No Internet During The Silent Day in Bali 2019
Bali got appreciation from the world because able to stop the internet and all activities for 24 hours.
TRIBUN-BALI.COM - The Chairman of Indonesia Hindu Dharma Association, Prof Dr I Gusti Ngurah Sudiana state that The Ministry of Communication and the assembly make agreement there will no internet for 24 hours during The Silent Day on Thursday (7/3), as the confirmation on Monday (4/3).
According on the letter nomor 3 year 2019 dated 1st March 2019, there is appeal for telecommunication company who provide internet in Bali to cut off the access to internet start from 06.00 AM on Thursday, 7 March 2019 until 06.00 AM on Friday, 8 March 2019. But for certain area as public services, such as hospital, police office, and other vital spot, they can provide internet.
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“For 24 hours there will be no internet, unless certain places like airport, hospital,” said Sudiana. He hopes this policy will create a more conducive situation. People can feel the silentness in peace and avoid disruption, as well as negative energy of hoax.
“Last year we cut the access to internet to avoid hoax that potentially create conflict among us, Hindu people and others. The assembly got stress dealing with hoax. After Nyepi we supposed to be fresh, but there is always a problem. So we hope by cutting the access, we can celebrate Catur Brata Penyepian it in peace. No provocation,” said Sudiana.
Through Catur Brata Penyepian, he hopes everything will going well. Moreover there is also a ritual of Panca Wali Krama. If people in Bali can go through it, Bali can inspired other places and even other countries.
He said, Bali got appreciation from the world because able to stop the internet and all activities for 24 hours.
“During ogoh-ogoh parade at Ngerupuk, there is no alcohol, as well well no non-Bali music. It is not a party, but a religious activity,” he said.