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Expat Who Painted Her Face To Trick Security Condemned By Bali Authorities

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A video of a foreign national who painted her face to look like she was wearing a mask to fool security has received backlash from both citizens and authorities.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) 

The video that was made by two expats named Josh Paler Lin and Lisha went viral after many people condemned their act for intentionally violating a prevention protocol that has been implemented in Bali since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. At the beginning of the video, it was shown that they were both refused entry to a grocery store by security because Lisha was not wearing a facemask.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) 

After that, Josh painted his friend’s face with blue paint in order to make it appear like she was wearing a facemask. And after he finished painting Lisha’s face, they attempted to gain access into the grocery store for the second time and were successful. They managed to fool the security guard while filming it all. In response one of Indonesia’s politicians and business women, Ni Luh Djelantik criticized this activity and reported the two expats to the authorities. “This is truly unethical behavior, especially while the people of Bali have been working so hard to overcome this pandemic. I urge authorities from our Immigration Office to handle this case as soon as possible.” Ni Luh said on her instagram.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) 

Apparently it didn’t take long for the Head of the Bali Public Civil Service Officer, I Dewa Nyoman Rai Dharmadi to respond to this complaint. “The Covid-19 Handling Task Force in that area should be responsible to handle this case, and we have to stand firm in enforcing our policy. These people have to be penalized and maybe even deported if necessary.” Dharmadi said. Dharmadi was disappointed they intentionally violated prevention protocols for the sake of content on their social media.

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Friday 23rd of April 2021

She's nothing but a low-life idiot fine them both 5 million then send them both back from where ever they come from. Wouldn't have half a brain between the two of them. Millions of love ones have died and these two think it's a joke. So disrespectful, you both low-life idiot's.


Friday 23rd of April 2021

Why won't these young clowns just put on a mask when outdoors and follow the rules like most everyone else.... this new breed of social visa tourist are a mockery to Bali's people and laws

J West

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Deport these scofflaws , for the safety of all Balinese.

Sara J Holst

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Painting a face mask on is a slap in the face to the Indonesian people


Saturday 24th of April 2021

@Sara J Holst, apparently it does not cost a fortune to buy a set of disposable medical masks at the local convenient stores. These clowns lacked cultural awareness and a disrespect to the health mandate laws.


Thursday 22nd of April 2021

So many dimwits in Bali