Friday, June 17, 2005

Australians travelling to Bali hit a record high

... Supporters of Schapelle Corby had called for a boycott of the holiday destination to protest the 20-year prison sentence handed down to the convicted drug smuggler by a Bali court last month.

But Garuda officials said yesterday bookings remained "consistently strong" as Australians continued to holiday in Bali in record numbers...

Well I guess they all must thought that Corby is guilty, so they have no reason not to come to Bali, right mate? :)

Or maybe you'll think that they coming here to show their support for Corby? Yeah right. Think again. :p

Corby boycott calls fail to stop us visiting Bali

Steve Creedy, Aviation writer
June 17, 2005

CALLS to boycott Bali seem to have fallen on deaf ears with record Australian tourist numbers prompting Garuda Indonesia to add an additional flight from Sydney.

Supporters of Schapelle Corby had called for a boycott of the holiday destination to protest the 20-year prison sentence handed down to the convicted drug smuggler by a Bali court last month.

But Garuda officials said yesterday bookings remained "consistently strong" as Australians continued to holiday in Bali in record numbers.

Australians travelling to Bali hit a record 267,520 in 2004 and figures for the first quarter of 2005 were 7 per cent higher than last year.

Garuda said 20,690 Australians headed to Bali in April, bringing the number visiting the holiday island to more than 80,000 for the first four months of the year.

It said the consistently strong bookings showed Bali was on track for another record year and it would therefore add a fifth weekly flight, using a widebody Airbus A330.

"Australians are holidaying in Bali in record numbers and reaping the benefits of a strong Aussie dollar, which buys 7300 rupiah in Bali," said Garuda Indonesia general manager Australia-USA Suranto Yitnopawiro.

Competitor Qantas backed Garuda's claims, saying strong May bookings had followed improving figures in June.

"There has been an increase in new bookings for June and July in recent weeks and that's typical of the late booking trend we are seeing," a Qantas spokeswoman said.

"We expect bookings to continue to improve as we move towards the school holiday period in early July."

A survey of Australian travel wholesalers and airlines in the run-up to the Corby conviction suggested the outcome would not greatly affect tourism to Bali, despite strong feelings within the community about the verdict and jail sentence.

Balinese tourism operators, sensitive to the boycott threat, issued an impassioned plea for Australians to continue visiting the island after more than 120 travel agents said they would not promote the destination if Corby was found guilty.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

611 Comments, Are U Guys CRAZY? :D

I don't think Schapelle Corby is big news anymore, once everybody got their money and fame [news media, weezil, you name it] then nobody will remember her.

Check out the stats from Trendwatcher below, the search for her name in Google and Yahoo is definitely declining to oblivion.

Meanwhile, she still guilty and will spend 20 years in prison [well, prolly will not 20 years..]

Other news worth mentioned is THIS BLOG HAS RECEIVED 611 COMMENTS to this day. :p

Thank you for all of the "healthy discussions" that we have together here. Makes me more convinced that she is guilty.

However, I think I came out a lot of smarter now not to called names to ALL Aussie, but only to so called vanishing CORBY CAMP. :P

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Monday, June 13, 2005

Guilty? Innocent? Let The GOOGLE GOD decide!

For this sophisticated method of telling reality on Internet let us please pay attention to this site: GOOGLEFIGHT

After carefull deliberation of searching Google with the above keyword the result is:

Corby is Guilty [161,000] vs Corby is Innocent [120,00]

The GOOGLE GOD show us [and we all have to agree with him] that: CORBY IS GUILTY!

The GOOGLE GOD has spoken earthlinks.

Saturday, June 11, 2005





Real life flyers making around in some neighbourhood in Australia. Seen here:

Via [Macam-macam]

Methink: no comment, the flyer speak for itself bwahahaha..

Friday, June 10, 2005

Beauty and The East

"... The question is, rather, why have so many Australians - one pre-verdict newspaper opinion poll reckoned 90% of the population believe Corby is innocent - got so WORKED UP about a case that in many respects appears little different from most of the scores of similar cases involving foreigners caught with drugs in south-east Asia? After all, the drugs were found in Corby's bag; she could give no credible alternative explanation for how they got there, and neither could any of the witnesses called in her defence.

Of course, the 27-year-old former beauty student could be innocent. But it is a HUGE LEAP from expressing SYMPATHY in questionable circumstances to committing TERRORIST ACT. What happened?"

John Aglionby wrote in Guardian. Complete article here: Beauty and the east [Via Jakartass]

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A few comments from Jakarta Post readers

Boycott Bali

I am calling on all emotional people to boycott Bali because a Bali court has carried out its duty to participate in the war against drugs and because the Australian authorities have failed to find the criminals at an Australian airport whom it is said planted the drugs in Corby's bag.

All emotional people must avoid visiting Bali, a great holiday destination with affordable prices and friendly locals who most of the time are friendlier to foreign tourists than to their fellow Indonesians.

In fact, from now on all emotional people must stay where they are forever and avoid visiting all destinations as what happened to Corby could happen in any country that is serious effort fighting drugs.

To rational people, the majority, this message is not aimed at you.

ANDOKO D, Jakarta

Admiring the Aussies

After reading the letter of William Kamm of New South Wales, Australia (The Jakarta Post, June 3: Boycott Bali!), my previous admiration for the Australian people in general has now become boundless.

It is only people with exceptionally keen minds who can firmly conclude that the young lady from Australia is innocent of any drug trafficking.

It is only clear and impartial thinking that could point out that the Indonesian court verdict was a disgrace to justice. And this, done from across the ocean probably without the bother of leaving one's living room, once again proves what a superior race the Australians are. Yes, my admiration knows no bounds.

Since the Australian lady is obviously innocent, it is also obvious that the drug was planted in her bag by some irresponsible agency. And, since I am convinced that the Australians are upright and honest, clear thinking and law-abiding, I am almost certain that the agency in question is a non-Australian one and most likely non-white. At any rate, a race inferior to the Australians. Makes sense, doesn't it?

Again I admire Kamm for calling on all people of God throughout the world to Boycott Bali and Indonesia. What a tremendous patriot. I must admit, I am a bit confused. Isn't Bali a part of Indonesia? Then why did Kamm say Bali and Indonesia? Or (begging his pardon) had he let his imagination run loose, by too much imagining that the young Australian lady was his daughter?

S.R. DWIANTO, Depok, West Java

Monday, June 06, 2005

Similar Case in OZ

This is old, but so what. :)

The case is similar, the result were the same. The difference is the media and the ignorant people.
When justice gets lost in translation
Date: June 2 2005

Is Schapelle Corby the victim of rough justice? Ask Chika Honda, writes Sushi Das.

She was jailed for smuggling drugs into a foreign country. She claimed somebody else put them in her bag, but the judge didn't believe her. Her lawyers fought language and cultural problems to put her case, but their efforts came to nothing.

Schapelle Corby? No, her name is Chika Honda. Arrested in Melbourne, she served 10-and-a-half years in Victorian jails before being deported to Japan. Thirteen years on, she is still trying to clear her name.

Miscarriages of justice, if that is what has happened in the Corby case, can happen in any country, even one with a sophisticated legal system untainted by corruption, such as Australia's. Even one whose citizens presume to hold the moral high ground.

Those using the Corby case to slander an entire nation, accusing Indonesia of having a barbaric legal system, where the judges are "monkeys" and justice goes awry, should reflect on the details of the Honda case.

The complete details here: When justice gets lost in translation (The Age)


I see that we got busy weekend. Hope you guys out there realized now that CORBY IS GUILTY. :)

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