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Authorities on the Indonesian resort island of Bali said Tuesday they are searching for a foreign national who was filmed in a viral video meditating naked at a Hindu shrine.

The palm-fringed hotspot has vowed a crackdown on misbehaving tourists after a spate of incidents including acts of disrespect to the predominantly Hindu island's culture.

The case gained widespread attention on the Hindu island after Balinese influencer Ni Luh Djelantik reposted the video multiple times between Saturday and Sunday, attracting hundreds of thousands of views.

"We are still carrying out investigations regarding this incident," said Immigration Office head Tedy Riyandi in a statement on Tuesday.

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