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Indonesia and Singapore hold joint SAR exercise

VOI NEWS, 12:00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 09-12-2017

Search and Rescue -SAR offices of Pontianak and Singapore held a joint exercise during the 35th Indopura SAR Exercise to improve their ability in SAR Mission Coordination. Head of Pontianak, West Kalimantan SAR Office, Hery Marantikan stated in Pontianak on Monday that this year, Pontianak is appointed as the host of SAR Mission Coordination exercise between Indonesia and Singapore. The event was attended by Head of Sub Directorate of Mobilization of Potential and Operation Control of Directorate of National Search and Rescue Agency, Agus Haryono; Chairman of Delegation of Singapore Rescue Coordination Centre, Tai Kit; and Observer of Singapore Search and Rescue Exercise of the International Civil Aviation Organization, Raymond Seah. During the exercise, Indonesia was represented by SAR Offices of Pontianak, Tanjung Pinang, Pangkal Pinang, and Jambi; Headquarters of National Search and Rescue Agency; Regional Military Command XII of Tanjungpura; Navy Main Base XII of Pontianak; Directorate of Water Police of West Kalimantan Police; Supadio Air Base of Pontianak; Pontianak Port Authority Office; Supadio Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency of Pontianak; Agency of Indonesian Flight Navigation Service of Pontianak; Pontianak Immigration; and Pontianak Beach Radio Station. Singapore was represented by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, National Environment Agency, the Republic of Singapore Air Force, the Republic of Singapore Navy, the Maritime Port Authority, Ministry of Defense, Singapore Civil Defense Force, Ministry of Health, Singapore Police Force, and Immigration and Checkpoint Authority. The exercise will be held from Sept 10 to Sept 14. (Ant)


Trade and investment agreements must not violate human rights

The Indonesia for Global Justice -IGJ stated that various trade and investment agreements that the Indonesian government signed with other countries must not violate human rights. IGJ Executive Director, Rachmi Hertanti stated in Jakarta on Monday that the protection of investment must not contradict the policy to meet human rights. Any trade agreement which allows a multinational company to influence internal policies is unacceptable. She was referring to the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement -CEPA between Indonesia and the European Union, which is now being negotiated. The inclusion of investment chapter in the proposed CEPA will restrict the Indonesian government’s capability to control public interests. The investment chapter includes a clause allowing foreign investors to sue the state if its public policy has a detrimental impact on their profit. She also remarked that Indonesia has received several investment claims involving millions of dollars and has been forced to reduce the number of domestic development policies while at the same time ignoring tighter environmental protection regulation. The assessment of impact on human rights must be conducted soon to guide the negotiations. (Ant)

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