One of the men involved in the notorious 2005 Bali Nine drug syndicate spoken of his regret at ‘throwing his life away’
Matthew Norman was just 18 when he was arrested and jailed for life in Bali’s Kerobokan prison. Speaking during a rare TV interview with ABC’s Foreign Correspondent program, he said he regretted his involvement, stating that the chance to make $15,000 ‘probably to buy a car’ wasn’t worth it.
The now 30-year-old continued: 'I didn't even think about the consequences whatsoever.
'When you look back on it now, it's absolutely peanuts, it's nothing.'
Speaking from inside the Denpasar jail, Norman also revealed his enormous regret at what he had put his family through.
'I committed the crime. They kind of have to deal with the consequences as well,' he said.
'That's not fair. It's not fair on them.'
Another of the Bali Nine members also spoke about how much he is missing his family.
‘From a naïve, stubborn, high-ego teenager... I will change into somebody who is more responsible,' he said.
Asked by reporter Samantha Hawley if he had anything else to say, he became emotional: 'Get me home.'
The ringleaders of the Bali Nine syndicate, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed by a fire squad in April 2015.