And he said he was echoing the thoughts of the Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin, with whom he has discussed the matter, and the Minister agreed there should be no interview.
They are the strongest comments yet from the Indonesian Government about a growing domestic controversy over Corby’s parole and the fact that she could be ready to conduct a paid television interview while holed up in a luxury Seminyak villa.
Mr Indrayana, who visited Bali yesterday, said that while Corby was free to speak, if any interview caused unease that could be a breach of her parole.
“Because the interview could cause a polemic, and it can cause unease in the community, as stipulate in the parole rule. If it happened, the parole possibly could be revoked,” Mr Indrayana said.
“So, rather than it cause a problem, we give advice to not do the interview. Because she is release with conditions … there are many rules have to be obeyed.”
Asked if he was banning her from doing any television interview, Mr Indrayana said Corby should remember the terms of her parole.
“I am sure there will be a debate. It is part of her freedom to convey her opinion. But, it should be remembered, that she is released with conditions. And one of the condition to revoke parole is if she causes unease in the community,”
“If she causes unease, the parole must be revoked.”
He said this was regardless of whether she was paid or not to tell her story.
“If she decided to conduct the interview, if it uneases people, there will be a consequence.”
“I have talked to the (Justice) Minister about the news that there will be an interview (by Corby), we already agreed, and it has been conveyed to the official of correctional board that it is suggested that the interview is not conducted,” Mr Indrayana said.
Bali’s parole board chief, Mr Artha, said her residence at a luxury villa did not violate her parole but advised her to keep a low profile.
“There is actually no rule that has been violated by living at the villa. But as Corby has been in the public spotlight we suggest she does not stay at the luxury villa,” Mr Artha said.
It came as TV crews arrived at Corby’s luxury villa for her lucrative tell-all interview yesterday, Indonesian law experts also warned any money she makes while on parole could be seized under local tax laws.
Corby has attracted a growing storm of criticism since Monday over her decision to sell an exclusive interview about her nine years in Kerobokan Jail for drug smuggling.
Officials from the Prosecutions authority met on Thursday to discuss the controversy, as a Seven camera crew started shooting inside the luxury villa at Sentosa Seminyak where Corby has been staying with a security detail and family members.
SEVEN STARTS FILMING CORBY INTERVIEW
Meanwhile, another Australian woman fronted an Indonesian court on drugs charges. Perth woman Julie Ann Josephs, 31, faces between five and 20 years over possession of 0.9 grams of methamphetamine.
Josephs was arrested after a motorbike accident in October last year.