Wednesday 20th of June 2018

memo of understanding, with new hair cuts...


hair salon diplomacy

Australia and Indonesia have struck a deal to resume intelligence and military cooperation.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will fly to Jakarta within days to join her Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa to formally sign what will be called the "Joint Understanding of a Code of Conduct".

Indonesia suspended cooperation with Australia last year after reports of Australian spying on the Indonesian president, his wife and government ministers.

The suspension led to the cancellation of at least seven exercises with the Indonesian military, including a special forces counter-hijack exercise.

Ms Bishop, who has been in negotiations with Mr Natalegawa for months on the new code of conduct, has confirmed the breakthrough.

"We have reached agreement on the joint understanding and we are currently arranging a time to sign it," she said.


Amazing ! The Russians did not get blamed for the previous cock up...


all is forgiven...


The Australian and Indonesian governments will sign a joint code of conduct, after months of negotiations, which will include a promise by Australia not to use its spy agencies to harm its neighbour.

Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, will travel to Indonesia to sign the agreement with her counterpart, Marty Natalegawa, in the presence of the prime minister, Tony Abbott, and Indonesia’s departing president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, according to multiple reports.

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not sharing, really...

Indonesian authorities trying to trace two commercial pilots believed to support Islamic State say Australian federal police intelligence on the men wasn’t shared with them.

An AFP intelligence report published on website the Intercept on Thursday revealed Tommy Hendratno and Ridwan Agustin were expressing support for Isis on Facebook and posed a security risk.

Federal police monitored Indonesian airline pilots allegedly radicalised by Isis

The intelligence report was compiled in March, but Indonesia’s Coordinating Ministry for Politics, Law and Security said it only learned of the men through Thursday’s media reports.

Spokesman Agus Barnas said Jakarta was seeking the AFP report. “We just found this out now, well, just yesterday,” he said on Friday.

Because there had been no tip-off, the men had not been monitored, he said.

“While we’ve always known the risk of pilots with extreme views, we didn’t imagine something like this,” he said.


Now from "our" journalistic point of view, we would need to know the source of the leak if this was a government leak, but we definitively need to know what is the purpose behind this...

What is the shifty modus operandi, what is the real purpose lurking in the goof-head of our Turd in Chief...