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“Bali is famous for being comfortable, safe, and tolerant, so we will leave it as is,” Pastika was quoted as saying by the Tribun Bali on Friday.
A local government spokesman confirmed the decision in an interview with Agence France-Presse this week.
(Update: Oracle has now issued a patch – but you should still consider whether you really want to run Java or not in your browser).A local website, Kumparan, reported that the decision to cover statues at the Bogor palace was made because Salman was the official representative of an Islamic country, although statues also have been covered up for other foreign leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who visited the palace in January.But the governor of predominantly Hindu Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, told a local newspaper that the statues on the island “will not be covered” for Salman's visit.Saudi King Salman is visiting Asia, accompanied by a large entourage and plenty of luggage, on a trip designed to shore up his Middle Eastern kingdom's economic and cultural ties with countries in the region.But the Saudi royal's visit to the Indonesian island of Bali has raised some eyebrows after local authorities decided to cover up statues of Hindu deities and semi-naked women during the visit.