And neither did the Vietnamese refugees want to stay in Malaysia. They headed on to Australia and other Western countries. They were economic refugees.
Thousands of Sri Lanka Tamils too have recently sailed to Australia to seek asylum. They would rather sail a distance of roughly 5,000 nautical miles to Australia than sail to across the Palk Strait separating Sri Lanka from Tamil Nadu, India which is only 35 nautical miles wide. Continue reading “Last time we didn’t allow Vietnamese boat people to stay either”