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This file picture taken on April 22, 2008 shows jailed Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby during a ceremony inside Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. - AFP
Syamsuddin said the board's assessment was among 1,700 parole applications he would examine this week.
"I promise, God willing, that I will process all 1,700 within the next three days," he told reporters in Jakarta.
He did not indicate what his decision might be on the Australia's case, although he said: "Corby will not get special treatment.
"As long as she fulfils all the requirements and has the recommendation from the parole board... she will get her rights."
He has previously said that he does not oppose granting Corby early release, however the key factor in her case is whether she receives a recommendation from the parole board.
Authorities on Bali have already recommended her early release but the process slowed down in recent months.
However hopes rose when a French drug smuggler was granted parole last month. Michael Blanc is one of the few foreigners to have been freed on parole in recent years.
Corby has always maintained her innocence. Her original 20-year sentence was reduced significantly after she received several remissions for good behaviour and a cut of five years from the president.
If granted parole, Corby would still be bound to live on Bali and obliged to report regularly to authorities.
She would live with her sister and would not be allowed to return to Australia until 2017.
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