Before a single boat arrival is sent to Malaysia, says Barry Everingham, the Australian Government must set some very stringent conditions.
Ah Malaysia – beautiful one day, perfect the next – that’s if you are a Bumiputra, a “native” of the country.
If you are, its heaven on earth; if you are not, beware; and if you are a boat person being traded for other immigrants, well, you may as well go back from whence you came.
It’s a racist enclave — the “real” Malay generally hates Jews and so those who bother to go there don’t divulge their religion.
Chinese leave there in their droves — big pity for the country.
The “Universities” have an 80% student rule: 80% of the students must be Bumi’s by law and they are all passed in their exams. Which is lucky for them, because most wouldn't get through otherwise.
Some years ago, I encountered an Australian businessman in Kuala Lumpur who was there explaining to the country’s education authorities that the “graduates” who came here for work were below non-graduate status and his company for a start wouldn’t be taking any more.
Malaysia’s record on human rights is appalling — and yet we are sending unaccompanied children there who will have no rights, no protection and who will live in disgusting conditions.
The cane is a favourite form of discipline but it can get worse.
Julia Gillard really needs to do some homework. Howard’s total disregard for boat people was bad enough, though he did have to pander to the rednecks. In any case, we know what he thought of non-Europeans — he was at one with Pauline Hanson. Julia Gillard doesn’t have a constituency as disgusting as Howard’s — she has to find a humane solution to end the arrival of the boats carrying migrants.
Then we have Indonesia — another of our neighbours.
Four Corners gave a taste of what they are like — their treatment of our animals was beyond description and below contempt.
Malaysia and Indonesia have turned corruption at all levels into an art form.
An Australia aid worker in a poor African state when asked who was financing the huge building projects underway in the capital replied:
“Oh, the Indonesian generals, using tsunami money.”
These are the countries and those are the people we are dealing with.
It’s time we laid down some conditions before any signatures are put to paper.