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Expat Who Kicked Balinese Shrine Faces Deportation

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A Danish national who kicked a Balinese shrine in Kalibukbuk Village, Singaraja will face deportation.

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After completing 7 months at Singaraja Prison for deliberately kicking a sacred shrine that belongs to one of the residents in Kalibukbuk village named Jro Gede, an expat who has been identified as Lars Christensen was officially released from the jail on Friday (26/11). Now that his prison time is up, the expat will be transferred for immediate deportation.

Bali Offering Shrine

Lars was arrested and proven guilty for violating Article 156 A of Criminal Law Book about Blaphemy. The Warden of Singaraja Prison, Mut Zaini confirmed that Lars has just officially finished his sentence.

“He was officially released from our prison, and will be transported to the Immigration Office. His wife was also here and saw when he was picked up.” Zaini said.

Head of Singaraja Immigration Office, Nanang Mustofa explained that the deportation process was postponed as both Lars and his sponsor were unable to provide an airplane ticket for the him to leave Bali.

“The person is required to provide the return ticket at this own expense to continue the deportation process as he had automatically lost his stay permit when he was proven guilty for committing the crime.” Nanang concluded. He will be held in custody by immigration officials until being deported.

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Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Good news

Ricky Lovina

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Congratulations Lars. You can walk ouy of jail with your head held high knowing that the corrupters and extortionists who fabricated this temple incident never got one Rupiah out of you. Once you are out of this county i am sure honest international Media will be interested in your story.

Ricky Lovina

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

@Randy, anyone who lives in Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem, Anturan Singaraja know this case for the last 4 years, I know the house, the temple that was supposed to have been vandalized while Lars and family had been living in Java for 2 years. Anyhow believe what you want or read in pay for a story Indonesian fake news rags


Wednesday 1st of December 2021

@Ricky Lovina, Honest international media? Do you have substantial proof that this incident was actually fabricated?

Heinz Schirmaier

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

As he should be.If one cannot respect the guest country's culture, one does not need to be there.


Thursday 5th of May 2022

@Heinz Schirmaier, house was broken down from ex gf and statue already broken, before he bouggt new one. His house and its forclosure now / auction by Singaraja Court.

He is victim of a witch hunt and ex alreaady sentenced in Supreme Court to owe him 6 millard rupiah.

Ex investigated for embezzlement in Singaraja prececutor office now.

How can he brake religion by fixing a statue in his private garden ?

Wayan Bo

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

@Heinz Schirmaier, perhaps he is or was sick, because it’s hard to find another reason for doing something like this. - In Europe are some bad people existing who destroy cemetery’s and draw swastikas and another symbols of nazism on grave stones.

Pan Demi

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

1000% agreed