Some people have more rights than others…..?
After much deliberations, Malaysia has ordered search and rescue missions for thousands of boatpeople stranded at sea.
The rescue order, which is the first proactive official move to save the thousands of persecuted Rohingya and Bangladeshi economic migrants believed currently to be adrift, comes a day after Malaysia and Indonesia said they would end a policy of turning away boats.
“We have to prevent loss of life,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on his Facebook account, announcing the measure.
Indonesian foreign ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir told AFP his country had not made a similar order but the issue was “something that will be discussed”.
Thailand has declined to take in boatpeople but vowed not to push them away.
And in the midst of all these, one person has kept mum. Aung San Suu Kyi who has spent her entire life fighting for freedom and human rights has so far been silent on the plight of the Rohingyas.
Her attitude is not surprising as she is afraid of alienating her support base.
Human rights activist? Yeah right!