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British father, 48, ‘stabbed to death by his Indonesian girlfriend in Bali during video call home’

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 Bali home in Indonesia
  • He was allegedly attacked by his partner Emma Pakpahan, reportedly in his 40s
  • Pakpahan told police he locked himself in his house and killed himself










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

Matt Harper, 48, was reportedly assaulted by his partner Emma Pakpahan, believed to be in his 40s, at his home in Bali, Indonesia.

He is known to have spoken to his stepdaughter and ex-wife on a video call when the attack took place.

Mr Harper worked for the luxury hotel company Karma and, according to friends, had been in a relationship with Pakpahan since July last year – some of whom described her as “psycho” and accused her of being a serial scammer. the sun.

They said the Indonesian woman – who has US citizenship from a previous marriage – is accused on local Facebook groups of defrauding foreigners out of tens of thousands of pounds.

It comes after she told investigators that Mr. Harper had committed suicide and showed them video footage she recorded of him dying on the ground moments after her suspected attack.

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

She sobs in the clip: “I don’t know what happened. I don’t know, I don’t know.’

When Mr Harper’s death became public, Pakpahan posted a bizarre video of herself on social media, thanking friends and family for their “support.”

Marr Harper, 48, was reportedly assaulted by his partner Emma Pakpahan, believed to be in his forties, at his home in Bali, Indonesia (pictured together)

Marr Harper, 48, was reportedly assaulted by his partner Emma Pakpahan, believed to be in his forties, at his home in Bali, Indonesia (pictured together)

Friends said they had feared for Mr Harper's safety for several weeks, alleging that Pakpahan (pictured) was accused on local Facebook groups of being a serial scammer who preys on foreigners and threatens them for tens of thousands of pounds

Friends said they had feared for Mr Harper’s safety for several weeks, alleging that Pakpahan (pictured) was accused on local Facebook groups of being a serial scammer who preys on foreigners and threatens them for tens of thousands of pounds

She says to the camera, ‘Of course I’m sad. And if you don’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 the police get a statement.”

The Bali police have arrested her on suspicion of murder.

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

“He texted me just days before he died, saying he hated Emmy for ruining his life — and was sorry he left me.

He was the best father to his two girls and stepdaughter and was loved by many friends in the UK and Bali. May he rest in peace.’

Other friends said they had feared for Mr Harper’s safety for several weeks, alleging that Pakpahan was accused on local Facebook groups of being a serial con man who preys on foreigners and threatens them for tens of thousands of pounds.

Mr Harper is said to have arrived in Bali in February 2020, where he often uploaded videos describing his ‘dream life’ on the island.

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

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