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The time for Indonesia

Campus Review. The world’s third and fourth biggest countries are cozying up on higher education. And Australia can only sit back and watch. The US has a once-in-a-century opportunity to reinvigorate its higher education relationship with Indonesia and is going after it with zeal, according to the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO). The organisation is spearheading…

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Malaysia, Indonesia spat may go to court

AFP Malaysia says its ongoing maritime border spat with Indonesia, which has recently triggered angry protests, could end up in the International Court of Justice. Deputy Foreign Minister Richard Riot said both countries erred in the latest incident which saw Malaysian fishermen and Indonesian officials detained. In the ensuing protest human faeces were flung at…

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No travel advisory for Indonesia at this stage, says M`sian PM Najib

Putrajaya (ANTARA News/Bernama) – The government does not plan to issue an advisory against travel to Indonesia at this stage, despite the latest incident in West Kalimantan on Sunday, said Najib Razak. The prime minister said he needed to consult Wisma Putra (Foreign Ministry) before issuing a travel advisory because it was a serious matter…

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Rowing Between Two Reefs

By STANLEY A. WEISS Published: August 30, 2010 JAKARTA — It was 62 years ago this week — on Sept. 2, 1948 — when the principles underlying Indonesia’s foreign policy were first articulated. In a Cold War speech to the young republic just emerging from Dutch rule, future Prime Minister Mohammad Hatta asked, “Do we,…

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Editorial: Nation Must Harness Renewable Energy

Our modern world depends heavily on fossil fuels but, as we have all known for quite a while, these energy sources are finite. Fossil fuel reserves are fast being depleted in the face of our fast-growing world population and its demands and eventually these resources will run out. It is then only logical for us…

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