Click on the pic to enlarge and read (warning not for those with weak stomachs).
. . . and that's according to the latest edition of Time Magazine (with terrorism and cancellation and corruption concerns in other media), which also disgusted a lot of Australians, who added their two cents worth. And the gross piccies spread throughout the Aussie press were enough to put anyone off their breakfast. As for the corruption and injustice, I reckon 85% of Herald Sun readers and Aussie battler John Croxford shouted the message clear and loud - as did high profile journalist Philip Adams in The Australian (2 April 2011), who suggested we boycott Bali. Though with those scenes plastered all over the news, I reckon a lot of people won't need much persuasion.
Then on Monday 21 March 2011, nearly 1.5 million Australians were reminded of Indonesia's bizarre disregard for the evidence, as well the continuing torture of an innocent woman (Schapelle's book sold over 100,000 copies in the first year). This was shortly after Ireland (too), had a savage reminder about the dark heart of Bali.
So I hope Greg and Kevin get round to answering (soon), some very pointed questions about Schapelle's trial, because there's another book in the wings.
And let's also hope there's a favourable outcome to Schapelle's clemency application, as just described by The Bali Times . . .
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in weighing his clemency decision, will be mindful of a triad of issues: The courts’ verdicts; lobbying by Australian leaders; and the rise in foreigners’ arrests over drugs in Bali. The Supreme Court last year reportedly made a recommendation that Corby’s sentence be significantly slashed, which will undoubtedly guide the president.
Because I reckon the island could do with a good news story.