Indonesia, Australia Strengthen Ties on Security
IN an official visit to Indonesia, the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop held the fourth Indonesia-Australia Foreign and Defense Ministers 2+2 Dialogue on October 27, in Bali, to discuss peace and security in the region. Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said that both countries had agreed to intensify military partnership.
"We discussed the South China Sea issue and the threats of terrorism. [Terrorism] is our common enemy, we…
Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.