One of the nine Aussies embroiled in the ridiculous Malaysian budgie-smuggler fiasco has resigned from his post upon returning home.
26-year-old Jack Walker has stepped down from his position as a staffer for Federal MP Christopher Pyne, following the ordeal which saw him locked up in a Malaysian gaol cell for a cool four nights.
The news was revealed in a statement from Pyne’s office a little earlier this evening.
“Jack indicated to me his deep regret for causing any embarrassment to the government and apologised,” Pyne said, before praising his less-publicised contributions.
“One lapse of judgement does not detract from the fact that Jack has been an outstanding staff member, a significant contributor to my office since late 2013 and I believe he will have a bright future.”
The resignation comes after none other than Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had a word with Pyne about Walker’s position.
“The young man involved needs to have a very hard look at himself and I am sure will be considering his future carefully,” Turnbull said earlier this week.
Welp. That’s certainly one way of “fixing” things.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Photo: @budgysmuggler / Instagram.