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    There’s No Place Like Home

    Many Mount Agung Evacuees in Temporary Camps Slowly Return to Homes Outside the ‘Red Zone.”

    (11/3/2017)

    The State News Agency Antara reports that the Klungkung Regency Agency for Disaster Mitigation (BPBD-Klungkung) has commenced returning evacuees housed in temporary camps back to their home following the reduction in the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano and the resulting redrawing of lines around the “danger zone” considered not safe for human habitation.

    “We are not forcing the evacuees to return to their homes. If there are those that wish to stay in the temporary camps, they are welcome to do so,’ said the operating chief of BPBD-Klungkung on Monday, October 30, 2017.

    The repatriation of evacuees to their home villages now deemed outside the “danger zone” is being done in stages in a process that started on October 30, 2017.

    BPBD estimates 3,758 evacuees from Mount Agung are living in villages still listed in the danger zone. The six affected villages are Buwana Giri, Sebudi, Besakih, Jungutan, Dukuh, and Ban.

    Officials assure that no one will be forced to leave the temporary camp, even those who have had their home now reclassified as outside the “danger zone” for Mount Agung.

    One evacuee, Nyoman Wenten (50), said he was returning to his home in the village of Muncan at Selat in order to celebrate the Galungan holiday that marks the victory of goodness (dharma) over evil (adharma). Wenten said he was perplexed because he has no fund to pay for a proper Galungan gathering with his family. Adding: “I am actually confused because I have no money to purchase the preparations for the holiday. For Galungan we need to buy ritual paraphernalia and food items.”

    Nyoman Parwata (45), another evacuee from the village of Muncan, said he plans to return to the temporary camp after Galungan celebrations are completed in his home village. Explaining, “I will return (to the camp) after Galungan is done. I still feel frightened to stay in my home with a ‘siaga’ (ready) status in place.”

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    Bali politician on the run over drug dealing allegations, kicked out of Gerindra party

    Jero Komang Gede Swastika, also known as Mang Jangol, has been removed from Indoneisa’s Gerindra political party. Photo via baliprov.go.id

    Indonesia’s Gerindra party has announced that it has kicked out a Bali councilman who is currently on the run from police, wanted over drug dealing allegations.

    The party’s dismissal of Jero Komang Gede Swastika, alias Mang Jangol, was decided in Jakarta on Wednesday during a Gerindra meeting, reportedly attended by the party’s leadership and several members of the Constitutional Court.

    As a result, Jangol will no longer serve as Gerindra vice chairman in the Bali Regional Legislative Council (DPRD), in his 2014-2019 term.

    “The dismissal as a cadre automatically removes Komang from his position as a party official and member of DPRD Bali from the Gerindra faction,” said Habiburokhman, chairman of the advocacy division of Gerindra’s central executive board.

    Jangol’s removal is a display of the party’s assertiveness against officials involved in drug-related crimes, Habiburokhman told the Bali Post

    “Those are the two most fatal things. First, corruption and second, drugs. So, whatever his achievements or his loyalty, when involved with these two things, it means zero,” he said.

    Bali Police are still desperately trying to locate Jangol, who has been a fugitive since Nov. 4, when his Denpasar home was raided and he evaded arrest. In his home, police found methamphetamine, along with two airsoft guns, five daggers, a brass kris dagger, an airsoft cartridge box, four bongs, two accounting books, and five gas airsoft guns.

    Police tried to arrest him, but Jangol allegedly locked himself inside a room, escaped through the window, and has been on the run ever since, according to reports. Police suspect the politician is still in Bali. 

    Jangol’s wife, Ni Luh Ratna Dewi, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with her husband’s case.

    Sources: https://coconuts.co/bali/news/bali-politician-run-drug-case-kicked-gerindra-party/
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