Tamil migrants from ship healthy; boa...

Tamil migrants from ship healthy; boat was well-organized, if cramped as 1 Died en Route

There are 3 comments on the Calgary Herald story from Aug 15, 2010, titled Tamil migrants from ship healthy; boat was well-organized, if cramped as 1 Died en Route. In it, Calgary Herald reports that:

RCMP confirms man died aboard migrant ship en route to Canada

Asylum-seekers who spent months at sea aboard the migrant ship that reached British Columbia this week arrived in surprisingly good health aboard a well-organized but extremely cramped vessel, officials said Saturday.

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#1 Aug 15, 2010
A day after Canadian officials said the migrants who travelled from Thailand to British Columbia aboard a cargo ship had arrived in surprisingly good health,

a report has surfaced that one man may have died during the journey.

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#2 Aug 15, 2010
if they were really fleeing for safety, they would have gone to one of the neighbouring countries. not pay $40,000 each to criminals, go halfway around the world to try and get into australia, and then again 1000s of miles more to get to canada when aus sent them away. some of the men on board the ship talked to journalists (using skype on a laptop- ROFL) about how they left their women and children behind, "in danger"- and saved just their own skin, apparently- hilarious.

just economic migrants who wouldn't get in legally dressed up as refugees, the only people losing out because of them will be the real refugees. no sympathy.

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#3 Aug 15, 2010
just for contrast- the real Tamil refugees fled to India- and are now even starting to go back to Sri lanka as the war is over.

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_10B/Aug14_...

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