Australia and Malaysia sign 'refugee' deal

Human rights lawyers say asylum seekers are getting a raw deal from a new agreement just signed.

    Human rights lawyers say asylum seekers are getting a raw deal from a new agreement just signed between Malaysia and Australia.

    In a bid to deter asylum smugglers, Australia will resettle four thousand registered refugees and Malaysia will receive 800 asylum seekers from Australia.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi has more on the controversial pact.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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