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Reviewing Indonesian maritime boundaries in 2010

  • I Made Andi Arsana

Yogyakarta   /   Thu, December 30 2010   /  10:00 am

The old saying is true — time flies. The year 2010 will end in a few days. Many things have happened in the last year, and this is a good time to look back. This note focuses on maritime boundary issues in 2010, based on which Indonesia can prepare its maritime boundary policies and activities in the future.The year 2010 did not seem to be as “busy” as 2009 in terms of maritime boundary issues. Unlike 2009, when Indonesia managed to agree upon a maritime boundary segment with Singapore, no agreements were made in 2010. However, the latest agreement with Singapore was successfully ratified in May 2010 so that it is now final and binding for Indonesia. The agreement strengthens the Indonesia-Singapore relationship, particularly when it comes to the utilization of the Singapore Strait. With regard to technical aspects, the new maritime boundary segment was established with specific ge...