A video of two foreign nationals who have filmed an inappropriate scene in one of Bali’s sacred places has gone viral on social media.
The indecent video that was allegedly taken on Mount Batur’s trekking area has caused an uproar among the people in Bali as the area is considered a sacred place for the Hindu community in the island. The Head of the Bangli Police Department, AKBP I Gusti Agung Dhana Aryawan confirmed that he has sent officers to visit the area where the video was taken in order to assure that it was in Bali.
“Our officers have confirmed that the video was taken on the trekking path of Mount Batur, right above Agung Traditional Market.” AKBP Aryawan said on Wednesday (21/4). The officers are still investigating the current location of the woman in the video that was identified as a 21 year-old woman with initial (MN) who has been working on an adult site. “We’re trying to find out whether they’re still in Bali or not, as the video was taken over 1 year ago.” AKBP Aryawan added.
Aryawan was really disappointed with this behavior that occurred in Bali, especially for inappropriate behavior performed in a sacred space. He also confirmed that he has been cooperating with Immigration Officers to pursue the suspects. “Doing intimate and inappropriate things in public areas is considered illegal in Indonesia, so we’re now working with Immigration in order to find these people.” AKBP Aryawan concluded.