OPINION: Government wrong to turn away Rohingya refugees

Singapore Democrats, 17 Dec 2012
It is tragedy that the Government has turned away 40 people picked up by a ship off the coast of Myanmar who, from media reports, are Muslim Rohingya. They were seeking refuge in Singapore.
The refugees are fleeing persecution in their own country, a situation which observers warn could lead to a genocide campaign.
Singaporeans are a compassionate people and the Government representing us should not be cold and cruel, one that calculates everything in material terms.
The PAP can also hardly claim that the turning away of these helpless victims of war is based on national security reasons. It is already knee deep in its policy of indiscriminately bringing in millions of foreigners, a policy that gravely threatens national security in Singapore. Providing temporary shelter for 40 refugees hardly compares. Full story

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