Latest Bali Scandal

Another scandal at Kerobokan prison in Bali. Julian Ponder, serving 6 years for possession, while his partner and the mother of his child got one year and is back in Britain, fell in love with the British diplomat assigned to console and meet with Lindsay Sandiford, the grandmotherly woman sentenced to death. She tried to say Julian and Rachel were the ringleaders, but her proof fell way short and the Indonesians didn't believe her. They thought she took them on a wild goose chase. When she didn't deliver, she got a death sentence. [More....]

Diplomat Alys Harahap was supposed to be counseling Sandiford, and instead, she was caught snuggling up to Ponder in the infirmary. She is now suspended from her job, which means there is no one to counsel Sandiford, who may be called to the Shooting Fields within weeks.

Bali has had big terror threats recently. There is just no reason to go there. If you want to spend time at some beautiful beaches, try the Maldives. Here's some pictures. Who needs Bali when there are beaches like these all over the world, without the hellhole of a supermax prison.

Boycott Bali and Indonesia.

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    There are rarely any good surfing (none / 0) (#1)
    by fishcamp on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 07:58:31 AM EST
    waves in the Maldives.  There are always good surfing waves in Bali.  Some people prefer to just sit around while on vacations. I prefer to surf or go fishing.  It's also a much longer journey getting to the Maldives than getting to Bali.  No, I don't like the politics of Bali but I do like their waves and beaches.

    Are you (none / 0) (#2)
    by lentinel on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 08:21:56 AM EST
    flat out saying that you would shrug off the death sentences, go to Bali and enjoy the surf?

    Discouraging travel to Bali (none / 0) (#3)
    by Reconstructionist on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 08:35:24 AM EST
     is one thing,  implying  Maldives is a place for those who support human rights to spend their money is not universally accepted.