Bali Governor Wayan Koster immediately emphasised that officers won’t tolerate violations of well being protocols within the province, as he introduced the upcoming deportation of the Russian lady whose face paint masks prank drew huge backlash throughout Indonesia in current weeks.
The girl, recognized as Se Leia AKA Lisha, will probably be flying to Jakarta later this night, adopted with a journey to Moscow scheduled for 12:40am tomorrow.
Immigration authorities have deemed Lisha responsible of violating a gubernatorial regulation mandating masks use in public. As Indonesia’s immigration legal guidelines topic international nationals to adjust to native rules, such violations imply they are often deported from the nation.
Jamaruli Manihuruk, who heads the Bali workplace for the Ministry of Legislation and Human Rights, mentioned at a press convention immediately that Lisha is the one one being deported over the face paint masks prank. Primarily based on their investigation — which had been finished at the side of officers from the general public order company (Satpol PP) — the opposite individual featured within the viral video, Taiwan-born influencer often called Josh Paler Lin, was not responsible of violating native rules.
Lin and Lisha sparked outrage throughout Indonesia for his or her ignorant prank video, which exhibits Lisha going into an area grocery retailer with a painted masks as Lin movies her — himself utilizing a correct face masks — whereas feigning disbelief that their stunt “labored” and that nobody seen. Although the unique video has since been taken down, it was initially uploaded on Lin’s social media accounts.
Lin has over 325,000 followers on Instagram and three.4 million subscribers on YouTube, whereas Lisha has about 26,000 followers on Instagram on the time of writing. It seems that Lisha has been featured in a lot of Lin’s current movies, and it’s price noting that Lin gained his following over time from making prank movies. Following the controversy, they uploaded an apology video the place they mentioned that they’d no intention to disrespect or encourage individuals to not put on masks, and that the prank video was made “to entertain individuals.”
Koster mentioned that Lisha has finished two comparable pranks for content material beforehand, together with one the place she used socks in lieu of face masks, whereas one other confirmed her substituting a face masks with a bra, each of which had been finished this 12 months.
“This deportation is carried out to show a lesson to all foreigners visiting Indonesian territory — they need to adjust to legal guidelines within the nation,” Koster mentioned.
“With this, I need to underline that we are going to by no means tolerate anybody, together with international nationals, who violate well being protocols.”