I apologise for bringing shame
on Indonesia and Australia, my parents, family and friends. I am
very, very sorry for my actions.
I know many people have
been hurt by illegal drugs, such as my parents, and people
who take illegal drugs, and I am so sorry.
I did say all this publicly
My name is Scott
Anthony Rush and since August 2005 I have been a resident at the
Kerobokan prison in Bali.
Prior to arrival
in Bali I tried my hand at many things – construction, retail,
finance, and was part way through the process of applying for a
position in the Royal Australian Air Force.
I enjoyed playing
Rugby League and Rugby Union, cricket and
basically any other sports I could get my hands on. I even tried
for a short time.
In Kerobokan I have retained my interest in sport by
coaching the locals in the simple rules of Rugby and they seem
to take it
on very well and we have tried to keep up the momentum with
Unfortunately there is no rink in here to start up my hockey tutorial. I have tried to keep my mind sharp by enrolling in a business
with the Australian Medical
Association; I've also continued to take
time for my religious studies and am an active participant in
regular church services.
They must have heard me singing in the shower one day, because they also asked me
to join the choir.
My faith has undoubtedly made the
difference in keeping me strong and my focus on a brighter
In an attempt to strengthen my business acumen, I have engaged
with some in local inmates to produce some silver products and
consider this a positive route to establishing a foundation for
my self-sufficiency. I thank God for my
parents who have helped me so much and would like to ease the
financial burden on them by actively trading this jewellery.
I got the idea
when I had a bracelet made for my Mother
for her birthday. She liked it very much
and I have a matching bracelet to remind me of her presence even
though we are separated.
I always have
thoughts of my family and friends and thank
them all for their support. I very much like receiving letters,
Communication with the outside world keeps my spirits high.
I would like to thank everyone for visiting this web site and
let you all
know that I'm doing my best and all your support is appreciated.