Friday, 23 October 2009

Perhaps Wilson Tuckey is right


In Canberra yesterday Liberal backbencher Wilson Tuckey aroused the Prime Ministerial ire for raising the possibility that boat people arriving in Australia might include the occasional terrorist. “To go out there and to smear asylum seekers in the way in which Mr Tuckey has done I say again is divisive. I think (it) is disgusting,” Mr Rudd said. Meanwhile, over the Pacific in Canada, the National Post newspaper was printing this story:

One of the 76 migrants who arrived off the British Columbia coast in a cargo ship last weekend”, said the story, “is wanted in Sri Lanka for terrorism, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. The sources said the man was Kartheepan Manickavasagar, a 26-year-old who is the subject of an Interpol notice issued by Sri Lankan authorities. He is wanted for an unspecified terrorism offence.”
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