Bali Law and Human Rights Ministry led a session at the courthouse regarding the two foreign nationals who requested Indonesian citizenship. The two expats have lived long-term in Bali, and displayed detailed knowledge regarding Indonesian law and culture during the session.
The Head of Bali Law and Human Rights Ministry, Jamaruli Manihuruk led the session along with authorities from Police Department and Taxation Department on Tuesday (2/3).
During the session, there were two foreign nationals who requested citizenship, they were Troy Sinclair who currently has holds dual citizenship in English and Australia, and Marion Gerber as a Swiss citizen.
“Troy Sinclair came to Indonesia in 2003 and now he’s currently staying in Klumpu Village Nusa Penida, Klungkung. He also runs a business in the tourism sector in Nusa Lembongan” said Jamaruli.
Meanwhile, Marion Gerber lived and went to the middle school in Bali as Gerber was born to an Indonesian mother. The verification team also asked about their knowledge of Indonesian culture, taxation, and criminal activity.
“Both of them answered all the questions pretty well, and they have enough knowledge about Indonesia in general” Jamaruli concluded.
At the end of the session, they were asked to sing the Indonesian national anthem. Both applicants have been compliant with federal law, paying their taxes, and have never committed any crime during their stay in Indonesia.
Jamaruli and his team are currently assessing all their documents before making the final decision.
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