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Govt forms task force to crack down on unruly tourists in Bali

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Jakarta, IO – The central government together with Bali administration have officially formed a task force to deal with increasing violations committed by foreign tourists who fake license plates, work illegally and set up an “exclusive village.” The measure was announced by Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno on Wednesday (22/3), reported Kompas.

He hopes the task force can take firm action against any violations committed by foreign tourists and carry out strict supervision to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

“We will take firm action if there violation of law, but we will remain hospitable to tourists visiting Indonesia, especially Bali,” he said.

Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati said the task force would focus on three forms of violations. First, ethics and customary law, especially in Bali; second, working on tourist visa; and third, overstaying.

Read: Bali Govt to prioritize bringing public order measures in “foreigners’ village”

“For a starter the task force will operate in three prioritized areas in Bali, namely Nusa Penida, Ubud and Sanur,” said Oka. (un)

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