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Mon May 25, 2015, 10:11 AM

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina slams starving migrants as 'mentally sick'

Bangladesh has slammed thousands of starving migrants and asylum seekers stranded at sea, calling them "mentally sick" and accusing them of damaging the country's image.

Images of distressed Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people have prompted outrage across the world as regional countries prepare to attend a Thailand-hosted 17-nation summit on Friday to discuss what has become a humanitarian crisis across the Bay of Bengal and in South-East Asian waters.

Up to 6000 people could still be adrift in boats after Indonesia and Malaysia last week reversed policies to push boats back out to sea.

Malaysia admitted on Sunday it had found a series of mass graves in a remote area at its border with Thailand that are believed to contain hundreds of Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis, despite earlier denials any existed.
An estimated 25,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants and asylum-seekers fled Myanmar and Bangladesh in the first three months of this year, part of the largest movement of people across south-east Asia since the fall of southern Vietnam 40 years ago.

Link leads to Sydney Morning Herald

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Reply Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina slams starving migrants as 'mentally sick' (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl May 2015 OP
malaise May 2015 #1

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Mon May 25, 2015, 10:35 AM

1. Of course he is not sick for allowing his citizens

to work in deplorable conditions for next to nothing.

I am so sick of the entire global political class - greedy corrupt scumbags with no feelings for anyone.

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