Bali Nine Duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have had their brothers read out a statement on behalf them as they visited them in jail today. Michael Chan stood out the front of Kerobokan prison and read from the statement “Our brothers are very grateful for the support and kindness shown to them by so many people and we are amazed at the strength and resilience during this stressful time… “As they reflect on their past they are also thankful to the Indonesian Government, the prison officials and many volunteers that have allowed them to create a wholistic rehabilitation program that is now the envy of most prisons worldwide”. Mr Chan went on to further say “We see and hear many prisoners doing courses go onto jobs and better lives. Our brothers’ great wish is for the President to allow them to continue this help, to rebuild the lives of many more Indonesians for many more years to come”.
Myuran Sukumaran’s brother Chinthu said “Myu and Andrew love Indonesia, they have a great respect for the Indonesian people and its culture and it was through the support of the Indonesian justice system that they were able to help set up many programs that have helped a lot of Indonesians and has also helped better themselves and they are very grateful for that… And I just want to remind everyone to remain respectful at this time and thank you for all your support.”
PM Tony Abbott has been under fire for making an International relations gaffe towards the Indonesian people after reminding them that ‘Australians gave 1 billion in aid after the Tsunami hit’.
Four Indonesian Air Force Sukhoi fighters have arrived in Bali as ‘protective support’ for the Bali duo when they’re transferred to execution island. Indonesian authorities have stated they will not tolerate any interference with executions.
Source: News Limited.