When we say â€œunlawfulâ€ we mean either â€œunlawfulâ€ in the true dictionary sense or using such dubious and unfair interpretations of too often vague laws so as to make the act unlawful in a de facto sense. [source]
First, let us point out that it is widely published that the Indonesian police, judiciary and lawyers collude together to extort money from people. Be warned, when we say â€œlawyersâ€ we mean both prosecution and defense lawyers, so even the lawyer who is meant to be helping you is likely simply working out a plan with the others on how they can best make money from you; No really, it is a fact. Let us also point out that there is no such thing as an Indonesian police complaints commission or other body to watch over the police; they are effectively a law unto themselves. Finally, it seems to be accepted that the Balinese police simply react to complaints made by people to them, or by performing duties readily known to provide extortion money making opportunities (e.g. traffic control duty) or to orders handed down from Jakarta. There is a consensus of opinion that unless someone reports a crime, the police will never know, or rather not do anything about it. So if the police pull you in, it is almost certain someone you know is out to get you! [read more]
aliâ€™s tourism industry was well aware of the risks, by token of the articles in newspapers, on TV and even their subscription to our Bali BS Update. But did they warn people coming to Bali? No! Did they even warn people to take a little extra care and precaution once they had arrived in Bali? Why no, not even once they had them on their money making island did they really, truly look after them. The industry, probably through combined laziness, apathy, selfishness and lack of concern for fellow human beings in favour of short term extra weight for their wallets just seems to have let these poor people walk around without a care in the world. [read more]
So you decide to book and pay for your hotel with an overseas agent. They advertise a hotel room at, say, US$121 per night including tax and service charge. So 10% ($10) goes to the Indonesian taxman does it? And 11% goes to the hotel staff in Bali does it? If, for one moment you think it does, ask for an Indonesian tax receipt from either the agent or hotel and see if you get one. After all, if 10% went to the Indonesian taxman, they would have a legitimate duty to issue and you a legitimate right to expect a tax receipt right? And if you can not get a tax receipt, please do not then insult the poor Balinese hotel staff further by believing they got their 11%. [read more]
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