Indonesia threatens Australia with ‘tsunami’ of asylum-seekers

An Indonesian minister has warned a “human tsunami” of asylum-seekers could be unleashed on Australia in retaliation if Canberra keeps pressing for clemency for two Australian drug smugglers on death row, as ties between the neighbours fray.

Several foreigners are due to be executed for drug-related crimes with Australia among countries pleading with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to show mercy to their citizens.

They include Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, as well as a Frenchman, a Brazilian, three Nigerians and convicts from the Philippines and Ghana.

  • Brett_McS

    I can tell you that the average Aussie is supremely bored with all the hand wringing over this brace of losers.

    PS. Indonesians must be one of those irony-free nations: They’ll send a tsunami our way?

  • Ron MacDonald

    These countries have zero tolerance for drug running, one would think scumbags would have got the message by now.

    • Doug Kursk

      It’s a very high risk/reward business…these morons know the consequences if caught but are still willing to take the risks because the money is too good to pass up on.

      Btw, it’s mostly the mules caught…the men behind the curtains, so to speak, would never sully their hands doing the transporting. Their job is to count all the money the suckers/mules bring in by way of narcotics for sale!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Sink them all.

    • mobuyus

      And may they rest in the sweet embrace of Davey Jones’s locker.

  • Sharkibark

    If they were a couple of kids who were arrested for a joint or two while on holiday, I would hope their native country would try their best for their release. But they were caught smuggling 8 kilos of heroin. It’s harsh – I don’t want our laws enforced like that – but they knew the risks.

    • Doug Kursk

      8 kilos is a lot of misery for others over here…screw them all.

    • I have no pity for them.

  • MannieP

    Sink the boats on the high seas. Execute the invaders on the beach.

  • Imagine how pleasant Indonesia could be without Islam.

    • P_F

      You betcha.
      It was so before islam replaced it’s highly developed, liberal & free Hindu/Buddhist culture with barbarous 7th century arabian sub-human culture.

  • P_F

    Why Australia even need to bother about the execution of 2 criminals, let them face what they deserve. Moreover, ‘Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’ both sounds like Austrians of convenience.

  • Hit them with a tsunami of sanctions.

    Who needs tourist dollars, O Children of Krakatoa?