Amidst raging objections that have embarrassed the Malaysian and Australian governments, the human swap deal between the two countries are still shrouded in secrecy. In Malaysia where almost every official document is a classified “official secret” intended to shut out debate, activists are wondering what the two governments have actually agreed to.
It is unclear if these are the documents (Agreement and Operational Guidelines) that have been signed and are now the subject of scrutiny by Australia’s highest court. But it gives us an insight into the nature of the arrangements between the countries. Both governments are urged to make public full details of their agreement immediately.