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20 / 10 / 2017
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Governor Says Wealth of Tourism Is Hurting Bali’s Poor

Thriving tourism in Bali has pushed up the price of basic necessities, often putting them beyond the reach of the island’s many poor people, Governor I Made Mangku Pastika has said, in what he called a “disaster” for the indigent.

Tourism has been a disaster for the poor, as the tourism sector is being developed, the cost of people’s daily necessities is becoming more expensive and particularly unaffordable for the poor. Meanwhile, Pastika, whose five-year term ends next year, warned that if the current situation were allowed to continue, there would be wider social ramifications for the island. The rich will become richer, the poor poorer, the strong stronger. The smart people become smarter, because they have more opportunities to access good education, while the poor can only access lower-quality education. This creates a broadening social gap.