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Video: "If any country accepts us, we will be happy to go"

This 25 min documentary (with a focus on Tamils and portraying the plight of a UNHCR registered Tamil family in Malaysia stuck in an overcrowded apartment with no schooling for the children.

The documentary also shows Australia's strict border control policies, Malaysian police corruption and was aired recently by SBS Australia.

It is by video journalist Amos Roberts, the same reporter who did the documentary "Hunting the Tigers" in mid March 2009.

The Tamil mother says at the end "we feel like committing suicide but we have children. If any country accepts us, we will be happy to go."

[courtesy: sbs.com.au]

3 Comments

It has been reported that some 250 people in a ship held off Indonesia are in a similar plight, when they should have been allowed to proceed to Nauru, where they would be held for up to 5 years without outside contact. It is wrong of the Indonesians to deprive them of the island holiday, for which they have paid generously.

Posted by: Ram2009 | October 12, 2009 05:09 AM

Yes Sri Lanka wants to detain them in the Menik Farm interment camps. Please send them home.

Because we Sinhalese are a majority with a minority complex.

Posted by: Lak2009 | October 12, 2009 05:16 AM

These are the by product of Sinhala, Buddhist Democracy at its best.
Buddham saranam gacchami (to the Buddha for refuge I go)
Dhammam saranam gacchami (to the Dharma for refuge I go)
Sangham saranam gacchami (to the Sangha for refuge I go)

Posted by: smahen | October 13, 2009 04:00 AM

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