Thursday, June 7, 2012

Buy Clemency Corby, Australian Government Issues Grants of Rp 5.37 T for SBY's Government?



JAKARTA, - Giving fatty against convicted drug cases from Aurtralia, Schapella Leigh Corby allegedly related to the assistance of Australian government grants to Indonesia. On May 9, 2012, the Australian Embassy in Indonesia released news that the Australian Government had provided funds of around A $ 578.4 million or Rp. 5.37 trillion for development assistance in Indonesia for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. In the same month, President SBY granted a request for clemency for the convicted Australian drug case, Schapelle Leigh Corby.

Quoted from the official website of the Australian Embassy for Indonesia, Tuesday (05/30/2012), Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty said that Australia is proud to be able to partner with Indonesia in an effort to overcome poverty.
"This year's budget of A $ 20 million is bigger than last year and I am pleased that our assistance program has increased consistently over the past three years," Greg said.
He stressed that Australia is the largest donor donor to Indonesia. With the grant, Australia will continue to provide assistance that can accelerate economic growth, reduce the impact of natural disasters and strengthen democracy, justice and governance.

Granting clemency to Corby which together with the granting of the grant also raised allegations of linkages. Clemency for Corby was allegedly in response to a grant from the Australian Government.
However, Law and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin dismissed him. "Who said that there was no such thing as a barter effort," said Amir.
The Democrat Party politician said that the policy had now resulted in the result that the Australian government was willing to talk to free Indonesian citizens detained in Australia. According to him, it is important if the Australian government releases Indonesian citizens who are detained there.

Because, Amir continued, most of them arrested were fishermen from East Nusatenggara who sailed to Australia waters. According to Amir, their actions caused them to be punished.
Amir reminded that the constitution gave full authority to the President of the Republic of Indonesia to provide legal relief to convicts in the form of remission, abolition and clemency. There is absolutely no arbitrariness, not based on careful consideration or compromise on the perpetrators of drug offenses as accusations by some parties.


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