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Bali rockers rage against reclamation in Indonesia's tourist hub

Musician I Gede ‘Jerinx’ Ari Astina was still a student at the University of National Education in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, when he first got involved in activism. It was 1997 and massive demonstrations had erupted across Indonesia, demanding the resignation of longtime ruler, Soeharto. Jerinx joined the movement, designing posters. “I once…

Two Bulgarians have been arrested for alleged ATM skimming in Canggu, Bali

Police in Bali arrested two Bulgarian nationals for an alleged skimming attempt, after initially catching one of them removing a hidden camera at a local ATM machine in Canggu, leading authorities to investigate a possible skimming network from Bulgaria.  “We delved into [the case] and a joint task force was able to apprehend another accomplice…

Two Russian men arrested for growing marihuana in Bali

Police in Indonesia’s Bali resort Island have arrested two Russian nationals for allegedly planting and selling marijuana, Xinhua news agency reported. Lurii Chernov, aged 31, and Mishel Kvara Tsheliya, aged 27, were captured in Badung district’s area of Jimbaran, District Police Head Ruddi Setiawan said. The police seized marijuana plants grown with hydroponic method in their rental…