Extraordinary moment a Muslim tourist orders local Bali families off a public beach while ‘brandishing a knife’ – so his wife wouldn’t see other ‘partially-dressed’ men

From Daily Mail Australia

Extraordinary footage has emerged of a Muslim tourist in an angry row with Balinese locals after he ordered them off a public beach so his wife wouldn’t see ‘partially-dressed’ men.

The man told locals that they were not allowed to use the beach outside the luxury villa he had rented, while they insisted it was a public beach and they had a right to be on it.

The tourist reportedly flashed a knife at one point during the confrontation.

After the altercation the family were ordered to leave their accommodation in Temukus Village in the Buleleng Regency, directly north of Kuta, on Sunday night.

The resident, identified as Gede Arya Adnyana, said he was playing on the beach with his three-year-old toddler on Sunday night when he was approached by a young Arabic-speaking boy who asked why he was there. Arya told the boy the western side of the beach was too mossy. 

After a few minutes, his father came and started talking rudely, trying to send me away in English. Basically, he said that if I wanted to use this beach I have to ask for permission because he’s rented the whole place, from the villa to the beach,’ Arya told Indonesian news website Kumparan.

‘I asked what the reason is? He replied, ‘I and my children are Muslim and do not allow her (wife) to see other boys, especially you only wear boxers.’

The pair continued to clash before Arya eventually called his brother, a village official, who arrived with other residents to help try to resolve the matter. 

Arya claimed the tourist brandished a knife towards residents during the heated discussions and that police were later called.

Still unable to resolve the matter, the villa caretaker later asked the tourist to leave the premises. The tourist reportedly apologised and pleaded to be allowed to stay there, which was refused by the local residents.  ‘He and eight of his family left from there, we escorted to the border of Temukus Village. [We told them] to visit other places outside of Bali,’ Arya said. He called on village officials to issue a regulation stating the beach is public where  everyone is welcome.

From what I can see in the video the local man is wearing more clothes than the tourist. 


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