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Indonesian Drug Executions

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Emma Bunton's No. 1 stalker, Adam Barretts No. 1 f
Nov 7, 2003
Flying the flag for SUFC in Sai Kung, Hong Kong
I may be slightly controversial here but I'm in the let's get it over and done with camp. Before the knee jerks consider these points.

Unlike some other examples the full and due legal process has been fully exhausted
As travellers to many Asian countries know when you complete a landing card in countries with drug death penalties this is explicitly stated and couldn't be more clear. The statement usually says the penalty IS death, not might be
In the country where this is happening and in the Philippines, apart from relatives, there is next to no outcry. These are the laws, break them at your peril.

Both countries are politically unstable. Both are dangerous for westerners in varying degrees depending on exactly where you are. Manila for instance is dangerous, Borocay relatively safe.

Jakarta is relatively safe but large parts of Indonesian countryside are no go areas (large parts are beautiful and safe). Bali is the Newquay of SE Asia and a haven for Aussie surfers arriving in numbers. At the same time the terror threat is regularly raised to high levels. Haven't checked what it is at the moment.

Personal safety is a consideration whatever your travel plans in these countries.

Back to main topic. Thoughts please ?