August 25, 2005
Does Bali attract idiots?
I don't often agree with our Prime Minister but he was spot on when he described people who are associated with drugs in Indonesia as "stupid". How much of an indication do people need that Indonesia does not tolerate drugs in any way?? How much of an indication do people need to figure out that some people over there will happily set innocents up to take a drug bust - quite possibly to divert attention (possibly corruptly) away from their own nefarious activities??
The short message - don't go anywhere near the joint (if you'll pardon the pun!)
Bali is a beautiful place with plenty of reasons to visit. I had some friends on their honeymoon in Bali when the bomb went off - but they were nowhere near Kuta Beach. They were enjoying the Balinese culture in the north rather than the Western culture that they could have experienced at home. I'm sure there are plenty of similar places in other parts of Indonesia.
Howard's right - if you get caught up in any of that scene you are asking for trouble - especially since it's apparent that the major players will happily set innocents up. Keep out of it!!Posted by Hughie at August 25, 2005 9:37 AM