Tamil PR's criminal past undermines refugee credibility

It’s a rookie PR mistake; your spokesperson is shown to be a person of questionable character. So it is with “Alex” the well-spoken and impassioned spokesperson for the unfortunate Tamil refugees in Indonesian purgatory – he’s fessed up to being a member of a violent gang in Canada and to allegedly having made death threats which landed him a spell in jail. Having someone with a personal credibility issue can undermine the authenticity and believability of the entire group he purports to represent