Protection safeguards must be enforced as part of Australia-Malaysia refugee deal - UN:
"The United Nations today stressed the need to ensure that protection safeguards are enforced as Australia and Malaysia carry out a refugee exchange deal aimed at curbing people smuggling and the dangerous boat journeys that lead to loss of life at sea."
Its a fucking sad day, where nations treat refugees as live-stocks to be exchanged and bartered. Sounds awfully like fucking slavery to me. Sick and tired of the complacency in Malaysian society and the inability of our NGOs to protect the rights of refugees; interestingly enough, Malaysia doesn't recognize the UNDP refugee status: the authorities deem refugees as "illegal immigrants". And that is not fucking sick?