Jokowi and Duterte Shake Hands on Pacts to Strengthen Indonesia-Philippines Relations   Reply

Jakarta Globe Sunday April 30, 2017

JAKARTA, IndonesiaIndonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a series of agreements to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries at the Malacañang Palace in Manila on Friday (28/04), including expanding partnerships in counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering. More…

58 Political Dynasties Developing in Indonesia: ICW Reply

By VINDRY FLORENTIN TEMPO.CO Saturday 7 January, 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Coordinator of the Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) Adnan Topan Husodo said there are 58 political dynasties developing in Indonesia.

“There are 58 political dynasties spread in various regions in the country. The most phenomenal one is the one in Banten Province,” Adnan said in Jakarta on Saturday (7/1). More…

Long-Sought Myanmar Ceasefire Signed in Naypyidaw Reply

By Nyein Nyein THE IRRAWADDY Thursday October 15, 2015


A “nationwide” ceasefire agreement was signed between the Myanmar government and eight armed groups on Thursday morning in Naypyidaw. (Photo: Hein Htet / The Irrawaddy)

NAYPYIDAW — A long-awaited “nationwide” ceasefire agreement between the government and eight of Myanmar’s armed rebel groups was signed here on Thursday, with signatories hopeful that the pact will go some way toward ending decades of civil war in the country. More…

EU consults with Myanmar civil society Reply

Mizzima News October 24, 2014

EU Ambassador Roland Kobia (C) talks with civil society groups in Yangon to help the EU develop a roadmap for EU engagement with Myanmar. Photo: EU in Myanmar
Representatives of the European Union are consulting with members of Myanmar NGOs to see how the EU might best help support civil society. More…

Vietnam condemns China’s illegal actions in East Sea Reply

Thanh Nien News Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Pham Thu Hang
HANOI – Vietnam has objected China’s “illegal actions” on the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos in the East Sea, also known as South China Sea, over which Vietnam claims sovereignty.
“We once again strongly confirm Vietnam’s indisputable sovereignty over Truong Sa and Hoang Sa,” Pham Thu Hang, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said a a press briefing Thursday. More…

ASEAN Day Reception at Asia House Reply

Ambassadors and high commissioners from ASEAN member states, government officials and business leaders and representatives from the London diplomatic community, gathered for drinks and canapés at a networking reception following the ASEAN Insights conference, 11 September. More…