A`lian premier to attend 10th anniversary of Bali bombing

A`lian premier to attend 10th anniversary of Bali bombing

Julia Gillard. (REUTERS/Lukas Coch)

"The event`s organizing committee has held an audience with the Australian government."
Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is scheduled to attend the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park in Bali on October 12, 2012.

"The event`s organizing committee has held an audience with the Australian government. About 800 to 1000 people, including the Australian Prime Minister will attend the ceremony," deputy chief of the Bali provincial police Brig. Gen. Ketut Untung Yoga Ana said here on Thursday.

He added that a number of former Australian prime ministers, the chief of the Australian federal police, 60 senior government officials, politicians and staff members of the Australian embassy in Jakarta will also attend the event.

The police will cooperate with the presidential guards to safeguard the Australian Prime Minister during the visit according to the Very Very Important Person (VVIP) security arrangement, he said.

He predicted that about 4,000 people, including relatives of the Bali bombing victims from Australia, Indonesia and other countries will also attend the commemoration.

The police will deploy 1,000 personnel to safeguard the event at the cultural park in Jimbaran and the humanity tragedy monument at Legian Street in Kuta.

He said that the police will also install metal detectors in a number of places and deploy a bomb-defusing squad, as well.
(Uu.S012/INE/KR-BSR)

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