Monday, July 20, 2009

Lulu Wishes The Refugee Trading Stories Were Fake

The World Refugee Report 2008 Summary for Malaysia reported that Malaysian immigration officials continued to sell deportees to gangs of traffickers operating along the Thailand-Malaysia border.
The gangs paid from $250 to $500 per deportee. The traffickers demanded fees of 1,400 to 3,000 ringgit (about $400 to $860) to smuggle the deportees back into Malaysia. They typically sold those who could not pay (perhaps 20 percent), the men onto fishing boats, the women into brothels, and the children to gangs that exploit child beggars.
When Lulu reads things like the snippet above, Lulu feels really, really sad and hopes that it is false news. It is hard for Lulu to accept that people can be so evil as to trade in human life, especially knowing fully well how horrendous the life ahead would be for those traded.

alas,
it is true.
Lulu feels sad that the refugee report is proven true, but in a sense glad that CID tracked these evil people and caught them.
Lulu hopes [i know-lah, high hopes, but still...] that the public prosecutors will successfully try the case, and the judge will impose on these evil people the punishment they deserve, and no more immigration officers will try to side-income on trading those who are made in the image of God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Immigrations Offices or Officers?
I know it should be a typo, buts this reflects the standards of malaysian editing - so malaysian.