FLED GENOCIDE: Dollah is living and working in Gympie after fleeing murderous troops in Myanmar.
FLED GENOCIDE: Dollah is living and working in Gympie after fleeing murderous troops in Myanmar. Patrick Woods

Story on Dollah not to blame for family's plight

THUMBS up to all the online comments supporting Gympie refugee Dollah and The Gympie Times for telling his story.

A misunderstanding caused some to believe the story had possibly caused the disappearance of Dollah's family, but comment from supporter Ellen Rays indicated Dollah's family had disappeared before The Gympie Times published his story, although we did not know that until Thursday.

"Eyewitnesses say there has been a commotion in that locality for days, with Bangladeshi authorities planning to push refugees back into Myanmar immediately," one supporter said.

"We wait. We hope. We hope that they will surface again. The agony of having those you love in daily peril. And being refused entry into Australia because you are 'not persecuted enough.'

"This is only a few days of a whole lifetime Dollah has lived like this. I've walked through it with him for less than two years and I've been shocked to the core.

"The Gympie Times is simply pulling aside the curtain a little and letting you peek in," the supporter said.

"The picture isn't pretty."

One comment was that Dollah should be at home defending his family, one man against an army. "Did you even read the article you clown?" was one comment for the defence.

Gympie Times


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