How #anarchy works on #Bali
A group of families can, of their own accord, form a #Banjar (neighborhood), which the Indonesian state was forced to recognize as the smallest administrative unit on the island. Banjar is both a village council, a tax authority and a law enforcement agency. Balinese systematically ignore federal laws, while #Pecalang (members of Banjar delegated to law enforcement) monitor local common law. The federal police on the island are also present, and mainly do tourist drug scumming. The island has 4 million natives, 15 million tourists a year, but the homicide rate is dramatically low, 1 kill per year. In the hot areas of #Denpasar, criminals could snatch a phone or steal a helmet from a parked bike, but locals claims that this criminals are incomers. There is practically no such kind of crime as car theft.
Finally. England and Australia are currently interested in studying the Balinese security system, particularly related to the role of the Balinese Pecalang. This follows a formal request from the representatives of the United Kingdom and Australia to the Bali branch of the Kesbangpolinmas (Public Protection Agency) to provide information on the 'security system' in Bali and how it could be studied. The two governments are now planning to send representatives to Bali to study the Balinese security system first hand. Head of Bali Kesbangpolinmas, Gede Jaya Suartama stated that in terms of security technology, the UK and Australia are very advanced, but these developed countries are keen to build a community-based security system like the one in Bali to promote community awareness.
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