INDONESIAN police are waiting to speak to a West Australian man who was stabbed seven times while defending his Bali villa against armed robbers.
Paul Gill, 42, was in a critical condition on Saturday and not well enough to speak to police.
The attack occurred while Mr Gill's wife, two daughters and visiting friends slept at their home in the early hours of Friday morning.
The chief of Badung Police Station, Komang Suartana, said Mr Gill's injuries were concentrated around his back and neck. He said Mr Gill's wife had told police two men were responsible for the attack.
Police hoped Mr Gill would help them identify the attackers once he was well enough to speak.
Mr Suartana said the attackers had managed to evade two security guards on a rainy night.
He said burglary was the motive. ''The perpetrators chose the villa because the security is not very strict compared to other tourism destinations. The perpetrators are still in Bali and we're tightening the exit gate from Bali.''
Bali's Provincial Governor, Made Mangku Pastika, said he was saddened by the incident. ''There's got to be real measures taken to catch the perpetrators,'' he said.