If this story is true,
October 24, 2001 11:35 PM   Subscribe

If this story is true, then the Indonesian authorities have a lot of work ahead of them in combating corruption. Who's ever heard of the police openly working with smugglers to force refugees on to an overloaded boat at gunpoint?
posted by jetgrrl (4 comments total)
I'm awfully biased, jetgrrl, having lived through the tragedy of East Timor, but it rings true, judging by past performance...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:15 AM on October 25, 2001

I second that opinion.
If only this level of corruption were limited to Indonesia!
posted by asok at 4:56 AM on October 25, 2001

It will never be hard to believe a story about the police running inconvenient people out of town.
posted by pracowity at 5:14 AM on October 25, 2001

The Voyage of the Damned in 1939
posted by Carol Anne at 7:46 AM on October 25, 2001

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