A Queensland teenager behind bars in Bali for allegedly punching a security guard has apologised, saying he is “filled with self-disgust” over his behaviour.
Bouncer Adni Junus Liu needed stitches after allegedly being punched twice in the head by Zac William Whiting, 18, from Queensland, outside a Kuta Burger King on Friday morning.
Schapelle Corby’s former security consultant John McLeod issued a statement on Whiting’s behalf on Monday, saying his client was “young and has made a silly mistake”.
“Zac is struggling with the circumstances he is in,” the statement read.
“He has reflected on his actions of early Friday morning and is filled with self-disgust by his behaviour as well as by his self-inflicted situation.
“He is just a kid who has made a huge mistake … and is very remorseful for his night on the drink.”
Mr McLeod said Whiting, who was reportedly in Bali for schoolies celebrations, was negotiating a peace agreement with Mr Liu.
A peace agreement usually involves compensating the victim and could see Whiting released from custody within days.
“Whether or not a peace agreement can be agreed upon, he genuinely and wholeheartedly wishes to apologise to Mr Liu,” he said.
“He is embarrassed and ashamed of his behaviour and wants to apologise to the Indonesian people for disrespecting their culture and laws.”