This weekend 60 Minutes has a fascinating episode ahead.
Death in a Cafe
A young woman walks into a busy upmarket café in Jakarta to have a coffee with her friends. According to police, what happens next is truly shocking. A deliberate poisoning, all caught on CCTV cameras. Australian resident Jessica Wongso is now on trial for murdering her friend, Mirna Salihin, who she met when they were studying in Sydney. The prosecution accuses Jessica of spiking Mirna’s iced coffee with cyanide and then calmly standing by and watching her beautiful friend’s last gasps of breath. And this story is even more bizarre – it’s alleged the reason for the killing is rage fuelled by jealousy. Jessica resented her friend’s fairytale life so much she decided to end it. Four judges in an Indonesian court are trying to determine the truth, but the stakes are particularly high because if she’s found guilty of the crime, Jessica Wongso could face the death penalty.
Reporter: Ross Coulthart
Producer: Laura Sparkes
It’s entirely understandable that we prefer not to talk – or even think – about death. But when asked, more than 70 per cent of Australians are clear on one thing – their support for voluntary euthanasia. We want to be given choice about how and when we die. It’s a sensitive issue for governments, but in South Australia the politicians seem to be listening to Kylie Monaghan, the brave and beautiful 35-year-old woman who is the face of a new campaign to legalise euthanasia – even though the cancer she suffers from is so advanced it’s denying her the choice she wants. Among the many Australians supporting Kylie is Andrew Denton, who reveals to Liz Hayes the very personal reasons motivating him to fight for voluntary euthanasia legislation.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Garry McNab
Everyone knows the Bee Gees because they’re responsible for half a century of hit songs. It’s a remarkable achievement in a business where success is rare, and if it does happen, is usually fleeting rather than enduring. But the Gibb boys – Barry and the twins Robin and Maurice – just refused to leave the stage even when times were tough. Now, sadly, there’s only one Bee Gee left, big brother Barry Gibb. He says the show must go on and this 70-year-old grandfather of seven has a new album, his first in 15 years, and is preparing to once again hit the road.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Garry McNab
8:30pm Sunday on Nine