I find it inconceivable that parents would allow their teenage children to go to Bali unsupervised. Yet another 17 year old lad has been arrested at a night club (why was he allowed in?) with “white powder”.
Have these people not heard of the Bali Nine, Schapelle Corby and numerous others caught, and either in jail for 20 years, or executed for crimes that in Australia would get them a few years of jail at most?
Have people not heard of Islam? Do they not know that Indonesia is packed full of 200 million muslims who take pride in killing Christians and anybody else that Mohammed slandered? Bali itself still has people with animist religion, but it is overlaid by islam. Indonesia is a token democracy, with elections, but make no mistake, Islam rules.
Indonesian judges take pride in having close to 100% conviction rate. 100%! Nobody gets that rate unless the system is slanted a certain way. The assumption is not like our western way, that you are innocent until proven guilty. There, if you are arrested, you are guilty unless you can prove your innocence. That may not strictly be their law, but it is how they operate it.
The sooner all Australians give Bali a miss and go to the Gold Coast instead, the fewer of these sad tales we will have to hear, and the fewer lives will be ruined.