By Jeff Lewis
The terrorist assaults of 2002 and 2005 are the apex of a profound and deep-rooted obstacle that has emerged during the interval of Bali's modernization and its engagement with international tourism and the economic climate of delight. Bali's Silent situation files the demanding situations and horrors linked to transition, in addition to the bold attractiveness that is still intrinsic to the island's experience of cultural future.
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He comes in, ruins the Bali coast and now he’s counting his chips in a Jakarta prison cell. —Wayan, hotel worker at Dreamlands Beach, 2004 My grandfather is a veteran of the Nationalist struggle. When the Turtle Island Development Corporation began to fill the land that separated the island from the mainland at Serangan, they killed the sea beds and the marine life. They also killed my grandfather because he had no way to live any more. I am living in Holland, but by the time I found this out, my grandfather had already starved to death.
University of Washington Press, 1997). See also Victor M. Fic, Anatomy of the Jakarta Coup (New Delhi: Abhinav Publications, 2004). 18. See John Pilger, “John Pilger on Australia’s Collusion with State Terror,” The New Statesman (24 October 2002). 19. See Richard Tanter, “Witness Denied: Australian Media Responses to the Indonesian Killings of 1965–66,” Inside Indonesia 71 (July–September 2002). 20. See Michael Hitchcock and I Nyoman Darma Putra, Tourism, Development and Terrorism in Bali (London: Ashgate, 2007), 5–39; Shinji Yamashita, Bali and Beyond: Explorations in the Anthropology of Tourism (Oxford: Berghahn, 2003).
The temple and cemetery that are adjacent to the Oberoi are, of course, sacred sites for the repurification of the human soul. Given the unbordered nature of Balinese cemeteries, it is almost certain that there are graves of some kind in the Oberoi grounds. The critical question is whether or not these graves involve mass interments that are related to the 1965/1966 murders. 22. For a broad discussion on this silence see Degung Santikarma, “Monuments, Documents and Mass Graves: The Politics of Representing Violence in Bali,” in Beginning to Remember the Past in the Indonesian Present, ed.