Nope, Nope Nope’: Tony Abbott Says No Rohingya Refugees to Australia
Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, confirmed Thursday that none of the more than 8,000 Rohingya refugees caught in a weeks-long standoff at sea will be resettled in Australia. Overnight the governments of Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to give temporary shelter to the thousands of Rohingya Muslim migrants fleeing Burma and Bangladesh. And Gambia has offered to resettle all Rohingya refugees.
Some have been stranded at sea for weeks after Thai authorities closed a well-used trafficking route out of Burma and the people smugglers jumped ship and left their human cargo to starve. The US has indicated it is willing to take some of the refugees, and the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees has urged Australia to work with its neighbours in finding a solution.
But the prime minister has closed the door on suggestions some could be resettled in Australia: “Nope, nope, nope. I’m sorry. If you want to start a new life, you come through the front door, not through the back door.” (Published on 21 May 2015)
THEGUARDIAN.COM|BY PAUL FARRELL
Yesterday Indonesia reminded Australia that, as a UN signatory to the refugee convention, we are obliged to assist 8,000 Rohingya stranded at sea. Tony Abbott has shrugged off the rebuke, saying “it would be utterly irresponsible [to] reward people for doing something so dangerous”
Australia has ruled out resettling any of the thousands of refugees stranded at sea in the South East Asia asylum seeker boat crisis.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said offering resettlement in western countries would encourage more people to risk their lives on leaky boats.
Boatloads of migrants mainly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, have been at sea for weeks after being turned back by Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Indian Muslim leaders demand the world community to intervene to save the Rohingyas’ and Egypt
… if the military rulers of Myanmar do not oblige, world powers should boycott it and impose on it the same kind of sanctions which were applied on the apartheid regime of South Africa.
Even the Rohingya Muslims’ own native country of Bangladesh won’t take them back and have turned their boats around when they have tried to land there in the past. (See links below)
Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, confirmed Thursday that none of the more than 8,000 Rohingya refugees caught in a weeks-long standoff at sea will be resettled in Australia. Thailand has said the same as they enough problems with their violent Muslim population there as it is. Continue Reading…..
Why Australia and Thailand refuse to take in any Rohingya Muslim illegal aliens from
You bet. Leftist loons and their Muslim betters are milking this for all its worth. Too strange that it never occurs to them to ask rich Muslim nations to help their Muslim brothers and sisters.