Indonesian model takes legal action over wardrobe malfunction video allegedly taken without her consent

According to reports, a short clip of Melda circulated widely last week, in which a dress she was wearing came loose that her right breast was exposed.

Crime

14-year-old boy faces 15 years in prison for alleged murder of bank teller in Denpasar

14-year-old boy faces 15 years in prison for alleged murder of bank teller in Denpasar

The victim, identified as NPW, suffered from dozens of stab wounds, including on her neck, chest, back, and an open wound on her right palm.

Police apprehend dozens of youths for illegal street racing in Badung regency

Police apprehend dozens of youths for illegal street racing in Badung regency

Police said the street racing would typically start after midnight, and last until about 3am.

Denpasar bank teller found dead with more than 30 stab wounds on her body

Denpasar bank teller found dead with more than 30 stab wounds on her body

A bank teller was found stabbed to death at her home in Denpasar on Monday, with police strongly suspecting that she was a victim of a violent robbery.

Sex worker in Denpasar accuses police officer of extortion

Sex worker in Denpasar accuses police officer of extortion

A 21-year-old sex worker in Denpasar has filed a police complaint accusing an officer of extortion, with the Bali Police saying they are now looking into the case.

Police launch manhunt for man who allegedly slashed off boss’ arm in Denpasar

Police launch manhunt for man who allegedly slashed off boss’ arm in Denpasar

Police in Denpasar are looking for a 37-year-old fugitive identified as HRN, who allegedly slashed off the arm of one of his bosses at his workplace earlier this month. 

Ex-convict arrested for alleged sexual assault, rape attempts on 4 women in Bali

Ex-convict arrested for alleged sexual assault, rape attempts on 4 women in Bali

A 20-year-old ex-convict was arrested in Tabanan regency earlier this week after he allegedly sexually assaulted four different women and tried to rape them.

Police arrest man who mugged American national on motorbike in Denpasar

Police arrest man who mugged American national on motorbike in Denpasar

The Denpasar Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a recent mugging incident caught on CCTV.

Nora Alexandra reveals she has received death threats after husband Jerinx’s conviction

Nora Alexandra reveals she has received death threats after husband Jerinx’s conviction

Nora says she has almost had enough and promised to go to the police if she continues to get death threats.

Bali Police arrest alleged drug dealer who smuggled crystal meth inside photo frame from Malaysia

Bali Police arrest alleged drug dealer who smuggled crystal meth inside photo frame from Malaysia

An alleged drug dealer connected to an international network in Malaysia is facing a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.


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Coconuts Bali Crime

Our crime section on Coconuts Bali is one of our most frequently updated news beats. Crime is abound in Bali and let’s be real—most of it is non-serious, petty crime that usually has us asking, “What was Mr. X thinking?? Like, really?” Like, why did that teenager think is was a good idea to steal all those chickens from his neighbor and sell them to buy a new motorbike? Or why did that tourist think he could get away with stuffing a bunch of cosmetics from the duty free at the airport into his pants? Crime is also the category of our site that contains the most internationally covered stories. Just every so often in Bali, there seems to be a foreigner (or several who conspire together) that get swept up in international incidents involving murder, corruption, drugs, or all of the above. These stories too often involve Aussies, but hey, not exclusively. Crime is usually not violent in Bali and you will not read about all of scuffles involving weapons, so when they do happen (usually with blades, no guns here), they do get reported on. Oh, and we would be remiss to be discussing crime in Bali and not bring up the “Hotel K” aka Kerobokan Prison, the home to Bali’s biggest and baddest criminals and also the small-time Joes. Overcrowded and supposedly a key component of Bali’s drug trade, the prison often finds its way into our crime section.