05 Jun '11, 4am

Australia says rights key to Malaysia refugee deal: SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA on Sunday said human rights would be a ke...

SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA on Sunday said human rights would be a key element in its deal with Kuala Lumpur to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia, as the UN welcomed its move to treat minors on a case-by-case basis. Australia is in advanced discussions with Malaysia on a plan to send 800 asylum seekers to the South-east Asian nation in exchange for accepting some 4,000 of its registered refugees. Cabinet minister Jenny Macklin said a human rights reference was included in Australia's original in-principle agreement between Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her Malaysian counterpart and the issue was key to the government. 'That is very important to us and something that we know is critical to achieve in the final agreement,' Families Minister Macklin told ABC television. Canberra has come under fire in recent days for proposing there be no blanket exceptions to its plan to send as...

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