Clearing the air over matters of the sea

JUST before Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo arrived in Malaysia for a working visit in early June, there was a note that went viral about agreements to be signed between Malaysia and Indonesia in the Sulawesi Sea and south of the Straits of Malacca.

The note alleged Malaysia’s position had been compromised and this had affected the country’s maritime interest involving Sabah and Johor and that neither state government was consulted.

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