(Thailand and the Philippines stood at 9th and 10th position respectively in the world's top 10 countries most at risk from terrorist attacks, according to global analyst Maplecroft (h e r e). I dont see any credibility in this reports. Why? Because the rated Australia as the lowest risk, at no. 120. Do you believe that? They have terrorists within!)
And now, the OZs are turning to Indonesian government, trying to save their drug dealers from the firing squad.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, in efforts to win his second term later this year has his diplomatic team working it out in Jakarta. They told the Indonesian government that the execution of the three Aussie convicts will be a sensitive issue during this election year (read h e r e).
As Scott Rush, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran prepare last appeals against execution by firing squad, senior Australian diplomats met with the Indonesian attorney-general's office for talks on the legal hurdles facing the trio.
They are members of a group known as the Bali Nine, arrested in April 2005 in Denpasar with 8.3 kg (18 lb) of heroin strapped to their bodies, worth $3.5 million. Rush and ringleaders Chan and Sukumaran were sentenced to death in 2006.
If not for the coming election, I dont think Rudd's administration will launch such an intensified diplomatic effort to save the convicts...