Andrew BoltÂ â€“ Monday, July 13, 09Â
Ian Rintoul denies it, but there is at least the possibility that this refugee advocate helps to lure illegal boat people here, only to blame government when the predictable drownings occur:Â
REFUGEE advocate Ian Rintoul denies having any contact with people-smugglers, whom he describes as “poor people’s travel agents”.
AndÂ he blames Australia’s border protection policies for the probable loss of 20 or more livesÂ from a boatload of refugees that went missing in Indonesian waters last Wednesday.
The Australian last week revealed that Mr Rintoul was in regular mobile phone contact with a passenger on the sinking vessel, who told him the engine had failed.
Only a ”possibility” that he’s responsible?
I’d say it’s a certainty.Â He was obviously aware that this boat was comning he should be charged as an accessory.Â If people die, accessory to murder.Â All care and no responsibility…Â “As refugee activists such as myself become known and trusted, some asylum-seekers may come to us before they approach the authorities.”
I think Mr Rintoul needs to be put under a microscope.