Award winning musician ‘Maya' Mathangi Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A., has spoken out against Australia’s policy on asylum seekers calling on the country to do more to help Tamil refugees.
In an interview whilst in Australia, the Grammy and Oscar-nominated artist said,
"I'd much rather take detention in Australia over detention in Sri Lanka because at least you're not going to be killed,"
"Letting people into Australia isn't going to kill anybody… Those people are not going back to a nice life. They're going to get tortured and they're going to basically live like prisoners and it's ridiculous,"
"I don't think it's about isolating those people. It's about embracing them because that's the future.''
Her next album off Interscope records entitled “Mathangi” is due to be relased on April 15th, coinciding with the Tamil New Year.