To be quite honest, I am sick and tired of hearing and/or reading about Schapelle Corby.
However, if you want to get an idea about her background the “Sins of the Father” is an interesting read.
As far as I am concerned, she is, and always will be, a convicted drug trafficer who was legally convicted and sentenced. The media cover she is receiving, and the publicity generated by her family and “friends” is absolutely sickening. Just to get an idea, have a look at this article which appeared int the “Bali Daily” on 27 February, under the headling:
Minister blocks Corby’s TV interview
the following paragraph from the above article, is pretty standard practice for the Corby family
In the two-page letter, plus a separate statement, the family said that Corby needed the interview to regain her life.
“We hope that you can understand that Corby has suffered trauma due to the media exposure. Ever since her release, journalists have climbed the villa’s walls and onto the roof to get pictures of her and camped outside the villa’s fence. But this interview is not only for Schapelle; all of our family members have been followed and pursued. A week before Schapelle was released, we were pursued by the media, as well as our three children,” the letter stated.
In the letter, Widyarta and Mercedes reasoned that the interview would end the media craze.
“The media want to hear from Schapelle, and she will be continuously haunted until they get something […] We believe that by doing the interview with a journalist whom she trusts and is comfortable with, is one way to do this.”
She was lucky that she did not get the death penalty, and should be grateful that she was released on parole – and hopefully she’ll disappear from public view real soon.
Unfortunately she’ll have to stay here in Bali until 2017, which is a condition of her parole. There are other conditions attached to her “freedom”, but I would not be surprised at all to hear in the not so distant future that she has broken these conditions and ends up where I feel she belongs, in prison.
Or maybe Indonesia, but more specifically Bali, will get so fed up with her presence here, that they send her back to Australia.
She is one of the reasons that Australians have such a bad reputation in Bali – so let’s clean up Bali and get rid of her.