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)