SRI LANKAN asylum seekers in Merak say they will not disembark the vessel that has been their home for six months if Indonesian authorities try to move them today to an Australian-funded detention centre at Tanjung Pinang, or continue to refuse to tell them where they are to be taken.Officials are preparing to move the Tamils to end an impasse that began when the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, asked the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, to intercept their vessel en route to Christmas Island.Two hundred and fifty four people were on board.One has died, another returned to Sri Lanka, a dozen or so have left voluntarily and 40-odd escaped. About 140 remain on the boat while about 40 others are staying in separate accommodation near Merak port.
Nanjing Night Net