Public Policy and Role of Traditional Security Officer (Pecalang) of Religious Tolerance in the Traditional Village Kuta-Bali

I Wayan Wesna Astara


This article analyzes Public policy and the role of traditional security officer (pecalang) in religious tolerance in Kuta traditional village. When the New Era the role of pecalang has not been explicitly stated in the Regional Regulation No. 06 of 1986 about traditional villages in Bali. The foundation of public policy concerning pecalang in the Reformasi period is already mentioned in article 17 in Bali Province Regional Regulation Number 3 Year 2001 about Traditional Village. However, the Pecalang in the traditional village of Kuta is already written in the local regulation of Traditional village in 1984 Chapter 55, whose main purpose is to curb the tourists of New Year's in tourism activities. Starting from the background of the matter, this paper discusses two issues. Firstly, the public policy and the role of Pecalang are implemented based on the birth process of Pecalang in the tourism activity in the traditional village of Kuta. Second, What is pealang’s acitvity in various tolerances in the traditional village of Kuta?. Methods, approaches to the type of qualitative research is the analysis of data collection in the field with the consideration of the nature and scope of research problems are multidisciplinary. The results of the research indicate that public policy and the role of pecalang in the 1945 Constitution of the second amendment, article 18B paragraph (2), the State recognizes the unity of indigenous and tribal peoples along with their traditional rights throughout life. Means pecalang has been recognized as sub-system of traditional village as a form of culture. The role of pecalang in religious tolerance participates in maintaining sociolegal in accordance with Regional Regulation No. 3 of 2001 on Pekraman village, Article 3 paragraph (7). The form of activity of the pecalang in religious tolerance as security guard of temple, mosque, church which is in kuta local village area if there is activity of praying.

Keywords: public policy, traditional security officer (pecalang), religious tolerance.

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