OPINION: Ban Indonesia as a holiday destination

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Firdia Lisnawati, File

WHEN I turned on the morning news bulletins, I expected to hear that Indonesia had carried out its much criticised executions of Bali Nine ringleaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.

While I knew it was inevitable it didn't take away from my anger over their deaths.

I have never cared in the past about what happens to those who try to make money out of selling hard-line drugs.


POLL Should we boycott Indonesia as a holiday destination following executions of Chan and Sukumaran?

I have always believed those serpents in our society deserved exactly what they got.

They have the blood of innocent young adults on their hands and their actions have torn the heart out of countless families.

My anger about the firing squad execution of these two men flows from two things.

The first is I don't believe in the death penalty and the second is I am also furious at the arrogance of the Indonesian government.

Everything they have done, including the ANZAC Day death notice release, says to me as far as Australia goes we can go and jump in a cesspit.

They have stood by while photos of coffins and crosses bearing the names of the two men have been made public.

They made an almighty public show of force by escorting these two chained prisoners from their jail to death island with jets and armoured vehicles.


While they couldn't give us the time of day over this issue I can assure you they do desperately care about our dollars and they need us to maintain our holiday love affair with Bali.

They are arrogant enough to believe that this will not have any influence on how many Aussies will continue to see Indonesia as a great destination.

My protest against them is that I will never again step foot in Indonesia and if you are as incensed as I am I trust your protest will be the same as mine.

You may say that all I will be doing is hurting the small people of the country.

Yes you are right, but it is these people who voted president Joko Widodo into power.

Maybe they will do the right thing and they will heed our protest vote and send him back to obscurity.

He alone with one signature could have avoided this travesty.

Instead he said stuff you Australia.

Should Australians boycott Indonesia as a holiday destination following the executions of Sukumaran and Chan?

This poll ended on 07 May 2015.

Yes - 71%

No - 28%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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