Immigration pursuing unruly foreigners after MotoGP wannabe does street burnout in Bali

Amid backlash following a viral clip of a foreigner burning out with his motorbike on a Bali road, a public official says that the authorities are keeping tabs on problematic tourists.

A foreign male performed the stunt on a busy unnamed street in Seminyak over the weekend, causing traffic congestion as other road users had to wait until he finished his antics.

The man, who was driving the motorbike with his girlfriend in tow, likely fancied himself a MotoGP racer a la Marc Marquez and Jack Miller as he ignored the honks directed at him.

This was not the first incident of its kind. 

Last month, a video of an Aussie tourist went viral showing him performing drifts on a street in Badung while screaming, “Whatever happens in Bali, stays in Bali!” 

That incident even had international coverage, which highlighted the problem of unruly tourists in Bali. 

The head of Ngurah Rai International Airport’s Immigration Agency, Sugito, said in light of the burnout video going viral that his department will continue to supervise foreigners who “cause public disturbance” in Bali. He said those found guilty of violating local rules may face deportation.

The authorities have been especially keen on pruning Bali of all that’s unsavory ahead of the prestigious G20 Summit this month in Nusa Dua.



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