Coast teen offers peace deal after alleged attack in Bali
AN AUSTRALIAN 'toolie' is sweating his detainment out in Bali lockup as his alleged victim ponders the details of a proposed compensation payout.
Zac William Whiting, 18, has launched peace agreement negotiations with the Kuta Burger King security guard that he allegedly punched in the face twice over a missing mobile phone.
Lawyer Sienny Karmana said that Burger King security guard Adin Junes Liu is yet to agree on how much compensation he wants over the alleged assault.
"The victim is still thinking about the negotiations (and discussing) with his family the compensation amount. He will sign an agreement once he is happy with the compensation amount. Zac is a kid and deeply regrets what he has done," Mr Karmana said.
Whiting, who has been named by police as a suspect if the crime, but not charged, has not come face-to-face with Mr Liu, nor has he written a direct letter of apology. He did apologise to the victim and for disrespecting Indonesian people and their laws, through his lawyers.
"Edward Pangkahila as (Whiting's) lawyer also wants to say sorry to the victim and is begging for him to accept the apology from the 18 years-old-boy who feels regret (for the) things that happened last Friday night. Zac is young and has made a silly mistake.
"Zac has learnt a life lesson and his experience can serve as a lesson to others," Mr Karmana said.
Balinese peace agreements are considered the only way to avoid facing the full consequences of the Indonesia judicial system.
Recently, Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita signed a 'peace agreement' with the security guard he allegedly assaulted in the car park of notorious Seminyak nightclub La Favela.
No charges were laid against him.
He was released and returned to Australia soon after the ink had dried.
A peace agreement also paved the way for Adelaide tradie Nicholas Carr to be given a reduced four-months prison sentence - out of a possible two-years and eight-months - for fly kicking a motorcyclist off his bike and various other assault charges.
He had to replace the victim's new Vespa scooter, pay for medical costs and time off work.
Whiting, an up and coming AFL player and tradie's assistant from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, is accused of punching Mr Liu twice in the face with a clenched fist in the early hours of Friday morning.
It is alleged the teen and his friends were arguing with a motorcycle taxi driver over the missing phone when the security guard intervened to see what was going in.
Mr Liu claims that Whiting then tried to make him take responsibility for the lost phone and subsequently assaulted him.
The teen was on the holiday island for a 'toolies' break at the same time as the annual schoolies party in Bali.
His friends have visited him in the cells and his cousin is due to arrive today to help support him.
Whiting spent the weekend weeping as he passed photographers on toilet breaks.
Kuta police chief Teuku Ricki Fadliansh said that Whiting has admitted to beating the security guard twice with a clenched fist and that he has been formally named as a suspect of the crime, which carries a maximum sentence of two years and eight months' jail unless a peace agreement is established between both parties.
Mr Panganiban told News Corp that the teen is likely to spend two more days in the lock up while an understanding is struck with the security guard.
"Because (Whiting had) a little bit of alcohol there was a little bit of a misunderstanding with security," said Mr. Panganiban.
"My team have met the victim and we are trying to make a peace agreement. It could take maybe one or two days. I will try hard to solve the problem and I want him to be released," he told News Corp.
SUNDAY: A Sunshine Coast 'toolie' has been detained in the Kuta police lock up in Bali accused of assaulting a security guard outside of Burger King.
Zac William Whiting, 18, dressed in nothing but shorts, was caught in a dispute about a missing mobile phone at 2.45am on Friday (5.45am AEDT) and has been in the cells since.
CCTV footage shows Burger King security guard Adni Junus Liu moments before he was attacked.
The budding AFL player and cabinet maker's assistant was on a 'toolies' holiday with friends during the annual 'schoolies' party pilgrimage to the tropical island.
The teenager allegedly punched Burger King security guard Mr Adni Junus Liu in the face causing a bloody wound to the head. He has been formally named as a suspect of the crime, which carries a maximum sentence of two years and eight months' jail.
Mr Liu filed a report to police saying the group of Australians cast the blame on him over the missing mobile phone, with the Whiting allegedly punching him in the face.
Whiting was later found by Indonesian police at his hotel - Kuta Town House - having abandoned the scene of the violence.
According to police, Mr Liu saw some tourists arguing with a motorbike taxi driver about a missing mobile phone before the allegedly turned on him.
Kuta police chief, Teuku Ricki Fadliansh, said that Whiting has admitted to beating the security guard twice with a clenched fist.
"He was not drunk. He claimed to be angry because his friend lost his hand phone," Mr Fadliansh said.
Mr Fadliansh said the Australian asked Mr Liu if he had seen the person who had taken the mobile phone.
"The victim said that if he lost (the phone) inside the restaurant, he might know, but if he lost it outside the restaurant, he did not know. The suspect and his friend asked the victim to be responsible for the loss of the cell phone. The suspect then hit the victim's face," Mr Fadliansh said.
Horrifically violent behaviour among Australian tourists in Bali has come under the spotlight recently with multiple outbreaks of brawls.
Upcoming Aussie sports hero David Fifita of the Brisbane Broncos was locked up in the Kuta cells on assault charges over an incident in the car park of notorious Seminyak night club La Favela.
The 19-year-old was rescued by the club's trouble shooters who rushed to Bali to extricate the talented teen.
La Favela is the same venue where Australian rugby league player Nelson Asofa-Solomona was videoed in a shocking street fracas that had split out of the club on the sidewalk.
The brawl earned him a three game suspension.