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Guam drug ring bust has Philippines connection, Taiwanese vessel fined for illegal fishing in Palau

Highlights from the region’s media

  • Ten charged in Guam drug ring bust -Indictment alleges the organization brought methamphetamine to Guam from the Philippines and California (Guam PDN)
  • Tawainese vessel fined for illegal shark fishing off Palau (Radio Australia)
  • Australian bill to ban illegal timber imports will hurt PNG small holders, warns PNG Forest Industries Association Indonesia also objects (The National)
  • Commentary: Papua- Time for Firm U.S. Stand?
  • Indonesia strengthening ties with Melanesia- what does this mean for Papua (The Diplomat)
  • Singapore escaping recession? Govt reiterates 1%-3% GDP forecast for 2012 after smaller contraction (The Star)
  • No ‘Culture of Denial’ in Indonesia: SBY to Ambassadors (Jakarta Globe)

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