Australian court halts Malaysia asylum plan

BBC – Australia’s High Court has stopped the authorities from deporting a boat-load of asylum seekers to Malaysia. Lawyers for the group of refugees argued that their transfer to Malaysia would be illegal. Judges ruled there was a “sufficiently serious question”, and ordered a halt to such transfers until a full hearing can be held later this month. The ruling could jeopardise Australia’s deal to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia over the next four years. Read Article