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Jakarta Post

‘Trauma’ after breaching presidential security

  • Ni Komang Erviani and Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar/Bandung   /   Mon, October 31 2011   /  08:00 am

Divine help: Gardener I Nyoman Minta (center) prays during a ritual at his home led by Hindu priest Jero Mangku Suweta (right) on Friday. They asked for divine help for Minta to overcome all the trauma resulting from police questioning after he unintentionally breached a security cordon when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opened an ASEAN fair in Nusa Dua, Bali, last week. Two men who breached presidential security in Denpasar, Bali, and Bandung, West Java, recently have been left traumatized.

Nyoman Minta’s ordeal compelled his family to organize a special ritual in front of his house in Mumbul, Nusa Dua, Bali.

Hindu priest Jero Mangku Suweta led the ritual for the family of Minta, a gardener who unintentionally breached the security cordon around President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the middle of the opening ceremony of ASEAN Fair last Monday. The incident was a pub...