BERNAMA – Malaysia, Australia Agree On Cooperative Transfer Of Asylum Seekers
This one comes as a surprise. Just when you think human beings can’t be objectified much further, my country turns them into a trade commodity. “We’ll give you 800 of ours and, over time, we’ll take 4000 of yours.”
What does this solve? How is “people trading” morally superior to “people smuggling”?
4 thoughts on “BERNAMA – Malaysia, Australia Agree On Cooperative Transfer Of Asylum Seekers”
It did come as a surprise. It is a good outcome for the 4000 who have been waiting in camps for a long time. It is deficient insofar as it appears to be a one-off arrangement. It is deficient in that it appears to be borne out of a determination to be mean and grumpy about people who are using up their last resort to gain a better life free from persecution. Everyone of them would prefer to be able to live freely in their own place. But they have no option to do that now.
I just have no words on this arrangement. Anything I could say would be unprintable.