A couple more pieces about asylum seekers & Malaysia

A couple more pieces about asylum seekers & Malaysia
The Taiwan News http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1009086〈=eng_news reports that
“Malaysian authorities have arrested five immigration officers suspected of selling ‘illegal’ immigrants from Myanmar to human traffickers” – reportedly the “first time Malaysia has found evidence that government officials were involved in forced labour exploitation”
Meanwhile, http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,25797512-7583,00.html Mike Steketee from The Australian lays out some basic facts that must be taken into account with the current ‘border security’ strategy of the federal government, drawing on reports I http://blogs.crikey.com.au/bartlett/2009/07/06/599/  have noted previously.
As to what precisely has been agreed between Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Australia, Canberra is not giving much away. If it did, that could open a very unsavoury can of worms.

The Taiwan News reports that

“Malaysian authorities have arrested five immigration officers suspected of selling ‘illegal’ immigrants from Myanmar to human traffickers” – reportedly the “first time Malaysia has found evidence that government officials were involved in forced labour exploitation”

Meanwhile, Mike Steketee from The Australian lays out some basic facts that must be taken into account with the current ‘border security’ strategy of the federal government, drawing on reports I have noted previously.

As to what precisely has been agreed between Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Australia, Canberra is not giving much away. If it did, that could open a very unsavoury can of worms.

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