Please understand this. We are not able to tell you
who we are / who runs the Fugly Bali web site. The reason
being is that we name and shame powerful Balinese businessmen,
the Soharto family's business interests and Bali's far
from ethical police officers. If anyone could find out
and prove who we are. We, our families, and friends
in Bali would all be at risk. Murder and other human
/ civil rights abuse is an under reported event in Bali.
We have no wish to become part of those unknown statistics
thank you. To this end, we have taken proper legal precautions
to conceal our identities.
The identity of the owners details of this site can
only be obtained by court order in the USA (with ICANN,
the authority that governs .org domains) or in the country
ownership of our web site is based (we will not even
disclose that, except to say it is not in Indonesia,
but in a country with strong civil protection laws).
We absolutely will fight any attempt to disclose this
data under those laws. We will ignore any legal notices
from any other country, on jurisdictional grounds. Our
whois data has been legally protected to ensure we,
our friends and our family are not subjected to abuse.
Fugly Bali's objectives
Quite simply, to help put right the wrongs
and make Bali a better and safer place. This means having
corrupt police officers jailed, making amends to the
Balinese families who were robbed or had their loved
ones killed by the Suharto regime, having hotels that violated
Bali's building regulations pulled down and the area
they were on restored, having businesses who committed
fraud and / or other crimes closed down, paying back-dated
compensation to employees / suppliers who have been
cheated, having an open forum on where all the tax money
goes with a view to making sure the Balinese get their
fair share. A bit optimistic / ambitious? Oh sure, but
that is what it would take to remove Fugly Bali from
the Internet. If justice can not prevail in Bali, Fugly
Bali will let the world know until that changes.
Do you have something to report about Bali,
something Fugly? You can do this with our absolute guarantee
that we will protect your anonymity to the same extent
as we protect ourselves. You may either email us (see
/ visit contact page for address), or you may use our
Name & Shame Bulletin Board. Believe it or not,
we are doing all of this for other people. For travellers
/ guests coming to Bali, and for the Balinese themselves.
Please realize this and help us to help others make
Bali the paradise it claims to be for everyone.
Disclaimer / Complaints / Recourse
We have registered and manage this web site from within
the legal jurisdiction of a country outside of Indonesia.
This web site exists to inform potential visitors going
to Bali about aspects of that island. It is not targetted
at residents of Indonesia, although English speaking
residents are free to use it. It is published in the
English language. Under International precedents and
treaties, this means that only courts in the country
this web site is based may legally claim jurisdiction.
As such, we will totally ignore any legal notices from
courts that country or, in the case of the domain name,
We believe we have taken adequate precautions to ensure
the reports / data / claims contained on this web site
are accurate, fair and in the public's best interests.
That is, they do not constitute defamation. It is our
legal duty to ensure nothing published is defamatory.
Defamation under this web site's country's law only
occurs if there is solid evidence that any part of the
published material is false and / or not in the public's
best interests. If you are or legally represent an "injured"
party (an entity named in this web site who claims there
is false data on this web site which causes you harm),
please email us with specifics of that contention. We
will investigate our sources / detail of information,
and if there is sufficient reasonable doubt, we will
remove / amend the text, or publish your contention
If we advise you that we are not willing to remove
/ amend the data / text to your satisfaction and you
would like to pursue us in a court of law, you must
first determine the country where we are based and have
a lawyer registered in that country contact us by email.
We will require them to agree to a confidentiality agreement
(whereby they guarantee our owners identities are not
given to you) and, if forthcoming, will provide them
with sufficient information to serve us with a court
summons. If they are unwilling to agree to such a confidentiality
agreement, they will need to first apply for a court
order to have our details released. And we can assure
you, we will apply to the court for this to be withheld
on the basis naming us would render us and our families
to human rights abuse and / or criminal acts both in
and outside Indonesia.
Finally, if we have reported your hotel and / or business
on this site for having bought from or working with
the Suharto family (or one of their companies) and /
or for contravening building regulations and / or for
acting against the Balinese cultural heritage and /
or for cheating suppliers, staff or guests. If you accept
your hotel / business has been guilty of this in the
past, but have made good the damage / wrong done, or
are sincerely and actively now trying to find a resolution.
Please let us know in detail of this, as we may be prepared
to remove or amend details of your business on this
web site as a result.
Please do not become a victim or part
of the problem. Read:
Tourism (Should I go, where, and how do I avoid
adding to the problem / putting myself / my family at
risk in Bali?).