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April 19, 2013

Bali heightens security after Boston blast


Bali Hotel Association 
Press release 
 Bali increases its security after US bombing  

 Never letting their guard down - Apr 19, 2013
When it comes to security Bali Hotels Association [BHA] General Managers leave nothing to chance On 17.04.2014 general managers of Bali's 112 member hotels association gathered at the AYANA Resort & Spa to attend an internal workshop on incident management and suspicious items detection and behavior.
“We have to remain alert to anticipate any acts of terror. We do not want terrorist attacks on the island of Bali,” Bali Police deputy chief Sr. Com. Dewa Putu Anom told reporters in Sanur on Thursday.
Never  letting their guard down

When it comes to security Bali Hotels Association [BHA]  General Managers
leave nothing to chance  
On 17.04.2014 general managers of Bali’s 112 member hotels association gathered at the
AYANA Resort & Spa to  attend a n internal  workshop on incident management and
suspicious items detection and behavior.
“Usually we conduct workshops for the hotels security and training managers but security
and safety is also  very much a management issue  that needs to be  fully   understood and
enforced by the GM’s “, said Alexander  Kesper,  the organizations Security and Safety
Executive.
The workshop focused on incident management and the leadership role of general
managers as ‘Commander in Chief’ in severe crisis situations like  bombings, fires   or
earthquakes.
‘Leadership is a key issue during the direct aftermath of any crisis before professional help
arrives’, said Kesper. ‘If the first 30 to 60 minutes are managed well a lot of pain and
suffering can be avoided’.   
The workshop  ended with a presentation on suspicious items handling and suspicious
behavior detection and reporting. Kesper: ‘The terrible attack in Boston was another
reminder to never let your guard down and stay ahead of the curve’. 
The workshop is part of an ongoing effort of BHA to enhance the security and safety
situation on the island. BHA is also a regular contributor to the ASEAN Tourism Security and
Safety Resource Center. The organizations initiatives enjoy worldwide recognition, for example by the UN.
 
For  further information please contact:
Bali Hotels Association (BHA) 
Alexander Kesper
Security and Safety Executive 
Secretariat : PHRI Office 
Bali Tourism Board Building
Jl. Raya Puputan 41 
Renon, Denpasar –  80235 
Bali  – Indonesia 
tel: +62 (361) 227 600 
fax:  +62 (361) 239 200
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Police boost security across Bali  after the Boston blast
Terrorists view Bali as a center of international attention as millions of foreign and domestic visitors holiday on the island, which was devastated by two separate bombing tragedies – one in October 2002 and the other in October 2005.

Both bombings occurred in Kuta’s bars and restaurants, filled with hundreds of foreign and domestic tourists. In 2005, the bomb attacks also occurred in Jimbaran.

“Bali should be on alert at all times, as we are an international tourist destination that is always a terrorist target. But the Boston bombings have reminded us to be more careful and tighten our security,” Anom added.

The Bali Police have also tightened security at the island’s entry points, such as Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban; Benoa Port; Gilimanuk Ferry Port in Jembrana connecting Bali and Java islands; and Padang Bai Ferry Port in Karangasem connecting Bali and Lombok islands.

The police are also supervising several small fishing ports in areas across Bali, which could allow easy access for terrorists to enter the island.
Anom added that the Bali Police had also beefed up security in some tourist areas, such as Kuta and Nusa Dua. “As an international tourist destination, there are many places that are visited by domestic and foreign tourists from all over the world. We will do our best to secure all the people here in Bali, locals as well as tourists,” he added.Separately, Wirasatya Military Command chief Col. Anton Nugroho added that the military command was also working in cooperation with the Bali Police to tighten security on the island. “As the bombing occurred in the US, we have to beef up our security. The military command also supports the Bali Police in anticipating any possible terrorist attack on the island,” he said.

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