Indonesia has asked Australia to explain how an alleged people smuggler, known as Captain Emad, was given a refugee protection visa in Australia.
You have to love Indonesia – who have been waving boat people through to Australia for years – harbouring all manner of people smuggling activity – and they go public to increase the Australian Govt’s acute embarrassment at the stunning revelations aired on the ABC’s Four Corners program.
Incidentally I have updated my monthly boat arrivals graphic – still looking for data for 2008 to July 2009. It shows the scale of the boom in arrivals in May.
Remember the Four Corners program will be replayed on Saturday 9 June at 8.00pm on ABC News24.