Bali authorities have agreed to be more firm in taking action towards expats who continue to violate preventive measures or mock officers during operations.
A meeting titled the ‘Enforcement of Prevention Protocols in Bali’ was attended by several government institutions including the Maritime and Investment Ministry, Bali Police Department, Immigration Officer, and Bali Vice Governor on Wednesday (24/2).
The officials arrived at the conclusion to strictly enforce health and safety protocols while being decisive in taking action, especially to those who intentionally violate the rules.
Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana (Cok Ace) admitted that most of the protocol offenders are expats.
“Apparently most of the expats underestimate the IDR 100,000 fine that will be given for the violators,” Cok Ace said.
Additionally, he will discuss revising the current regulation with related ministries to add more policies that will deport expats who intentionally neglect the rules and continue confronting the officers during the operation.
“We will deport those who ignore the second warning from officers and to those who confront the officer while getting warned,” said the Deputy of Tourism and Creative Economic, Odo R.M. Manuhutu who attended the meeting and also proposed to raise the penalty for ex-pats.
“I personally proposed to raise the penalty from IDR 100,000 to IDR 1 million for expats to give a deterrent effect,” Manuhutu concluded.
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