Tuesday, May 19, 2015
US Pressuring Thailand to take Rohingyas
May 17 at 9:45am
Thailand has enough problems and should not cave to this. More than ten years ago Norway was pressuring Australia to absorb a large number of displaced aliens. I suggested then that Australia should generously offer to pay for a cruise liner to take the aliens to Norway.
Likewise this time: the international community does need to act to protect these people, but Thailand should not buckle to US pressure to take them in.
Thailand should generously offer to rent a cruise liner to take them to Hawaii or some open hearted country who will take them. And believe me -- we do not want them in Hawaii, and Thailand does not want them in Thailand.
The problem is back in Myanmar and Bangladesh. They are the parties who must be pressured to accept the Rohingyas. The Rohingyas should be protected but not by giving mass asylum.