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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Indonesian President shows no mercy

Today, the new Indonesian President Joko Widodo is the man most hated by Australians after his no mercy decision to carry out the execution of two Australian drug mules.

When it became clear that all hope of a reprieve was gone, there has been an extraordinary outpouring of support for the two men in Australia and people in high places have condemned the Indonesian President for his lack of compassion.

The "Mr Big" behind the Bali 9 drug bust must be laughing his head off back in Sydney, living the high life, having escaped conviction. But for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, their days are numbered.

The unnamed drug lord, who is well known to police but never caught, won the lottery around the time the Australian group were caught red handed with heroin strapped to their bodies.  But after his $5 million lotto win, he decided to opt out of drug trafficking.

Chan and Sukumaran have never named the people they were working for.  Their families blame the Australian Federal Police for their arrest after they tipped off Indonesian authorities.

But those same offficials today say that if they had their time over again, they would do exactly the same thing.