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German National Detained For Causing Disturbance In Bali

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A 54-year-old man from Germany named Oke Poulsen has been detained for disturbing locals in Blahbatuh, Gianyar.

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The Head of the Blahbatuh Police Department, Kompol Suharto Giri, confirmed that officers detained Poulsen after receiving several reports about his bizarre acts. “Five personnel from the Blahbatuh police department immediately rushed to the location after we received the reports,” Kompol Suharto said.

Prior to the arrest, the man who had been staying in a boarding house in Bedulu Village often disturbed locals by stopping moving vehicles and annoying many people with his unusual behavior.

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“According to the officials of Bedulu Village, many people had already requested that the man be expelled from the area to prevent further incidents,” Kompol Suharto.

Poulsen was detained without resistance and transported to the Civil Service Office for further processing.

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Meanwhile, the Head of the Gianyar Civil Service Office, Made Watha, said that authorities allowed the man to return to his place in Bedulu before deportation, with close supervision from the authorities.

“The man was transported to his Consulate and will be deported on Saturday (5/2) from Indonesia,” Watha concluded.

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Sunday 6th of February 2022

Another bite the dust. If you can not behave and be polite here where the people are the nicest in the world then please either leave or do not come to Bali!!!


Tuesday 8th of February 2022

@JR, exactly...


Sunday 6th of February 2022

Disturbing the peace depending on the severity but then get deported instead is a bit over the top. His demeanor may be acceptable in Germany however in the Bali customs as well in the rest of Indonesia for that matter is viewed differently. His unruly or impatient behavior could be an act of aggression. Lacking awareness of foreign cultures can also have some legal adverse consequences.

The individual may lack the skills needed for effective communication with people of other cultures, which include cross-cultural competence. Furthermore cultural awareness and sensitivity can help overcome one's personal ethnocentrism.

There should be a willingness to learn about other cultures and different expectations that may differ from one's own in several areas, from ethical, religious social attitudes to body language and other nonverbal communication.

An person's understanding of another culture may increase respect for the individual, gaining more effective communication and interactions in the business and governmental settings as well as in a private social interaction.

J West

Sunday 6th of February 2022

Here's the truth. Germans in Germany are either getting drunk or causing some upset while drunk. They're notorious "day drinkers".

J West

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

@carioca, 55555, Germans are the Australians of Europe. I love the way they’ll start their children off as alcoholics in the pre-teens. Non-stop booze is a way of life. German cities stink from the constant public urination. Proviso, the worst EU city , well there’s two, are Amsterdam and Paris. Fights and belligerent harassment the norm. Your standards of expectation are either too high….or too low. However, with the proviso that nothing beats the Brits for sloppy drunken violence once the sun goes down. Bali could do without them all.


Monday 7th of February 2022

@J West,

Where do you got this wise "truth" from? I see more notorious “day drinkers” among Australians and many other nationalities than among Germans!


Sunday 6th of February 2022

"Oke Poulsen" doesn't sound very German. He's more likely Danish!

Wayan Bo

Saturday 5th of February 2022

It isn’t typical German name.


Tuesday 8th of February 2022

@Wayan Bo, I guess a german passport holder