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Indonesia-PNG tensions over air incident

A “near-miss” in Indonesian airspace between a plane carrying a Papua New Guinea minister and Indonesian military aircraft back in November has been prominent in the news in both countries in recent days. Here is a sampling of the coverage:

PNG irked by RI jet incident  (Jakarta Post)

PNG threatens Indonesia over mid-air drama (Radio Australia)

PNG, Indonesia Relations Smooth After Plane Incident
(Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia should apologise to PNG, expert says (Jakarta Post)

In other news:

Philippine aid workers visit Guam in bid to raise funds for storm victims (Guam Pacific Daily News)

Fiji Ambassador presents credentials to Singapore President (Fiji Times)

Fiji Police prepare for more training in Indonesia (Fijilive)

South East Asia: What to expect in 2012 (Council on Foreign Relations )

The RISING EAST: The Year of Dragons, Elections, and Expanding Democracy (Honolulu Civil Beat)

Cook Islands fishing company fears Taiwan deal (Radio Australia)

Papuan activist claims illegal detention in PNG (Radio Australia)

Indonesia’s economy expands by 6.5 pct in 2011 (Xinhua)

Holidays see visitor boost: Taiwan, South Korea arrivals up (Guam PDN)

Five Chinese nationals to get Vanuatu diplomatic passports (Radio New Zealand International)



About Samantha Magick

Journalist and editor


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