We Don’t Want Natuna to Turn into a Battle Zone
Indonesian Coast Guard Chief Vice Adm. Aan Kurnia says that the abundant resources of fish, gas and oil in the Natuna Sea have made its waters a huge bone of contention among several nations in the region.
THE North Natuna Sea, or the South China Sea as China calls it, is under the spotlight again after the Chinese government reportedly protested against Indonesia’s oil and gas drilling there. Previously, it made headlines when many Vietnamese fishermen were caught conducting illegal fishing there. Currently, Indonesia has overlapping border claims with Vietnam and China over the area.
Chief of the Indonesian Coast Guard (Bakamla), the Indon...
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