Foreigners under increased monitoring following viral ‘porn villa’ clips: Bali police

Bali Police spokesman Syamsi. Photo: Istimewa
Bali Police spokesman Syamsi. Photo: Istimewa

Police in Bali say they are increasing the supervision of foreign nationals in the province as a response to recent viral pornographic content made on the island.

Last week, a number of pornographic videos involving foreigners taken at a “porn villa” located in Bali surfaced, leading to some hubbub on Balinese social media that led to at least one official calling on the public to be more vigilant in order to stamp out pornographers from the island. 

That effort now includes the Bali Police, who said they will be stepping up supervision of foreigners to sustain order in the province. Bali Police spokesman Syamsi said they would also raise awareness about the issue among villa and hotel owners to prevent future public disturbances.

“We will also work with relevant stakeholders to raise awareness and educate at Bali’s entry points like the airport, immigration office, ports, or other facilities often visited by foreign nationals,” Syamsi said. 

According to reports, authorities will soon put up banners to notify tourists that pornography constitutes a criminal act in Indonesia. In addition, foreign visitors may soon be required to include their social media details when filling up immigration forms. 

Before porn villa, a porn video circulated widely in April, triggering outrage among Balinese people because it was taken along Mount Batur’s hiking trail.

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