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Bali Immigration Seizes Passport Of Expat Who Danced On Mount Batur

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The Denpasar Immigration Office has detained the passport of a foreign national who inappropriately danced on Mount Batur.

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The Head of Bali Law and Human Rights Ministry, Jamaruli Manihuruk, confirmed that the Immigration office has detained the passport of a 33-year-old Canadian, Jeffrey Douglas Craigen.

He is under investigation for his strange behavior on Mount Batur, as The Bali Sun previously reported.

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Jeffrey uploaded a video of himself dancing on top of Mount Batur in Kintamani without wearing any clothes. The video went viral as many people condemned him for disrespecting the area that is considered sacred for most people in Bali.

After collecting information, authorities identified the suspect and detained his passport that was held by his sponsor in Bali. “We immediately detained his passport and, through his sponsor, asked him to come to the Immigration Office today,” Jamaruli said on Monday (25/4).

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Jamaruli explained that Jeffrey faces deportation if he is proven guilty during the investigation. “If the authority can prove Jeffrey’s violation of Indonesian and local rules, he will be deported from Bali,” he concluded.

Jamaruli asked local residents to immediately file a report if they observe potential violations from tourists that stay in Bali.

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J West

Thursday 28th of April 2022

Didn’t the CDN know that at least 2 other groups of twat-packers had been deported over the past few years for ‘dingling the wee wee’ atop the sacred mountain? Do they have to station a guard to stop “light headed goons” ( and I mean likely stoned) from any more religious affronts?


Sunday 1st of May 2022

@J West, look mate this guy is peaceful. Why pull th fella down when govts all around th world are forcing drugs on ppl that don't need or want them ... For health reasons. Now that makes for REAL NEWS. Can't understand why no one reporting this though .....

Wayan Bo

Thursday 28th of April 2022

Pan American PA812 flight, we remember the tragedy that happened on April 23, 1974.


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

It was only recently a couple made headline news all over the globe for making pornographic film in Batur. This guy probably read about it, decided to flaunt the rules too for the publicity/social-media follower boo$$$t. As they say in show business, no publicity is a bad publicity. Incidentally, as reported in local media, he is really in the show business, a professional actor after all. Let's see if he can act his way out of this. It will be hard for the authority to let him go unpunished or with a mere slap on the wrist. More social media personalities might be encouraged and emboldened to do the same - a small investment for bigger rewards; who, among them, is not lured?


Wednesday 27th of April 2022

Ok so now its no dancing even if he was alone on the mountain der , wake up idiots or mabey stay at home and dance or go somewhere else and dance


Sunday 1st of May 2022

@Peter, hear hear!

Wayan Bo

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

After his dance a volcano in Sumatra become active. Ask him to dance again, perhaps he can persuade volcano to be quiet again.