Today is an important day for Partai Demokrat (Democratic Party) because they organized a national meeting. The meeting is intended to reconsolidate the party members to support Anas Urbaningrum as the chairman. Recently, Anas Urbaningrum had accused by Nazarudin on money politics case. The issue lead a public concern about Party’s reputation. It also lead Party’s elite concern about Special Meeting to step down Anas Urbaningrum as party’s chairman. But I think, there two possible result of the Rakornas. First, the national meeting succeed to reconsolidate the party members to support Anas Urbaningrum. Second, the national meeting succeed to reconsolidate the party members to force Anas Urbaningrum step down from his chairman position. Just wait what will be the best result.
Finally, a late-night bailout safe Eurozone. I don’t know what the number actually said. I think that the problem is very complicated. Everybody said that Eurozone is in trouble. But then, it is interesting that the Eurozone is saved by a late-night bailout. The late-night bailout actually have been long awaited by commentators. When, the late-night bailout agreed, it is praised. As Independed said, the bailout heralds a new dawn for Eurozone. So, one problem solved. But we still have US debt ceiling problem. If the problem persist till August, we’ll face another world economic crisis. Just wait, what will happen with US debt ceiling problem.
I thought that Norway is the most stable country in the world. But recent double attacks in Norway just scattered my mind. First attack, is bomb attack at the government offices. It is just a common terrorist attack. You could find the same modus operandi in Afghanistan and Iraq. The bomb killed seven people and wounded 15 others. The second attack, is more terrible than the first attack. In the second attack, a man dressed as a police officer entered a youth camp on the island of Utoya, 19 miles northwest of Oslo, Norwegia. The police officer just opened fire. 80 teenager dead on the incident. It is shocking. Norway is a very stable country. And the such double attacks that killed 87 people in a day just scattered my mind. So, stability and prosperity won’t ensure that terrorism never happened. Therefore, we need more comprehensive approach to deal with terrorism.
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I don’t how it actually works. But after weeks I registered for a blog in IMO, there are huge amount of spam that are redirected to my email account. All the spam are actually notifications about comment on the IMO’s blog post. Unfortunately, the comments are likely sent from spamming machine. I think this is an annoying problem. I have several wordpress blog but, such problem never happened. I mean, spamming comment on the blog post never occurred on the my wordpress blog. So, this is important issue that have to be addressed quickly by the IMO’s management 😀
Behavior agreement that is agreed among claimants on South China Sea dispute are the most important milestone. It is important for several reason. First, the agreement will make the dispute on the South China Sea is predicable and manageable. Subsequently, it will lead to the regional stability. Second, the agreement is the first step to the next peace agreement. Once the stability is ensured and the dispute is managed, it just will be easier to setup a peace agreement regarding the dispute. But the next question, will China or other claimants comply to the agreement for a while? I believe that the claimants will be quite for a while. They will use the break to setup more comprehensive strategy to claim the resource-rich South China Sea. If this prediction accurate, we have to be cautious to the break. There will be more complicated dispute on the region because each claimants will come with more comprehensive strategy to claim the disputed area.
It is a shocking news for me that Myanmar is going to undertake its nuclear plans. Al Jazeera just make it clear that Myanmar is actually has “nuclear plans”. There are evidence that proofed by Journalist from the Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). They have been gathering information about secret military projects in Myanmar for years. If this is true, it will be a bad news. If Myanmar are going to become a nuclear power, Myanmar are likely to be the most powerful yet dangerous country in Southeast Asia for several reason. First, for years the stability of ASEAN is existed because there is no nuclear power in the region. If there suddenly exist, there will be a significant distribution of power in the ASEAN. Myanmar will be the most powerful. Even worser, Myanmar will be uncontrollable by the norm and binding code. Subsequently, Myanmar will be an important variable that determine ASEAN stability. is Just like how North Korea operate in the East Asia. So, it is important to be cautious regarding the issues.
This is actually a significant development about the story of dispute between ASEAN countries and China. Even Chinese diplomat called it “milestone document”. There are several reason why the document is very important. First, because the sea is very hot. The South China Sea is a resource-rich area. Countries that involved in the dispute will surely use their ultimate power to defend their claim. Therefore, without behavior agreement, the dispute could become even worser than ever. Second, because China, as the most powerful country in the region, has resisted such agreement for years. This is just make the dispute more complicated. The most powerful country just resisted such binding code of conduct. But, with some complicated diplomatic strategy, China finally agreed such binding code. Actually, this is a mystery for me. The question, what China will get from such binding agreement. Logically, such binding agreement will only limiting China’s action on the South China Sea. Subsequently, ASEAN countries are the luckiest. China’s threat will be limited because of the agreement.