[lg policy] Bali governor wants international events to use Balinese language, attire

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 11:18:58 EDT 2019

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Bali governor wants international events to use Balinese language, attire

   - Ni Komang Erviani

   The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 15, 2019   /  05:15 pm
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As part of the Bali administration’s cultural preservation drive, Bali
Governor I Wayan Koster has encouraged organizers to include the Balinese
language and attire in national and international events. The Bali
administration sent the Surat Edaran (circular) No. 3172/2019, signed on
April 5, to all event organizers, government institutions, ministry
offices, NGOs, consulates general and private companies. The circular is
designed to introduce Balinese culture to the international community, as
well as to preserve the culture. “The policy is designed to preserve
Balinese attire, language, script and literature. It should also generate a
culture-based economy for Bali’s people,” Koster said in a press release on
Monday. Koster explained that many national and


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