I rang Greg's office to-day, and was told my inquiries about Schapelle's questionable trial in Indonesia are receiving attention. The lady I spoke to seemed very well aware of them, and I look forward to a timely response (considering you've ignored them for over four weeks now). Further, could you please add these numbered points, and answer them specifically. Obviously, any competent Government looking after the interests of their citizens abroad should be able to provide a sensible reply to each one . . .
1. Why did Colonel Sugiato claim Australian marijuana sold in Bali for "Ten times" the price of local product, when obviously, this notion was bizarre? The 2007 World Drug Report (on pages 233 and 234), clearly says this drug sold for US30 cents a gram in Bali then, while it sold for $US31 a gram in Australia at that time.
2. Have any other Australians (beside Schapelle), ever been caught (before or since), smuggling a similar quantity of marijuana from Australia, to Bali?
3. If the answer to question 2 (above), is no, what's your professional opinion on this fact? Do you think bulky, stinking, pillow-case size packages of marijuana are a bit too subtle for customs officers to detect, or do you reckon Aussie crims have more than two brain cells to rub together, and aren't into economic suicide?
4. Using those price figures from the United Nations 2007 World Drug Report (as quoted in question 1 above), could you please calculate Schapelle's overall loss in taking 4.2 kilos of marijuana from Australia, to Bali at that time, then get back to me (and the rest of the World), with that figure. Could you then please explain why this gross price differential was not presented at Schapelle's trial - given the Australian Federal Police were well aware of this discrepancy. And please note, SMH journalist Matthew Moore point blank refuses to provide any evidence for his claims about "Aussie Gold" admissible in any court of law - or acceptable for inclusion in any Government report or reply.
5. Could you please explain why the Indonesian authorities burnt the physical evidence, while refusing the forensic testing that Schapelle begged for?
6. Could you please explain why the Indonesian authorities refused to weigh Schapelle's bags, to compare that figure with the Brisbane check-in weight? It's a completely obvious no brainer to anyone with an ounce of common sense.
7. Could you please explain why there was no footage available of Schapelle's arrival and arrest in Bali, despite its crucial importance?
8. Can you please explain why there was no evidence presented at Schapelle's trial, re the "Trafficking" charge?
9. Indonesia is signatory to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states . . .
Article 11. * (1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
Do you think denying Schapelle every shred of physical evidence she begged for, while making fallacious claims about "Lemon juice," fulfilled Indonesia's obligations under that article?
I look forward to your comprehensive response, considering the high profile nature of these issues.