Convicted Bali bombmaker Umar Patek has been filmed again, this time with his wife, as the couple laugh and smile with each other while discussing their future together.
Patek — real name Hisyam bin Ali Zein — was filmed alongside his wife for an Indonesian TV program where it showed the couple flirting, laughing and joking with each other at Porong Prison, Nine News reported.
He is responsible for assembling the bombs that ripped through Bali’s Sari Club and Paddy’s Irish Bar in 2002, killing 202 people, including 88 Australians.
In the wake of the atrocity’s 20th anniversary, Patek is set to walk free after serving just half of his 20-year-sentence, granted an early release as part of Indonesia’s Independence Day.
The video aired on BNTP TV showed Patek’s wife describing him as a “romantic husband” who was “patient and loving”.
It also details what he likes to eat, including eggs, Pakistani curries, and drinks.
As they planned their future, Patek said he wanted to start a family once he was released.
He openly and casually talked about wanting a family, while many Australians have to live with the fact he played a part in destroying their own families.
His wife said she was already planning a holiday with Bali is on their list of choices.
This latest video follows an early interview with the prison’s governor, later removed from a YouTube account, in which Patek claimed he disagreed with the terror plot but went along with it because the plan was too advanced.
“My mistake was to be involved with the Bali bombing,” he said
“When I know that all intentions were to execute the bomb, I stated I didn’t want to do that.
“Everything was ready, the bomb was about 950 kilos. Ready.”
Throughout the 20-minute video, he is painted as a poster boy for prison reform.
The Federal Government lodged an official complaint over the video saying it was “deeply hurtful” to the victims.