To put things into perspective, the anti pornography bill is not the only problem Bali has to deal with right now.
Another equally pressing problem is the persistence of the central government, supported by the Bali governor, to construct a geothermal power plant in the hilly area of Bedugul. The plan has been rejected by the conservationalists, who fear the environmental damages caused by the project to the pristine nature of Bedugul, as well as by the Balinese Hindu religious leaders, who fear that the project will desecrate one of the holiest site in the island.
The battle in this front reached a new height on Wednesday when Bali Corruption Watch (BCW) Chairman, Putu Wiratha Dwikora (above, second from left) and the charismatic high priest Ida Pedanda Gde Bang Buruan Manuaba (above, second from right) along with a host of around 14 Hindu high priests (below) paid a visit to the members of the provincial's Council of Legislators.
They expressed their strong rejection to the project and demanded the Council to summon the governor for clarification on his stance on the project. The Council agreed to summon the governor on April 28.
Putu Wiratha Dwikora stated that if the governor kept supporting the project then they would mobilize the Balinese people to topple down him.
Our respects goes to them, May they win this battle
Marlowe and Jun