Friday, October 12, 2012

Last, Bali bombing memorial

Today is dated October 12, 2012, even 10 years of the first Bali bombings, which occurred in Legian Kuta. Bali bombings Memorial held at GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana). It is a memorial to Australians who last held in Bali. Memorial Day ceremony was attended by hundreds of the victims' families, and survivors when tragedy. Australians in Bali, also came to the pedestal, to attend the commemoration.

Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, attended the ceremony. Heard rumors that the memorial is under threat by terrorists. Terrorists will detonate the bomb in the event. But the Prime Minister of Australia remained attend, because it is the last memorial ceremony.

Responding to terrorist bombings, the Indonesian government sought to stay safe condition, including to keep the leaders of other countries. Evidence of the seriousness of the Indonesian government, through the Indonesian police in maintaining security at Bali bombings memorial, proved to have done a variety of security measures. Such as custody and supervision in the harbor Gilimanuk, held raids on roadway Denpasar-Gilimanuk, keeping strictly GWK area.

Prime Minister of Australia arrived in Bali last night. He was guarded closely by the Indonesian police and the Australian police. It is not known exactly where he was staying.

Indonesia's president could not attend the memorial ceremony. But only represented by the Foreign Minister, Marty Natalegawa. It is not known with certainty, what is the reason that the president of Indonesia can not attend the commemoration.

Since yesterday, the Bali bombings memorial at ground zero legian, has been visited by many visitors. There are also families who came and laying flowers at the monument. The monument is always crowded visited by travelers ahead of the Bali bombings. The victims' families brought a bouquet of flowers and put under the walls of the monument. Someone put photos of victims, others carrying wreaths.

Survivors and families of victims of Australia, Indonesia and the countries whose citizens became victims of the Bali bombings gathered and prayed together at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), Friday, October 12, 2012.