No price on sovereignty

Good fences make good neighbours: Anwar (left) and Jokowi during their Jan 9 meeting at which Malaysia and Indonesia’s border issues were discussed. — Reuters

DURING his introductory visit to Indonesia last month, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said one of the issues raised in his bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was boundary negotiations.

In a briefing for the Malaysian media, Anwar said land and maritime delimitation issues have been dragging on for 60 years. He was referring to Jokowi’s remarks at their joint press conference that the two leaders discussed land border and maritime delimitation and the possibility of signing a memorandrum of understanding (MOU) on land borders in Sebatik and Sinapad-Sesai in the Sabah-Kalimantan Utara sector as well as an MOU on maritime boundaries in the Sulawesi Sea and the southernmost section of the Strait of Malacca this year.

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