Leia Se, 25, who drew a mask on her face to trick a security officer at Popular Deli supermarket, was deported on Wednesday, May 5.
“By this, I emphasize that we will never tolerate anyone, including foreign citizens, who violates the health protocols set out in Governor’s Ordinance No. 10/2021, introduced to protect Bali from the spread of Covid-19,” Bali Governor Wayan Koster said at the office of Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in Denpasar.
Leia Se entered Indonesia on March 1, 2020, on a visitor visa and her visas were valid until May 11, 2021.
On May 5, she was deported from Bali via I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport to Jakarta Soekarno Hatta Airport on a Garuda Indonesia flight. Next, from Sukarno Hatta Airport, the Russian woman will go to Moscow via Dubai on an Emirates Airlines flight.
The deportation was carried out because Leia Se was proven to have violated section 75, paragraph 1, of Law No. 6 of 2011 on Migration.
“Immigration officials are empowered to carry out immigration administrative actions against foreigners located in Indonesia who carry out dangerous activities and are reasonably suspected of posing a threat to security and public order, as well as non-compliance or non-compliance with the law,” the paragraph states.
“The incident sparked public unrest, especially in Bali, which is actively campaigning or promoting the implementation of the COVID-19 health protocol to bolster confidence in Bali’s tourism recovery,” Koster explained.
“This decisive action aims to teach a lesson to every foreign national who visits or travels to the territory of the Republic of Indonesia that he must abide by the laws in force in Indonesia to maintain the credibility of the State of Indonesia in front of the whole world.” Wayan Koster said.
Meanwhile, Jamaruli Manihuruk, head of the regional office of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in Bali, said that Taiwanese Lin-Chi Chen aka Joshua, Leia Sie’s viral content partner, had been found not guilty.
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