By A C Doyle
Aug 14, 2007, 09:59
Mark Austin recently has been the subject of reported Bali pedophile Bert Vierstra and alleged drugs dealer Roy Thompson’s multiple derogatory Internet postings attempting to defame the Englishman and also “prove” he owns Bali BS. Despite the fact Mark quite appropriately points out “Why wouldn’t I admit to owning Bali BS if I did? I own Nasty Bali and state that out loud enough! What are the Balinese police going to do, shoot me dead twice?” But this story is not about the twitterings of two very sad expatriates in Bali (are there any other kind?); it is about what Bert and Roy got a hold of that connects their self-defeating efforts with Bali’s murderous mafia police. You see, Roy Thompson got a scanned image copy of Mark Austin’s passport from John M. Daniels of Bali Discovery Tours who in turn got it from the deputy chief of Bali’s police. Below is a copy of an email from Roy Thompson to someone we agreed anonymity to; we have also seen an email from Thompson to Bert Vierstra containing the same passport image.
Why is that so important, such a big deal? Well, first it is totally illegal; the police are not meant to divulge details of or provide contents from their so called investigation files to third parties of course; so the existence of Mark Austin’s passport being circulated by a very nasty little expatriate in Bali is proof enough at least one police officer should immediately go to jail, but do not hold your breath! Second, the fact Roy Thompson of Ubud divulged the source of the file, our old “friend” Jack Daniels of PT Bali Discovery Tours, when he forwarded the illicitly obtained passport image on to other people including Bert Vierstra pretty much goes to prove Mark Austin’s allegations that Jack Daniels not only obtained confidential information from the police files, but that Daniels received information on his whereabouts and paid to have him murdered. You see, it also a documented fact confirmed by law firm Purba and Partners of Jakarta, that the Balinese police placed an unlawful Interpol watch order against Mark Austin when he lived in Thailand and that details of his home address and movements were reported back to the Balinese police. Mark Austin says this information was then given to Jack Daniels of Bali Discovery Tours, who tried to have him killed.
Are we sure this was an unlawful Interpol watch order? Yes, there are strict guidelines given to police forces by Interpol governing the conditions under which a watch order can be made; the only official investigation against Mr. Austin at the time was for alleged libel against Jack Daniels, which certainly did not meet Interpol’s conditions! Are we sure there was a murder attempt against Mark Austin which coincided with this unlawful watch order? Mark Austin did get documented evidence from a lawyer and the police in Thailand yes, but he only allowed us to view this on strict condition we did not reveal the exact nature or content; because Mark quite rightly one day will need to use this as evidence in a human rights court of law, once Indonesia accedes to the all important first protocol on human rights which it has thus far eluded to do. But yes, there is enough evidence we feel to state he was the victim of an attempted murder in Thailand; the problem for us before in reporting it was connecting it to Jack Daniels of Bali Discovery Tours as Mark claims is responsible.
Because Mark Austin is this week's fall guy for every negative web site about Indonesia on the world wide web, including those clearly registered to individuals in the USA and Australia, he is also accredited by the police as being owner of Bali BS; the official web terrorism site! However, even if the Bali legislator deemed Mark Austin’s perceived or actual (Nasty Bali) web site(s) constitute(s) (an) act(s) of terrorism, they would have a great deal of effort convincing Interpol and others of their claims to the point they would likely be deservedly ridiculed. But the Balinese police are not used to having to answer to balanced law enforcement agencies or justification questions being asked outside their own jurisdiction. The fact is, Bali police chief of detectives I Nyoman Gde Suweta is the terrorist within the true meaning of that term, as he is the one threatening bodily harm, and therefore he should be the one before a firing squad.
Identity theft warning for foreigners
The whole issue of the police giving copies of Mark Austin's passport to other people opens yet another old can of worms; credit card fraud and identity theft. It is a fact Indonesia has one of the worst records for credit card abuse in the world, where people in the tourism industry there get a foreigners credit card information and abuse it. It is also a fact that Indonesia is a center for identity document counterfeiting; recently counterfeit Australian NSW drivers’ licenses complete with "waratah" holograms which were manufactured in Indonesia have been used to steal money from Australian bank accounts. It is also a fact that the Indonesian police are actively involved in criminal activities themselves, such as operating brothels and narcotics rings. If it is not safe to have the Balinese police inspect your passport or get the details thereof as they do in Bali when you register at your hotel, what does that say about the risk to you? Your hotel gets your passport details, your credit card details and your home address, which they have to pass some or all of to the Balinese mafia police; fact. So when money is taken from your account or a terrorist has a counterfeit passport made with your name on it to illegally enter your home country, will you know where this all started from? It happens!
Please, until the fraud plus rampant civil and human rights crimes committed by the police in Bali are stopped, please do not go to Bali as this only condones their unlawful acts of hate and puts your financial health at it risk; it may even be the "vehicle" used to get a bomber into your home town. Stay away from Bali.
Special thanks to the webmaster of the Bali Polda's new website for not putting copyright notices up and thus allowing us to copy and use their photos! That's how smart they aren't folks!