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Boat people sinking in despair as RI officials sit on fence

  • Ika Krismantari and Rendi A. Witular

    The Jakarta Post

Merak, Banten | Mon, October 19 2009 | 09:41 am

PREMIUM A dilapidated wooden boat tucked away in the port of Merak, Banten, remains a floating shelter for 255 Sri Lankan migrants caught by the Navy on Oct. 10 drifting in Indonesian waters while trying to sail to Australia.Some of the boat people, mostly children and women, have left the boat to eat meals or walk  on
the dockside — in circumstances different from those of  last week when...