A number of public facility names in Bali will be written in Balinese script, adhering to a local regulation on the use of the Balinese language, alphabet and literature.
Bali Legislative Council (DPRD) commission head I Nyoman Parta told Antara on Monday, "The previous regulation contains material that is still relevant, irrelevant and those not managed according to its time. This is why we have carried out the revision."
According to the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician, in the regulation revision, the government's responsibility to preservation and training regarding the Balinese language, alphabet and literature will include the preparation of curriculum, books and teaching materials.
"[The revision] also includes the use of Balinese alphabet in public spaces, such as street signs, governmental offices and also the use of refined Balinese language in several occasions in schools, public spaces and offices," Parta said in a plenary session that discussed the regulation revision.