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Lacking in Diplomacy

Slovak Ambassador to Indonesia Mugged by Bag Snatchers While Visiting Sanur Beach in Bali

(7/22/2012) In an incident that is highly embarrassing to Indonesia, the Slovak Ambassador to Jakarta was robbed while walking in Sanur, opposite the Bali Hyatt Hotel, on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

As reported by both Nusa Bali and the Bali Post, Slovak Ambassador Stefan Rozkopal lost personal belongings valued at Rp. 50 million (US$5,375) when two men on a passing motorcycle snatched his bag.

The Ambassador was staying a nearby hotel in Sanur on a personal visit to Bali.

The incident, which occurred at 7:00 pm, saw Ambassador Rozkopal lose his official ID card, Rp. 2 million (US$215) in cash, a camera, a Blackberry telephone, and several credit cards.