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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has today announced that Brisbane cabbie and former refugee, Aguek Nyok, is ‘fine to stay’ in Australia, after proving himself as a brave Aussie.
Mr Nyok will be nominated for a bravery award by the Queensland premier after helping save 11 people caught in the senseless arson attack on a Brisbane bus that killed driver Manmeet Alisher.
Nyok, a South Sudan-born father of four, kicked in the back door of the bus after Alisher was allegedly set alight in the driver’s seat by the caucasian 48-year-old Anthony Mark Edward O’Donohue, who has since been labeled as a ‘mentally unwell loner’.
Speaking to the media today, Turnbull says that while Mr Nyok is noticeably not-white, he believes that any attempt to relocate Mr Nyok would have a very negative affect on his polling.
“He’s won the hearts of Australia. I’m not going near that one – I don’t even think Dutton is stupid enough to go near it,”
“The moment the Courier Mail refers to anyone as a ‘Brave Aussie’ – it’s completely out my hands,”
“That, and the fact that he isn’t Muslim, and that he arrived here before 2013. I mean, it looks like he’s fine to set up shop here – unless Pauline decides she doesn’t like Africans”
“Either way, citizen or not, this is a very brave human. He risked his life to save people – it’s a completely different scenario to those arriving by boat”