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Jokowi observes massive TNI exercise near S. China Sea

  • Fadli and Moses Ompusunggu

    The Jakarta Post

Batam | Sat, May 20, 2017 | 08:45 am
Jokowi observes massive TNI exercise near S. China Sea President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo congratulates Indonesian Military personnel participating in a training session of the military's Quick Response Team (PPRC) in Tanjung Datuk, Natuna Islands, on May 19. (Courtesy of the Presidential Office/File)

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For the second time in seven months, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo observed a massive military drill around the resourcerich Natuna Islands, an area where Indonesian maritime authorities have had a number of run-ins with Chinese vessels. The Natuna waters are partly claimed by China as they are within Beijing’s ambiguous ninedash line. The area verges on the South China Sea...

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