I really do wonder at the pathetic standard of reporting in the local English-language media.
He admits he came from Iran via Turkey and Abu Dhabi, but didn’t apparently contemplate seeking asylum in either of those countries. Nor does he aim to stop here in Indonesia.
Well, maybe because he’s smart enough to know that the Turks and Gulf Arabs wouldn’t like having him there, any more than, as he says himself, the Iranians did – and maybe he has heard that every bludger-boat arrival in Australia gets free lodgings and three squares a day!
And as for the JG, they just repeat whatever he says, despite no grain of proof for anything he says of his adventures prior to coming here, where he’s been capering about with fake documents and people smugglers – whom he could help the cops nail, if he’d a whiff of civic conscience.
Mind you, he says some cops were in on the racket!
‘Do you have money or should we deport you?’ I said, ‘I have money, don’t deport me’, and they said, ‘OK, $400, put it here and we will help you.’ After I paid them, they gave me a visa.
Why don’t the intrepid JG hacks get those allegedly crooked cops’ descriptions from this undesirable alien and start doing some real investigative journalism?
If the JG scribblers are so partisan for these illegals, they should take some under their wing and provide food and accommodation for poor little Ghulab and his bludger buddies!
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Marty ‘The Mouth’ Natalegawa is at it again, bleating more loudly than an Aussie sheep http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesia-speaks-asylum-seekers-amid-australia-tension/, unable to deny that Tony Abbott’s policies have worked successfully, stemming the flow and saving lives, but still whining instead of offering constructive help.
Even the JG reporter has to admit where the fault lies. Asylum seekers have for years used Indonesia as a transit point to cross to Australia…
But will Marty shoulder the blame?
And note the truth that shines out despite all the JG bias shown in the frst piece we posted on. Australia’s hardline policy of towing boatloads of would-be refugees back to Indonesia…
- Not TO Indonesia, but BACK TO Indonesia!
- Who let them set sail on an illegal voyage of intrusion into a friendly neighbour’s seas?
- But when that neighbour does what it has every right to do, turn them BACK…whine, bleat, rant.
The same report explains also that Oz common-sense on crimmigrants is actually helping Indonesia too - The UN refugee agency said last week the number of asylum seekers registering in Indonesia had dropped dramatically since December, from around 100 a day to 100 a week.
So let’s change his nickname from Marty the Mouth to Marty the Ingrate.
PS -I just noticed, the second article quoted also appears in hear identical form in the Jakarta Post – can’t these allegedly Jakarta media even write stories about their own country’s foreign policies? Instead they’ve borrowed it from Agence France presse – pathetic, pathetic, pathetic!