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Headline : Conversion of land function, a peasant impoverishment process

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    Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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    9/11 dramaExtremely Loudhopes for a healing

    Denpasar Festivalto be held again

    Bali Post

    DENPASAR -The mediation trial for the lawsuit of Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika to Bali Post was continued on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in Denpasar High Court. After the Governor was summoned on Monday, yesterday was the turn of Bali Post to attend the trial. Bali Post was represented by the chief editor of Bali Post, Nyoman Wirata accompanied by the lawyers I Nyoman Gde Sudiantara, S.H., Made Adhy Mustika, S.H., Nyoman Putra, S.H., dan Agus Sujoko, S.H. the trial which was led by John Piter Purba, S.H., M.H., started at 10 am and nished at 11.30 am.

    Farmland de-ned as culti-vated land for agricultural production purposes has now been getting nar-rower. It was a process of impoverish-ment to farm-ers.

    FOTO ANTARA/Musyawir

    On that account, they are called smallholder farmers. Such condition has an impact on the powerlessness and lack of seri-ousness of farmers in cultivating

    their farmland. Now, the question arises, is there anything that can be made proud by farmers and will the food security continue? said Prof. Suparta to Bali Post.

    According to him, conversion of the farmland occurring during the decade of1997-2007 came to approximately 661 hectares or about 0.8 percent per year. Most

    of the farmlands were converted to tourism facilities namely hotels, restaurants, villas, and building settlement, ofces, industries and others. In addition, similar conver-sion had occurred in the area of moor and forestry plantations.

    Such condition was kindled by structural policies and the shifting in socio-economic values resulting in necessity and compulsion among the farmers to sell their farmland.

    Conversion of land function, a peasant impoverishment processBali Post

    DENPASAR - Farmland dened as cultivated land for agricultural production purposes has now been getting narrower. Chairman of the Indonesian Farmers Association (HKTI)of Bali Chapter, Prof. Nyoman Suparta, stated that every farmer could ideally cultivate 2 hectares of farmland. However, in reality they only cultivated 0.35 hectare. It was a process of impoverishment to farmers.

    IBP/Eka AdhiyasaBali Post Lawyer Sudiantara explained to the press about the mediation process.

    Mediation trial for the GovernorSudiantara: Mediator WU\WRQGSHDFH

  • International Wednesday, December 21, 20112

    Bali News

    z Founder : K.Nadha, z General Manager :Palgunadi Chief Editor: Diah Dewi Juniarti z Editors: Gugiek Savindra,Alit Susrini, Alit Sumertha, Daniel Fajry, Mawa, Sri Hartini, Suana, Sueca, Sugiartha, Wirya, YudiWinanto zDenpasar: Dira Arsana, Giriana Saputra, Subagiadnya, Subrata, Suentra, Sumatika, Asmara Putra. Bangli: Pujawan, Buleleng: Adnyana, Gianyar: Agung Dharmada, Karangasem: Budana, Klungkung:Bali Putra Ariawan. Jakarta: Nikson, Hardianto, Ade Irawan. NTB: Agus Talino, Syamsudin Karim, Izzul Khairi, Raka Akriyani. Surabaya: Bambang Wilianto. z Development: Alit Purnata, Mas Ruscitadewi. z 2IFH:Jalan Kepundung 67 A Denpasar 80232. Telephone (0361)225764, )DFVLPLOH: 227418, P.O.Box: 3010 Denpasar 80001. Bali Post Jakarta, Advertizing: Jl.Palmerah Barat 21F. Telp 021-5357602, Facsimile: 021-

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    We s t r a i s o p t i m i s t i c about it as in 2011 its in-come have been more than t a rg e t e d w h i c h w a s I D R 15,135,334,486. Moreover it was predicted it could go over additional IDR 800 mil-lion as by November 2011 the income has reached IDR 15.3 million. According to Wes t r a t h e i n c o m e c a m e

    from 6,500 sellers spreading at 13 markets in Denpasar with approximate target IDR 1.1 million per month. But it could be less than that such as during religious days yet the most affective would be during Idul Fitri where most of our sellers whos religions is Islam were homecoming, Westra explained. (par)

    Mangupura (Bali Post) The liquefying of Badungs Disaster Aid got its critics

    as many disasters did not get any aid reminding during year DQGDLGVKDYHQWEHHQOLTXHHGPRUHRYHUthe budget have expired as it stayed as Silpa (Budget Leftover) as stated by Badung House of Representatives Commission C member, I Putu Alit Yandinata, last Monday (19/12). Around IDR 3 billion post disaster aids in 2010 are still a leftover when actually many disasters that year got managed straight away. Its weird it is not used when actually many people that got affected have requested for help, Yandinata commented.

    Connecting to this, it seemed the connected institute especially during liquefying budget seemed really slow and if Government claimed the people are helped by social aid, Yandinata admitted it never happened. This statement was agreed by Head of Banjar Banjaran, Abiansemal Daun Yeh Cani Village, Abiansemal, Kadek Suarsawan, whi git his house burnt last 2010 and did not get the aid he hoped. The

    government then responded will give help but funnily the help was essential needs to the seven families in Abianse-mal. We were given essential needs such as sugar, green beans and milk while the disaster aid fund for our house never came out until now, Suarsawan complained.

    Head of Regional Disaster Management Board for Badung, I Gusti Nyoman Adnyana, admitted the liquefying has been stuck as the mechanism involved many institutes such as Copyright Agency and Badung Secretariat Finance Section. It was explained after receiving the peoples report, Quick React Team of the Baord then checked and take data from location which then coordinated with Badung Copyright Agency who then research on the locations damage also repair budget needed. This then reported to the Finance Section of the Secretariat yet this section is collective on some disasters and causing aid very slow to get out. For this it is hoped in the future the Board will make a formula so the liquefying will be quicker yet still as regulated. (kmb25)

    IBP/afpThe situation on one of the traditional market

    2012, traditional market income targeted IDR 16 BillionDenpasar (Bali Post)

    Denpasar City Traditional Market (PD Pasar) have started to put a target for their income for the coming 2012. Looking to its success previously, it is predicted IDR 16 billion can be reached next year as stated by Director of the PD, Made Westra last Monday (19/12). For that one of the efforts would be optimising the potential there is such as renting los and kiosks that hasnt been rented which are many so for 2012 it has to be promoted so more income received, Westra explained.

    Badung disaster aid hard to get

  • 3International Bali News Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Dauh Puri, DenPostASouthAfrican woman, defen-

    GDQW1RPDNRULQWH&KULVWDEHOO1\-olukana,46,caught tosmugglemeth(methamphetamine)asmuchasoverNJZDVRQ WULDO LQ WKH'HQSDVDU'LVWULFW&RXUWRQ0RQGD\'HF6KHZDVVXHG\HDUVLPSULVRQPHQWDQGQHGZRUWK,'5ELOOLRQZLWKsubsidiarypunishmentofsixmonthsin prison by the public prosecutor IPutu GedeAstawa.

    In his injunction, the prosecutorstated the defendant was judgedJXLOW\RILPSRUWLQJUVWFODVVQDUFRW-LFVRIPHWKDVVWLSXODWHGLQDUWLFOHSDUDJUDSKRIWKH$FW1RRQ1DUFRWLFV:LWK WKLV LQMXQFWLRQthe defendant was automatically re-leased from death penalty. To provetheguiltofdefendant, theprosecutoralso revealedanumberof evidencesgiven by witnesses and evidencesof the defendant were assessed cor-responding to each other. Amongthe evidences, it was given by theZLWQHVVRIWKHFXVWRPVRIFHUVZKRarrested the defendant shortly aftergetting off the plane.

    Based on evidences of the wit-ness, it was known that defendanthad been arrested earlier on Sat-urday, September 3 at the airportarrival terminal after the defendantgot down from the Qatar AirwaysZLWKLJKWQXPEHURI'RKDSingapore-Denpasar route.After theRIFHUVDUUHVWHGWKHGHIHQGDQWWKH\foundawhiteplastic bagcontainingPHWKZHLJKLQJJUDPVVWRUHGLQthe defendants pants pocket. In ad-dition, they also found other packs

    FRQWDLQLQJJUDPVDQGJUDPVof meth kept by the defendant in apink bra.Therefore, the totalweightofnarcotics carriedby thedefendantDPRXQWHGWRPRUHWKDQNJ

    ChristabellworkingasdomesticVHUYDQWZDVQDOO\VXEPLWWHGE\WKH&XVWRPVRIFHUVWR%DOL3ROLFH7RSROLFHRIFHUV&KULVWDEHOODGPLWWHGif her return toBaliwould be pickedupbyherfriendwith initialsRAR(inVHSDUDWHOHVZKRLVDOVRD6RXWKAfrican woman, said the prosecu-tor before the panel of judges led byJhon Tony Hutauruk.5$5FRXOGQDOO\EHDUUHVWHGE\

    WKHRIFHUVLQWKH+RWHO3XUL%XQJDKuta, Badung Regency. From thehands of RAR, police also foundevidence in the form 4.06 grams ofmeth. Evidence of witness was alsoMXVWLHGE\ WKHGHIHQGDQW:KHQexamined in the trial, the defendantalso confessed all her actions. Withthese facts, the prosecutor claimedWRKDYHQRWIRXQGDMXVWLFDWLRQRUforgiveness that could eliminatethe guilt of the defendant so thedefendant should be punished ac-cordingly.

    Hearing those sues, lawyer ofWKHGHIHQGDQW,1\RPDQ)HU\RQO\OHGDYHUEDOSOHD WKDWHVVHQWLDOO\requested in order the judges couldsentence her as light as possible.However, such advocacy madethe defendant disappointed. Sheconsidered her lawyer had not do