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Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:51
Australian PM 'distressed' over Bali bomb site development
By Xinhua
Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:51 By Xinhua

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at a press conference at the Parliament House in Canberra on April 11, 2019. (SEAN DAVEY / AFP)

CANBERRA —Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described a decision by Indonesian authorities to approve a development at the site of the Bali bombings as “deeply distressing.”

202 people, including 88 Australians, were killed at the bombing site in a 2002 terror attack 

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Indonesian developers have received approval to build a five-storey restaurant and monument on the site of the Sari Club where 202 people, including 88 Australians, were killed in a terrorist attack in 2002.

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In a series of posts on social media on Thursday night, Morrison said that Australia has “provided support and funding to establish a Peace Park on the ex-Sari Club site for remembrance and quiet reflection.”

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“The decision by local Bali authorities to provide a permit for an entertainment complex on the site of the Bali Bombing where 88 Australians were murdered by terrorists at the Sari club site is deeply distressing,”

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