Biển Đông: “Coi giò coi cẳng” những gương mặt khác

SÁNG ÁNH 21/7/2020 19:07 GMT+7

TTCT Các quốc gia Đông Nam Á xung quanh khu vực Biển Đông đều đã chuẩn bị cho một tương lai mới, dự kiến sẽ bất trắc hơn.

Theo Công ty tài chính PricewaterhouseCoopers thì năm 2030, 5 cường quốc đứng đầu thế giới về kinh tế sẽ xếp hạng như sau: Trung Quốc, Hoa Kỳ, Ấn Độ và Nhật Bản là 4 nước đầu. Đây là chuyện dễ hiểu. Nước thứ 6 là Nga. Vậy nước thứ 5 là nước nào? Anh hay Đức? Pháp hay Brazil, Mexico? Hàn Quốc? Năm 2030, nếu mọi chuyện đúng dự đoán, cường quốc kinh tế hạng 5 thế giới sẽ là Indonesia.

Trong khi chờ đợi ngày vinh quang xa vời ấy, hiện tính GDP theo mãi lực tương đương (PPP) thì Indonesia mới đứng hàng thứ 7 (IMF 2019). Tính theo danh nghĩa thì Indonesia hàng 16 với GDP là 1.210 tỉ đôla, hơn 4 lần Việt Nam. 

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Indonesia Unprepared as Great Powers Clash in Indo-Pacific

Jakarta is Asia’s greatest geopolitical prize. But its foreign-policy reflexes are long outdated.

FP, By Evan A. Laksmana, a senior research fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Indonesia's Widodo and China's Xi in Beijing

AUGUST 26, 2021, 12:47 PM

Indonesia could tilt the strategic balance in the Indo-Pacific. It’s the largest archipelagic state in the world and sits at the heart of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The country’s growing economic power, tradition of regional leadership, and control over critical sea lanes seem to predestine it to be a strategic fulcrum in the era of U.S.-Chinese great-power competition.

Getting Jakarta to align with either Beijing or Washington therefore seems like a logical step in the unfolding geopolitical drama. Indonesia’s every move—from military exercises to vaccine diplomacy—is scrutinized through this lens. Depending on who you ask in Beijing or Washington, Indonesia’s choice seems obvious. One offers growth and prosperity, despite bullying the region. The other has built a global network of enduring security relationships, though its commitments are often doubtful, inconsistent, or come with strings attached.

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Sóng ngầm dưới mặt biển

DANH ĐỨC 9/5/2021 6:00 GMT+7

TTCTVụ tàu ngầm Indonesia thọ nạn mới đây có thể coi là lời cảnh báo về những rủi ro đáng ngại trong vùng biển khu vực, khi mà các “ông lớn” đang thay “đồ chơi” và “luật chơi” trong cuộc chiến dưới mặt biển.

Tàu ngầm KRI Nanggala-402 được xác nhận bị chìm ở vùng biển phía bắc đảo Bali chiều thứ bảy 24-4, Thông tấn xã Kompas của Indonesia ngậm ngùi loan tin. 

Theo đó, vụ chìm tàu 402 xảy ra trong lúc chiếc tàu ngầm do Đức sản xuất này tham gia cuộc diễn tập nhắm bắn mục tiêu chiến lược của Hải quân Indonesia có sự tham gia của 21 tàu hải quân, 2 tàu ngầm và 5 máy bay. 

Lực lượng diễn tập được triển khai ngay để tìm kiếm tàu ngầm mất tích.

Mất chiếc KRI Nanggala-402, Hải quân Indonesia còn mất đi những người lính dày dạn kinh nghiệm tàu ngầm bậc nhất của họ. Ảnh: Reuters

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Indonesia rejects China’s claims over South China Sea

JANUARY 1, 2020 / 7:02 AM / UPDATED 16 HOURS AGO Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected China’s claims over a disputed part of the South China Sea as “having no legal basis”, after two days earlier protesting to Beijing over the presence of a Chinese coastguard vessel in its territorial waters.

FILE PHOTO: Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for Maritime Affairs Arif Havas Oegroseno points at the location of North Natuna Sea on a new map of Indonesia during talks with reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File Photo

The boat trespassed into Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone off the coast of the northern islands of Natuna, leading Indonesians officials to issue a “strong protest” and summon the Chinese ambassador in Jakarta.

Speaking in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang had said China had sovereignty over the Spratly Islands and their waters and that both China and Indonesia have “normal” fishing activities there. Tiếp tục đọc “Indonesia rejects China’s claims over South China Sea”

Indonesia: Cuộc chiến chống tham nhũng và những bất trắc của Jokowi

  • tuoitre – DANH ĐỨC
  • 25.10.2019, 11:00

TTCT – Chiều chủ nhật vừa rồi, 20-10, ông Joko Widodo (Jokowi) đã tuyên thệ nhậm chức lần thứ nhì. Ứng viên tổng thống hai lần thất cử, cựu tướng Prabowo Subianto, thay vì xua người xuống đường như hồi kết quả bầu cử được công bố, đã “hiền hòa” tham dự lễ nhậm chức sau khi cùng tổng thống chụp ảnh selfie. Thế nhưng, bầu không khí Jakarta lại nóng hừng hực bởi làn sóng biểu tình chống tham nhũng của sinh viên.

Indonesia: Cuộc chiến chống tham nhũng và những bất trắc của Jokowi
Sinh viên 300 trường đại học trên cả nước đã xuống đường phản đối luật KPK. Ảnh: AP

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Religious extremism poses threat to ASEAN’s growth

Asia – December 13, 2017 3:14 pm JST Cover story

Aided by social media, hardliners gain mainstream support

GWEN ROBINSON, Chief editor, and SIMON ROUGHNEEN, Asia regional correspondent

Buddhist monks protest the visit of a U.N. official in Yangon on Jan. 16, 2015. According to local media reports, they were angry that the international organization had urged the government to give members of the Rohingya minority citizenship. © Reuters

YANGON/JAKARTA — With Mt. Agung billowing volcanic ash into the sky above his home in Bali, Khairy Susanto was unsure if he could fly back after joining tens of thousands of fellow Indonesian Islamists at a rally near the presidential palace in Jakarta.

“Inshallah, we can fly, but it doesn’t matter, we will be OK,” Susanto said. “We are happy to be here today to celebrate our victory.” Tiếp tục đọc “Religious extremism poses threat to ASEAN’s growth”

Jerusalem: Malaysia army ‘ready’ to play role

Al Jazeera

The Malaysian Armed Forces are waiting for instructions from the top leadership, the Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]
The Malaysian Armed Forces are waiting for instructions from the top leadership, the Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]

Malaysian defence minister has said that the United States’ decision to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel was “a slap in the face for the entire Muslim world”, pointing out that his country’s military is prepared to perform its duty if its services are required.

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Nestlé, Hershey and Mars ‘breaking promises over palm oil use’


This year’s Halloween confectionery will contain palm oil grown on land that should lawfully be habitat to orangutans, rhinos and clouded leopards, despite commitment to clean up supply chains

Forest land cleared for palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Forest land cleared for palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Nestlé, Mars and Hershey have been accused of breaking pledges to stop using “conflict palm oil” from deforested Indonesian jungles, just days before the annual Halloween confectionery frenzy.

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) says consumers have been “deceived” by promises from the brands to clean up their supply chains which were subsequently delayed, revised or watered down. Tiếp tục đọc “Nestlé, Hershey and Mars ‘breaking promises over palm oil use’”

239 freed fishermen back home tomorrow


Update: October, 05/2017 – 10:44

Illustrative Image — Photo

JAKARTA — The 239 Vietnamese fishermen freed by Indonesia are set to return home tomorrow.

A Vietnam News Agency report said yesterday that the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia had worked with competent localities authorities to complete procedures for repatriating the fishermen.

The fishermen’s handover was conducted yesterday at Batam Island, Indonesia. They were sent offshore of the island by three Indonesian vessels and then handed over to Việt Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “239 freed fishermen back home tomorrow”

Deputy PM asks Indonesia to investigate shooting of Vietnam fishing boat


Updated : 07/29/2017 09:52 GMT + 7

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has requested Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry to investigate and clarify reports that an Indonesian naval ship shot and wounded two Vietnamese fishermen last week.

Minh made the request during a phone call with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Friday, underlining that the shooting was a serious incident that did not match the current soundly-developing strategic partnership between the two countries. Tiếp tục đọc “Deputy PM asks Indonesia to investigate shooting of Vietnam fishing boat”

Indonesia’s largest Muslim youth group plans to tackle extremism through humanitarian declaration


Nahdlatul Ulama is the largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia. (Photo: AFP/Adek Berry) 

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesian doctor on Sumatra island and a teenager in Jakarta fled from their homes last month in fear of vigilantes from the radical Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) who threatened and harassed them.

A video of the 15-year-old male being surrounded and slapped by FPI members went viral online. Indonesian police have said the teen and his family are now in a “safe place”.

Both the teenager and the female doctor had posted comments on Facebook on FPI’s leader, Habib Rizeiq Shihab, who is wanted by police in a pornography case. Rizieq had fled Indonesia for Saudi Arabia to avoid being questioned by the authorities.

“If (Rizieq’s) innocent, why run? Doesn’t he have 300 lawyers and 7 million supporters by his side? Don’t run away, bib (Habib),” Dr Fiera Lovita wrote on her Facebook page, according to Indonesian online media Liputan6.

Rizieq’s followers were outraged and accused her of insulting Islam. They threatened to kill, stone and burn her alive, Dr Fiera was quoted as saying by Liputan6. Tiếp tục đọc “Indonesia’s largest Muslim youth group plans to tackle extremism through humanitarian declaration”

Indonesia to release Vietnamese boats, fishermen

Indonesia to release Vietnamese boats, fishermen

Update: June, 07/2017 – 18:00

Illustrative image. Three ships of Vietnamese coast guards would arrive at Batam Port on Friday morning to pick up 690 Vietnamese fishermen detained by Indonesia for illegally fishing in its waters. — VNA/VNS Photo Đỗ Quyên
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese embassy in Indonesia and Indonesian agencies are finalising repatriation procedures for 690 Vietnamese fishermen captured for illegally fishing in Indonesian waters.

It is expected that three Vietnamese coast guard ships will arrive at Batam Port on Friday morning to pick up the fishermen. Tiếp tục đọc “Indonesia to release Vietnamese boats, fishermen”

Điều mong mỏi từ Natuna

27/05/2017 17:45 GMT+7

TTO – Ngày 21-5, năm tàu cá của ngư dân Việt Nam bị tàu kiểm ngư Indonesia bắt khi đang đánh cá tại khu vực biển cách đường phân định thềm lục địa Việt Nam – Indonesia 18 hải lý về phía bắc. Một số ngư dân đang bị giam giữ…

Điều mong mỏi từ Natuna
Một tốp ngư dân VN bị giữ ở cầu tàu đảo Tiga thuộc quần đảo Natuna, Indonesia. Phía sau là những con tàu cá của chính họ sắp bị đánh đắm – Ảnh: LÊ NAM

“Mơ ước làm sao để tụi tui yên tâm bám biển, đánh bắt ở đâu an toàn, được luật pháp bảo vệ”

Ngư dân Trần Thế Dương

Vậy là con số ngư dân Việt Nam bị phía Indonesia giam giữ ngày càng tăng. Họ đang bị giam ở đâu, sống ra sao, mong muốn điều gì? Chúng tôi đã lắng nghe họ từ quần đảo Natuna… Tiếp tục đọc “Điều mong mỏi từ Natuna”

Three dead confirmed in Jakarta double bombing

Al Jazeera

Two explosions strike bus station in Indonesia’s capital, killing three police officers and injuring ten other people.

Wednesday’s blasts in Jakarta appear to have targeted policemen [Reuters]

At least three people have died in two blasts at a public bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, police say.

Police said Wednesday’s explosions were triggered by two “suicide bombers” and confirmed that three officer was killed along with the attackers. Tiếp tục đọc “Three dead confirmed in Jakarta double bombing”

Indonesian police arrest more than 140 men at alleged gay sauna party

LGBT groups say the gay community in Jakarta has been subject to an unprecedented wave of discrimination and attacks

Two men on trial for being in a same-sex relationship are escorted to the courtroom at the Sharia court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Police in Jakarta have now arrested 141 men for a party at an alleged gay sauna.
Two men on trial for being in a same-sex relationship are escorted to the courtroom at the Sharia court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Police in Jakarta have now arrested 141 men for a party at an alleged gay sauna. Photograph: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Indonesian police have arrested more than 100 men in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta, a day before two men are to be publicly flogged for having same sex relations.

Authorities raided what they said was a sex party promoted as ‘The Wild One,’ held at a sauna and gym venue in Jakarta’s north on Sunday evening. Tiếp tục đọc “Indonesian police arrest more than 140 men at alleged gay sauna party”