britton’s situation. “You try to enjoy it, put in a good fight,” Federer said. “Best-of-fiveset match is maybe something Britton has never played before, but a good thing in tennis is you always have a chance.” US fifth seed Andy Roddick’s advice for Britton was to find ways to help cope with a signature moment on the big stage. “There’s nothing like going out on that court and playing,” Roddick said. “I would him to be sure to have a look around when he walks out on the court, take it all in before you go start warmup so you don’t catch yourself looking around too much

when you start.” Serena Williams, who won her 11th career Slam title last month at Wimbledon, begins her quest for a fourth US Open title in the following match against American Alexa Glatch. The main court’s night session starts with US third seed Venus Williams meeting Russia’s Vera Dushevina followed by men’s fifth seed Roddick facing Germany’s Bjorn Phau. US Open officials have said they plan to stage a women’s match after a men’s match at some point during the Flushing Meadows fortnight. Men usually play the later matches in part because they are best-of-five compared to the bestof-three on the women’s side.

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The body of the Division Head of Tranquility, Protocol Affairs, Entertainment and Disputes, Cokorda Raka Vrisa, 45 years old, carried to the Sanglah hospital.

A Civil Servant Police Unit Dies at Bathroom

Serena Williams, right, and Roger Federer, of Switzerland, pose for photographs during a news conference to promote the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 in New York.

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Negara — Up to now, the Japanese expatriate gets involved in the injustice case, Kazumi Hanamura remains to be in jail of Jembrana Resort Police. Days of the Manager of PT Dairin Indonesia operating the Megumi bottled drinking water company is now gazing the thickness of jail’s wall, together with other suspects. Hanamura who commenced to lead the Megumi since last February could not speak fluent Indonesian. As consequence, at every examination he should be accompanied by an interpreter. As a special man to government of Jembrana, Hanamura often got special attention from a number of officials in the regency government who knew him. Since he came into jail of Jembrana Resort Police, a number of officials visited the resort. According to information, the night after Kazumi was reported to police, Regional Secretary of Jembrana, I Gede Suinaya, once

Spaniards pique Bolt interest but United remain real deal Agence France Presse

MADRID - Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt is becoming a fan of Spanish football after watching Real Madrid’s season-opening win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday night - but adds Manchester United remain the team for him. “I support Manchester United in

the English League. I am now a fan of Real Madrid. (Ruud) van Nistelrooy has always been one of my favorites,” said Bolt afterwards as he met reporters at the Bernabeu stadium, an arena which clearly impressed him. “I was very nervous on the pitch, for the first time in my life, I had never been there before... the crowd

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt poses after a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday Aug. 30, 2009. The Jamaican athlete who pulverized the 100 and 200meter world records in Berlin is visiting Madrid this weekend and will travel to London Monday.

was overwhelming. I could play football, cricket or basket-ball. If I change sport, I’ll pick up easily,” said Bolt. Real chairman Florentino Perez offered Bolt a model of the stadium as a gift afterwards. After the game, Bolt went for dinner with new Real star and former United kingpin Cristiano Ronaldo and his family. Bolt will compete Friday in Brussels before heading home to Jamaica before he attends the Grand Prix finale on September 12-13 in Salonika in Greece. He added he had not yet assessed what his calendar would be for 2010 though he expects to chase down more world records, including beating his 100m mark of 9.58, set at the worlds in Berlin earlier this month. “I want to be a legend in the sport and stay there for a long time,” said Bolt, who revealed his interest in football stems from playing at school and high school “as a defender or a defensive midfielder.” Looking ahead he said he intends to “keep working with my coach on improvements to run faster. This year we worked on my start and I improved a lot in Berlin.”

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SYDNEY - French double Olympic champion Julien Absalon will be vying for his fifth world title at this week’s UCI mountain bike world championships in Canberra. Absalon, 29, who became the first rider to defend the men’s Olympic cross country title in Beijing last year, ranks as a giant of the sport as a four-time world champion, from 2004 to 2007. He gets his chance to make it five in the elite cross country event in the Stromlo Forest Park circuit on the outskirts of Australia’s national capital. Absalon kept the gold in French hands for a third straight Olympics when he led compatriot JeanChristophe Peraud and Swiss pair Nino Schurter and world champion Christoph Sauser home last year. Sauser, who has 14 World Cup wins and claimed the World Cup champion title in 2004 and 2005, will be fighting hard to retain the world crown he won in Val di Sole, Italy, last year. Spain’s Margarita Fullana is the reigning world champion in the women’s elite cross country and will be defending her title against

Olympic champion Sabine Spitz of Germany. Fullana was denied victory in the 2007 world championships at Fort William, Scotland, when a pre-race medical blood screening revealed a red blood cell count higher than acceptable levels. But she went on to become the cross country world champion last year. Spitz overcame a technically difficult course and searing temperatures to win the women’s Olympic mountain bike cross country gold last year from Poland’s Maja Wloszczowska and Russian Irina Kalentieva, both in Canberra for the world championships. Britain’s Gee Atherton is the reigning world champion in the non-Olympic men’s elite downhill event, while his sister, Rachel, will not get a chance to chance to defend her women’s world title. She is recovering from shoulder surgery after being hit by a truck while training in California earlier this year. A total of 41 nations will be represented over six days of competition from Tuesday in cross country, downhill, 4X and trials.

Denpasar — The Office of Denpasar Civil Servant Police Unit located on Jalan Kecubung Denpasar, Friday August 28th 2009 turned into commotion. Because, the Division Head of Tranquility, Protocol Affairs, Entertainment and Disputes, Cokorda Raka Vrisa who was 45 years old was found stretching out stiffly in the bathroom of his office on the second floor. His corpse was then brought to Sanglah Hospital to be examined. Based on the information, the reveal of his death commenced when he did not go home to his house on Jalan Pedungan since Wednesday afternoon. Though he previously once told to have overtime at his office, the state of he did not go home remained to make his family worried. Cleaning service attendant who would like to cleanse his room in the afternoon saw him working there. Vrisa once rejected the attendant who wanted to cleanse his room. Having not gone home for two days, his younger brother, Cokorda Brahma Indarta, decided to look for his elder brother to the office on Friday morning. Accompanied by a cleaning service attendant, Indarta saw the bag of his brother lying on

the table. Since he heard the sound of flowing water in the bathroom, he approached the closed door of the bathroom. When opened, in fact Vrisa has stretched out stiffly. “The cleaning service attendant dare not knock at the door of bathroom because it was closed and the water keeps on flowing,” said one of the Civil Servant Police Unit accompanying the corpse to Sanglah Hospital. A number of officials in the circle of his office thronged the morgue of Sanglah Hospital. Similarly, the Head of Denpasar Office of Civil Servant Police Unit, IBM Brahma Putra, together with his apparatus accompanied him as well. In the meantime, Coordinator of Forensic Medical Installation Ser-

vices of Sanglah Hospital, Dudut Rustyadi, justified the existence of the case. “We just made an external examination. The result indicated there were no any marks of physical violences. The victim has died some two days before so that it has been found the signs of decay,” Dudut said. One of the victim’s cousins, Cokorda Alit, said that Vrisa previously looked healthy and in good condition. From his marriage with AA Diah Wahyuni were bestowed three children. Visa’s corpse was brought to his home village at Klungkung Royal Palace. “We remain to discuss about his funeral procession,” said Cokorda Alit. (kmb24/kmb12)

made a visit to Jembrana Resort Police. This Japanese man who wears glasses was also visited by Division Head of Population Registration, Manpower, Civil Registration, IGP Sudhiarsa, Thursday, August 27th 2009. The Unit Head of Criminal Researcher of Jembrana Resort Police, Ketut Suparta, under permission of the Head of Jembrana Resort Police, said that his party was investigating the case pursuant to the existing mechanism and procedures. “In addition, we also remain to develop the case,” he said. The striking incident denoted the height of irritation of such Japanese man because the employees previously always went home ahead of time. Meanwhile, the victim himself would like to break up the act of Kazumi who would strike another employee. However, the victim Wayan Astina was assumed to threat him, so that the victim was struck on left side of his head until causing torn injury and was given three sutures. Since last Tuesday August 25th 2009, Kazumi was arrested in jail and accused to infringe the Article 351 of Criminal Codes. (sur)

Doers of Mio Motorbike Incineration, Arrested Bali Post

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The year’s final Grand Slam tournament commences on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts Monday with former world number one Kim Clijsters of Belgium facing Ukraine’s Viktoriya Kutuzova in the first match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Clijsters is making her first US Open appearance since winning the 2005 women’s title, her only Grand Slam crown. She returned to the court earlier this month after a layoff of more than two years to start a family. Federer, who has won the past five US Open men’s titles and has not lost at the US Open since the fourth round in 2003, begins his quest for six in a row against 18year-old American Devin Britton in the second match at Ashe. “Doesn’t matter who you play, where you play. If you think the guy is not going to make a game that’s absurd,” Federer said. “That’s how tennis is. You have to be very careful. I have to make sure I put in a

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Denpasar — Having made investigation for one day, the team of Criminal Researcher of South Kuta Sector Police finally could reveal the case on the incineration of Yamaha Mio with police number DK 8180 DT. The motorbike that was previously reported to set fire was in fact intentionally burned. The doers have been arrested by the South Kuta Sector Police. Head of the South Kuta Sector Police, Nanang Prihasmoko, said that the suspect named Mohammad Rifky Maulana alias Kiki (15) and Edi Purnomo (19), dwellers staying at a shed on Jalan Uluwatu Gang Lestari, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung. They were captured after the police performed an intensive investigation. “We could capture them last night (Wednesday, Aug 26—Ed). Now, the suspects remain to be

examined by the investigator. A provisional result of the investigation shows that the motorbike belonging to Yunianto was intentionally incinerated,” explained Nanang to journalists, Thursday August 27th 2009. It was said that such incident took place in the shed on Jalan Uluwatu I Gang Lestari #26X, South Kuta, Tuesday August 25th 2009 at 02:00 Local Time. The doers deliberately poured kerosene to the motorbike of the victim. Afterward, the doers ignited a lighter and incinerated it. Immediately, the flames spread and burned the entire motorbike. Incident of the motorbike incineration promptly made the owner surprised. He extinguished it accompanied by surrounding dwellers. Furthermore, the case of motorbike incineration was reported to South Kuta Sector Police. Head of the Sector Police Nanang explained that the motif of the incident was personal revenge. “The two doers have been arrested,” he ended. (kmb21)

Due to an Issue of Terrorist Enters Gianyar, Pasdalem Scrutinized Bali Post

Gianyar — Joint team of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Servant Police Unit of Gianyar Regency, Friday, August 28th 2009, conducted an investigation at the area of Pasdalem early in the morning. The operation executed at the location related to the information mentioning the existence of the wanted terrorist

has entered the Gianyar territory. Investigation was held at 00:30 involved tens of personnel. All complexes existing in the Pasdalem area were frisked. A number of boarding houses and houses belonging to local dwellers were investigated. Ultimately, the target of operation did not give the expected result. It only encountered some dwellers that had no identity of seasonal local migrants.

Information gathered at location indicated that the issue on the existence of one of the terrorists made the Police, Armed Forces and Civil Servant Police Unit turn alert that evening. Through coordination, all institutions were amassed instantly, and they made investigation straightforwardly. However, during the investigation no body knew the appearance of the terrorist meant. The apparatus only encoun-

tered some seasonal local migrants and examined their identity. Such sudden operation made the dwellers of mosque complex at Pasdalem area surprised. However, some dwellers inhabiting the Javanese Kampong complex, on average, have lived in Gianyar for so long. Only few of them were new arrivals. They had identity card from the region of origin, and some had expired identity card of Bali and other identity.

Head of Gianyar Resort Police, Putra Astawa, chaired the operation implied it implicitly. “The control endeavor performed together with the Armed Forces and Civil Servant Police Unit denotes an anticipative measure against the attack of terrorism. We would not like to be neglectful. Similar measures will keep on carrying out in several areas categorized into grey zones,” he explained. (kmb16)


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BERLIN - Germany’s Social Democrats hope to wrest two states from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in polls Sunday and slow her formidable momentum toward a second term in next month’s general election. The Social Democrats, junior partners in Merkel’s fractious leftright government, are gunning for ruling majorities in two of three state elections and dreaming of turning the tide ahead of the September 27 national poll. Some 6.2 million voters are called to cast ballots in the excommunist eastern states of Saxony and Thuringia and Saarland on the French border. The polls come at the end of a tough week for Merkel, amid turmoil over the future of automaker Opel, sniping between her conservatives and their favoured coalition partners, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), and a flap

over a dinner she held for Germany’s top banker. Merkel’s Christian Union (CDU/CSU) is leading the Social Democrats (SPD) at the national level by an around 15-point margin. But polls show the conservatives may lose power in Thuringia and Saarland while holding onto the state house in Saxony. The Social Democrats say they are prepared to take over by entering into alliances with the far-left Die Linke, a relatively new political party comprised of disaffected SPD members and former East German communists. “Red-red” coalitions are common in the east of the reunited country but have been taboo in the west, where many see Die Linke as too radical and tainted by its historical links with the party that built the Berlin Wall. Saarland would be the first western state to see such a governing alliance.

Kadhafi

from bad boy to key player on world stage Agence France-Presse

TRIPOLI - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, who celebrates 40 years in power on Tuesday, has imposed himself as a key international player the West cannot ignore despite his decades-long image of political pariah. As a young colonel, Kadhafi on September 1, 1969, led a coup overthrowing the Western-backed elderly King Idriss, and quickly established himself as a belligerent, unpredictable and flamboyant leader of the oil-rich nation. Reputedly born in a Bedouin tent in the desert near Sirte in 1942, Kadhafi alienated the West soon after seizing power, accusing it of launching a “new crusade”

against the Arabs. His idol was Egyptian president and fervent Arab nationalist Gamal Abdel Nasser, and he has variously declared himself a fan of Mao Zedong, Stalin and even Hitler. Libya was for decades linked to a spate of terrorist attacks the world over, with Kadhafi also being accused of using Libya’s oil wealth — the country is Africa’s third largest producer after Nigeria and Angola — to fund and arm rebel groups across Africa and beyond. Libya became an international pariah in the aftermath of the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing but relations began to thaw when it agreed in 2003 to pay compensation to the families of the 270 people who were killed.

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A woman cast her vote at a polling station in Libreville on August 30, 2009. The election could keep the presidency in the hands of Bongo’s family, with his son and former defence minister Ali Bongo, 50, favoured to come out on top against 17 other candidates. More than 300 observers have been accredited for the vote, including from the African Union, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and a global grouping of francophone countries.

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RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO / HO / Banyan Tree Resorts

This handout picture provided by Banyan Tree Resort on August 14, 2009 shows a resort in Mayakoba, Mexico. Next time you stay in a luxury resort, buy a loaf of bread, open a bank account, sit on a massage chair, grab a sushi or sip a beer anywhere in Asia, check the company’s country of origin. Chances are you are dealing with a brand based in Singapore, the affluent city-state that has broken beyond its compact size to become a regional economic powerhouse.

Gabon votes to pick From beer to banks, late leader’s successor Singapore Inc. expands across Asia Agence France-Presse

LIBREVILLE - Gabonese voters stood in long lines Sunday to pick a successor to Omar Bongo Ondimba, who ruled the oil-rich nation for 41 years before his death in June.

Hundreds of people queued up in front of schools turned into polling stations in several districts of the capital Libreville which opened two hours late. The election could keep the presidency in the hands of Bongo’s family, with his son and former defence minister Ali Bongo, 50, favoured to come out on top against 17 other candidates. Omar Bongo, 73, had been Africa’s longest serving ruler, and

opposition candidates have pledged to end what they call deep-rooted corruption as well as bring about a greater distribution of resources. Meanwhile, Ali Bongo, who boasts the backing of the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party and a huge campaign war chest, has both defended his father’s legacy and labeled detractors turncoats while also pledging change. “It’s not contradictory — not at

all,” he told AFP while attending a final campaign rally on Saturday. Pointing to thousands of supporters chanting his name, he said, “How could I not be confident?” Gabon is sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth biggest oil producer, the world’s third biggest provider of manganese, a metal with industrial metal alloy uses, particularly in stainless steels, and Africa’s second biggest wood exporter. But an estimated 60 percent of the population of 1.5 million live below the poverty line. Though candidates have decried the lack of development in the west African nation, several served in the government for years.

Saudi lawyer seeks apology over Danish Mohammed row Agence France-Presse

A picture taken on April 15, 2007 shows Libyan Leader Moamer Kadhafi during a ceremony in Tripoli to mark the 21st anniversary of the US attack on Libya.

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In testing times, samurai craze sweeps Japan

Setbacks loom for Merkel party in general election warm-up Agence France-Presse

Monday, August 31, 2009

COPENHAGEN - A Saudi lawyer has demanded a public apology from a number of Danish dailies that reprinted a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed in February 2008, Danish media reported on Sunday. The lawyer, identified as Faisal A.Z. Yamani from Jeddah, sent an email to the newspapers that republished the drawing first printed in 2005 and demanded that they print an apology by the end of September, Danish news agency Ritzau reported. “It should be a clear, public and

unconditional apology for the offence and harm caused by their newspaper,” Yamani wrote, demanding that the statement appear in the first three pages of the newspaper and in four languages, Danish, French, English and Arabic. The caricature features Prophet Mohammed’s head with a turban designed to look like a bomb with a lit fuse. It was one of 12 cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper in 2005 and which sparked violent protests across the Muslim world in early 2006. It was reprinted in mid-February 2008 by some 17 newspapers after

Danish police foiled an alleged plot to kill the cartoonist, again triggering angry reactions in numerous Muslim countries. Yamani suggested in the email that Danish interests in the Middle East could suffer if an apology was not forthcoming. Danish products have been boycotted in some Middle Eastern countries in recent years because of the dispute. The Danish newspapers’ association, Danske Dagblades Forening, said it would consult the foreign and justice ministry next week, and contact Danish newspapers to see how many had received the email.

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SINGAPORE - Next time you stay in a luxury resort, buy a loaf of bread, open a bank account, sit on a massage chair, grab a sushi or sip a beer anywhere in Asia, check the company’s country of origin. Chances are you are dealing with a brand based in Singapore, the affluent city-state that has broken beyond its compact size to become a regional economic powerhouse. With the global economy apparently on the mend, Singapore Inc. is all set to reap the benefits of steppedup spending by Asia’s middle and upper classes in the coming years. Singapore Airlines has long been an iconic brand, but newer names like resort and spa operator Banyan Tree have established themselves as top-tier players in the region, and their ambitions go even further. “From the very beginning when we created Banyan Tree, we said that we needed to be a global company,” the firm’s founder and executive chairman Ho Kwon Ping said at a recent news conference. “If you don’t globalise... you eventually stagnate,” he added. Conceived in Singapore and born on the territory of an abandoned tin mine on the Thai island of Phuket 15 years ago, Banyan Tree has established itself as a leading luxury hospitality chain rivaling the likes of

Four Seasons. It is working to spread its formula of Asian romance, rejuvenation and sensuality to other continents with exclusive properties costing as much as 3,300 US dollars a night to stay in. Over the next 12 months, the chain expects to open resorts in the United Arab Emirates as well as Acapulco, Mexico. Other Singaporean companies are enjoying similar success throughout the Asian region, establishing themselves in a diverse field of industries. OSIM, a maker of electronic massage chairs and other lifestyle products like air purifiers, has over 1,100 outlets spread across 28 countries concentrated mainly in the region. “Singapore is a small country with a small domestic market, therefore it is critical for us to grow an external economy with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and now China,” OSIM founder and chief executive Ron Sim told AFP. “Going forward, we believe that Korea and Japan are markets we are looking forward to, and India will be key too,” he said.

Budget carrier Tiger Airways is also becoming a mainstay in the travel industry, having established a wide network across the Asia-Pacific region with flights to 19 destinations from Singapore. “Asia remains a priority,” said Rosalynn Tay, Tiger Airways’ managing director for Singapore. “The region has a large population base and air transport remains the most practical mode of transport.” It is not to be mistaken for Tiger Beer, now one of the most popular beverages in Southeast Asia. First brewed locally in 1932 when Singapore was still under British colonial rule, it has won over drinkers beyond the region thanks to aggressive marketing and expansion of brewing operations to key markets. Bakery chain BreadTalk, which gained instant success at home with its freshly baked buns, has moved on to build a loyal base of customers in Indonesia, the Philippines, China and Hong Kong. Sakae Sushi, a restaurant that serves affordable Japanese food on conveyor belts, now has more than 70 outlets throughout the region including the main cities of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and China.

TOKYO - Japan’s politicians have been trying to drum up election fever this summer, but followers of a growing craze are more excited about strongmen who have been dead for centuries — samurai warriors. A mania over feudal warlords has been sweeping Japan, capturing the imagination of many in a way that grey-suited lawmakers can only dream of as they brave the sweltering dog days ahead of an election on Sunday. Japan’s medieval knights have become all the rage, battling it out in video games, on cinema screens and in manga comics as sexy sword-wielding hunks. Sales of their biographies have surged, their family coats of arms have been snapped up as lucky charms, and their former castles are being besieged by legions of fans yearning for a brush with Japan’s long-gone martial noblemen. Samurai figures now beckon from cellphone wallpapers, and the wives of famous warrior-lords have become the stars of high-rating historical TV dramas. The general history magazine “Rekishi Kaido” (“History Road”) has run cover stories on samurai lords almost every month for the past year. The history fad — worth 745 million dollars a year, according to Dai-ichi Life Research Institute economist Toshihiro Nagahama — has been driven by hit video games and the A-List casts of popular samurai television dramas. But some social observers also say the trend reflects a deeper yearning for potent leaders in a country fatigued by recession and uninspired by a bland political system dominated by two centrist mainstream parties. In testing times like these, “people tend to turn to strong symbolic figures on whom they can

project their ideals,” said Hideki Nakagawa, a Nihon University sociology professor and an expert on pop culture. What started out as a trend among video game nerds erupted into a mainstream craze this year after young women latched onto it. Japanese media quickly found a label for them — “rekijo,” or female history geeks. In a society where market researchers recently identified a new male demographic as passive ‘herbivores’, “women seek ‘super carnivorous males’,” said Ichiya Nakamura, a media and pop culture researcher at Keio University. “The warlords were different from the cold-eyed, dispassionate Japanese men of today,” he said. “They stood out because of their strong personalities.” In a store dedicated to samurai books and paraphernalia, a 17-yearold female fan agreed wholeheartedly, gushing that the “warlords sacrificed themselves for justice and to protect the people.” Now, she scoffed, “politics purely serves the interests of politicians.” Currently hip warlords include Oda Nobunaga, the first leader to bring Japan under unified rule, and Date Masamune, dubbed the “OneEyed Dragon” after his solitary eye and known for his iconic helmet with a blade-like crescent. “We are in an era that lacks politicians with strong resolve,” said Fumikazu Oyama, 39, browsing through a bookstore specialising in the Sengoku or Warring States Period, which lasted from the 15th to the 17th centuries. “They only procrastinate and delay solving problems.” “Japan will surely worsen if this situation continues,” he added, leafing through samurai biographies in a section labelled “The Male Resolve.” At the Tokyo bookstore Jidaiya sales of samurai biographies have jumped 10-fold over the past year, a spokeswoman said.

AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

Bookstore Jidaiya mistress Misuzu Omae (R) and a shop clerk wearing Samurai warrior armour (L) pose at the entrance of the shop in Tokyo on August 1, 2009. A mania over feudal warlords has been sweeping Japan, capturing the imagination of many in a way that grey-suited lawmakers can only dream of as they campaign in the sweltering summer days ahead of August 30 polls.


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‘Operation Nakam’: true story behind Tarantino’s film Agence France Presse

VIENNA – Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Inglourious Basterds” about a Jewish militia that killed and scalped Nazis in World War II is not as far-fetched as it might sound. In fact, there was a real-life squadron of Jewish soldiers who hunted down SS officers in Austria immediately after the war in an operation called “Nakam” (vengeance in Hebrew), according to one of the troop’s last survivors, 88year-old Chaim Miller. “We operated in the south of Austria in the days just after the war ended,” the Vienna-born Israeli told AFP via telephone from a Kibbutz near Jerusalem. “We were soldiers in the Jewish Brigade group of the British army stationed in Tarvisio, Italy, close to the Austrian border. Yugoslav partisans had given us lists of names of Nazi criminals and so we went in groups of three to secretly search them out,” Miller recalled. “At first they thought they were simply dealing with the British military police. They got a shock

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Chief of staff of the Israeli army Chaim Laskov is seen posing for a photo in 1958. Historians believe Laskov was involved in militia operations to kill Nazis in World War II, as portrayed in Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Inglourious Basterds”.

when we later showed them our Stars of David. But by then, it was already too late for them,” he said. “We took them to some woods on the Italian side, gave them a ‘hearing’ for half an hour and then explained to them they’d pay. They remained in the woods forever,” Miller said. “I participated in a number of actions of this type and several other groups worked in the same way.” Historians are divided about the exact number of executions carried out in the operation, which was coordinated by the future chief of staff of the Israeli army, Chaim Laskov, with estimates ranging from 100 to 300. Born Alfred Mueller in 1921 in in a working-class neighbourhood in Vienna, Chaim Miller emigrated to Palestine in February 1939 after the Nazi annexation of Austria. His parents stayed in Vienna and were murdered in the Holocaust. In Palestine, Mueller joined the secret Jewish defence army Haganah and the “German Platoon” which consisted of 40 German-speaking Jews with Aryan looks who would infiltrate and operate behind German lines should the Germans ever threaten to take Palestine. “In preparation, we underwent the perfect German soldier’s desert training, with weapons, uniforms and even learned to sing the Wehrmacht songs,” Miller recalled. Erwin Rommel’s defeat in August 1942 rendered the project obsolete. But most of the soldiers of the “German Platoon”, which was eventually integrated into the Jewish Brigade of the 8th British army, took part in Operation Nakam in 1945. “We were driven by a desire for revenge. We knew that the overwhelming majority of SS criminals would never be brought to justice,” Miller said. Winfried Garscha, historian at Vienna’s DOeW or Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance, confirmed this: “At most, only around 10-15 percent of those guilty of Nazi crimes were sentenced at the end of the war, in Austria, Germany and in Italy,” he told AFP.

IMIGRATION Australian Consulate General Jalan Tantular 32 Renon Denpasar Phone: +62 361 241118 Fax: +62 361 221195 (General) +62 361 241120 (Immigration)

MEXICO CITY – They say they beat it. Thousands of Mexicans claimed they broke the record for most people dancing to “Thriller” simultaneously in one place on Saturday, which would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday. “We did it!” organizer Javier Hildago shouted to thousands of people wearing black fedoras, white gloves, aviator shades and ghoulish face paint, breathless after trying to recreate the groundbreaking 1983 video. Did

they? The Guinness Book of World Records will decide in a week. The current record was set in May by a group of 242 College of William & Mary students who performed the routine in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to Guinness. Hildago claimed 12,937 people danced Saturday in front of Mexico City’s Monument of the Revolution,

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HOSPITAL Denpasar There are 4 major hospitals usually used by foreigners Denpasar General Hospital (RSUP Sanglah), Kasih Ibu Hospital, Rumah Sakit Wongaya and Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada.

HOSPITAL Bangli Bangli General Hospital Jl. Kesumayuda 27, Bangli Phone : +62 366 91521 Gianyar

Royal Danish & Norwegian Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 070 The Czech Republic Jalan Pengembak No. 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.286 465 France Consulate Agency Jalan Merta Sari Gang II No. 8 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.285 485

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The body of Adam Goldstein, a celebrity disc jockey known as DJ AM is removed from his apartment building in New York, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009. DJ AM, the sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity in his own right with high-profile romances and a glamorous lifestyle and survived a plane crash just months ago, was found dead in his apartment Friday. He had a history of drug problems.

DJ AM autopsy inconclusive; more tests planned Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK – Authorities will need to conduct toxicology tests, expected to take weeks, to determine what killed celebrity disc jockey DJ AM, a medical examiner’s office spokeswoman said Saturday. An autopsy Saturday of the 36year-old was inconclusive, said the spokeswoman, Ellen Borakove. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that police found a crack pipe and prescription pills in the apartment where they discovered DJ AM’s body Friday evening. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, had openly discussed past addictions to crack cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs. In October, MTV was to debut his reality show, “Gone Too Far,” in which he and concerned families staged interventions for drug abus-

ers. MTV hasn’t said whether Goldstein’s show will air. In an interview with the AP last month, he said the show provided a “terrifying” reminder of his own addiction. “I have to constantly remind myself why I’m here and remember what it was like,” he said. Goldstein rose to fame several years ago as a deejay known for his mashups — blends of at least two songs. He performed in clubs, on concert stages and at exclusive Hollywood parties. His personal life also garnered attention, as he dated actress-singer Mandy Moore and reality TV star Nicole Richie, the daughter of singer Lionel Richie. Goldstein was critically hurt in a plane crash last September in Colum-

bia, S.C., that killed four people. He was flying in a Learjet after a performance with Travis Barker, a drummer for the pop-punk band Blink-182 and Goldstein’s partner in the duo TRVSDJ-AM. Barker and Goldstein were burned. Goldstein had to get skin graft surgery but resumed performing about a month later. He told the AP he felt blessed to have survived but was still shaken by the crash. “I guess I get why they call it ‘post-trauma,’ because it was very tough. I have really bad days, and I have really OK days,” he said. His body was found after a friend called police to say he was unable to get into the home in New York City’s trendy SoHo neighborhood. Paramedics had to break down the door before they found him, shirtless and wearing sweatpants, in his bed around 5:20 p.m. on Friday, the law enforcement official said. There was no evidence of foul play.

The Republic of Hungary Jalan By Pass No 219 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.287 701 Italian Consulate Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 005 Honorary Consulate of Mexico Jalan Mohamad Yamin 1 A, Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.223 266 Honorary Consulate of The Netherlands Jalan Raya Kuta 127, Bali Phone +62.361.761 506 Honorary Consulate of Spain Komplek Istana Kuta Galleria Blok Vallet 2 No 11. Jalan Patih Jelantik Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.769 286 USA Consulate Agency Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 188 Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.222 426 Consulate General of Japan Jalan Raya Puputan No. 170 Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.227 628 Honorary Consulate of British Jalan Tirta Nadi No. 20 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.270 601 Swiss and Austria Consulate Jalan Patih Jelantik, Komplek Pertokoan Istana Galleria Phone +62.361.751 735

Honorary Consulate of Thailand Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 81, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.263 310

led by a Michael Jackson impersonator wearing a red-and-gold sequined jacket. But Guinness must certify whether all those people really performed the entire, intricate routine. The impersonator, who goes by the name Hector Jackson, and most of those in front of a huge crowd of onlookers certainly looked pretty good.

Michael Jackson’s impersonator Hector Jackson, performs with thousands of people at the Monument of the Revolution in Mexico City, during an attempt to break the Guinness World record of people dancing US late pop star Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009. The event was organized as a tribute to Jackson on his birthday.

The Federal Republic of Germany Jalan Pantai Karang No 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.288 535

Honorary Consulate of Brazil Jalan Legian No. 186, Bali Phone +62.361.757 775

Did Mexico beat it? Fans go for ‘Thriller’ record Associated Press Writer

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Embassy of India Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 42-44, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.241 978 Honorary Consulate of Sweden anf Finland Segara Village Hotel, Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.282 223

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Honorary Consulate of Malaysia Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.752 520

RSUP Sanglah is the main provincial public hospital. Its facilities have improved since the emergency ward had been built in 1991. Difficult/critical cases would not become a problem anymore since it has complete equipments. It is located on Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1 Sanglah Denpasar with : Phone : 227 911 – 15 Fax : 226 363 Kasih Ibu Hospital is a private hospital which caters for less serious cases such as diarrhea, intestinal disorders, anemia, asthma and minor accidents. Kasih Ibu is also equipped to care for pregnant women. This hospital is located on Jl. Teuku Umar 120 Denpasar. Phone : 223 036 Fax : 268 690. Rumah Sakit Wongaya (Public Hospital; Psychiatric Unit) Jl. Kartini, Denpasar. Phone : 222 142. Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada , (Private) Jl. Sudirman No 50, Denpasar Phone : 227 560, 234 824 In relating with health, Bali also has insurance and medical evacuation company, that is: AEA International - SOS Assistance Bali. PT Abhaya Eka Astiti, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 24X, Kuta 80361. Phone : 755 768 Fax : 755 768 One thing that should be noted by tourists here is that the Blood Bank in Bali normally carries no stock of Rhesus (Rh) Negative blood. Badung Bali Medical Clinics There are some medical clinics that are well known by foreigners in Bali. Some of them are western owned and operated : Bali International Medical Center (BIMC) Bali International Medical Centre (BIMC) provides excellent Primary Health Care & Emeregency Medical Services for tourists, traveler, and expatriate living in Bali. Emeregency Room, Ambulance, Clinic Services, Insurance & Medical Evacuations also available. Open 24 hours Phone : 761 2631. Located Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.100X, Kuta, Bali 80361 - Indonesia. http://www.bimcbali.com International SOS Clinic Bali Opened in 1999, offers International SOS members and visitors to Bali comprehensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency medical service. Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361, Bali - Indonesia Phone : 720 100 Fax : 721 919 E-mail : info@sos-bali.com ttp ://www.sos-bali.com Bali Nusa Dua Emergency Clinic Jl Pratama No. 81 Phone : 771 324 Kuta Clinic Jl. Raya Kuta Phone : 753 268 Dental Clinic Dr Indra Guizot, Jl. Patimura 19, Denpasar Phone : 222 445, 234 375 DDS. Ritjie Rihartinah, Jl Pratama No. 81 Nusa Dua Phone : 771 324 Retno W. Agung, Jln. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.4A Br. Tamansari – Sanur Phone : 288 501

Clinic Mas Jl. Raya Mas, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974573 Toyo Clinic Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 978078 Permata Bunda Clinic Jl. Patih Jelantik 50 X, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 942082 Ubud Clinic Jl Raya Ubud No.36 Campuhan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974911 Gianyar General Hospital Jl. Ciung Wanara 2, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 943049 Karangasem Karangasem General Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai, Karangasem Phone : +62 363 21001 Klungkung Klungkung General Hospital Jl. Flamboyan 40-4, Klungkung Phone : +62 366 21371 Negara Negara General Hospital Jl. Gelar, Negara Phone : +62 365 41006 Tabanan Laboratorium Clinic Jl. Gunung semeru No. 8, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 819260 Mengwi Clinic Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai 46, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 880550 Darma Kerti Hospital Jl. Teratai 16, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 812359 Tabanan General Hospital Jl. Pahlawan 14, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 811027 Singaraja Prodia Clinic Jl. RA Kartini 12, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 24-516 Singaraja Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai 30, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 22-573 Pet Clinics Kayumas: (0361) 226934 Sayang Binatang: (0361) 483121 Satwa Kertha Husada: (0361) 263018 Pantai Sindhu: (0361) 287518 Sidakarya: (0361) 724492 Pedungan: (0361) 720026

TAXIS Praja Taxi : (0361) 289090 Bali Taxi : (0361) 701111 Ngurah Rai Taxi : (0361) 724724 Pan Wirthi Taxi : (0361) 723366 Komotra Taxi : (0361) 758855

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Vietnam youth say no time for Ho Chi Minh propaganda

Agence France-Presse

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Lebanese women cut the biggest kibbeh dish, a middle eastern specialty made of bulgur and spiced minced meat, after entering the Guinness World Records in the town of Ihden in northern Lebanon on August 29, 2009. Twenty five Lebanese women prepared the dish that had the area of 20 square meters (215 square foot) and weighed at 233 kilogram (523 pounds).

Lebanon town makes mincemeat of world record

Agence France-Presse

EHDEN - The small town of Ehden in north Lebanon gained an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday for producing the largest ever kebbe — a dish of minced meat and cracked wheat. A representative of Guinness World Records was on hand to certify that the giant meal prepared in a

festive atmosphere by 25 women in the town square measured up before presenting the official paperwork.

To create the giant circular 20square-metre (215-square-foot) kebbe they had to mix 120 kilos of mince, 80 litres of olive oil, 80 kilos of cracked wheat, five kilos of salt and a mere kilo of pepper. After the huge dish was cooked the certificate was officially handed over to Rima Franjieh, wife of MP Sleiman Franjieh.

Melting glaciers threaten ‘Nepal tsunami’

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LUKLA - Over two decades, Funuru Sherpa has watched the lake above his native village of Dengboche in Nepal’s Himalayas grow, as the glacier that feeds it melts. The 29-year-old, who runs a busy Internet cafe for tourists visiting the Everest region, remembers his grandfather telling him that 50 years ago the lake did not exist. “Before, it was all ice,” he told AFP in the eastern Himalayan town of Lukla, in the shadow of Mount Everest. “This is proof that the glaciers in the high Himalayas are melting. And that must be because the temperatures have gone up.” Scientists say the Imja Glacier above Dengboche is retreating by about 70 metres (230 feet) a year, and the melting ice has formed a huge lake that could devastate villages downstream if it bursts.

The trend is not new. Nepal’s International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), which has studied the Himalayas for three decades, says many of the country’s glaciers have been retreating for centuries. But ICIMOD glaciologist Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya said this was now happening at an alarming speed, with temperatures in the Himalayas rising at a much faster rate than the global average. “Our studies of the past 30 years show that the temperatures (in the Himalayas) are rising up to eight times faster than the global average. Melting is taking place higher and faster,” Bajracharya told AFP. “The melting of glaciers and formation of glacier lakes is a key indicator of the temperature rise. And lately, we have seen massive ice melt.” Nepal has more than 2,300 gla-

cial lakes and experts say at least 20 are in danger of bursting. At almost one square kilometre (0.38 square miles), the Imja lake is the country’s second biggest, estimated to hold 36 million cubic metres (47 million cubic yards) of water, and is considered the biggest flood threat. It is a subject close to the heart of Nepalese mountaineer Apa Sherpa, who has climbed Everest a record 19 times. In 1985 Apa Sherpa lost his house and farm when the Dig Tsho glacial lake burst, causing a giant wave to flow down the mountain. Seven people were killed by the flood, which swept away bridges and houses and destroyed a new hydropower station. “For me, climate change is personal,” said the climber, who dedicated his latest Everest expedition to raising awareness of the impact of climate change on mountain communities.

HANOI - Government loudspeakers are spreading communist propaganda over the streets of Hanoi ahead of the 40th anniversary Wednesday of Ho Chi Minh’s death. But few people seem to be listening. “The grand sacrifices (of Ho Chi Minh), brilliant moral revolutionary, remain the sun lighting the way for the nation,” a government employee announces into his microphone. Yet even the messenger doubts the effect of his words about Ho, the country’s founding president. “I see very few people listening,” he says, unwilling to be named. They may admire Ho but many of Vietnam’s young people — who make up more than half the population — say they have no time for government campaigns in his name. “Following someone, you do that on your own, in your heart, not in response to a general movement,” said Tran Hong Linh, 19, a university student. Construction worker Nguyen Thanh Lam, 20, said he heard a lot of talk on the radio about Ho, “but nothing came into my ears.” Government campaigns for people to live and work according to Ho’s example are a “fiasco” that bring no benefit to the people, said a shop manager, who asked not to be identified. “I think he is an admirable figure although now there are so many opposite opinions about his life and career,” said a woman, 28, who works for a foreign company and also would not be named. She is among the 51 percent of Vietnam’s population who, official data say, are under the age of 30, meaning they were born after the war against the US ended in 1975 and have grown up in the country’s booming market economy. Their opinions contrast markedly with the official view that Ho Chi

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Minh, icon of the independence struggle, is an untouchable. His portrait adorns walls in cities and country towns alike. Official literature praises his life of sacrifice and commitment to the people. Only fierce opponents of the regime and those in exile publish dissident versions of his life. The exiled writer Duong Thu Huong recently released “The Zenith,” a controversial novel about the alleged secret lover of the man affectionately known as “Uncle Ho”. “Uncle Ho made many contributions to the country. No one could deny that. But he’s just human, like any one of us... He’s not a saint,” said a 21-year-old law student who refused to give his name. “I am young, so I don’t know much history. But he must have made mistakes sometimes.” Ho himself admitted in 1956 that “errors” had been committed during a land reform campaign in which, it was later revealed, tens of thousands were put to death. For a long time the ruling Communist Party played with the dates of Ho’s demise. Officials said he died on September 3, 1969 because they did not want to spoil Vietnam’s September 2 National Day.Twenty years ago the Party officially stated that Ho died on September 2, exactly 24 years after he proclaimed the independence of Vietnam. Liberation forces still faced battle against French colonisers, who were finally pushed out in 1954, leading to the country’s division and setting the stage for two more decades of war. After Ho’s death at the age of 79, communist North Vietnam endured six more years of fighting against the United States and its allies in the South, until the country was reunified in 1975.

donesian Democracy Struggle Party (PDIP), 12 people from Golongan Karya Party (Golkar), 10 from Democrat Party, 2 from PNBK and Gerindra, and one from PNI Marhaenisme, Hanura, PKPI and Pakar Pangan

Putra Romo From page 1 “We only establishing one person as a suspect while waiting for further investigation,” he added. The skipper was very careless because didn’t provide life jacket and other security equipments to the passengers. The head of the harbor was also interrogated by the police. The boat or usually called “jangolan’ by the locals sink in Badung

strait and killed 9 people on board. The boat was carrying 26 passengers and 2 ship crews. Two of the passengers are still missing and the rescue teams still searching for their whereabouts. The missing pasangers are Ketut Satu, 50 years old and Made Payur, 47 years old. In order to prevent similar accident from happening, the police will tighten the inspection regarding the standard of sailing in Bali.

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European economic confidence improves: EU survey

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BRUSSELS - European business and consumer confidence firmed in August for a fifth month running, an EU survey showed Friday, adding to a recent string of encouraging news for Europe’s struggling economies. The European Commission’s economic sentiment indicator for the 16 nations using the euro single currency rose to 80.6 points from 76 points in July, continuing a gradual climb away from a record low 64.6 points in March. The figure defied the expectations of analysts, polled by Dow Jones Newswires, who had predicted a more modest rise to 78 points. “Recovery of the industrial confidence indicator continued, backed by a strong increase in production expectations and manufacturers’ assessment of order books,” the EU’s executive body said in a statement. However, it noted that “stocks of finished goods, production expectations and order books remain well below their longterm averages.” The long-term average rate, since 1990, is 100. Among the larger EU economies, the greatest signs of improvement in confidence were seen in Britain, up 9.7 points, followed by the Netherlands, 7.6 points, and European economic powerhouse Germany which saw economic sentiment rise by 5.1 points in August. There were also “noteworthy” gains in Poland, Italy and Spain. The commission said the increase was due to a general improvement across the board, with only retail trade a little sluggish. The services sector gained considerably, while industry continued to climb out of the trough from March. In the wider 27-nation European Union, the economic sentiment indicator rose to 80.9 points from 75 points in July.

Analysts said the figures bolstered hopes for a recovery. “All in all, today’s indicators will be an important part of the ECB’s (European Central Bank) briefing files for next week,” said Carsten Brzeski at Global Economics. “Central bankers will be facing a somewhat changed economic environment: the worst is over and the economy is stabilising,” he said, but warned: “the labour market and a possible credit crunch are clear speed bumps on the road to recovery.” The commission’s separate business climate indicator also continued to recover, improving for a fifth consecutive month with a rise to negative 2.21 points from minus 2.70 points in July. Improvement was particularly strong in production trends, while “both order books and export order books continued to improve from the trough reached in June. “Managers’ opinion of stocks of finished goods improved as well, even though the level of stocks was still considered excessive,” the commission said. Recent data has shown European factory orders up, with the eurozone monthly trade surplus doubling. Germany and France have lumbered out of recession and very nearly brought the rest of the eurozone with them. However amid fears of double-dip recession, EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso warned that Europe’s economy has not made a “firm recovery” from the crisis and the situation remains “very volatile.”

German economy may do better than expected: Merkel Agence France-Presse

BERLIN - The recession in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, may be slightly less bad than initially feared this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. The German economy is poised to shrink “by five or six percent” in 2009, Merkel said in a speech, suggesting a possible upward revision to current government forecasts which predict a contraction of six percent. Germany has rebounded with unexpected speed from its worst recession in over six decades, edging back to growth in the second quarter of this year with an expansion of 0.3 percent. Positive business surveys and other

forward-looking indicators have also suggested brighter times ahead, prompting several private forecasters to raise their prediction for total economic output in 2009. The president of the country’s central bank, Axel Weber, said recently he also expected Germany’s economy to do better than expected this year. Merkel, who is aiming to secure a second term in elections on September 27, warned that while the worst may be behind Germany, it was still too soon to declare victory against the financial crisis. “The fact we seem to have reached the bottom must not divert us from the fact that this is by far the worst economic crisis that Germany has ever had to survive in its 60 years,” she said.

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Posters advertise the low price of all of the goods in the window of “the 98p store” in Daslton, East London on August 22, 2009. European business and consumer confidence firmed in August for a fifth month running, an EU survey showed Friday, adding to a recent string of encouraging news for Europe’s struggling economies.

US newspaper ad revenue slide continues

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WASHINGTON - US newspaper advertising revenue fell by 29 percent in the second quarter, continuing a slide which has left many dailies awash in a sea of red ink. Print and online advertising revenue dropped to 6.8 billion dollars in the second quarter of the year from 9.6 billion dollars a year ago, according to figures released by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). Print advertising revenue declined by 30.1 percent to 6.2 billion dollars including a 40.4 percent fall in classified advertising revenue to 1.5 billion dollars. Classified ad revenue at US newspapers has collapsed in recent years faced with competition from free online classified sites such as Craigslist. Online advertising revenue declined by 15.9 percent in the quarter to 653.1 million dollars. Newspapers across the United States have been grappling with a slide in advertising revenue, steadily declining circulation and the migration of readers to free news online. NAA president and chief executive John Sturm said the weak numbers “come as no

surprise” and “there are, however, reasons to remain optimistic.” “When the economy eventually begins its recovery, advertisers will return to spending, and newspapers will find themselves extremely well positioned to harness the strength of their print and digital platforms to build a brighter future,” he said in a statement. Print advertising revenue at US newspapers has now fallen for 12 quarters in a row according to NAA figures while online ad revenue has dropped for the past five quarters. The industry has been hit by a wave of bankruptcies, job cuts and closures including a bankruptcy filing by the Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and other major papers. The 100-year-old Christian Science Monitor went online-only earlier this year and two major dailies, the Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colorado, and the Seattle PostIntelligencer, have shut down in recent months. With advertising revenue evaporating, top US newspaper executives have been looking at ways to begin charging readers for news on the Web.


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Levi Strauss tempts Indians with denim on credit Agence France-Presse

BANGALORE - US jeans maker Levi Strauss has begun selling its denim on credit in India, offering shoppers the chance to buy a 30dollar pair of its famous trousers in three installments. The technique of allowing deferred payments is an age-old commercial strategy more common for sales of washing machines or cars, but the company has embraced the concept to tempt aspirational Indians with restricted budgets. “This is the first time the world over that apparel like jeans and shirts are being sold on credit that will be deducted by the bank in three monthly installments,” Levi Strauss India managing director Shumone

Chatterjee told AFP. The group, which claims to have created the first blue jeans in 1873, has teamed up with India’s largest private bank, ICICI Bank, to launch the initiative in the IT hotspot of Bangalore. Buoyed by the response, Levi’s said it was in talks with other private banks such as HDFC to offer credit to a wider range of buyers and in other cities around the country. Bangalore, with its large young

population of IT workers, was an obvious starting point. “Ever since we introduced the ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme without interest or hidden charges in June, our sales have surged by 1015 percent,” Levi’s franchise manager M. Aaron told AFP from his spacious showroom in Bangalore. The only condition for the credit is that the bill should be for at least 1,500 rupees (30 dollars), which means interest-free repayments of 500 rupees a month. The lowest price for a pair of jeans in Aaron’s store is 1600 rupees. Judging by the customers walking out with shopping bags, Levi’s are a hit among Bangalore’s college

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students, young techies and middleaged professionals who were busily swiping their credit cards. The move is an attempt by Levi Strauss to tap into the burgeoning demand for Western-branded clothes among India’s growing middle class. Changing lifestyles, rising incomes and the influence of Western culture have fuelled demand for designer clothing in India, an obvious symbol of wealth in the status-conscious country. “With rapidly changing and globally exposed lifestyles, tastes and desires, consumers in India are seeking means to upgrade and update their wardrobes,” Levi’s brand man-

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JAKARTA - Eight people died and 18 are feared trapped inside a cargo vessel which sank on a river in Indonesia’s Borneo Island, an official said Saturday, though state media says the tolls could be much higher.

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Environmental activists display effigies of, from left to right, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, U.S. President Barack Obama, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi during a demonstration calling for the world leaders to take immediate action against climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009. The demonstration marked he hundred days countdown to the U.N. climate change summit that will be held in Copenhagen in December.

The Sari Mulia went down after encountering strong currents 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the city of Banjarmasin, in South Kalimantan province, late Friday. “Eight people were killed. It’s estimated that 18 people are still trapped in the vessel,” Health Ministry crisis centre head Rustam Pakaya told AFP, adding 117 people had so far been rescued. But the Antara state news agency said the number of dead and missing

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could be far higher because many of those who boarded the boat could have done so without a ticket and would not appear on the manifest. Indonesia’s 234 million people are spread across 17,000 islands and so are heavily dependent on a network of ships and boats, which have a poor safety record. Up to 335 people were killed when a ferry sank off Sulawesi Island in January. In December 2006 a ferry went down in a storm off the coast of Java, killing more than 500 people.

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ager Vishal Bhalla said. Harish Bijoor, a brand specialist who runs an Indian consultancy, told AFP that he expected the installment plan to tempt buyers who might have been put off by the total price tag. It could also boost sales at a time when consumer spending has weakened because of a broader slowdown in the Indian economy in the wake of the global financial crisis. “The Levi’s scheme is a trendsetter in the jeanswear or apparel industry, which has been growing in double-digits over a decade,” he said. “The scheme makes branded products like Levi’s jeans affordable to a critical mass,” he added.

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TIMIKA - An unidentified armed group again attacked a Freeport vehicle convoy near Mile 42-41 on the Tembagapura-Timika road on Friday at 5.25 pm local time. The convoy comprising an employee bust and a truck left Mile 50 for a Timika water-channel terminal when being shot from the left side of the road. Police and military personnel guarding the Freeport convoy shot back at the attackers. There were no injuries or casualties in the shootout. “Yes, there was shooting aimed at a workers’ bus and trailer truck at Mile 42-41 yesterday afternoon,”

Senior Commissioner Agus Rianto, a spokesman of the Papua police , said here on Saturday. The latest shootout was part of a series of terror actions occurring in the area of US gold and copper mining company PT Freeport Indonesia in Timika, Mimika District, Papua Province, during July and August this year. The shooting incidents which have killed two Freeport employees, including an Australian national, have forced a cease of the company’s worker mobility between Timika and Tembagapura for two weeks. More than one thousand employees of PT Freeport Indonesia and its contractors returned to work in Tembagapura on Thursday (Aug.

27) after being absent for two weeks following shooting incidents. Following the shooting incidents that had claimed the lives of Australian Drew Nicholas Grant and Freeport security personnel Markus Rate Alo, as well as police second brigadier Marson Patipelohi on July 11, the Papua regional police in cooperation with the 17th Regional Military Command have deployed more than 1,000 personnel to secure the Freeprot area. The joint military and police force, grouped in the Timika Amole Task force, was supposed to complete their task on August 18 but because shootings still continued their duty had been extended until situation was conducive again.

WANGI-WANGI - Foreign tourists joining Sail Indonesia Festival also participated in a traditional boat rowing competition in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi Province. The foreign participants were Messel/Petter (Australia), Calida (France), Umar/Tanil (Turkey) and Marisa/Roby (Spain). The competition was also joined by a number of local fishermen. Meanwhile, some 61 foreign yachts have visited Wakatobi district, South East Sulawesi, since last August 3 under the “Wakatobi Sail Indonesia 2009” program. Wakatobi Deputy District Chief Hugua said here on Thursday (Aug. 27), the visits of the yachts carrying

foreign tourists had proven that Wakatobi with its submarine park had great tourism potential. “They (the tourists) come to enjoy the beauty of Wakatobi coral reefs,” he said, adding that this would have a positive impact on the region’s economy. Wakatobi with its 1.3 million hectares of marine tourism potentials has some 750 kinds of coral reefs, while the Caribbean Sea only had 50 kinds and the Red Sea 300, he said. Mostly manned by small families (husband, wife, son or daughter), the yachts started out from Darwin, Australia, and came to Wakatobi via Saumlaki, Masohi, Banda, Namlea (Maluku), Ternate (North Maluku), Bunaken (North Sulawesi), and Banggai (Central Sulawesi).

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JAKARTA - Indonesian police Thursday were pursuing an Al-Qaeda connection to the twin suicide attacks on Jakarta hotels, after confirming that a suspect in custody had been a follower of Osama bin Laden. National police Chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri said the suspect, Indonesian publisher and Islamist blogger Mohammed Jibril Abdurahman — known on the Internet as the “Prince of Jihad” — was once a member of Al-Qaeda. Mohammed Jibril was arrested outside Jakarta late Tuesday on suspicion of channeling money from abroad to finance the July 17 attacks on the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton

hotels, which killed nine people including the two bombers. The blasts marked the bloody end of a four-year hiatus in such attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim country, and have been blamed on a terror network led by Malaysian extremist Noordin Mohammed Top. Asked by reporters whether Mohammed Jibril had been a member of Al-Qaeda, Danuri said “yes.” “Let the process proceed, there will be more developments,” he said, without elaborating. Police say they have killed three cell members and arrested five since July 17, including a Saudi national who allegedly smuggled money from abroad to pay for the operation. The source of the funds is not

known, but police have said they are investigating whether the money came from Al-Qaeda brokers in the Middle East or South Asia, among other possible donors. Mohammed Jibril studied Islam in Karachi, southern Pakistan, where he joined an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group known as Al-Ghuraba, or The Foreigners, according to analysts such as the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG). Al-Ghuraba was set up in 1999 by Hambali, the Indonesian alleged point-man for Al-Qaeda in Southeast Asia who is in US custody at Guantanamo Bay, analysts said. It trained Southeast Asian members of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror network blamed for

the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, and served as a conduit between JI and Al-Qaeda. The August 2003 arrest of Hambali, seen as JI’s operations chief, led to the breakup of AlGhuraba but analysts said the Pakistan connection could have been reestablished and used to finance the latest attack in Indonesia. Hambali’s younger brother and Al-Ghuraba alumni Gun Gun Rusman Gunawan was sentenced to four years’ jail in Indonesia in 2004 for helping to finance the 2003 Marriott attack. He served only two years and is now free. A spokesman for Mohammed Jibril’s family, Irfan S. Awwas, rejected accusations the publisher had

any role in the hotel attacks. “Do you think Al-Ghuraba is a terrorist movement?” he asked reporters as he appeared with the suspect’s father, radical cleric Abu Jibril, at the national police headquarters to demand Mohammed Jibril’s release. “As a student there (in Pakistan), anyone can join any organisation such as Al-Ghuraba — it’s not forbidden.” Mohammed Jibril’s publishing company, Ar-Rahmah, has sold Al-Qaeda propaganda videos in Indonesia and last year launched Jihadmagz magazine, which glorifies global terror attacks. His father was arrested in Malaysia in 2001 on suspicion of being a JI member. He was deported to Indonesia in 2003 but served only about five months in jail for using a forged


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Government rejects Malaysian interest on GWK Project Antara

DENPASAR – Investor from Malaysia attracted to own and manage the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) area in Jimbaran, southern Bali. Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, said “there were several offers made by Malaysian investors but we rejected it.” He said that two or three years ago, the government was looking for investor to continue the project which was built in 100 acre of area. The

governor rejected the offers because GWK is the work of Indonesia. The statue which is 75 meter high and 60 meter wide could become the biggest

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was ranked the seventh among the ten countries sending the largest number of tourists to Bali. He said the number of tourists from six of the ten countries rose while the number from the remaining four dropped. Australia ranked first sending 180,686 tourists to Bali (17.02 percent), followed by Japan with 154,071 tourists (14.41 percent), China 97,930 (6.91 percent), Malaysia 73,863 (6.91 percent) and South Korea 63,045 (5.90 percent). Others include Taiwan with 57,994 tourists (5.42 percent), Britain with 37,701 tourists (3.53 percent), Germany with 33,873 tourists (3.17 percent), the US with 32,938 tourists (3.08 percent) and other countries totaling 292,788 (27.15 percent), he said. The Indonesian government has opened marketing offices abroad in an effort to attract more tourists to come to the country.

statue in the world and it could even beat the Liberty in United States. “GWK will become the second biggest work by Indonesian people after 1,000 years ago we built Borobudur,” added Mangku Pastika. There is great hope that the statue made by I Nyoman Nuarta, will become the symbol of Indonesian greatness. Bali’s Government is

planning to publish obligation that can be bought by the locals in Bali. The governor said “the plan will give benefit to the people in Bali. We also will held several events in GWK to raise fund for the project. All solutions will be studied and there is great hope that the GWK project can be continued soon because it can develop tourism in Bali.”

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Putra had an opportunity to serve as speaker on the International Conference and Workshop on Sustainable Development attended by ten countries rendering much assistance to Timor-Leste in its infrastructural development. Such occasion was also taken advantage by the man becoming the expert of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Partnership Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)—this Environmental Agency of Bali aimed at introducing the eco-friendly certification based on Tri Hita Karana (THK) concept. “The THK Tourism Awards & Accreditation program has been proven effective in endeavoring to diminish the level of environmental pollution and damage in Bali,” stated Deputy Head of THK Tourism Awards & Accreditations team. Through the certification based on the indigenous wisdom (THK) was expected that tourism industry and other activities resulting in environmental impact could perform sus-

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The picture shows tourists taking picture below the Garuda head statue at Garuda Wisnu Kencana area. Investor from Malaysia attracted to own and manage the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) area in Jimbaran, southern Bali. Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, said “there were several offers made by Malaysian investors but we rejected it.”

Cassava Leaf with Shrimp Probably, it will not require conjuring up the shrimp into a tasteful dish. It has already been delicious no matter how it is cooked. However, when combining it with other ingredient(s), it will give different flavor and need a little effort. Cassava leaf that is usually mixed with the famous suckling roasted pig, for instance, can now be presented with this shrimp. One day, try to fuse this aquatic bounty with fresh cassava leaf and coconut milk from the garden bounty.

Number of French Tri Hita Karana Promotion in Timor Leste tourists to Bali rising

DENPASAR - The number of French tourists to Bali was up in the first half of this year to 45,716 from only 12,960 in the same period last year, an official said. The head of the local statistics office, Ida Komang Wisnu, said here on Friday the number of French visitors increased by 39.57 percent. He said the French tourists mostly arrived through Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport directly from their country. “Only 12 are known to have come aboard a cruise ship,” Ida Komang Wisnu said. The number of French tourists to Bali continued to increase to contribute up to 4.27 percent of the total number of foreign tourists to the island reaching 1,070,595, which were up from 971,061 recorded in the previous year. Ida Komang Wisnu said France

DILI - Experience of Bali in managing the environmental destruction and pollution through the Denpasar Sewerage Development Project and Bali Beach Conservation Project acquired appreciation from the Timor-Leste government that is intensively designing the development for the prosperity of its people. To arrange an environmental program in Timor-Leste from August 18 through September 10, Dr. Ketut Gede Dharma Putra, an environmental researcher from Udayana University was entrusted as international expert team in environmental management assisting the Ministry of Public Works, Environment and Tourism of Timor-Leste. Together with his team, he arranged a document plan regarding to the environmental impact on the developmental activity of urban drainage, sanitation and sustainable tourism development. Besides, in connection with the tenth celebration of the Timor-Leste Referendum and Dili Trade Expo at Ex-Mercado Municipal, Dharma

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tainable management and monitoring to reduce the environmental damage and pollution. In the meantime, the Prime Minister of the Republic of TimorLeste, Xanana Gusmao, in the conference, Monday (Aug 24) stated that his government received much assistance from international party for the development of his territory. For that purpose, his party would like to give an opportunity in several fields. “They were appreciated equally as other experts from Australian, American and European universities,” he said while adding the existence of distance proximity and cultural similarity denoted the main capital to make easier the cooperation between Timor-Leste and the researchers from Bali in particular and Indonesia in general.

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Hotel management welcoming tourists arrival at one of the hotels in Bali Island. The number of French tourists to Bali was up in the first half of this year to 45,716 from only 12,960 in the same period last year, an official said.

The head of Badung regency to be interrogated

DENPASAR – The head of Badung Regency, AA Gede Agung, along with the head of Badung Civil Police, I Wayan Adi Arnawa could become suspects in the dismantle of 16 cellular towers in Badung. Ahmad Nurwakhid, the head of criminal division in Bali Police Department, said “we are still investigating the case by interrogating witnesses and we also will interrogate AA Gede Agung and I Wayan Adi Arnawa soon.”

Gede Agung and Adi Arnawa could become suspects in the case based on the report made by cellular operators. The operators were reporting illegal destroying act, not the permit to build in the area. “The operators were reporting destruction on their equipment on the site and not the destruction of the towers. If there is proof of destruction then both of them can be punished according to the telecommunication rules in Indonesia. The offenders could be sentenced up to 6

years,” added Nurwakhid Regarding the protocol to interrogate the head of the regency, Bali Police Department has prepared the steps and will be done immediately. A month ago, Badung Government dismantled 16 towers because it violated the rules. During the dismantling process, several equipments in the area were broken and it made the operators reported the case to the police. The dismantling also disturbs the service and communication process using cellular lately.

Ingredients: a handful of cassava leaf, 100 g shrimp and 2-cup coconut milk. Ground spices: 5 cloves shallot, 3 cloves garlic, 1 small chili, 1 large chili, 1 slice turmeric, 1 slice ginger, ½ tsp coriander, ½ tsp pepper and 1 tsp salt Others: 2 pcs salam leaf and 2 tbsp palm oil. Method: • Stir-fry the ground spices until smelling fragrant. • Boil the cassava leaf, take out when it has been cooked and drain. Optionally, it can be cut into shorter size. • Cleanse the shrimps and discard their head. Put into the stirfried spices while stirring until their color changes. • Pour the coconut milk into the pan (spices with shrimps). Wait for a while until boiling. Mix them slowly and add with salt, salam leaf and cassava leaf. Wait again for few minutes until boiling. Take out and serve it while staying warm. (BTN/punia)

Palm Wine with Soursop Flavor In Bali, palm-leaf manuscripts retain many information and knowledge about the past wisdom. Local people remain to preserve the tradition and heritage up to these days. Meanwhile, its young fruit and flower bud retain fresh ingredient of drink. Traditional market usually sells this naturally fresh drink made of sweet palm wine added with the flesh of its young fruit, but more frequently, they are sold separately. If you wish to enrich the flavor, it can be added with the flesh of ripe soursop and a slice of lemon. Ingredients required for the drink consist of 300ml palm wine, a piece of young palm fruit, 4 tbsp flesh of soursop, 4 small ice cubes and 2 slices of lemon. First, prepare the flesh of young palm fruit, custard apple and ice cubes in a glass, and then pour the palm wine into the glass. Finally, add the squeeze of lemon slice. It is ready to serve. These ingredients suffice for two portions. (BTN/punia)

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DENPASAR – Investor from Malaysia attracted to own and manage the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) area in Jimbaran, southern Bali. Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, said “there were several offers made by Malaysian investors but we rejected it.” He said that two or three years ago, the government was looking for investor to continue the project which was built in 100 acre of area. The

governor rejected the offers because GWK is the work of Indonesia. The statue which is 75 meter high and 60 meter wide could become the biggest

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was ranked the seventh among the ten countries sending the largest number of tourists to Bali. He said the number of tourists from six of the ten countries rose while the number from the remaining four dropped. Australia ranked first sending 180,686 tourists to Bali (17.02 percent), followed by Japan with 154,071 tourists (14.41 percent), China 97,930 (6.91 percent), Malaysia 73,863 (6.91 percent) and South Korea 63,045 (5.90 percent). Others include Taiwan with 57,994 tourists (5.42 percent), Britain with 37,701 tourists (3.53 percent), Germany with 33,873 tourists (3.17 percent), the US with 32,938 tourists (3.08 percent) and other countries totaling 292,788 (27.15 percent), he said. The Indonesian government has opened marketing offices abroad in an effort to attract more tourists to come to the country.

statue in the world and it could even beat the Liberty in United States. “GWK will become the second biggest work by Indonesian people after 1,000 years ago we built Borobudur,” added Mangku Pastika. There is great hope that the statue made by I Nyoman Nuarta, will become the symbol of Indonesian greatness. Bali’s Government is

planning to publish obligation that can be bought by the locals in Bali. The governor said “the plan will give benefit to the people in Bali. We also will held several events in GWK to raise fund for the project. All solutions will be studied and there is great hope that the GWK project can be continued soon because it can develop tourism in Bali.”

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Putra had an opportunity to serve as speaker on the International Conference and Workshop on Sustainable Development attended by ten countries rendering much assistance to Timor-Leste in its infrastructural development. Such occasion was also taken advantage by the man becoming the expert of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) GEF/UNDP/IMO Regional Partnership Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)—this Environmental Agency of Bali aimed at introducing the eco-friendly certification based on Tri Hita Karana (THK) concept. “The THK Tourism Awards & Accreditation program has been proven effective in endeavoring to diminish the level of environmental pollution and damage in Bali,” stated Deputy Head of THK Tourism Awards & Accreditations team. Through the certification based on the indigenous wisdom (THK) was expected that tourism industry and other activities resulting in environmental impact could perform sus-

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The picture shows tourists taking picture below the Garuda head statue at Garuda Wisnu Kencana area. Investor from Malaysia attracted to own and manage the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) area in Jimbaran, southern Bali. Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, said “there were several offers made by Malaysian investors but we rejected it.”

Cassava Leaf with Shrimp Probably, it will not require conjuring up the shrimp into a tasteful dish. It has already been delicious no matter how it is cooked. However, when combining it with other ingredient(s), it will give different flavor and need a little effort. Cassava leaf that is usually mixed with the famous suckling roasted pig, for instance, can now be presented with this shrimp. One day, try to fuse this aquatic bounty with fresh cassava leaf and coconut milk from the garden bounty.

Number of French Tri Hita Karana Promotion in Timor Leste tourists to Bali rising

DENPASAR - The number of French tourists to Bali was up in the first half of this year to 45,716 from only 12,960 in the same period last year, an official said. The head of the local statistics office, Ida Komang Wisnu, said here on Friday the number of French visitors increased by 39.57 percent. He said the French tourists mostly arrived through Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport directly from their country. “Only 12 are known to have come aboard a cruise ship,” Ida Komang Wisnu said. The number of French tourists to Bali continued to increase to contribute up to 4.27 percent of the total number of foreign tourists to the island reaching 1,070,595, which were up from 971,061 recorded in the previous year. Ida Komang Wisnu said France

DILI - Experience of Bali in managing the environmental destruction and pollution through the Denpasar Sewerage Development Project and Bali Beach Conservation Project acquired appreciation from the Timor-Leste government that is intensively designing the development for the prosperity of its people. To arrange an environmental program in Timor-Leste from August 18 through September 10, Dr. Ketut Gede Dharma Putra, an environmental researcher from Udayana University was entrusted as international expert team in environmental management assisting the Ministry of Public Works, Environment and Tourism of Timor-Leste. Together with his team, he arranged a document plan regarding to the environmental impact on the developmental activity of urban drainage, sanitation and sustainable tourism development. Besides, in connection with the tenth celebration of the Timor-Leste Referendum and Dili Trade Expo at Ex-Mercado Municipal, Dharma

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tainable management and monitoring to reduce the environmental damage and pollution. In the meantime, the Prime Minister of the Republic of TimorLeste, Xanana Gusmao, in the conference, Monday (Aug 24) stated that his government received much assistance from international party for the development of his territory. For that purpose, his party would like to give an opportunity in several fields. “They were appreciated equally as other experts from Australian, American and European universities,” he said while adding the existence of distance proximity and cultural similarity denoted the main capital to make easier the cooperation between Timor-Leste and the researchers from Bali in particular and Indonesia in general.

Towers Destruction Case

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Hotel management welcoming tourists arrival at one of the hotels in Bali Island. The number of French tourists to Bali was up in the first half of this year to 45,716 from only 12,960 in the same period last year, an official said.

The head of Badung regency to be interrogated

DENPASAR – The head of Badung Regency, AA Gede Agung, along with the head of Badung Civil Police, I Wayan Adi Arnawa could become suspects in the dismantle of 16 cellular towers in Badung. Ahmad Nurwakhid, the head of criminal division in Bali Police Department, said “we are still investigating the case by interrogating witnesses and we also will interrogate AA Gede Agung and I Wayan Adi Arnawa soon.”

Gede Agung and Adi Arnawa could become suspects in the case based on the report made by cellular operators. The operators were reporting illegal destroying act, not the permit to build in the area. “The operators were reporting destruction on their equipment on the site and not the destruction of the towers. If there is proof of destruction then both of them can be punished according to the telecommunication rules in Indonesia. The offenders could be sentenced up to 6

years,” added Nurwakhid Regarding the protocol to interrogate the head of the regency, Bali Police Department has prepared the steps and will be done immediately. A month ago, Badung Government dismantled 16 towers because it violated the rules. During the dismantling process, several equipments in the area were broken and it made the operators reported the case to the police. The dismantling also disturbs the service and communication process using cellular lately.

Ingredients: a handful of cassava leaf, 100 g shrimp and 2-cup coconut milk. Ground spices: 5 cloves shallot, 3 cloves garlic, 1 small chili, 1 large chili, 1 slice turmeric, 1 slice ginger, ½ tsp coriander, ½ tsp pepper and 1 tsp salt Others: 2 pcs salam leaf and 2 tbsp palm oil. Method: • Stir-fry the ground spices until smelling fragrant. • Boil the cassava leaf, take out when it has been cooked and drain. Optionally, it can be cut into shorter size. • Cleanse the shrimps and discard their head. Put into the stirfried spices while stirring until their color changes. • Pour the coconut milk into the pan (spices with shrimps). Wait for a while until boiling. Mix them slowly and add with salt, salam leaf and cassava leaf. Wait again for few minutes until boiling. Take out and serve it while staying warm. (BTN/punia)

Palm Wine with Soursop Flavor In Bali, palm-leaf manuscripts retain many information and knowledge about the past wisdom. Local people remain to preserve the tradition and heritage up to these days. Meanwhile, its young fruit and flower bud retain fresh ingredient of drink. Traditional market usually sells this naturally fresh drink made of sweet palm wine added with the flesh of its young fruit, but more frequently, they are sold separately. If you wish to enrich the flavor, it can be added with the flesh of ripe soursop and a slice of lemon. Ingredients required for the drink consist of 300ml palm wine, a piece of young palm fruit, 4 tbsp flesh of soursop, 4 small ice cubes and 2 slices of lemon. First, prepare the flesh of young palm fruit, custard apple and ice cubes in a glass, and then pour the palm wine into the glass. Finally, add the squeeze of lemon slice. It is ready to serve. These ingredients suffice for two portions. (BTN/punia)

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BANGALORE - US jeans maker Levi Strauss has begun selling its denim on credit in India, offering shoppers the chance to buy a 30dollar pair of its famous trousers in three installments. The technique of allowing deferred payments is an age-old commercial strategy more common for sales of washing machines or cars, but the company has embraced the concept to tempt aspirational Indians with restricted budgets. “This is the first time the world over that apparel like jeans and shirts are being sold on credit that will be deducted by the bank in three monthly installments,” Levi Strauss India managing director Shumone

Chatterjee told AFP. The group, which claims to have created the first blue jeans in 1873, has teamed up with India’s largest private bank, ICICI Bank, to launch the initiative in the IT hotspot of Bangalore. Buoyed by the response, Levi’s said it was in talks with other private banks such as HDFC to offer credit to a wider range of buyers and in other cities around the country. Bangalore, with its large young

population of IT workers, was an obvious starting point. “Ever since we introduced the ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme without interest or hidden charges in June, our sales have surged by 1015 percent,” Levi’s franchise manager M. Aaron told AFP from his spacious showroom in Bangalore. The only condition for the credit is that the bill should be for at least 1,500 rupees (30 dollars), which means interest-free repayments of 500 rupees a month. The lowest price for a pair of jeans in Aaron’s store is 1600 rupees. Judging by the customers walking out with shopping bags, Levi’s are a hit among Bangalore’s college

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students, young techies and middleaged professionals who were busily swiping their credit cards. The move is an attempt by Levi Strauss to tap into the burgeoning demand for Western-branded clothes among India’s growing middle class. Changing lifestyles, rising incomes and the influence of Western culture have fuelled demand for designer clothing in India, an obvious symbol of wealth in the status-conscious country. “With rapidly changing and globally exposed lifestyles, tastes and desires, consumers in India are seeking means to upgrade and update their wardrobes,” Levi’s brand man-

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JAKARTA - Eight people died and 18 are feared trapped inside a cargo vessel which sank on a river in Indonesia’s Borneo Island, an official said Saturday, though state media says the tolls could be much higher.

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Environmental activists display effigies of, from left to right, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, U.S. President Barack Obama, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi during a demonstration calling for the world leaders to take immediate action against climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009. The demonstration marked he hundred days countdown to the U.N. climate change summit that will be held in Copenhagen in December.

The Sari Mulia went down after encountering strong currents 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the city of Banjarmasin, in South Kalimantan province, late Friday. “Eight people were killed. It’s estimated that 18 people are still trapped in the vessel,” Health Ministry crisis centre head Rustam Pakaya told AFP, adding 117 people had so far been rescued. But the Antara state news agency said the number of dead and missing

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could be far higher because many of those who boarded the boat could have done so without a ticket and would not appear on the manifest. Indonesia’s 234 million people are spread across 17,000 islands and so are heavily dependent on a network of ships and boats, which have a poor safety record. Up to 335 people were killed when a ferry sank off Sulawesi Island in January. In December 2006 a ferry went down in a storm off the coast of Java, killing more than 500 people.

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ager Vishal Bhalla said. Harish Bijoor, a brand specialist who runs an Indian consultancy, told AFP that he expected the installment plan to tempt buyers who might have been put off by the total price tag. It could also boost sales at a time when consumer spending has weakened because of a broader slowdown in the Indian economy in the wake of the global financial crisis. “The Levi’s scheme is a trendsetter in the jeanswear or apparel industry, which has been growing in double-digits over a decade,” he said. “The scheme makes branded products like Levi’s jeans affordable to a critical mass,” he added.

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TIMIKA - An unidentified armed group again attacked a Freeport vehicle convoy near Mile 42-41 on the Tembagapura-Timika road on Friday at 5.25 pm local time. The convoy comprising an employee bust and a truck left Mile 50 for a Timika water-channel terminal when being shot from the left side of the road. Police and military personnel guarding the Freeport convoy shot back at the attackers. There were no injuries or casualties in the shootout. “Yes, there was shooting aimed at a workers’ bus and trailer truck at Mile 42-41 yesterday afternoon,”

Senior Commissioner Agus Rianto, a spokesman of the Papua police , said here on Saturday. The latest shootout was part of a series of terror actions occurring in the area of US gold and copper mining company PT Freeport Indonesia in Timika, Mimika District, Papua Province, during July and August this year. The shooting incidents which have killed two Freeport employees, including an Australian national, have forced a cease of the company’s worker mobility between Timika and Tembagapura for two weeks. More than one thousand employees of PT Freeport Indonesia and its contractors returned to work in Tembagapura on Thursday (Aug.

27) after being absent for two weeks following shooting incidents. Following the shooting incidents that had claimed the lives of Australian Drew Nicholas Grant and Freeport security personnel Markus Rate Alo, as well as police second brigadier Marson Patipelohi on July 11, the Papua regional police in cooperation with the 17th Regional Military Command have deployed more than 1,000 personnel to secure the Freeprot area. The joint military and police force, grouped in the Timika Amole Task force, was supposed to complete their task on August 18 but because shootings still continued their duty had been extended until situation was conducive again.

WANGI-WANGI - Foreign tourists joining Sail Indonesia Festival also participated in a traditional boat rowing competition in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi Province. The foreign participants were Messel/Petter (Australia), Calida (France), Umar/Tanil (Turkey) and Marisa/Roby (Spain). The competition was also joined by a number of local fishermen. Meanwhile, some 61 foreign yachts have visited Wakatobi district, South East Sulawesi, since last August 3 under the “Wakatobi Sail Indonesia 2009” program. Wakatobi Deputy District Chief Hugua said here on Thursday (Aug. 27), the visits of the yachts carrying

foreign tourists had proven that Wakatobi with its submarine park had great tourism potential. “They (the tourists) come to enjoy the beauty of Wakatobi coral reefs,” he said, adding that this would have a positive impact on the region’s economy. Wakatobi with its 1.3 million hectares of marine tourism potentials has some 750 kinds of coral reefs, while the Caribbean Sea only had 50 kinds and the Red Sea 300, he said. Mostly manned by small families (husband, wife, son or daughter), the yachts started out from Darwin, Australia, and came to Wakatobi via Saumlaki, Masohi, Banda, Namlea (Maluku), Ternate (North Maluku), Bunaken (North Sulawesi), and Banggai (Central Sulawesi).

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JAKARTA - Indonesian police Thursday were pursuing an Al-Qaeda connection to the twin suicide attacks on Jakarta hotels, after confirming that a suspect in custody had been a follower of Osama bin Laden. National police Chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri said the suspect, Indonesian publisher and Islamist blogger Mohammed Jibril Abdurahman — known on the Internet as the “Prince of Jihad” — was once a member of Al-Qaeda. Mohammed Jibril was arrested outside Jakarta late Tuesday on suspicion of channeling money from abroad to finance the July 17 attacks on the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton

hotels, which killed nine people including the two bombers. The blasts marked the bloody end of a four-year hiatus in such attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim country, and have been blamed on a terror network led by Malaysian extremist Noordin Mohammed Top. Asked by reporters whether Mohammed Jibril had been a member of Al-Qaeda, Danuri said “yes.” “Let the process proceed, there will be more developments,” he said, without elaborating. Police say they have killed three cell members and arrested five since July 17, including a Saudi national who allegedly smuggled money from abroad to pay for the operation. The source of the funds is not

known, but police have said they are investigating whether the money came from Al-Qaeda brokers in the Middle East or South Asia, among other possible donors. Mohammed Jibril studied Islam in Karachi, southern Pakistan, where he joined an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group known as Al-Ghuraba, or The Foreigners, according to analysts such as the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG). Al-Ghuraba was set up in 1999 by Hambali, the Indonesian alleged point-man for Al-Qaeda in Southeast Asia who is in US custody at Guantanamo Bay, analysts said. It trained Southeast Asian members of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror network blamed for

the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, and served as a conduit between JI and Al-Qaeda. The August 2003 arrest of Hambali, seen as JI’s operations chief, led to the breakup of AlGhuraba but analysts said the Pakistan connection could have been reestablished and used to finance the latest attack in Indonesia. Hambali’s younger brother and Al-Ghuraba alumni Gun Gun Rusman Gunawan was sentenced to four years’ jail in Indonesia in 2004 for helping to finance the 2003 Marriott attack. He served only two years and is now free. A spokesman for Mohammed Jibril’s family, Irfan S. Awwas, rejected accusations the publisher had

any role in the hotel attacks. “Do you think Al-Ghuraba is a terrorist movement?” he asked reporters as he appeared with the suspect’s father, radical cleric Abu Jibril, at the national police headquarters to demand Mohammed Jibril’s release. “As a student there (in Pakistan), anyone can join any organisation such as Al-Ghuraba — it’s not forbidden.” Mohammed Jibril’s publishing company, Ar-Rahmah, has sold Al-Qaeda propaganda videos in Indonesia and last year launched Jihadmagz magazine, which glorifies global terror attacks. His father was arrested in Malaysia in 2001 on suspicion of being a JI member. He was deported to Indonesia in 2003 but served only about five months in jail for using a forged


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Vietnam youth say no time for Ho Chi Minh propaganda

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Lebanese women cut the biggest kibbeh dish, a middle eastern specialty made of bulgur and spiced minced meat, after entering the Guinness World Records in the town of Ihden in northern Lebanon on August 29, 2009. Twenty five Lebanese women prepared the dish that had the area of 20 square meters (215 square foot) and weighed at 233 kilogram (523 pounds).

Lebanon town makes mincemeat of world record

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EHDEN - The small town of Ehden in north Lebanon gained an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday for producing the largest ever kebbe — a dish of minced meat and cracked wheat. A representative of Guinness World Records was on hand to certify that the giant meal prepared in a

festive atmosphere by 25 women in the town square measured up before presenting the official paperwork.

To create the giant circular 20square-metre (215-square-foot) kebbe they had to mix 120 kilos of mince, 80 litres of olive oil, 80 kilos of cracked wheat, five kilos of salt and a mere kilo of pepper. After the huge dish was cooked the certificate was officially handed over to Rima Franjieh, wife of MP Sleiman Franjieh.

Melting glaciers threaten ‘Nepal tsunami’

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LUKLA - Over two decades, Funuru Sherpa has watched the lake above his native village of Dengboche in Nepal’s Himalayas grow, as the glacier that feeds it melts. The 29-year-old, who runs a busy Internet cafe for tourists visiting the Everest region, remembers his grandfather telling him that 50 years ago the lake did not exist. “Before, it was all ice,” he told AFP in the eastern Himalayan town of Lukla, in the shadow of Mount Everest. “This is proof that the glaciers in the high Himalayas are melting. And that must be because the temperatures have gone up.” Scientists say the Imja Glacier above Dengboche is retreating by about 70 metres (230 feet) a year, and the melting ice has formed a huge lake that could devastate villages downstream if it bursts.

The trend is not new. Nepal’s International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), which has studied the Himalayas for three decades, says many of the country’s glaciers have been retreating for centuries. But ICIMOD glaciologist Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya said this was now happening at an alarming speed, with temperatures in the Himalayas rising at a much faster rate than the global average. “Our studies of the past 30 years show that the temperatures (in the Himalayas) are rising up to eight times faster than the global average. Melting is taking place higher and faster,” Bajracharya told AFP. “The melting of glaciers and formation of glacier lakes is a key indicator of the temperature rise. And lately, we have seen massive ice melt.” Nepal has more than 2,300 gla-

cial lakes and experts say at least 20 are in danger of bursting. At almost one square kilometre (0.38 square miles), the Imja lake is the country’s second biggest, estimated to hold 36 million cubic metres (47 million cubic yards) of water, and is considered the biggest flood threat. It is a subject close to the heart of Nepalese mountaineer Apa Sherpa, who has climbed Everest a record 19 times. In 1985 Apa Sherpa lost his house and farm when the Dig Tsho glacial lake burst, causing a giant wave to flow down the mountain. Seven people were killed by the flood, which swept away bridges and houses and destroyed a new hydropower station. “For me, climate change is personal,” said the climber, who dedicated his latest Everest expedition to raising awareness of the impact of climate change on mountain communities.

HANOI - Government loudspeakers are spreading communist propaganda over the streets of Hanoi ahead of the 40th anniversary Wednesday of Ho Chi Minh’s death. But few people seem to be listening. “The grand sacrifices (of Ho Chi Minh), brilliant moral revolutionary, remain the sun lighting the way for the nation,” a government employee announces into his microphone. Yet even the messenger doubts the effect of his words about Ho, the country’s founding president. “I see very few people listening,” he says, unwilling to be named. They may admire Ho but many of Vietnam’s young people — who make up more than half the population — say they have no time for government campaigns in his name. “Following someone, you do that on your own, in your heart, not in response to a general movement,” said Tran Hong Linh, 19, a university student. Construction worker Nguyen Thanh Lam, 20, said he heard a lot of talk on the radio about Ho, “but nothing came into my ears.” Government campaigns for people to live and work according to Ho’s example are a “fiasco” that bring no benefit to the people, said a shop manager, who asked not to be identified. “I think he is an admirable figure although now there are so many opposite opinions about his life and career,” said a woman, 28, who works for a foreign company and also would not be named. She is among the 51 percent of Vietnam’s population who, official data say, are under the age of 30, meaning they were born after the war against the US ended in 1975 and have grown up in the country’s booming market economy. Their opinions contrast markedly with the official view that Ho Chi

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Minh, icon of the independence struggle, is an untouchable. His portrait adorns walls in cities and country towns alike. Official literature praises his life of sacrifice and commitment to the people. Only fierce opponents of the regime and those in exile publish dissident versions of his life. The exiled writer Duong Thu Huong recently released “The Zenith,” a controversial novel about the alleged secret lover of the man affectionately known as “Uncle Ho”. “Uncle Ho made many contributions to the country. No one could deny that. But he’s just human, like any one of us... He’s not a saint,” said a 21-year-old law student who refused to give his name. “I am young, so I don’t know much history. But he must have made mistakes sometimes.” Ho himself admitted in 1956 that “errors” had been committed during a land reform campaign in which, it was later revealed, tens of thousands were put to death. For a long time the ruling Communist Party played with the dates of Ho’s demise. Officials said he died on September 3, 1969 because they did not want to spoil Vietnam’s September 2 National Day.Twenty years ago the Party officially stated that Ho died on September 2, exactly 24 years after he proclaimed the independence of Vietnam. Liberation forces still faced battle against French colonisers, who were finally pushed out in 1954, leading to the country’s division and setting the stage for two more decades of war. After Ho’s death at the age of 79, communist North Vietnam endured six more years of fighting against the United States and its allies in the South, until the country was reunified in 1975.

donesian Democracy Struggle Party (PDIP), 12 people from Golongan Karya Party (Golkar), 10 from Democrat Party, 2 from PNBK and Gerindra, and one from PNI Marhaenisme, Hanura, PKPI and Pakar Pangan

Putra Romo From page 1 “We only establishing one person as a suspect while waiting for further investigation,” he added. The skipper was very careless because didn’t provide life jacket and other security equipments to the passengers. The head of the harbor was also interrogated by the police. The boat or usually called “jangolan’ by the locals sink in Badung

strait and killed 9 people on board. The boat was carrying 26 passengers and 2 ship crews. Two of the passengers are still missing and the rescue teams still searching for their whereabouts. The missing pasangers are Ketut Satu, 50 years old and Made Payur, 47 years old. In order to prevent similar accident from happening, the police will tighten the inspection regarding the standard of sailing in Bali.

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European economic confidence improves: EU survey

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BRUSSELS - European business and consumer confidence firmed in August for a fifth month running, an EU survey showed Friday, adding to a recent string of encouraging news for Europe’s struggling economies. The European Commission’s economic sentiment indicator for the 16 nations using the euro single currency rose to 80.6 points from 76 points in July, continuing a gradual climb away from a record low 64.6 points in March. The figure defied the expectations of analysts, polled by Dow Jones Newswires, who had predicted a more modest rise to 78 points. “Recovery of the industrial confidence indicator continued, backed by a strong increase in production expectations and manufacturers’ assessment of order books,” the EU’s executive body said in a statement. However, it noted that “stocks of finished goods, production expectations and order books remain well below their longterm averages.” The long-term average rate, since 1990, is 100. Among the larger EU economies, the greatest signs of improvement in confidence were seen in Britain, up 9.7 points, followed by the Netherlands, 7.6 points, and European economic powerhouse Germany which saw economic sentiment rise by 5.1 points in August. There were also “noteworthy” gains in Poland, Italy and Spain. The commission said the increase was due to a general improvement across the board, with only retail trade a little sluggish. The services sector gained considerably, while industry continued to climb out of the trough from March. In the wider 27-nation European Union, the economic sentiment indicator rose to 80.9 points from 75 points in July.

Analysts said the figures bolstered hopes for a recovery. “All in all, today’s indicators will be an important part of the ECB’s (European Central Bank) briefing files for next week,” said Carsten Brzeski at Global Economics. “Central bankers will be facing a somewhat changed economic environment: the worst is over and the economy is stabilising,” he said, but warned: “the labour market and a possible credit crunch are clear speed bumps on the road to recovery.” The commission’s separate business climate indicator also continued to recover, improving for a fifth consecutive month with a rise to negative 2.21 points from minus 2.70 points in July. Improvement was particularly strong in production trends, while “both order books and export order books continued to improve from the trough reached in June. “Managers’ opinion of stocks of finished goods improved as well, even though the level of stocks was still considered excessive,” the commission said. Recent data has shown European factory orders up, with the eurozone monthly trade surplus doubling. Germany and France have lumbered out of recession and very nearly brought the rest of the eurozone with them. However amid fears of double-dip recession, EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso warned that Europe’s economy has not made a “firm recovery” from the crisis and the situation remains “very volatile.”

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BERLIN - The recession in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, may be slightly less bad than initially feared this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. The German economy is poised to shrink “by five or six percent” in 2009, Merkel said in a speech, suggesting a possible upward revision to current government forecasts which predict a contraction of six percent. Germany has rebounded with unexpected speed from its worst recession in over six decades, edging back to growth in the second quarter of this year with an expansion of 0.3 percent. Positive business surveys and other

forward-looking indicators have also suggested brighter times ahead, prompting several private forecasters to raise their prediction for total economic output in 2009. The president of the country’s central bank, Axel Weber, said recently he also expected Germany’s economy to do better than expected this year. Merkel, who is aiming to secure a second term in elections on September 27, warned that while the worst may be behind Germany, it was still too soon to declare victory against the financial crisis. “The fact we seem to have reached the bottom must not divert us from the fact that this is by far the worst economic crisis that Germany has ever had to survive in its 60 years,” she said.

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Posters advertise the low price of all of the goods in the window of “the 98p store” in Daslton, East London on August 22, 2009. European business and consumer confidence firmed in August for a fifth month running, an EU survey showed Friday, adding to a recent string of encouraging news for Europe’s struggling economies.

US newspaper ad revenue slide continues

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WASHINGTON - US newspaper advertising revenue fell by 29 percent in the second quarter, continuing a slide which has left many dailies awash in a sea of red ink. Print and online advertising revenue dropped to 6.8 billion dollars in the second quarter of the year from 9.6 billion dollars a year ago, according to figures released by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). Print advertising revenue declined by 30.1 percent to 6.2 billion dollars including a 40.4 percent fall in classified advertising revenue to 1.5 billion dollars. Classified ad revenue at US newspapers has collapsed in recent years faced with competition from free online classified sites such as Craigslist. Online advertising revenue declined by 15.9 percent in the quarter to 653.1 million dollars. Newspapers across the United States have been grappling with a slide in advertising revenue, steadily declining circulation and the migration of readers to free news online. NAA president and chief executive John Sturm said the weak numbers “come as no

surprise” and “there are, however, reasons to remain optimistic.” “When the economy eventually begins its recovery, advertisers will return to spending, and newspapers will find themselves extremely well positioned to harness the strength of their print and digital platforms to build a brighter future,” he said in a statement. Print advertising revenue at US newspapers has now fallen for 12 quarters in a row according to NAA figures while online ad revenue has dropped for the past five quarters. The industry has been hit by a wave of bankruptcies, job cuts and closures including a bankruptcy filing by the Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and other major papers. The 100-year-old Christian Science Monitor went online-only earlier this year and two major dailies, the Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colorado, and the Seattle PostIntelligencer, have shut down in recent months. With advertising revenue evaporating, top US newspaper executives have been looking at ways to begin charging readers for news on the Web.


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‘Operation Nakam’: true story behind Tarantino’s film Agence France Presse

VIENNA – Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Inglourious Basterds” about a Jewish militia that killed and scalped Nazis in World War II is not as far-fetched as it might sound. In fact, there was a real-life squadron of Jewish soldiers who hunted down SS officers in Austria immediately after the war in an operation called “Nakam” (vengeance in Hebrew), according to one of the troop’s last survivors, 88year-old Chaim Miller. “We operated in the south of Austria in the days just after the war ended,” the Vienna-born Israeli told AFP via telephone from a Kibbutz near Jerusalem. “We were soldiers in the Jewish Brigade group of the British army stationed in Tarvisio, Italy, close to the Austrian border. Yugoslav partisans had given us lists of names of Nazi criminals and so we went in groups of three to secretly search them out,” Miller recalled. “At first they thought they were simply dealing with the British military police. They got a shock

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Chief of staff of the Israeli army Chaim Laskov is seen posing for a photo in 1958. Historians believe Laskov was involved in militia operations to kill Nazis in World War II, as portrayed in Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Inglourious Basterds”.

when we later showed them our Stars of David. But by then, it was already too late for them,” he said. “We took them to some woods on the Italian side, gave them a ‘hearing’ for half an hour and then explained to them they’d pay. They remained in the woods forever,” Miller said. “I participated in a number of actions of this type and several other groups worked in the same way.” Historians are divided about the exact number of executions carried out in the operation, which was coordinated by the future chief of staff of the Israeli army, Chaim Laskov, with estimates ranging from 100 to 300. Born Alfred Mueller in 1921 in in a working-class neighbourhood in Vienna, Chaim Miller emigrated to Palestine in February 1939 after the Nazi annexation of Austria. His parents stayed in Vienna and were murdered in the Holocaust. In Palestine, Mueller joined the secret Jewish defence army Haganah and the “German Platoon” which consisted of 40 German-speaking Jews with Aryan looks who would infiltrate and operate behind German lines should the Germans ever threaten to take Palestine. “In preparation, we underwent the perfect German soldier’s desert training, with weapons, uniforms and even learned to sing the Wehrmacht songs,” Miller recalled. Erwin Rommel’s defeat in August 1942 rendered the project obsolete. But most of the soldiers of the “German Platoon”, which was eventually integrated into the Jewish Brigade of the 8th British army, took part in Operation Nakam in 1945. “We were driven by a desire for revenge. We knew that the overwhelming majority of SS criminals would never be brought to justice,” Miller said. Winfried Garscha, historian at Vienna’s DOeW or Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance, confirmed this: “At most, only around 10-15 percent of those guilty of Nazi crimes were sentenced at the end of the war, in Austria, Germany and in Italy,” he told AFP.

IMIGRATION Australian Consulate General Jalan Tantular 32 Renon Denpasar Phone: +62 361 241118 Fax: +62 361 221195 (General) +62 361 241120 (Immigration)

MEXICO CITY – They say they beat it. Thousands of Mexicans claimed they broke the record for most people dancing to “Thriller” simultaneously in one place on Saturday, which would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday. “We did it!” organizer Javier Hildago shouted to thousands of people wearing black fedoras, white gloves, aviator shades and ghoulish face paint, breathless after trying to recreate the groundbreaking 1983 video. Did

they? The Guinness Book of World Records will decide in a week. The current record was set in May by a group of 242 College of William & Mary students who performed the routine in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to Guinness. Hildago claimed 12,937 people danced Saturday in front of Mexico City’s Monument of the Revolution,

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HOSPITAL Denpasar There are 4 major hospitals usually used by foreigners Denpasar General Hospital (RSUP Sanglah), Kasih Ibu Hospital, Rumah Sakit Wongaya and Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada.

HOSPITAL Bangli Bangli General Hospital Jl. Kesumayuda 27, Bangli Phone : +62 366 91521 Gianyar

Royal Danish & Norwegian Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 070 The Czech Republic Jalan Pengembak No. 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.286 465 France Consulate Agency Jalan Merta Sari Gang II No. 8 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.285 485

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The body of Adam Goldstein, a celebrity disc jockey known as DJ AM is removed from his apartment building in New York, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009. DJ AM, the sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity in his own right with high-profile romances and a glamorous lifestyle and survived a plane crash just months ago, was found dead in his apartment Friday. He had a history of drug problems.

DJ AM autopsy inconclusive; more tests planned Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK – Authorities will need to conduct toxicology tests, expected to take weeks, to determine what killed celebrity disc jockey DJ AM, a medical examiner’s office spokeswoman said Saturday. An autopsy Saturday of the 36year-old was inconclusive, said the spokeswoman, Ellen Borakove. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that police found a crack pipe and prescription pills in the apartment where they discovered DJ AM’s body Friday evening. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, had openly discussed past addictions to crack cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs. In October, MTV was to debut his reality show, “Gone Too Far,” in which he and concerned families staged interventions for drug abus-

ers. MTV hasn’t said whether Goldstein’s show will air. In an interview with the AP last month, he said the show provided a “terrifying” reminder of his own addiction. “I have to constantly remind myself why I’m here and remember what it was like,” he said. Goldstein rose to fame several years ago as a deejay known for his mashups — blends of at least two songs. He performed in clubs, on concert stages and at exclusive Hollywood parties. His personal life also garnered attention, as he dated actress-singer Mandy Moore and reality TV star Nicole Richie, the daughter of singer Lionel Richie. Goldstein was critically hurt in a plane crash last September in Colum-

bia, S.C., that killed four people. He was flying in a Learjet after a performance with Travis Barker, a drummer for the pop-punk band Blink-182 and Goldstein’s partner in the duo TRVSDJ-AM. Barker and Goldstein were burned. Goldstein had to get skin graft surgery but resumed performing about a month later. He told the AP he felt blessed to have survived but was still shaken by the crash. “I guess I get why they call it ‘post-trauma,’ because it was very tough. I have really bad days, and I have really OK days,” he said. His body was found after a friend called police to say he was unable to get into the home in New York City’s trendy SoHo neighborhood. Paramedics had to break down the door before they found him, shirtless and wearing sweatpants, in his bed around 5:20 p.m. on Friday, the law enforcement official said. There was no evidence of foul play.

The Republic of Hungary Jalan By Pass No 219 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.287 701 Italian Consulate Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 005 Honorary Consulate of Mexico Jalan Mohamad Yamin 1 A, Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.223 266 Honorary Consulate of The Netherlands Jalan Raya Kuta 127, Bali Phone +62.361.761 506 Honorary Consulate of Spain Komplek Istana Kuta Galleria Blok Vallet 2 No 11. Jalan Patih Jelantik Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.769 286 USA Consulate Agency Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 188 Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.222 426 Consulate General of Japan Jalan Raya Puputan No. 170 Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.227 628 Honorary Consulate of British Jalan Tirta Nadi No. 20 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.270 601 Swiss and Austria Consulate Jalan Patih Jelantik, Komplek Pertokoan Istana Galleria Phone +62.361.751 735

Honorary Consulate of Thailand Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 81, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.263 310

led by a Michael Jackson impersonator wearing a red-and-gold sequined jacket. But Guinness must certify whether all those people really performed the entire, intricate routine. The impersonator, who goes by the name Hector Jackson, and most of those in front of a huge crowd of onlookers certainly looked pretty good.

Michael Jackson’s impersonator Hector Jackson, performs with thousands of people at the Monument of the Revolution in Mexico City, during an attempt to break the Guinness World record of people dancing US late pop star Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009. The event was organized as a tribute to Jackson on his birthday.

The Federal Republic of Germany Jalan Pantai Karang No 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.288 535

Honorary Consulate of Brazil Jalan Legian No. 186, Bali Phone +62.361.757 775

Did Mexico beat it? Fans go for ‘Thriller’ record Associated Press Writer

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Embassy of India Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 42-44, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.241 978 Honorary Consulate of Sweden anf Finland Segara Village Hotel, Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.282 223

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Honorary Consulate of Malaysia Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.752 520

RSUP Sanglah is the main provincial public hospital. Its facilities have improved since the emergency ward had been built in 1991. Difficult/critical cases would not become a problem anymore since it has complete equipments. It is located on Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1 Sanglah Denpasar with : Phone : 227 911 – 15 Fax : 226 363 Kasih Ibu Hospital is a private hospital which caters for less serious cases such as diarrhea, intestinal disorders, anemia, asthma and minor accidents. Kasih Ibu is also equipped to care for pregnant women. This hospital is located on Jl. Teuku Umar 120 Denpasar. Phone : 223 036 Fax : 268 690. Rumah Sakit Wongaya (Public Hospital; Psychiatric Unit) Jl. Kartini, Denpasar. Phone : 222 142. Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada , (Private) Jl. Sudirman No 50, Denpasar Phone : 227 560, 234 824 In relating with health, Bali also has insurance and medical evacuation company, that is: AEA International - SOS Assistance Bali. PT Abhaya Eka Astiti, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 24X, Kuta 80361. Phone : 755 768 Fax : 755 768 One thing that should be noted by tourists here is that the Blood Bank in Bali normally carries no stock of Rhesus (Rh) Negative blood. Badung Bali Medical Clinics There are some medical clinics that are well known by foreigners in Bali. Some of them are western owned and operated : Bali International Medical Center (BIMC) Bali International Medical Centre (BIMC) provides excellent Primary Health Care & Emeregency Medical Services for tourists, traveler, and expatriate living in Bali. Emeregency Room, Ambulance, Clinic Services, Insurance & Medical Evacuations also available. Open 24 hours Phone : 761 2631. Located Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.100X, Kuta, Bali 80361 - Indonesia. http://www.bimcbali.com International SOS Clinic Bali Opened in 1999, offers International SOS members and visitors to Bali comprehensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency medical service. Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361, Bali - Indonesia Phone : 720 100 Fax : 721 919 E-mail : info@sos-bali.com ttp ://www.sos-bali.com Bali Nusa Dua Emergency Clinic Jl Pratama No. 81 Phone : 771 324 Kuta Clinic Jl. Raya Kuta Phone : 753 268 Dental Clinic Dr Indra Guizot, Jl. Patimura 19, Denpasar Phone : 222 445, 234 375 DDS. Ritjie Rihartinah, Jl Pratama No. 81 Nusa Dua Phone : 771 324 Retno W. Agung, Jln. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.4A Br. Tamansari – Sanur Phone : 288 501

Clinic Mas Jl. Raya Mas, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974573 Toyo Clinic Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 978078 Permata Bunda Clinic Jl. Patih Jelantik 50 X, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 942082 Ubud Clinic Jl Raya Ubud No.36 Campuhan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974911 Gianyar General Hospital Jl. Ciung Wanara 2, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 943049 Karangasem Karangasem General Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai, Karangasem Phone : +62 363 21001 Klungkung Klungkung General Hospital Jl. Flamboyan 40-4, Klungkung Phone : +62 366 21371 Negara Negara General Hospital Jl. Gelar, Negara Phone : +62 365 41006 Tabanan Laboratorium Clinic Jl. Gunung semeru No. 8, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 819260 Mengwi Clinic Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai 46, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 880550 Darma Kerti Hospital Jl. Teratai 16, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 812359 Tabanan General Hospital Jl. Pahlawan 14, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 811027 Singaraja Prodia Clinic Jl. RA Kartini 12, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 24-516 Singaraja Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai 30, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 22-573 Pet Clinics Kayumas: (0361) 226934 Sayang Binatang: (0361) 483121 Satwa Kertha Husada: (0361) 263018 Pantai Sindhu: (0361) 287518 Sidakarya: (0361) 724492 Pedungan: (0361) 720026

TAXIS Praja Taxi : (0361) 289090 Bali Taxi : (0361) 701111 Ngurah Rai Taxi : (0361) 724724 Pan Wirthi Taxi : (0361) 723366 Komotra Taxi : (0361) 758855

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BERLIN - Germany’s Social Democrats hope to wrest two states from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in polls Sunday and slow her formidable momentum toward a second term in next month’s general election. The Social Democrats, junior partners in Merkel’s fractious leftright government, are gunning for ruling majorities in two of three state elections and dreaming of turning the tide ahead of the September 27 national poll. Some 6.2 million voters are called to cast ballots in the excommunist eastern states of Saxony and Thuringia and Saarland on the French border. The polls come at the end of a tough week for Merkel, amid turmoil over the future of automaker Opel, sniping between her conservatives and their favoured coalition partners, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), and a flap

over a dinner she held for Germany’s top banker. Merkel’s Christian Union (CDU/CSU) is leading the Social Democrats (SPD) at the national level by an around 15-point margin. But polls show the conservatives may lose power in Thuringia and Saarland while holding onto the state house in Saxony. The Social Democrats say they are prepared to take over by entering into alliances with the far-left Die Linke, a relatively new political party comprised of disaffected SPD members and former East German communists. “Red-red” coalitions are common in the east of the reunited country but have been taboo in the west, where many see Die Linke as too radical and tainted by its historical links with the party that built the Berlin Wall. Saarland would be the first western state to see such a governing alliance.

Kadhafi

from bad boy to key player on world stage Agence France-Presse

TRIPOLI - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, who celebrates 40 years in power on Tuesday, has imposed himself as a key international player the West cannot ignore despite his decades-long image of political pariah. As a young colonel, Kadhafi on September 1, 1969, led a coup overthrowing the Western-backed elderly King Idriss, and quickly established himself as a belligerent, unpredictable and flamboyant leader of the oil-rich nation. Reputedly born in a Bedouin tent in the desert near Sirte in 1942, Kadhafi alienated the West soon after seizing power, accusing it of launching a “new crusade”

against the Arabs. His idol was Egyptian president and fervent Arab nationalist Gamal Abdel Nasser, and he has variously declared himself a fan of Mao Zedong, Stalin and even Hitler. Libya was for decades linked to a spate of terrorist attacks the world over, with Kadhafi also being accused of using Libya’s oil wealth — the country is Africa’s third largest producer after Nigeria and Angola — to fund and arm rebel groups across Africa and beyond. Libya became an international pariah in the aftermath of the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing but relations began to thaw when it agreed in 2003 to pay compensation to the families of the 270 people who were killed.

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A woman cast her vote at a polling station in Libreville on August 30, 2009. The election could keep the presidency in the hands of Bongo’s family, with his son and former defence minister Ali Bongo, 50, favoured to come out on top against 17 other candidates. More than 300 observers have been accredited for the vote, including from the African Union, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and a global grouping of francophone countries.

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RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO / HO / Banyan Tree Resorts

This handout picture provided by Banyan Tree Resort on August 14, 2009 shows a resort in Mayakoba, Mexico. Next time you stay in a luxury resort, buy a loaf of bread, open a bank account, sit on a massage chair, grab a sushi or sip a beer anywhere in Asia, check the company’s country of origin. Chances are you are dealing with a brand based in Singapore, the affluent city-state that has broken beyond its compact size to become a regional economic powerhouse.

Gabon votes to pick From beer to banks, late leader’s successor Singapore Inc. expands across Asia Agence France-Presse

LIBREVILLE - Gabonese voters stood in long lines Sunday to pick a successor to Omar Bongo Ondimba, who ruled the oil-rich nation for 41 years before his death in June.

Hundreds of people queued up in front of schools turned into polling stations in several districts of the capital Libreville which opened two hours late. The election could keep the presidency in the hands of Bongo’s family, with his son and former defence minister Ali Bongo, 50, favoured to come out on top against 17 other candidates. Omar Bongo, 73, had been Africa’s longest serving ruler, and

opposition candidates have pledged to end what they call deep-rooted corruption as well as bring about a greater distribution of resources. Meanwhile, Ali Bongo, who boasts the backing of the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party and a huge campaign war chest, has both defended his father’s legacy and labeled detractors turncoats while also pledging change. “It’s not contradictory — not at

all,” he told AFP while attending a final campaign rally on Saturday. Pointing to thousands of supporters chanting his name, he said, “How could I not be confident?” Gabon is sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth biggest oil producer, the world’s third biggest provider of manganese, a metal with industrial metal alloy uses, particularly in stainless steels, and Africa’s second biggest wood exporter. But an estimated 60 percent of the population of 1.5 million live below the poverty line. Though candidates have decried the lack of development in the west African nation, several served in the government for years.

Saudi lawyer seeks apology over Danish Mohammed row Agence France-Presse

A picture taken on April 15, 2007 shows Libyan Leader Moamer Kadhafi during a ceremony in Tripoli to mark the 21st anniversary of the US attack on Libya.

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In testing times, samurai craze sweeps Japan

Setbacks loom for Merkel party in general election warm-up Agence France-Presse

Monday, August 31, 2009

COPENHAGEN - A Saudi lawyer has demanded a public apology from a number of Danish dailies that reprinted a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed in February 2008, Danish media reported on Sunday. The lawyer, identified as Faisal A.Z. Yamani from Jeddah, sent an email to the newspapers that republished the drawing first printed in 2005 and demanded that they print an apology by the end of September, Danish news agency Ritzau reported. “It should be a clear, public and

unconditional apology for the offence and harm caused by their newspaper,” Yamani wrote, demanding that the statement appear in the first three pages of the newspaper and in four languages, Danish, French, English and Arabic. The caricature features Prophet Mohammed’s head with a turban designed to look like a bomb with a lit fuse. It was one of 12 cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper in 2005 and which sparked violent protests across the Muslim world in early 2006. It was reprinted in mid-February 2008 by some 17 newspapers after

Danish police foiled an alleged plot to kill the cartoonist, again triggering angry reactions in numerous Muslim countries. Yamani suggested in the email that Danish interests in the Middle East could suffer if an apology was not forthcoming. Danish products have been boycotted in some Middle Eastern countries in recent years because of the dispute. The Danish newspapers’ association, Danske Dagblades Forening, said it would consult the foreign and justice ministry next week, and contact Danish newspapers to see how many had received the email.

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SINGAPORE - Next time you stay in a luxury resort, buy a loaf of bread, open a bank account, sit on a massage chair, grab a sushi or sip a beer anywhere in Asia, check the company’s country of origin. Chances are you are dealing with a brand based in Singapore, the affluent city-state that has broken beyond its compact size to become a regional economic powerhouse. With the global economy apparently on the mend, Singapore Inc. is all set to reap the benefits of steppedup spending by Asia’s middle and upper classes in the coming years. Singapore Airlines has long been an iconic brand, but newer names like resort and spa operator Banyan Tree have established themselves as top-tier players in the region, and their ambitions go even further. “From the very beginning when we created Banyan Tree, we said that we needed to be a global company,” the firm’s founder and executive chairman Ho Kwon Ping said at a recent news conference. “If you don’t globalise... you eventually stagnate,” he added. Conceived in Singapore and born on the territory of an abandoned tin mine on the Thai island of Phuket 15 years ago, Banyan Tree has established itself as a leading luxury hospitality chain rivaling the likes of

Four Seasons. It is working to spread its formula of Asian romance, rejuvenation and sensuality to other continents with exclusive properties costing as much as 3,300 US dollars a night to stay in. Over the next 12 months, the chain expects to open resorts in the United Arab Emirates as well as Acapulco, Mexico. Other Singaporean companies are enjoying similar success throughout the Asian region, establishing themselves in a diverse field of industries. OSIM, a maker of electronic massage chairs and other lifestyle products like air purifiers, has over 1,100 outlets spread across 28 countries concentrated mainly in the region. “Singapore is a small country with a small domestic market, therefore it is critical for us to grow an external economy with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and now China,” OSIM founder and chief executive Ron Sim told AFP. “Going forward, we believe that Korea and Japan are markets we are looking forward to, and India will be key too,” he said.

Budget carrier Tiger Airways is also becoming a mainstay in the travel industry, having established a wide network across the Asia-Pacific region with flights to 19 destinations from Singapore. “Asia remains a priority,” said Rosalynn Tay, Tiger Airways’ managing director for Singapore. “The region has a large population base and air transport remains the most practical mode of transport.” It is not to be mistaken for Tiger Beer, now one of the most popular beverages in Southeast Asia. First brewed locally in 1932 when Singapore was still under British colonial rule, it has won over drinkers beyond the region thanks to aggressive marketing and expansion of brewing operations to key markets. Bakery chain BreadTalk, which gained instant success at home with its freshly baked buns, has moved on to build a loyal base of customers in Indonesia, the Philippines, China and Hong Kong. Sakae Sushi, a restaurant that serves affordable Japanese food on conveyor belts, now has more than 70 outlets throughout the region including the main cities of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and China.

TOKYO - Japan’s politicians have been trying to drum up election fever this summer, but followers of a growing craze are more excited about strongmen who have been dead for centuries — samurai warriors. A mania over feudal warlords has been sweeping Japan, capturing the imagination of many in a way that grey-suited lawmakers can only dream of as they brave the sweltering dog days ahead of an election on Sunday. Japan’s medieval knights have become all the rage, battling it out in video games, on cinema screens and in manga comics as sexy sword-wielding hunks. Sales of their biographies have surged, their family coats of arms have been snapped up as lucky charms, and their former castles are being besieged by legions of fans yearning for a brush with Japan’s long-gone martial noblemen. Samurai figures now beckon from cellphone wallpapers, and the wives of famous warrior-lords have become the stars of high-rating historical TV dramas. The general history magazine “Rekishi Kaido” (“History Road”) has run cover stories on samurai lords almost every month for the past year. The history fad — worth 745 million dollars a year, according to Dai-ichi Life Research Institute economist Toshihiro Nagahama — has been driven by hit video games and the A-List casts of popular samurai television dramas. But some social observers also say the trend reflects a deeper yearning for potent leaders in a country fatigued by recession and uninspired by a bland political system dominated by two centrist mainstream parties. In testing times like these, “people tend to turn to strong symbolic figures on whom they can

project their ideals,” said Hideki Nakagawa, a Nihon University sociology professor and an expert on pop culture. What started out as a trend among video game nerds erupted into a mainstream craze this year after young women latched onto it. Japanese media quickly found a label for them — “rekijo,” or female history geeks. In a society where market researchers recently identified a new male demographic as passive ‘herbivores’, “women seek ‘super carnivorous males’,” said Ichiya Nakamura, a media and pop culture researcher at Keio University. “The warlords were different from the cold-eyed, dispassionate Japanese men of today,” he said. “They stood out because of their strong personalities.” In a store dedicated to samurai books and paraphernalia, a 17-yearold female fan agreed wholeheartedly, gushing that the “warlords sacrificed themselves for justice and to protect the people.” Now, she scoffed, “politics purely serves the interests of politicians.” Currently hip warlords include Oda Nobunaga, the first leader to bring Japan under unified rule, and Date Masamune, dubbed the “OneEyed Dragon” after his solitary eye and known for his iconic helmet with a blade-like crescent. “We are in an era that lacks politicians with strong resolve,” said Fumikazu Oyama, 39, browsing through a bookstore specialising in the Sengoku or Warring States Period, which lasted from the 15th to the 17th centuries. “They only procrastinate and delay solving problems.” “Japan will surely worsen if this situation continues,” he added, leafing through samurai biographies in a section labelled “The Male Resolve.” At the Tokyo bookstore Jidaiya sales of samurai biographies have jumped 10-fold over the past year, a spokeswoman said.

AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

Bookstore Jidaiya mistress Misuzu Omae (R) and a shop clerk wearing Samurai warrior armour (L) pose at the entrance of the shop in Tokyo on August 1, 2009. A mania over feudal warlords has been sweeping Japan, capturing the imagination of many in a way that grey-suited lawmakers can only dream of as they campaign in the sweltering summer days ahead of August 30 polls.


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Federer, Williams sisters among US Open first-day matches

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NEW YORK - Reigning US Open champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams will begin defending their titles on Monday as an opening-day match list released Saturday also had Venus Williams and Andy Roddick at night. good performance.” Federer recalled being shocked at 17 when he faced Andre Agassi in his hometown of Basel, so he can relate to Britton’s situation. “You try to enjoy it, put in a good fight,” Federer said. “Best-of-fiveset match is maybe something Britton has never played before, but a good thing in tennis is you always have a chance.” US fifth seed Andy Roddick’s advice for Britton was to find ways to help cope with a signature moment on the big stage. “There’s nothing like going out on that court and playing,” Roddick said. “I would him to be sure to have a look around when he walks out on the court, take it all in before you go start warmup so you don’t catch yourself looking around too much

when you start.” Serena Williams, who won her 11th career Slam title last month at Wimbledon, begins her quest for a fourth US Open title in the following match against American Alexa Glatch. The main court’s night session starts with US third seed Venus Williams meeting Russia’s Vera Dushevina followed by men’s fifth seed Roddick facing Germany’s Bjorn Phau. US Open officials have said they plan to stage a women’s match after a men’s match at some point during the Flushing Meadows fortnight. Men usually play the later matches in part because they are best-of-five compared to the bestof-three on the women’s side.

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The body of the Division Head of Tranquility, Protocol Affairs, Entertainment and Disputes, Cokorda Raka Vrisa, 45 years old, carried to the Sanglah hospital.

A Civil Servant Police Unit Dies at Bathroom

Serena Williams, right, and Roger Federer, of Switzerland, pose for photographs during a news conference to promote the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 in New York.

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Negara — Up to now, the Japanese expatriate gets involved in the injustice case, Kazumi Hanamura remains to be in jail of Jembrana Resort Police. Days of the Manager of PT Dairin Indonesia operating the Megumi bottled drinking water company is now gazing the thickness of jail’s wall, together with other suspects. Hanamura who commenced to lead the Megumi since last February could not speak fluent Indonesian. As consequence, at every examination he should be accompanied by an interpreter. As a special man to government of Jembrana, Hanamura often got special attention from a number of officials in the regency government who knew him. Since he came into jail of Jembrana Resort Police, a number of officials visited the resort. According to information, the night after Kazumi was reported to police, Regional Secretary of Jembrana, I Gede Suinaya, once

Spaniards pique Bolt interest but United remain real deal Agence France Presse

MADRID - Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt is becoming a fan of Spanish football after watching Real Madrid’s season-opening win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday night - but adds Manchester United remain the team for him. “I support Manchester United in

the English League. I am now a fan of Real Madrid. (Ruud) van Nistelrooy has always been one of my favorites,” said Bolt afterwards as he met reporters at the Bernabeu stadium, an arena which clearly impressed him. “I was very nervous on the pitch, for the first time in my life, I had never been there before... the crowd

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt poses after a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday Aug. 30, 2009. The Jamaican athlete who pulverized the 100 and 200meter world records in Berlin is visiting Madrid this weekend and will travel to London Monday.

was overwhelming. I could play football, cricket or basket-ball. If I change sport, I’ll pick up easily,” said Bolt. Real chairman Florentino Perez offered Bolt a model of the stadium as a gift afterwards. After the game, Bolt went for dinner with new Real star and former United kingpin Cristiano Ronaldo and his family. Bolt will compete Friday in Brussels before heading home to Jamaica before he attends the Grand Prix finale on September 12-13 in Salonika in Greece. He added he had not yet assessed what his calendar would be for 2010 though he expects to chase down more world records, including beating his 100m mark of 9.58, set at the worlds in Berlin earlier this month. “I want to be a legend in the sport and stay there for a long time,” said Bolt, who revealed his interest in football stems from playing at school and high school “as a defender or a defensive midfielder.” Looking ahead he said he intends to “keep working with my coach on improvements to run faster. This year we worked on my start and I improved a lot in Berlin.”

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SYDNEY - French double Olympic champion Julien Absalon will be vying for his fifth world title at this week’s UCI mountain bike world championships in Canberra. Absalon, 29, who became the first rider to defend the men’s Olympic cross country title in Beijing last year, ranks as a giant of the sport as a four-time world champion, from 2004 to 2007. He gets his chance to make it five in the elite cross country event in the Stromlo Forest Park circuit on the outskirts of Australia’s national capital. Absalon kept the gold in French hands for a third straight Olympics when he led compatriot JeanChristophe Peraud and Swiss pair Nino Schurter and world champion Christoph Sauser home last year. Sauser, who has 14 World Cup wins and claimed the World Cup champion title in 2004 and 2005, will be fighting hard to retain the world crown he won in Val di Sole, Italy, last year. Spain’s Margarita Fullana is the reigning world champion in the women’s elite cross country and will be defending her title against

Olympic champion Sabine Spitz of Germany. Fullana was denied victory in the 2007 world championships at Fort William, Scotland, when a pre-race medical blood screening revealed a red blood cell count higher than acceptable levels. But she went on to become the cross country world champion last year. Spitz overcame a technically difficult course and searing temperatures to win the women’s Olympic mountain bike cross country gold last year from Poland’s Maja Wloszczowska and Russian Irina Kalentieva, both in Canberra for the world championships. Britain’s Gee Atherton is the reigning world champion in the non-Olympic men’s elite downhill event, while his sister, Rachel, will not get a chance to chance to defend her women’s world title. She is recovering from shoulder surgery after being hit by a truck while training in California earlier this year. A total of 41 nations will be represented over six days of competition from Tuesday in cross country, downhill, 4X and trials.

Denpasar — The Office of Denpasar Civil Servant Police Unit located on Jalan Kecubung Denpasar, Friday August 28th 2009 turned into commotion. Because, the Division Head of Tranquility, Protocol Affairs, Entertainment and Disputes, Cokorda Raka Vrisa who was 45 years old was found stretching out stiffly in the bathroom of his office on the second floor. His corpse was then brought to Sanglah Hospital to be examined. Based on the information, the reveal of his death commenced when he did not go home to his house on Jalan Pedungan since Wednesday afternoon. Though he previously once told to have overtime at his office, the state of he did not go home remained to make his family worried. Cleaning service attendant who would like to cleanse his room in the afternoon saw him working there. Vrisa once rejected the attendant who wanted to cleanse his room. Having not gone home for two days, his younger brother, Cokorda Brahma Indarta, decided to look for his elder brother to the office on Friday morning. Accompanied by a cleaning service attendant, Indarta saw the bag of his brother lying on

the table. Since he heard the sound of flowing water in the bathroom, he approached the closed door of the bathroom. When opened, in fact Vrisa has stretched out stiffly. “The cleaning service attendant dare not knock at the door of bathroom because it was closed and the water keeps on flowing,” said one of the Civil Servant Police Unit accompanying the corpse to Sanglah Hospital. A number of officials in the circle of his office thronged the morgue of Sanglah Hospital. Similarly, the Head of Denpasar Office of Civil Servant Police Unit, IBM Brahma Putra, together with his apparatus accompanied him as well. In the meantime, Coordinator of Forensic Medical Installation Ser-

vices of Sanglah Hospital, Dudut Rustyadi, justified the existence of the case. “We just made an external examination. The result indicated there were no any marks of physical violences. The victim has died some two days before so that it has been found the signs of decay,” Dudut said. One of the victim’s cousins, Cokorda Alit, said that Vrisa previously looked healthy and in good condition. From his marriage with AA Diah Wahyuni were bestowed three children. Visa’s corpse was brought to his home village at Klungkung Royal Palace. “We remain to discuss about his funeral procession,” said Cokorda Alit. (kmb24/kmb12)

made a visit to Jembrana Resort Police. This Japanese man who wears glasses was also visited by Division Head of Population Registration, Manpower, Civil Registration, IGP Sudhiarsa, Thursday, August 27th 2009. The Unit Head of Criminal Researcher of Jembrana Resort Police, Ketut Suparta, under permission of the Head of Jembrana Resort Police, said that his party was investigating the case pursuant to the existing mechanism and procedures. “In addition, we also remain to develop the case,” he said. The striking incident denoted the height of irritation of such Japanese man because the employees previously always went home ahead of time. Meanwhile, the victim himself would like to break up the act of Kazumi who would strike another employee. However, the victim Wayan Astina was assumed to threat him, so that the victim was struck on left side of his head until causing torn injury and was given three sutures. Since last Tuesday August 25th 2009, Kazumi was arrested in jail and accused to infringe the Article 351 of Criminal Codes. (sur)

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The year’s final Grand Slam tournament commences on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts Monday with former world number one Kim Clijsters of Belgium facing Ukraine’s Viktoriya Kutuzova in the first match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Clijsters is making her first US Open appearance since winning the 2005 women’s title, her only Grand Slam crown. She returned to the court earlier this month after a layoff of more than two years to start a family. Federer, who has won the past five US Open men’s titles and has not lost at the US Open since the fourth round in 2003, begins his quest for six in a row against 18year-old American Devin Britton in the second match at Ashe. “Doesn’t matter who you play, where you play. If you think the guy is not going to make a game that’s absurd,” Federer said. “That’s how tennis is. You have to be very careful. I have to make sure I put in a

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Denpasar — Having made investigation for one day, the team of Criminal Researcher of South Kuta Sector Police finally could reveal the case on the incineration of Yamaha Mio with police number DK 8180 DT. The motorbike that was previously reported to set fire was in fact intentionally burned. The doers have been arrested by the South Kuta Sector Police. Head of the South Kuta Sector Police, Nanang Prihasmoko, said that the suspect named Mohammad Rifky Maulana alias Kiki (15) and Edi Purnomo (19), dwellers staying at a shed on Jalan Uluwatu Gang Lestari, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung. They were captured after the police performed an intensive investigation. “We could capture them last night (Wednesday, Aug 26—Ed). Now, the suspects remain to be

examined by the investigator. A provisional result of the investigation shows that the motorbike belonging to Yunianto was intentionally incinerated,” explained Nanang to journalists, Thursday August 27th 2009. It was said that such incident took place in the shed on Jalan Uluwatu I Gang Lestari #26X, South Kuta, Tuesday August 25th 2009 at 02:00 Local Time. The doers deliberately poured kerosene to the motorbike of the victim. Afterward, the doers ignited a lighter and incinerated it. Immediately, the flames spread and burned the entire motorbike. Incident of the motorbike incineration promptly made the owner surprised. He extinguished it accompanied by surrounding dwellers. Furthermore, the case of motorbike incineration was reported to South Kuta Sector Police. Head of the Sector Police Nanang explained that the motif of the incident was personal revenge. “The two doers have been arrested,” he ended. (kmb21)

Due to an Issue of Terrorist Enters Gianyar, Pasdalem Scrutinized Bali Post

Gianyar — Joint team of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Servant Police Unit of Gianyar Regency, Friday, August 28th 2009, conducted an investigation at the area of Pasdalem early in the morning. The operation executed at the location related to the information mentioning the existence of the wanted terrorist

has entered the Gianyar territory. Investigation was held at 00:30 involved tens of personnel. All complexes existing in the Pasdalem area were frisked. A number of boarding houses and houses belonging to local dwellers were investigated. Ultimately, the target of operation did not give the expected result. It only encountered some dwellers that had no identity of seasonal local migrants.

Information gathered at location indicated that the issue on the existence of one of the terrorists made the Police, Armed Forces and Civil Servant Police Unit turn alert that evening. Through coordination, all institutions were amassed instantly, and they made investigation straightforwardly. However, during the investigation no body knew the appearance of the terrorist meant. The apparatus only encoun-

tered some seasonal local migrants and examined their identity. Such sudden operation made the dwellers of mosque complex at Pasdalem area surprised. However, some dwellers inhabiting the Javanese Kampong complex, on average, have lived in Gianyar for so long. Only few of them were new arrivals. They had identity card from the region of origin, and some had expired identity card of Bali and other identity.

Head of Gianyar Resort Police, Putra Astawa, chaired the operation implied it implicitly. “The control endeavor performed together with the Armed Forces and Civil Servant Police Unit denotes an anticipative measure against the attack of terrorism. We would not like to be neglectful. Similar measures will keep on carrying out in several areas categorized into grey zones,” he explained. (kmb16)


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Denpasar - Public Relation Manager of Aston International, T. Marlene Frans, accompanied by Sales Coordinator of Aston Kuta, Ingrid Mega, made a visit to the office of Bali Post in Denpasar, Friday August 28th 2009. Marlene explained her mission to establish a relationship to mass media in Bali, especially the media under the flagship of Bali Post Media Group (KMB) to develop together the tourism sector in Bali. She also added that Aston Hotel networks existing in Bali all the times attempts to meet the prevailing requirements and regulations in Bali. They were received by the editorial board of Bali Post, International Bali Post, Bali Travel News, Advertising Department and Circulation Department. (kmb)

Tire Deflating Robbery Takes Action in Buleleng Bali Post

Singaraja — Having afflicted a customer of BCA in Ubud, a robbery act by tire deflating also occurred in Buleleng. Agus Mulyadnya, a dweller of Antapura Hamlet, Tejakula Village/sub district. was robbed on Jalan Raya of Pemaron Village, Buleleng and he suffered from a loss worth IDR 30 million where the money was just withdrawn from Bank BRI of Singaraja Branch. Spokesperson of Buleleng Resort Police, I Made Sudirsa, Friday August 28th 2009 stated that the incident occurred at noon, Thursday August 27th 2009. The incident started when the victim withdrew his money from BRI of Singaraja Branch around 12:00 Local Time. In the passage from the bank, the tire of L300 vehicle with police number DK 9826 UA he drove got flat tire when arrived at road of Pemaron Village. There, the victim replaced the rear flat tire. When he replaced it, he suddenly heard shouts of stealing from dwellers at his surrounding. Having checked, the door’s lock of his car has been damaged and the money put in the car has vanished. Due to such robbery, he suffered a loss amounting to IDR 30 million. Except for taking the money, the robber also brought along a Bank BRI deposit book under the name of Putu Kencana. Up to yesterday, the doer remained to be investigated by the apparatus of Criminal Researcher Unit of Buleleng Resort Police. (kmb15)

MANCHESTER - A week of penalty controversies continued for Arsenal at Old Trafford as Wayne Rooney scored a crucial equaliser from the spot before Abou Diaby’s own goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory over the Gunners on Saturday.

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The Hindus conducted purification ritual or “melukat” in Tirta Empul, Gianyar, on Sunday, August 30th 2009.

Villa Development Plan at Wangaya Betan

Accelerates the Shift of Land’s Function There is an identical line of thinking among the decision makers in Bali. They believe tourism is everything. By the advancement of tourism they could resolve every single problem, whether it is the poverty, unemployment or regional revenue. In short, everything could be resolved by tourism.

On that account, when investors would like to establish tourism facility at their region, they welcome it convivially and joyously. If farmers reject the intention, they will be persuaded and given the same hope: everything could be resolved by tourism. Only a few people think that Bali should be developed harmoniously. In other words, tourism may reach its advancement, but other sectors like the agriculture should not be neglected, moreover forgotten. Similarly, the protected forest functioning as water reservoir, landslide protector and climatic harmonizer should also be given the same protection as the agriculture and lake. Because, those implementing the equilibrium system consider the tourism sector is unable to grow well if not supported by agricultural sector, preserved forest, secure environment and guaranteed security. On that account, the endeavor of a number of regency in Bali that has provided tax subsidy to agricultural sector locating on the green belt zone should be given appreciation.

However, a question then arises:”Do you think the agriculture existing beyond the green belt zone is unimportant?” It is uncertain because the fertile land could assure for the availability of adequate food. Therefore, it is expected that the shift of land’s function could not be undertaken to such fertile land like that intended for hotel, villa or other tourism-related buildings. Because, the development of villa or hotel at the agricultural area will accelerate the transfer of land’s function like that happened at Wangaya Betan Hamlet, Mangesta, Penebel, Tabanan. However, today it only takes 18 hectares of land, but there is a possibility the area will be followed by other supporting facilities such as arts shop, restaurant and other promising facilities. Economically, the existence of the project may be advantageous, aside from absorbing the labor force, it also enables to create new livelihood for the surrounding community and additional hotel & restaurant tax. However, this matter will have a bad im-

pact on the environment where the villa is established posing an agricultural zone that will accelerate the transfer of land’s function and threat the water availability. Stagnancy of villa development at Wangaya Betan is also worried to result in the same fate as other investment that only divided the land and neglected it. Regency Government of Tabanan has not given explanation to what extent the investor would be given time by the Regent. The Tabanan Regent, Adi Wiryatama, lately admitted to recall the investor in order he could re-affirm about the continuity of such development. One of the resource persons said that there has been a communication between the regent and investor. However, it has not been known yet the attitude of regency government on the stagnancy of such villa development. Such 18-hectare land released by investor to build a resort and center for healthcare at Wangaya Betan, Mengesta Village, Penebel remained unclear up to these days. It did not indicate any signs of development project though initial work ceremony has been undertaken. The investor denoting a consortium of 13 countries seems to find no obstacles as it has had principle permit from the Tabanan Regent. (upi)

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And a game of high drama ended on a note of even greater controversy with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed for his protestations that Robin van Persie’s 95thminute effort had been ruled out because of an offside decision against Williams Gallas. Wenger had earlier seen his goalkeeper Manuel Almunia controversially adjudged to have brought down Rooney in the 57th minute, a decision that did not please the visitors, especially when the England forward dusted himself down and scored the resulting kick. The visitors had had their own decent first half appeal turned down and their mood worsened in the 63rd minute when United took the lead through Diaby’s own goal. Ryan Giggs’ right-wing free-kick was aimed at Rooney but Diaby bizarrely leapt to head past Almunia from six yards out. Wenger’s team had been full value for the lead until that point after Andrey Arshavin struck in the 40th minute with a quite exceptional finish, moments after he had been denied what looked a clear penalty by referee Mike Dean following a challenge from Darren Fletcher. Perhaps the midweek incident involving Arsenal striker Eduardo,

guilty of a blatant dive which won a penalty decision in the Champions League game against Celtic, was weighing upon the subconscious of the official. For there was no other explanation why Fletcher’s crude sliding foul on Arshavin should have gone unpunished, not that the Russian forward spent too long mulling over the injustice of the decision. Within seconds, Denilson played a neat, short pass that Arshavin collected midway in the United half and, with the defence inexplicably backing away, the Arsenal man was allowed to advance to the edge of the home area before unleashing a fantastically judged shot into the lefthand side of the goal. It was an effort that was just reward for a period of superior Arsenal possession and play following a cautious opening from both teams. Fletcher should have done better after 10 minutes when an intelligent pass from Rooney put him clear unmarked on the penalty spot only for the midfield man to hurry his attempt over the bar. Arsenal should have scored the opening goal when skipper van Persie missed a golden chance in the 24th minute, taking Emmanuel Eboue’s pass in his stride but delaying and allowing Patrice Evra to block his eventual shot.

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attention when he kicked an empty water bottle down the touchline following a disallowed goal for Arsenal in the final minutes. On the decision to penalise Wenger, Bevan said: “Although correct in ‘law’, it was completely out of context in the game and it was followed by the nonsense which followed over where Arsene Wenger should sit. “I’ve spoken to Keith Hackett and he fully recognises the situation was an error and an apology will follow to Arsene Wenger. “Lee Probert totally failed to manage the situation and created a needless pressure point taking the focus away from the pitch in a big event with only a minute to go.

Wenger to receive apology after United dismissal

LONDON - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to receive an apology from Premier League referees chief Keith Hackett following his dismissal in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan has spoken to Hackett about the Old Trafford incident which saw Wenger sent to the stands by referee Mike Dean on the advice of fourth official Lee Probert. And he has been told that Wenger will receive an apology from the Premier Game Match Officials Board which appoints officials to top-flight games in England. The Gunners boss caught Probert’s

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, left, fights for the ball against Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen, right, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

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ROME - Champions Inter Milan claimed derby honours by hammering city rivals AC Milan 4-0 after Gennaro Gattuso was sent off in the first half. Milan, and Gattuso in particular, self-destructed in spectacular fashion during a 10-minute first half period in a match that suggests the loss of Kaka to Real Madrid has hit the red and black half of the city harder than they thought. Thiago Motta scored his first goal for Inter and fellow new-recruit from Genoa Diego Milito added a penalty before Brazilian full-back Maicon’s strike had all but ended the contest by half time. Serbian Dejan Stankovic’s second half rocket put the gloss on an accomplished performance as coach Leonardo suffered a miserable first derby in charge of Milan. Inter coach Jose Mourinho gave a debut to Dutch attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder following his move from Real. He showed his worth on six minutes, testing Milan goalkeeper

Marco Storari with a curling effort from outside the box. On 13 minutes Ronaldinho should have done better when teed up by Pato but after skying his shot miles off target and falling over in the process, the Brazilian tried claiming a penalty despite there being no contact from Stankovic when he tripped over his own feet. Milan looked lively at that time but the first goal on 29 minutes changed everything. It came from a sweeping team move on the edge of the Milan box as Motta fed Samuel Eto’o, who shifted the ball on to Milito before the Argentine played the ball behind the backline where Motta, who had continued his forward run, unchecked by either Mathieu Flamini or Marek Jankulovski, curled a shot beyond Storari. Six minutes later and Milan fell to pieces. From a Milan free-kick Inter broke at pace with Maicon lumping a long ball down the line for Eto’o to chase. The Cameroon forward skinned Gattuso who slung his arm around the Inter man’s neck and hauled him down inside the box for a clear professional foul. Inexplicably the referee only

showed Gattuso a yellow card but Milito exacted adequate punishment by smashing his penalty home, straight down the middle. Captain Gattuso had already signalled to the bench that he wanted to come off before the goal but his attempts to leave the field were hampered as substitute Clarence Seedorf wasn’t ready. Play continued and on 40 minutes Gattuso hacked down Sneijder, earning a second yellow before Seedorf had a chance to enter the fray. Gattuso was irate and blasted his bench as he trudged off, leaving his team a man down. To add insult to injury, Maicon scored a third on the stroke of halftime after a one-two with Milito as Flamini once again failed to track a forward run. Stankovic’s howitzer from 25 yards halfway through the second period was the final nail in Milan’s coffin but tellingly, the nominal hosts at the San Siro — a ground the two teams share — had a hand in their own downfall as Andrea Pirlo failed to close down the Serbian, giving him time and space to pick his spot.


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Raikkonen: Odd grid makes win possible Belgium -Kimi Raikkonen believes the unexpected grid for the Belgian Grand Prix could present him with the opportunity to take Ferrari’s first win of 2009.

Ferrari Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland reacts at the end of the third free practice ahead of Belgium’s Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps circuit , Belgium, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

The former world champion starts sixth for today’s race behind polesitter Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, Nick Heidfeld, Rubens Barrichello and Robert Kubica. Of those drivers only Barrichello has been a consistent front-runner and won the last race at Valencia. In addition to this, Raikkonen’s is the only car in the top ten equipped with KERS, which could prove a distinct advantage on the run out of

Belgium - Mercedes-Benz is hoping to reveal its customer engine plans for 2010 at the Italian Grand Prix, amid mounting speculation that a deal to supply Red Bull Racing has now been agreed. AUTOSPORT revealed in April that Red Bull Racing was chasing a supply of Mercedes-Benz engines for next year, once its current contract with Renault comes to an end later this season. It is understood that Red Bull Racing’s recent engine problems have accelerated the moves towards Mercedes-Benz, with an announcement on the outcome of those negotiations expected imminently. A Mercedes-Benz deal with Red Bull Racing would mean McLaren’s engine partner supplying four teams in total next year - as Brawn GP and Force India will also receive customer units. Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug told AUTOSPORT that he could not reveal the details of any discussions that his car manufacturer was having, but said news would come at the Italian GP in a

rebuilding that we did for our own team two years ago. This is a big, big efficiency programme. It also helps refinancing, but you need to be absolutely very lean. I am not sure whether everyone could do that.” Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner said earlier in the Belgian GP weekend that his team was close to making a final decision about its plans - and that recent engine problems would not be the only factor in what his team did. “We’re obviously in a position where, as an independent team, we have a choice of engine,” he said. “We’ve been very, very happy with the supply that we’ve had from Renault for the last three years. “Any decision that will be made, will be made not on the outcome of a single weekend but based on what we believe offers us the best opportunity of performance and relationship for the future. “We haven’t made any firm decisions yet, but we’re obviously nearing a time when we need to make a commitment for next year.”gium, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

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Mercedes to sort engine plans by Monza fortnight’s time. “I definitely will not mention any team names,” he explained. “These are confidential negotiations, and I hope by Monza we know everything - so that is a fortnight away. Everything should be finalised by then. “We have talked to various teams, more than one team, and I would like some understanding that these are confidential discussions so I cannot talk about it any more.” F1’s regulations stipulate that any manufacturer supplying more than two teams in F1 needs special dispensation from the FIA. Haug confirmed that his company had received such approval to supply four teams. “We have that in writing, and I think the FIA is very interested in a manufacturer who helps in this situation,” he explained. “There are not so many who would jump in and volunteer and would want more than one customer team, but you have to have the logistics, you have to have the capacity and you need to build it up. “We could not have done it two years ago, but all in all we build half the engines for four teams including

La Source on lap one. “It would be stupid to say that I don’t believe [we can win],” he said after qualifying on Saturday. “We are here to win races, so it is not a big surprise. Yeah, probably we have a better chance with this kind of grid than one with Red Bulls and Brawns and other teams at the front. “So I think there will be quite a lot of changes at the front tomorrow.” Raikkonen added that sixth on the

grid was all that was possible from the F60 at Spa, but that he expected the car to perform better on a heavy fuel load. “I don’t think we could go much faster,” he said. “This is probably the maximum that we can get, you can easily see the lap times in low fuel - we are always a bit behind but it helps us when we put a bit more fuel in the car. “For tomorrow’s race it is definitely looking different to normal, so I think it looks like a more open race situation than usual. So we will see what we can do.”

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Denpasar – Tight security applied during the establishment ceremony of Bali House Representative members for 2009 through 2014 period on Sunday August 30th 2009. Hundreds of police officers were on guard in the area. The participants were being searched thoroughly before entering the building.

“Putra Romo” skipper established as suspect

There were two examination posts during the ceremony, started from the yard and entering the main building. Two metal detector doors placed in each posts. There were approximately 400 participants took part in the cer-

Denpasar – Based on the investigation conducted by Bali Marine Police, evidences show that the carelessness of the skipper of “Putra Romo” boat also contributed in the accident. The “Putra Romo” boat was sinking in Bali strait approximately 5 miles from Tri Bhuwana Kusamba harbor in Klungkung on Wednesda, August 26th 2009. Gde Sugianyar Dwi Putra, the spokesman of Bali Police Department, said that from the investigation, the police had established the skipper of “Putra Romo” boat, I Kadek Geria, as a supect. Continued on page 6

emony which establish 55 members of Bali House of Representative. The ceremony started with “mejayajaya” ritual which is the symbol of purification in the local temple. Continued on page 6

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Klungkung – a member of the Search and Rescue Team coordinate with his partner in search of the missing victims of the “Putra Romo” boat which sink on Badung strait on Thursday, August 27th 2009.


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