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