A British father, 48, was “stabbed to death by his Indonesian girlfriend in Bali when he called home”

A British father of two, 48, “is stabbed to death by his Indonesian girlfriend in Bali during a video call with his stepdaughter and ex-wife in the UK”

  • Matt Harper, 48, was stabbed to death at his home in Bali, Indonesia
  • He was allegedly attacked by his partner Emma Pakpahan, reportedly around 40 years old
  • Pakpahan told police he locked himself in his house and killed himself










A British father of two was allegedly stabbed to death by his Indonesian girlfriend during a video call with his family in the United Kingdom.

Matt Harper, 48, was allegedly attacked by his partner Emma Pakpahan, who is thought to be 40, at his home in Bali, Indonesia.

It is understood that at the time of the attack, he was talking to his stepdaughter and ex-wife via video call.

Mr. Harper worked for the luxury hotel company Karma and, according to friends, has been seeing Pakpahan since last July – some have described her as a “psycho” and accused her of being a serial fraud artist, Sun said.

They said the Indonesian – who has US citizenship from a previous marriage – is accused by local Facebook groups of cheating foreigners worth tens of thousands of pounds.

It happened after she told the investigators that Mr. Harper had taken his own life – she showed them a video of her dying on the floor shortly after her alleged attack.

She told the police that he had locked the door and intentionally hurt himself.

In the clip, he sobs: “I don’t know what happened. I don’t know, I don’t know. “

Following the news of his death, Pakpahan posted a strange video of herself on social networks and thanked friends and family for their ‘support’.

Marr Harper, 48, was allegedly attacked by his partner Emma Pakpahan, who is thought to be 40, at his home in Bali, Indonesia (pictured together)

Marr Harper, 48, was allegedly attacked by his partner Emma Pakpahan, who is thought to be 40, at his home in Bali, Indonesia (pictured together)

Friends said they had been worrying about Mr. Harper's safety for weeks, claiming that Pakpahan (pictured) had been accused by local Facebook groups of being a serial fraudster who hunted foreigners and robbed them of tens of thousands of pounds.

Friends said they had been worrying about Mr. Harper’s safety for weeks, claiming that Pakpahan (pictured) had been accused by local Facebook groups of being a serial fraudster who hunted foreigners and robbed them of tens of thousands of pounds.

He says to the camera, ‘I’m naturally sad. And if you can’t hear from me, it’s not because I don’t want to answer, I need time to process things.

“Please don’t believe anything until a statement from the police department arrives.”

Police in Bali arrested her on suspicion of murder.

Matt’s ex-girlfriend from Bali, Allin Efashion, told The Sun: “I was with him before he got with Emmy. He was a perfect gentleman, a caring and kind man. He was the love of my life. I can’t believe he’s gone.

“Only a few days before his death, he texted me that he hated Emmy because it ruined his life – and he regretted leaving me.”

“He was the best father of his two girls and stepdaughters, and he was loved by many friends in the United Kingdom and Bali. Let him rest in peace. ‘

Other friends said they had been worrying about Mr Harper’s safety for weeks, claiming that Pakpahan had been accused by local Facebook groups of being a serial fraudster who hunted foreigners and robbed them of tens of thousands of pounds.

Mr. Harper is expected to arrive in Bali in February 2020, where he often recorded videos describing his “dream” life on the island.

A State Department and Commonwealth Office spokesman said last night: “We are in contact with the Indonesian police about the death of a British man in Bali and we support the family at this difficult time.”

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