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October 27, 2009

Bernama – Indonesian Youths Reject Sri Lanka Asylum Seekers’ Arrival

More than ten youths claiming to represent Kijang young people, here on Tuesday, staged a rally rejecting the arrival of Sri Lankan asylum seekers, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported.

They carried posters with texts reading “Reject Sri Lanka immigrants. Riau Island is not an accommodation centre.”

La Ode Abdul Mukmin, coordinator of the rally, said the government must turn down the Sri Lanka immigrants because Indonesia is not an accommodation centre foreign immigrants.

“They were arrested in Australian waters, so why they have to be taken to Tanjungpinang immigration detention center?,” he said. More

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