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Armed conflicts not realistic in South China Sea: experts

October 7, 2012 by

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By Thu Huong Le JAKARTA – Countries would not head into armed conflicts even as tensions in the South China Sea seem to be escalating, experts have suggested. “I think what the US and China want to avoid is for this to become another Korean Peninsula,” said Dr. Ralf Emmers, an associate professor at Nanyang […]

“Indonesia delays sending observers”

September 19, 2012 by

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Jakarta Indonesia: The deployment of the Indonesian observers is on hold as the situation on the ground is peaceful, said Indonesian spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday. Michael Tene said that the Indonesian observers are ready to be deployed to the area any time upon the consent and request from both Cambodia […]

Fears for Gay, Indigenous Rights in Asean

September 19, 2012 by

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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 by

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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, […]

No More Surprises: Indonesian FM

September 19, 2012 by

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JAKARTA – Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa admitted that no one can guarantee the next ASEAN Summit, which is going to be held next November 2012 in Cambodia, would run smoothly. That statement is following the last July incident when a lower level meeting (AMM) was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and failed to come […]

Indonesia ៖”Cambodia will be a successful Chairman of ASEAN Summit 2012”

September 18, 2012 by

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Despite the failed communique, Cambodia will do well during the summit in November this year, said Foreign Minister of Indonesia on Monday. HE Marty Natalegawa told radio FM102 reporter of Cambodia, “Cambodia has been a strong and constructive chairman”. “I will be looking forward to the successful Asean summit in Phnom Pench because Cambodia has […]