***ONE TIME USE ONLY, PLEASE CLEAR THE COPYRIGHTS BEFORE RE-USE - OTUO*** Self-claimed asylum-seekers from South Asian were forced to sail themselves across the border into Hong Kong as mainland snakeheads apparently refused to smuggle them in an effort to avoid being arrested under the new and heftier penalties against them, the Post has learntWhile a quarter of the 1,001 Cantonese-speaking Hong Kong adults polled by the school had a negative view of asylum-seekers – major impressions included “fake refugees” and “criminals” – two-thirds were neutral on claimants. This surfaced after Marine police intercepted a boatload of 25 illegal immigrants from Pakistan in Hong Kong waters at about 1.8km west of Hong Kong International Airport shortly before 11am on Wednesday. The 23 men and two women, aged from 16 to 49, were found packed in an eight-metre sampan, but no mainland smugglers, known as snakeheads, were found on board, according to police. "Initial investigation showed they sailed i

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***ONE TIME USE ONLY, PLEASE CLEAR THE COPYRIGHTS BEFORE RE-USE - OTUO*** Self-claimed asylum-seekers from South Asian were forced to sail themselves across the border into Hong Kong as mainland snakeheads apparently refused to smuggle them in an effort to avoid being arrested under the new and heftier penalties against them, the Post has learntWhile a quarter of the 1,001 Cantonese-speaking Hong Kong adults polled by the school had a negative view of asylum-seekers – major impressions included “fake refugees” and “criminals” – two-thirds were neutral on claimants. This surfaced after Marine police intercepted a boatload of 25 illegal immigrants from Pakistan in Hong Kong waters at about 1.8km west of Hong Kong International Airport shortly before 11am on Wednesday. The 23 men and two women, aged from 16 to 49, were found packed in an eight-metre sampan, but no mainland smugglers, known as snakeheads, were found on board, according to police. "Initial investigation showed they sailed i
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