Bali’s ‘Immigration Slapper’ attends trial wearing a house dress, judges not impressed

Auj-e Taqaddas pictured slapping an Immigration officer in Bali in July 2018. Image from viral footage via @lambe_turah

British national Auj-e Taqaddas aka “Dora the Explorer”, who infamously slapped an Indonesian immigration officer in Bali last July, just can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of Indonesian authorities.

Taqaddas, 43, didn’t get off to a good start at her trial at the Denpasar District Court yesterday as the panel of judges did not approve of her wardrobe choice: a yellow house dress layered with a short-sleeve black bolero.

“Please do not wear clothing like this at your trial. This is an official indictment hearing session,” Judge Esthar Oktavi told Taqaddas during the hearing, as quoted by JPNN.

That said, the judges decided to postpone the indictment hearing by two weeks to comply with the Lahore-born British national’s request to have legal representation at the trial. Hopefully she’ll be more appropriately dressed then.

As previously reported, in July, Taqaddas slapped an immigration officer at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport because she was mad that she was asked to pay a hefty fine when she overstayed her Indonesian visitor’s visa by months. The slapping incident was captured on camera and she was arrested and charged with assaulting an officer of the law.

On October 20, more videos emerged of Taqaddas further cementing her notoriety, this time showing her screaming at staff and security at a hotel, apparently in Legian. In one of the videos, the hostile woman grabs a chair and a broom and charges at a security officer, who spars back with a tool of his own, possibly a broom handle.

Indonesian Immigration suspects those videos were recorded before the slapping incident in July.

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