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Indonesia and Australia hold defense talks as both nations move toward signing a security agreement

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By ANDI JATMIKO AND NINIEK KARMINI

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Australia no longer can speak moral and human rights anymore, by now Australia already make a deal with human right perpetrator. Just shake hands and everything goes.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/indonesias-defence-minister-prabowo-once-banned-from-entering-us-gets-invitation-to

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I suppose this is better than when Sukarno's map of "Indonesia" depicted Papua New Guinea as "East Irian" and all of Australia as "South Irian". I think that map got Indonausia kicked out of a World's Fair.

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The more China threatens Indonesian territorial integrity with unfounded claims and attempts at intimidation and muscling in with its maritime militia, the more it pushes Indonesia to have close relationships with Australia and others in the region.

The fact is these nations will always be neighbors, so it is better for all that the relationship is a good one.

Better to face adversity (or an enemy) with reliable friends by your side. Developing a relationship that can weather differences in culture and expectations is not easy, but when managed it is usually fruitful.

China is bringing more countries together. Usually in opposing Chinese ambitions but it is good to see none the less.

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Good to see democracies working together!

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