Pak Jokowi, How Can You Execute Them But Not Dwi Trisna Firmansyah?

In all conscience, I can do nothing other than say the executions of the two Australian drug-smugglers, scheduled for this month, should be cancelled, and their sentences commuted.

As I’ve argued all along, it’s not for foreign governments to badger or bully Indonesia. The law is clear and criminals know the penalties.

But we are all entitled to an opinion, and our opinions should not be immutable if the situation changes.  The change that’s made me post this way today is called Dwi Trisna Firmansyah .


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  • President Jokowi has just spared his life. 
  • I think that is a great shame. Dwi Trisna Firmansyah and his two comrades-in crime deserve to die. 

The three convicts brutally killed their victims when they were performing the Subuh prayer on April 16, 2012. They robbed their victims of one Daihatsu Terios car, two motorcycles, 12 mobile phones, dozens of cell phone vouchers, vehicle ownership documents (BPKB), vehicle registration certificates (STNK) and three bags containing a sum of money. The three criminals later fled to Palembang, South Sumatra before the police arrested them.

As with the Bali crims, there seems not even a hint of innocence in this case.  Scum who slaughter innocent victims at prayer should be put down.

As with sectarian vermin like the Bali Bomb pigs.




I had been hoping that Jokowi’s tough stance on the current controversy would usher in a wave of death penalties for jihadist terrorists. Capital punishment is a good thing, badly needed back in Western countries where swine like the Woolwich murderers are now being molly-coddled in prison instead of rotting in dishonourable graves.

But if a local louse is to be let off the hook, for no good reason …

Asep previously filed an appeal and for a case review – both were rejected by the Pekanbaru High Court and Supreme Court – before he requested clemency…

…then how can a similar response be withheld from those Australians on death row?

Many Indonesians will be as dismayed as I am with Jokowi’s sudden switch to namby-pamby style – ‘ wounded sense of justice’ is one quote from many media which identify the lucky louse accurately as a ‘sadistic murderer.’ Beri Grasi Pembunuh Sadis di Pekanbaru, Jokowi Dikritik Metroterkini14 Mar 2015

So Jokowi has this week disappointed many of his own people.

If he goes ahead with the execution of the Australians, he will face accusations of double standards, or worse.

And not only by Australians.