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Asean-China Code of Conduct Key to Stability: Indonesia

March 21, 2013

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Indonesian government believe code of conduct is key to maintaining regional stability in the midst of ongoing stand-off over territorial dispute in the South China Sea. “It is not an exaggeration [that] the Code of Conduct will serve as an effective instrument to prevent pending jurisdictional disputes from degenerating into serious tensions or open conflicts,” Indonesian Defense Minister […]

Fears for Gay, Indigenous Rights in Asean

September 19, 2012

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Gay people and indigenous people risk having their rights ignored in a planned Southeast Asian human rights document, a group of Indonesian activists warned on Friday. Indonesian human rights groups were among the 54 who gathered in Manila on Wednesday for the final discussions on the forthcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations human rights declaration, […]

Marty Keeps Pushing for South China Sea Accord

September 19, 2012

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Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa called on fellow Asean members to work harder and to leave “negative assumptions” behind in order to come up with a common position regarding the South China Sea dispute. “Between now and the Phnom Penh summit in November we have to work hard,” he said. “It’s all about preparations, […]