Boat people sinking in despair as RI officials sit on fence
Ika Krismantari and Rendi A. Witular
The Jakarta Post
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...
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