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Foreign tourists’ mischiefs in Bali infuriate locals

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Jakarta, IO – In recent weeks, the Indonesian public has been infuriated by a number of foreign tourists behaving badly in Bali. Many of their antics have gone viral on social media, from forging rental vehicle license plates to working illegally, reported CNN Indonesia, Tuesday (7/3).

Many have also opened salons, tattoo parlours, and motorbike rentals offering services to fellow foreigners.

Bali Deputy Governor Tjok Oka Sukawati revealed some foreigners even sell vegetables. “I received a report that many of them even bough vegetables from the market and resell them to their friends,” he said.

In February, Sergey Zanimonets, 28, a Russian, was arrested and deported by Denpasar Immigration Office for working without a proper permit (he had an investor visa) as a photographer. He advertised his services through social media.

Also on the spotlight is the use of fake license plate numbers on rental motorbikes or cars. On Sunday (5/3), Bali police arrested four foreigners in connection with this. Another complaint is reckless driving.

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Bali Police chief Putu Jayan Danu Putra vowed to take stern actions against violators. “We can’t let this become something that is considered normal. I have ordered my personnel in all police stations to take appropriate action against these violations,” said Putu. (un)

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