Guy Sebastian has writing a touching tribute to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the two reformed Australian drug smugglers murdered by the Indonesian government this week.
So far Sebastian has completed 53 seconds of the song but has uploaded the piece so far to his Facebook page.
In a post he explained, “Not sure how Im still awake because Ive had around 2 hours sleep in the last 48 hours after travelling back from London. I just have had such a weight after seeing coverage of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s families and their desperation and anguish. As I began to read about the courage they had just before facing death it made me think of how much their light shone in this last chapter, & that it will continue to shine long after, especially for their families. I just wrote this chorus and did a slideshow tribute. I hope it works, I’ve never done one before. I know people are divided about certain specifics of all this, but please don’t comment about that, this is purely to honour 2 people who have tragically had their life cut short”.
Meantime Green’s leader Christine Milne is calling for an explanation from the Australian Federal Police as to why Sukumaran and Chan were set up by the Australian Police. The Australian Federal Police were aware of what the two drug smugglers were up to before they left Australia but instead chose to allow them to leave for Indonesia and what was eventually their state-ordained murder.
“What happened to Myuran Sukumaran, Andrew Chan and other Australians before them must not happen again,” Ms Milne said in a Facebook post.
“As legislators we have a responsibility to do more than add our voices to a sad chorus – we must review, regulate and legislate to protect people.
“The role of the AFP in this case should not be forgotten. Those men should have been arrested in Australia, not Indonesia, to protect them from a punishment the entire parliament condemns”.
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