Sunday, August 28, 2005

Say no to Indonesia as a tourist destination

No holiday and not cheap!

Random drug tests for Aussie tourists in Bali? Then why would you go?

Australian tourists visiting Bali's nightspots will face random urine tests under an escalating anti-drugs crackdown on the Indonesian holiday island.

But this is just nonsense and could only bee seen as propaganda by the Australian and Indonesian Authorities. In short by the powers that be dictating to all Australians!

The hype!

Bali police drug squad chief Bambang Sugiarto told said he would adopt the hardline tactic, controversially trialled in recent raids on Jakarta clubs, to stamp out the drug trade.

"We tried to use educative and preventive efforts," he said. "So, after doing that, and the people still use drugs, since we have laws to uphold then we have to take action like launching raids, arrests."

His men would now force clubbers to undergo urine tests, Colonel Sugiarto said. "We cannot go to every party but we go in at random and based on priorities."

Previously, only patrons apprehended carrying drugs were forced to provide urine samples.

But perhaps people want to take drugs when they go out and just because it is not a 'legal drug' doesn't mean it's not useful or even more useful. So I guess now the Australian authorities will insist that this is what can happen in Australia somewhere down the track and more likely to be being promoted for that very reason by propagandists here?

Sydney model Michelle Leslie, 24, faces up to 15 years in jail after being caught with two ecstasy tablets in her bag as she entered a party at Kuta's GWK Park last weekend.

After visiting her in prison yesterday, her new lawyer, Basuki Prawirodipuro, was confident but had not studied the case in detail.

He is one of a team of five Indonesian lawyers who specialise in drug cases. He was hired by Leslie's family following Friday's sacking or resignation of her former lawyer, Muhammad Rifan.

At the Denpasar police cells, where Leslie is still being questioned, a friend yesterday said she was in good spirits.

Leslie would be fully prosecuted, Colonel Sugiarto said. "It is again a lesson for our tourists .... she regrets it, but it is too late, it happened already."

Australia's ambassador to Indonesia, David Ritchie refused to comment on the urine test plans, but emphasised that no Australian should take drugs in Indonesia.

Although Australians were not being specifically targeted, they risked being arrested and could face the death penalty for the possession of small amounts of recreational drugs, he said.

Great holiday destination?

Oh, we certainly know that by now and I doubt whether Australian's will be planing to go partying or for that matter anything else in Indonesia unless they just want the death penalty or to get locked up for 15 years?

Turn your back on Indonesia as a tourist destination that will teach them a lesson! Or else give them a mechanism to criminalise anyone they want and that's certainly no holiday!

By Propaganda Monster 28 August 05


WHY IS THE HOWARD GOVERNMENT PLAYING 'DEATH' WITH AUSTRALIANS: There has been much controversy recently on whether the Australian Federal Police should have tipped-off the Indonesians over the arrest of the Bali Nine. Due to the fact that Indonesia executes convicted drug-traffickers, ACADP believes that any evidence collected by AFP should have been withheld from Indonesian authorities until they have a written guarantee not to pursue the death penalty for the Bali Nine.

On page19 of the BRISBANE "SUNDAY MAIL" there was an article entitled "CORBY VIDEO HELP REBUFFED". IF it is true, (the article which follows) it PROVES (IN LAW) the claim that OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE WITH-HELD EVIDENCE FROM THE LEGAL DEFENCE OF A CITIZEN.

It was me! 'New Corby trial'
SCHAPELLE Corby has been handed a second chance to fight for her freedom. But she got no second chances with the Daily Telegraph.

Australian man denies owning drug stash
AN Adelaide man facing up to 10 years in a Bali prison for drug possession has denied owning a stash of hashish allegedly found at his rented bungalow.

The Corby drug trial has become Bali's latest tourist attraction. Australians are taking time off to lend moral support to Schapelle Corby.

Corby lawyer pleads for Australian help
The lawyer for a Queensland woman facing drugs charges in Indonesia says it is not too late for Australian authorities to assist her defence.

Chris Allen, took to the streets of Bali and found it possible to buy a smorgasbord of illegal narcotics from dealers.

People: 'Prisoners' of Drugs'
People who are addicted to heroin usually take the drug because it relieves them of problems such as low self-esteem, distrust and fear of abandonment. They may have poor communication skills & poor relationship skills.

UK: This absolutely preposterous idea/theory of allowing a person/s to be possibly charged with 'possession', if found to have a drug substance within their bloodstream, just goes to prove such hypocrisies which certain hierarchies feel justifies passing legislation, is another blow for democracy!

Currently, 214 Australian citizens are languishing in prisons around the world. The majority of these having been convicted of drug-related crimes.