Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla
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'Migrants are on their way to Australia, not Indonesia'

Hundreds of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar have been rescued from a boat that was sinking off the Indonesian coast.

Reports suggests another boat was turned away from Indonesia by the navy.

Indonesia's Vice-President Jusuf Kalla spoke to the BBC's Peter Dobbie.

He defended his country's handling of migrants stranded at sea, and said that they did not want to go to Indonesia, but wanted to travel to countries such as Australia or Malaysia.

  • 16 May 2015
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