NZ Refugee Asylum Seeker Dispute…
NZ Refugee Asylum Seeker – The blazing headlines read….
The Question remains unanswered – where is their paperwork to get to Indonesia. Where did they get the money.
Who organises them to get the boat? Who organises the crew? Come on Indonesia, you are full of shit.
It is understood the group intercepted on Saturday night bought their vessel in Indonesia.
The 85 Sri Lankans, who were caught by Indonesia’s maritime police on Saturday night, are still refusing to leave their boat, which is moored at the port of Tanjung Pinang in the Riau Islands off Sumatra.
Ian Rintoul said it has long been the policy of Australian governments to drum up anti-refugee sentiment for political advantage in the hope of appearing strong on immigration.
As a signatory of the UN’s 1951 Refugee Convention, Australia has a responsibility to respect the individual rights of people found to be legitimate refugees and to protect those granted asylum.
Yes Ian, read the headline, they bought the boat. Refugees?
The head of the Tanjung Pinang immigration office, Hasan Basri, said on Tuesday the group had demanded to speak with officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), adding that they remained determined to be resettled in a third country.
“They still insist on staying on the ship and want to leave to a third country. If it’s not New Zealand, then Australia or Canada,” Mr Basri told AAP.
“It’s a difficult situation because we can not force them to get off the ship but we also cannot let them leave.”
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his country would not accept the group, adding that it would send the wrong message to people smugglers and other asylum seekers.
I think we have been here before, these arses demanding and telling us what we will do…
Mr Key said New Zealand took a humane approach to the refugee issue but it would not reward people who did not seek asylum through the “normal” channels.
Good on you John Keys… Pity this gutless piece of garbage called Julia Gillard didnt think the same way. Interestingly enough, the rest of Australia does.