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Indonesia speaks out on boatpeople amid Australia tension (The West Australian)

21 April 20140 comments

Jakarta (AFP) – Jakarta called on governments Monday to stop “shifting responsibility” for asylum-seekers, in veiled criticism of Australia’s hardline policy of towing boatloads of would-be refugees back to Indonesia.

The military-led operation has caused anger in Indonesia, which has been forced to take back seven boatloads of asylum-seekers turned around by the Australian navy since December.

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