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Indonesia shrugs off China's protest over North Natuna Sea's name
Marguerite Afra Sapiie Marguerite Afra Sapiie
The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, July 18, 2017 | 06:11 pm

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/07/18/indonesia-shrugs-off-chinas-protest-over-north-natuna-seas-name.html

Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has given China the cold shoulder over its protest against Indonesia’s move to rename the South China Sea (SCS) waters that lie within Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) north of Natuna Islands the “North Natuna Sea.”

The minister, who is has made a name for herself by blowing up foreign-owned fishing vessels caught poaching in Natuna waters, was surprised by the remarks from Beijing, which asserted the renaming “makes no sense at all.”

“The North Natuna Sea falls within our territory, not within the South China Sea […] We have the right [to rename the waters], the North Natuna Sea is ours,” Susi said, as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday.

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