Residents think 'the law is the law' when it comes to Bali 9

APPARENTLY Aussies, particularly Mackay residents, are tired of hearing about the impending execution of Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

While most believe that they should suffer the consequence of their actions others believe that they shouldn't die as they are against the death penalty.

Melissa Murphy said she was sick of hearing about it.

"They broke another country's law, what do they expect to of happened? Oh, that's right not get caught, it's their own fault," she said.

Martin Gundry said he felt sorry for their family.

"I feel sorry for their family and friends that loved them but if they didn't get caught the drugs they were smuggling could have killed a lot more than just the Bali 9," he said.

"I'm sick of hearing about it every day."

While Lydia Blehm agreed, she said the law is the law.

"Yes, if it was my son or daughter as much as I love them and would be inconsolable, the law is the law," she said.

"I know first-hand the devastation drugs causes, so I have no sympathy for ringleaders.

"Mules deserve a chance to change, as they are usually young people in trouble in the first place."

Alice Malone said she didn't agree with the death penalty.

"Totally against the death penalty, it's hypocritical and ineffective," she said.


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