FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The word is Indonesian officials have “skipped” the Singapore Airshow but the reality is Jakarta has initiated a boycott as tensions between the two countries are again exacerbated, this time after the Indonesians named a naval ship after two marines who planted bombs on the island state.
Keith Loveard is a risk analyst covering Indonesia and the broader Southeast Asian region. He began his career as a journalist at the Sydney Daily Telegraphin 1968 and held senior positions at Australian Associated Press […]
AsiaWATCH — Dredging and mining for use in Singapore’s construction industry and landfill projects are ravaging coastal ecosystems around the region, Luke Hunt reports. The politics of sand is a dirty business, and there’s plenty […]
This article first appeared in The Diplomat By Luke Hunt Australia has beefed up its maritime and military presence along its northern coastline as part of strengthened efforts to further deter people smugglers while officials […]