- Jul 13, 2016
A Swiss citizen causing a disturbance at the Swiss consulate on Jalan Ganetri in Denpasar yesterday had to be sedated in order to detain him.
The man allegedly threw coffee on a konsulate staff member, and punched the face of another. Police investigation reveals the man was distraught over the procedure of getting a replacement passport. However consulate staff, as well as Swiss Embassy staff in Jakarta have confirmed that the proper procedure was being followed.
Further, his wife has stated that his passport is actually safe at home in Buleleng, and that the man is suffering from depression or another mental illness.
Officers responding on the scene had to sedate the 68 year old man because he was continuing to resist. He was then transferred to Sanglah Hospital for further treatment.
I would like to comment that even though the Indonesian news article mentions the man's name, it at least had the decency to blur out his face.