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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

And then there were seven


Drug runners are not my favourite kind of people. Why they should suddenly have become the Prime Minister's I can only guess: vote-grabbing! I am sure there are many others who are more deserving of the Prime Minister's intervention than Chan and cohort Myuran Sumurakan who face death by firing squad. It's the law - L.A.W. - in Indonesia and they knew it!

What a lot of people seem to have forgotten is that Chan and Sumurakan were career drug smugglers. At the same time as the Bali Nine - Chan, Myuran Sumurakan and seven Australian mules - were arrested, Andrew Chan masterminded another international heroin smuggling attempt out of Hong Kong but the operation failed, and three young Australians were jailed - read more in the Daily Mail.

For our Prime Minister to go into bat for these villains strikes me as very 'un-Prime Ministerial'. Indonesians are very proud people. They threw out the Dutch and they certainly don't want to be told by Australians how to run their country. If anything, our Prime Minister's intervention and empty 'threats' made them even more determined to carry out the death sentence!