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Bali’s Tourism Task Force Apprehends More Badly Behaved Foreigners 

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Bali’s Tourism Task Force and partner authorities have been tasked with completing 100 immigration control operations every month for the rest of the year.

This involves investigating foreigners suspected of breaking the law or disrespecting Balinese culture. 

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The Tourism Task Force and their partners in the Bali Police, Cibil Service, and Immigration have even been busy over the last few weeks responding to reports of foreigners behaving badly.

From breaking traffic rules and pushing police officers to drug smuggling and indecent exposure, there’s been a lot for the authorities to tackle. 

The incident that is getting the most amount of attention online is a video of a foreigner pushing a police officer after he was pulled over for breaking local traffic laws.

In the now-viral video, the tall, muscular foreigner can be seen shoving a traffic police officer during a stop.

The driver was also carrying a female passenger who was riding without a helmet on Jalan Sunset in Kuta. 

The video was recorded by a passerby who watched the whole thing unfold. According to the Bali Police, the driver was pulled over on the grounds that the passenger was not wearing a helmet.

Police have also revealed that during the stop, the driver failed to present the relevant legal documents, including a driver’s license and official vehicle registration papers. 

In light of the incident and the video quickly circulating online, the Head of Public Relations for Denpasar Police, AKP Ketut Sukadi, told reporters that the driver was released from the stop “in anticipation of undesirable things” happening, though the police are now trying to track him down again to follow up on the apparent assault of a police officer. 

In an unrelated case, police have successfully apprehended a 36-year-old Italian tourist after he is suspected of conducting an indecent act with an Indonesian woman in the front yard of a house in Seminyak.

A video of the sexually explicit behavior on CCTV came to the attention of the authorities and is believed to have taken place on the 9th of September. 

The man, known only by his initials LS, remains under investigation by the police. If found guilty under Indonesian law LS could face up to 2 years and 8 months in prison for public indecency.

In Gianyar Regency, police and local security teams, Pecalang, have appended a 30-year-old man after he climbed on the roof of a local family.

Reports suggest that the man known by his initials DPJ had climbed on the roof of 38-year-old Anak Agung Raka Tantri’s house in Banjar Bresela just north of Ubud. 

Police report that DPJ climbed on the roof on Saturday afternoon and caused damage to the roof tiles. He is also reported to have started throwing items at the people who were trying to bring him back to the ground, including glass bottles. 


The local police chief told reporters, “Yes, there were security measures for foreigners who were Indonesian citizens who entered residents’ homes, which made the homeowners feel uncomfortable.”

He confirmed that DPJ was taken into police custody and has been handed over to medical professionals for a psychiatric assessment. 

AKP I Neigh Sona told reporters, “After carrying out security measures and also coordinating with the family and related agencies, the family took the perpetrator to the Bangli RSJ with assistance from the Gianyar Regency Satpol PP.”


Immigration officials, police, and the drugs squad have successfully apprehended a Malaysian national at Bali Airport.

The man known by his initials ABZ, was found to be carrying 205g of crystal methamphetamine ingested in a condom. 


The Head of BNNP Bali Brigadier General R Nurhadi Yuwono, revealed “The perpetrator used the method of hiding crystal methamphetamine in his stomach…The perpetrator has been detained and his information is still being investigated to uncover other drug networks.” 

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Saturday 23rd of September 2023

Shame the police are not out and visible all over the island. What do 90% of them do actually?


Friday 22nd of September 2023

Sadly to say that Western Tourists do behave as if Bali is lawless , disrespect the local culture norms or the local laws. They superimposed their own perception of the Balinese culture over the culture reality.

A situation heard over the grapevine that involved a young Aussie couple (one white and one Asian) entered a clinic with a beer bottle as if it is a bar. In the waiting area, among the patients waiting, one white person told them to refrain from drinking openly in public especially at a medical clinic. The situation escalated where the Aussie couple called the white patient waiting at the clinic a Karen. After a few minutes of a verbal match, the Aussie couple left the clinic like dogs with limp tails. Sigh. The White European patient asked the Balinese doctor whether this sort of behavior perpetrated by some ignorant Western tourists do exist, the doctor’s answer is YES. However the Indonesians for the most part would look the other way and would rather not confront disrespectful White trash tourists in any situation or place.

Cases of disrespectful Western tourist without a shirt or shoes get service at commonly known supermarkets in Bali. One store had a sign posted that said no shirt/no service. Well certain message is obviously ignored and the restriction is not enforced by the shop. That tells you again that the Indonesians would not want to confront them unless a strong will Indonesian would stand up and tell them to leave.

Public drinking in Australia, or in the US is strictly forbidden, so why drink openly in public in Bali....

“Strict Alcohol Laws Exist In Australia. With an increasing number of alcohol dependence cases in the country, the Australian government sought to pass strict alcohol laws. This is an attempt to reduce the number of alcohol addicts in the country.”

J West

Friday 22nd of September 2023

Re: Goon pushes cop. The Nazi style helmet the goon I'd wearing in the photograph is typical of a gangster. The behaviour of striking the officer is a tactic used to intimidate. Bali, you have biker hangs coming in...don't ignore this.

petter gleeson

Wednesday 20th of September 2023

deport the dirtbag no ifs or buts


Thursday 21st of September 2023

@petter gleeson, Another Russian subhuman.


Wednesday 20th of September 2023

The guy who shoved the policeman I'll bet is a Russian and needs to be deported.


Saturday 23rd of September 2023

@Firechef, I'm sure the story stated that the criminal was a British subject


Thursday 21st of September 2023

@Firechef, 100% Russian. Just look at the trashy girl with the weird outfit.


Thursday 21st of September 2023


Oh yes, and now they stay real quiet about Russians. Have you noticed that? Anytime they bust an exopt for something, it's a German, or Italian or American. What about the other 65 people they caught?

Wayan Bo

Thursday 21st of September 2023

@Firechef, seems to be German who is wearing German military helmet from WWII