If I were Australia, I'd revise my policies and no longer notify Indonesia of crime/criminals.
The prison guard faces a sentence of between 12 and 20 years for the trafficking, police said.
Convicted Australian drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed by firing squad on April 19 after spending 10 years on death row.
The Judiciary have the option in all criminal cases to NOT award the death penalty . Indonesia has rarely used the death penalty option on their own citizens, I suspect because they would dob in their boss, and who knows where that would lead . They have argued strongly for leniency when their own citizens face the death penalty in other countries . Again, I think it is because of the corrupt officials in Indonesia worried about the domino effect if the person facing death has nothing to lose and their life to gain .
It just grates that there are double standards .
Kuta, Kuta, Kuta (and Legian)
Kuta is a special place in many ways, always has been. It is simply the epicentre of drugs and prostitution (Although when it comes to the fancy and more expensive drugs, Seminyak is picking up fast. Hundreds of thousands of Australians come to Bali every year with one aim in mind: to party hard. Real hard. The clubs, bars, the Bali girls, the drug market and even the security guards in this area are controlled by gangs who know how to intimmidate and use violence if necessary. They are not to fool around with.
So, although it is very tempting on Bali to NOT behave like one would behave at home, it is advisable to keep some common sense running.
Travelers should keep in mind that prostitution is a big business in Bali, and that what may seem like innocent fun can sometimes turn into hassling or a demand for cash. Luckily, things are quite direct, so cautious visitors will easily be able to tell what they are getting themselves into in any situation. Note "Prostitution is illegal in Bali", however, like in many countries, everyone turns a blind eye, and prostitution is not necessarily a tourism related phenomena. Indonesian men who can afford it like to go to massage places regularly, asking for a massage with what they call: "Happy End". People don't get killed here in the red light district, Bali is not Mexico City, but some tourists wake up without their wallet or watches after their adventures, or with a transmitted disease that is difficult to get rid off and more difficult to explain once they are home.