I felt so disappointed when I watched the video as it was a fellow Asian abusing another and we really shouldn’t be doing this because we all face oppression and we are all Asians. However, myself being a Western born and raised Asian know that we can sometimes delude ourselves into thinking we are more superior and entitled in Asia – all because we are apparently from the “West”. Well this recently happened at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport where a British tourist of South Asian heritage yelled, screamed and slapped an Indonesian immigration officer as he told her that she had overstayed her visa, and had to pay a hefty fine. 

Malaysian media outlet New Strait Times continues this story:

Having been in the country illegally for 160 days, this meant that the tourist needed to pay US$4,000.

Enraged by the hefty fine, the 42-year-old began cussing at the officer.

When he tried to take her passport back, the woman slapped him in the face.

Immigration Chief Ngurah Rai Aris Amran said: “She slapped the officer, who is a respected guard. She touched immigration, which means touching representatives of the nation. So we reported it to the police,” Metro reported.

“She pretended not to know that she had overstayed. But people who visit a country to travel know they have a period of stay, and she had overstayed since February,” said Aris.

According to Coconuts Bali, the woman has been detained.

My take? I just think that we Asians in the West need to keep ourselves in check and remember that when we are in Asia we need to treat our own with respect, and when I say this we need to show them the respect we want ourselves. I will leave my piece here.

Images via New Strait Times

To read the original article, please click on: Watch: Screaming British tourist slaps, cusses at Bali immigration officer