Expat Throws Self off Cliff

DENPASAR An Irish man living in Bali has committed suicide by flinging himself off the rugged cliffs at Uluwatu Temple on the southernmost tip of Bali. Officials have named the man as Frank Murray, 49, who ran villa operations in Bali. He ended his life last Thursday as horrified tourists looked on. It was not […]

Man Commits Suicide

A 40-year-old man from Gerokgak in Buleleng has committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at his home, police said. The man, Gede Widiadnya, was found hanging by a plastic rope from a teak tree in the village of Tukadsumagaon on Monday. It is understood he worked as a driver. The latest suicide in […]

Student, 13, Hangs Self

BATURITI A 13-year-old boy from Tabanan hanged himself in a cowshed after school, adding to an alarming rise in suicides in Bali, police said. The high-school student, I Wayan Arta, was found hanging from a nylon rope last Friday, Baturiti Police chief Gusti Sudara said at the weekend. He said the dead teenager was still […]

EDITORIAL: On an Island of Plenty, Nothing to Live For

The sad reality of Bali is that as its economy grows ever more robust, generated by record rising numbers of people holidaying here, soaring numbers of Balinese are killing themselves because they cannot afford to live. Organisations working on the ground have said a staggering 275-percent surge in suicides so far this year has seen […]

Mum Hangs Herself and Child over Rp150m Debt

JIMBARAN A 39-year-old mother hanged herself and her two-year-old child at their home at Taman Jimbaran, apparently over debts of Rp150 million (US$16,600) owed to loan sharks who were pressing for repayment. Police said relatives of the woman had told them she had run up debts associated with the collapse of a cooperative business and […]