The silence of the Malaysian media?

Unspun‘s been told that the Malaysian mainstream media aren’t covering this story at all. Wonder why that is…
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President summons security, military officials over Ambalat

The Jakarta Post ,  Jakarta   |  Wed, 06/03/2009 3:01 PM  |  National

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held a meeting on Wednesday afternoon with key security ministers and the Indonesian Military (TNI) leaders over the disputed oil-rich Ambalat maritime territory, reported.
Armed forces chiefs in attendance were TNI chief Gen. Djoko Santoso, Navy chief Adm. Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, Air Force chief Marshal Subandrio and Army chief Gen. Agustadi Sasongko Purnomo. Also present were National Police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Widodo AS, Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Triyono Wibowo.
Ambalat is a maritime area located off the East Kalimantan coast, which both Indonesia and Malaysia claim as part of their jurisdiction.
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  1. Hahahahaha….. Capek deh dipermalukan oleh Malaysia seperti sekarang ini ..

    SBY = Sabar Banget Ya ….


  2. Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono said Saturday Indonesia was not afraid of a series of maneuverings by Malaysia in the disputed maritime territory of Ambalat in the Sulawesi Sea. “We are undeterred. Let Malaysia send military force and launch propaganda in Ambalat and its surrounding areas. For certain Ambalat belongs to the Unitary State of Republic of Indonesia,” Juwono said as quoted by Antara news agency.

    He said despite their poor economic and social status, Indonesian citizens living near the border were mature and smart enough to resist all forms of Malaysia’s maneuvering and propaganda. Juwono said Indonesia had awarded concessions to Italian company ENI and US energy giant Chevron to operate in Ambalat since 1966, but Malaysia only began to raise the issue to fore after it released its maritime map in 1979. Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and China are challenging the legitimacy of the map.

    “Revenues from the contracts have gone to the state’s coffer. Our position is stronger whatsoever…all is in accordance with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,” he said.

    The Jakarta Post.Sat, 06/06/2009 6:52 PM


  3. @tree: I suppose it is because of some mistaken notion that silence would not inflame emotions on that side of the Straits of Malacca, thereby making it easier for the Government to control things and negotiate.


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