LPSK Distributes Compensation of Rp 7.8 Billion for Bali Bombing Victims

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DENPASAR – Indonesia through the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) provides compensation to victims of criminal acts of terrorism, the Bali bombings I and II on Thursday (4/2/2021). The total compensation given reached 7.8 billion and was given to 36 victims and victims’ families.

“Today we are handing over a total compensation of 7.8 billion for the 36 victims of the Bali Bombing I and II, this is a law mandate to pay attention to the victims,” said the Head of LPSK Hasto Atmojo Suroyo after providing compensation at the Wiswa Sabha Room at Governor’s Office of Bali, Thursday (4/2).

Hasto said, the victims who received compensation on this occasion were part of the 215 people that LPSK and BNPT had identified as victims of past terrorism. For the victims of the Bali bombing, 45 people were entitled to receive compensation, consisting of 38 victims of the Bali bombing I and 7 victims of the Bali bombing II.

“Today, we only handed over compensation to 37 victims, namely 29 victims of the Bali bombing I, 7 victims of the Bali bombing II and other victims of the Poso shooting incident. Other victims of the Bali bombing have received compensation on last December 16. There’s also other victims who receive compensation in other areas, ” he explained.

Meanwhile, the value of compensation received by the victim today has followed the set by the Ministry of Finance with details of 20 dead victims receiving Rp 250 million, 10 people who were seriously injured receiving IDR 210 million, 5 injured people receiving IDR 115 million, and 2 people suffered minor injuries receiving IDR 75 million.

“This process will continue, but requests for compensation will only last until June 2021. I urge to the people who are victims, especially the Bali bombs I and II, to immediately apply for compensation to the LPSK before the deadline ends. They can contact BNPT or contact the WhatsApp number LPSK at 085770010048, “he said.

At the same place, the Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati welcomed the steps taken by LPSK. According to him, the compensation given could ease the burden of the Bali I and II bombs.

“We feel thankfull because this is certainly very helpful for the victims of the Bali bombings I and II. This is our common hope for the continuation of their children’s schooling or for their livelihoods,” he concluded. (Kanalbali / ACH)