The Bali Provincial Government Denies There Is A Prohibition Of Religious Activities/Prayers During The G20 Summit

  • 10 November 2022
  • 21:11 WITA
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Head of the Bali Province Communication, Information and Statistics Agency Gede Pramana

Restrictions on Community Activities Applicable at Certain Times and Areas During the G20 Summit


DENPASAR, - The Bali Provincial Government denied that there was a waiver of religious activities/prayings during the G20 Summit in Bali. This is related to the circulating issue on social media that religious activities will be canceled during the G20 Summit, which will culminate in Nusa Dua on November 15-16, 2022. "So it is not true that religious activities or prayers are abolished, there are only restrictions on community activities," Head of the Bali Province Communication, Information and Statistics Agency Gede Pramana said, in Denpasar on Thursday (November 10, 2022)


Pramana explained, restrictions on community activities during the 2022 G20 Summit (Summit) are contained in Circular Letter Number 35425/SEKRET/2022 concerning the implementation of restrictions on community activities in the context of organizing the G20 Presidency. In the Circular Letter  in number 1, it is clearly stated that the restrictions on community activities in the districts of Kuta and South Kuta, Badung Regency, and South Denpasar will be implemented on  November 12 - 17, 2022 where the community activities include educational activities, government and private offices, ceremonial activities customs, religious activities, except health facilities. Furthermore, in number 6, it was emphasized to the Bendesa Agung MDA Bali Province and the Chair of the Bali Province FKUB and members to urge the community members who are on the path to ITDC Nusa Dua, Apurva Kempinski Hotel, GWK and Mangrove Seeding in the Tahura Area to temporarily suspend traditional activities and limit involvement mass in religious activities on November 12-17, 2022. Thus, Pramana assured that during the G20 event the government asked to limit the involvement of the masses in religious activities, not prohibit them and only in certain ways. "So again, there is no word forbidding or eliminating prayers or religious activities, only limiting (the number of people involved, ed), and even then only at the time of the Summit and certain areas,"  He added.


He hopes that all parties will support and contribute to the success of the G20 Summit, which is now only days away. Moreover, all preparations have been and continue to be carried out by the government from the central government to the traditional villages from various sides. The G20 Summit is also an important and historic moment that will determine the progress of world civilization in a new era with a new life order after the COVID-19 pandemic. "So let's support the holding of a series of G20 Presidency meetings so that they run smoothly, comfortably, safely, peacefully and successfully. Continue to provide support for the success of this international event which is the center of world attention," he concluded.(Rls/Btnc)