Thai drug smugglers dodge death penalty in Bali

DENPASAR, INDONESIA (AFP) – Two Thai women convicted of smuggling methamphetamine into Bali have escaped a possible death sentence on the Indonesian holiday island after a court sentenced them to 16 years in jail. The district court in Bali’s capital Denpasar said Kasarin Khamkhao and Sanicha Maneetes – a janitor and an operator of a motorcycle rental shop in Thailand – had shown remorse for their crimes and deserved leniency. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin