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A New Zealand Expat Was Seriously Injured After Getting Assaulted In Bali

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A man with initials JMJN from New Zealand has been rushed to the hospital after getting assaulted in Canggu.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

The Head of the North Kuta Criminal Investigation Bureau, Iptu I Made Purwantara confirmed that a fellow expat with initials YEY (aged 25) was arrested after assaulting JMJN on Saturday evening (16/10) in Canggu, North Kuta. “The perpetrator has been arrested for assaulting a fellow expat near Berawa Beach on Saturday evening around 12:50am.” Iptu Purwantara said.

According to the information from the witness at the scene, the incident occurred when the victim and his partner were on their way out to the parking lot that is located across the street from a café that they just visited on Saturday evening. When they both attempted to cross the street as a security guard of the café assisted them to stop the traffic, the perpetrator who rode a motorbike with high speeds didn’t attempt to stop his vehicle and bumped into the victim’s body.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

Shortly after, JMJN immediately confronted YEY and warned him to be more careful. Becoming offended, the perpetrator grabbed a bottle of beer that he had and began assaulting the victim, causing JMJN to suffer from some serious injuries to his neck. Fortunately, people nearby including multiple security guards managed to stop the brawl and rushed the victim to the hospital to receive medical attention.

“The victim is still undergoing  surgery at the Siloam Hospital due to his severe injury while the perpetrator has been detained by police.” Iptu Purwantara concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Thursday 21st of October 2021

Who wrote this article? It is confusing just by reading it. Instead of using initials just type it out their first names that would be sufficient enough.


Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Bali is still paradise. As the world gets worst so does Bali but Bali is SO much better than other places. I have been here 35 years now and it has changed but it is still way better than the country I was born in. In this case, the attacker was an ex-pat as well. He could have come here from his own shit-hole county that promotes violence. Lock the dumbass up for 10 years without food. Indonesia needs to look at the counties that cause the most problems and ban them from coming here. Driving your motorbike into the sea, doing porn in a temple and posting it, face painting a mask, and going out shopping ext ext ext. Well you know get the hint. It is high time the government here wakes up and smells the coffee before it is too late. They have lost touch with what a two-week tourist wants to see and hear on their holiday. They do NOT want to see trash EVERYWHERE on the streets and beaches. They do not want to listen to a man with a testicle the size of a peanut taking the muffler off their 100cc motorbike and cruising around thinking they are now a real man now. They want to see and hear a peaceful place. Good luck Bali I hope it will improve fast to save the livelihoods of these wonderful people.

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

It’s sad but true, that Bali has turned into scene of crime. In 1980’s police didn’t carry pistols, in there white holsters was pencil and paper block only.


Tuesday 19th of October 2021

If they assaulted the tourist in Bali no way they feel safe to go for holiday. Because all the tourist go for holiday need secure and safety so they can enjoy holiday. Safety is number one priority for everyones. Police should work together with the community to keep the tourist comeback to Bali and safe for they holiday and more comfortable. I Love bali that where I belong,hopely Bali is get better soon🥲🙏🙏💖


Wednesday 20th of October 2021

@Ketut, Not Bali people fault. When the drink is in the brain is out with too many tourists. I am ashamed of my countrymen from Australia and NZ too many times


Wednesday 20th of October 2021


Mango Carafino

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

If Covid 19 does not try to kill you in Bali there is always the random wild riding local who does not stop for Bule's crossing the road and then tries to stab you in the neck with a beer bottle. WTF? Is this what Tourist have to be concerned with when they decide to return to Bali? In America, the actions of the bottle stabber are referred to as Attempted Murder.


Wednesday 20th of October 2021

@Mango Carafino, I believe the report stated that the assault was perpetrated by an expat.

I lived there for years and always found the locals to be friendly and helpful. The worst behaved were westerners - embarrassing.


Wednesday 20th of October 2021

@Mango Carafino, It says that it was a expat that ride the bike and us a bottle... But alot of bikeriders is very dangerus!