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Oceania Schapelle Corby: a conviction or an acquittal?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Saintheart, May 23, 2005.

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Schapelle Corby: a conviction or an acquittal?

Poll closed May 30, 2005.
She's more fried than Anakin. 21 vote(s) 100.0%
Nah, they'll let her go home. 0 vote(s) 0.0%
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  1. Loopster Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 26, 2000
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    The Indonesian justice system is a product of European colonisation. It's a system used in many European countries still - Germany, France, The Netheregions...er lands. We shouldn't bag them so much, they didn't invent their justice system.

    Also, apparently what Schappelle Corby had was 4 kg of high grade heads. European and Australian tourists pay more for high quality dope in Bali than they do here because the Balinese dope is rubbish. In short, that dope would have made her a lot of money.


  2. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
    On the issue of legal systems derived from colonial times, that's precisely the problem with Second/Third World legal systems--their legal systems date back to, and are as draconian and unfair as they were in, colonial times.

    The parallel may not apply as precisely to the French and Spanish models, but the experience in British-colonised places like Singapore and many African nations was that the Empire (British, not Galactic, that is, but some of the same concepts apply) came in, installed a British legal system, and then left their colonial legislation in place when they pulled out. That same draconian legislation (including, in many cases, fairly extensive executive emergency powers...sound familiar?) was then used by those who came into power immediately after as a means to legitimise the dictatorships that followed. Singapore in particular was an example of this, and when the country legislated to eliminate appeals to the Privy Council in England, all forms of oversight disappeared.

    As I say, I don't know to what extent the analogy follows under the evacuation of similar colonial powers such as France, but it would be most interesting to examine Indonesia's legal system from that standpoint. I don't think it's an answer to say that Indonesia's legal system is the same as that followed in France or Germany; that's like saying the rule of law in Australia is the same as that followed in England, Singapore, and some African nations.
  3. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    Well, we also have to be thankful it's not a system based on shari'a.

    E_S
  4. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
  5. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2005
    star 4
  6. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    Shari'a is Islamic law, derived from the Prophet's teachings to Mohammed (the Qu'ran).

    And as you'd imagine, with laws over a thousand years old, it's somewhat... harsh.

    E_S
  7. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    I see!

    These forums are so educational!
  8. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2001
    star 6
    Why would she take it into Bali? Would work better to take it out of Bali to Australia! Make more money!

    Because there are plenty of Aussies, well anyone for that matter, that pay to get it smuggled in from Australia because everyone knows Bali weed is either extremely chemicaly ****ed with or wild growth that makes people go nuts.

    What I mean is, it doesn't make sense, none of it does.

    Yeah it does...she'd make a much bigger fortune selling it to the 'right' people over there than selling it here.
    I'm not saying whether she's guilty or not, because none of us know, but yeah, that's my answer to your argument.
  9. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2005
    star 4
  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    You know alot about weed, SoE. Why?

    E_S
  11. Shadow_of_Evil Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2001
    star 6
    Because you hear a lot about it...especially in Perth.
    You'd be suprised to know I've never smoked it, so you'll need to find another way to bait me.
  12. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    I'm in that category as well. I hate the smell of the stuff.

    I don't care if it makes me look like I go to Youth Group!

    Wakka Wakka Wakka

  13. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 9
    I never have bothered with it either.

    I just seemed surprised you knew alot about it.

    Johnnage, off to Youth Camp ya go!

    E+S
  14. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2005
    star 4
  15. Loopster Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 26, 2000
    star 4
    I thought Eddie McGuire was the devil.
  16. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    Thats Okay, cos The Olsen Twins are BOTH the devil..

    he's omnipresent!
  17. Loopster Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 26, 2000
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  18. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    your stunned silence is very reassuring.
  19. Sai-Mera_Saa Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 2002
    star 4
    Clearly you've never been stuck in the same room as John Deeks for more than ten minutes. Never let yourself get sucked into attending a Wheel of Fortune taping.
  20. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2005
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    * writes it down in his shifty notebook *
  21. Sith-Jedi-Master Jedi Master

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    Nov 9, 2004
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    Shari'a is Islamic law, derived from the Prophet's teachings to Mohammed (the Qu'ran).

    And as you'd imagine, with laws over a thousand years old, it's somewhat... harsh.


    well harsh is the word for someone there laws...

    also....when corby does appeal dosn't that leave her open for a life sentence now, because that is what everyone is saying...

    she should just take the 20 years...i mean better then life
  22. Darth Zych Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 31, 1999
    star 1
    a white bogan in bali being approached by another white bogan wanting to sell some mary is def. gonna fork out the money faster than if an indonesian offers the same. fear factor; white bogan is scared shitless of being caught in such a country and puts his trust in another white bogan..
    as for the bali 9 - no comment. let's just say the aussie highflyers couldnt have played their cards better leaving it up to the indons to sort that bunch out.
  23. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    Hey dude Good on ya for visiting Poland's boards!

    I've left a PARADE thread over there if you wanna show them some love!
  24. Syrix_Kahl Jedi Master

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    Mar 25, 2001
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    "when corby does appeal dosn't that leave her open for a life sentence now, because that is what everyone is saying... "

    Well, since the prosecution are appealing to try and get more than 20 anyway, she may as well appeal herself and take a chance.
  25. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    That idea seems very appealing.
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