Special Autonomous for Bali
Bali with all its unique has generated a big income from its tourism industry. Yes, it is true that Bali has no natural resources but Bali has contributed 20% up to 30% foreign exchange to the central government of Indonesia. If we draw an analogy between Bali and a boy who has grown up and has strength to stand on his own feet, he will choose to be able to manage himself for sure. So, it is a normal willing if Bali asks for special autonomous for its capability to manage its region.
In fact, Bali has had its autonomy but there were some problems arisen from it. It is stated in the regional autonomy act number 32 year 2004 that every region in Bali – in this case the regencies in Bali, have authority to control their region respectively. This policy has created gaps among those regencies. Let’s see there are only three regencies in Bali which succeed to develop due to they have a lot of tourism assets than the other regencies. This condition makes a social jealousy and it could make segregation between the richer region and the poorer one and the impact is Bali will loss its unity.
It would be better if Bali has special autonomous for the province, so it can manage the prosperity among regencies. It can create a suitable policy for its education sector, agriculture sector, economy sector, tourism, and etc. And there must be a fair income distribution between region and central government otherwise many regions in Indonesia will utter their protest against the central government. A different thing cannot be forced to be similar but it is on how we appreciate, how we respect the difference to build the unity among us.