The Calgary Herald reports that the managing editor of the Bali Times newspaper William Furney, is in a legal battle with his ex-wife Sara Oxley, over the custody of their children. Indonesian immigration will only issue exit permits with the children’s original Irish passports, which Furney is holding. Furney is from Ireland and his ex-wife is from England.
“There has not yet been a final outcome of the proceedings here and therefore Sara is wrong to try to take the children away and to refuse me access to them.
“If she did manage to return to England with my children, I am ready to take action to have the High Court order enforced – and that means an immediate return of the children to Bali,” Furney was reported as saying in the Eastbourne Herald.