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Indonesia, Malaysia to fix border signs

Jakarta, Indonesia: Indonesia and Malaysia will fix border signs to avoid misunderstanding, according to Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister, Indonesia. He said that according to Coordinating Minister for Politic, Law and Security Joko Suyanto, an Indonesian survey team surveyed border line on Kalimantan Island. It confirmed displacement of several borders signs on the sea. It also observed that several land border signs were ruined as they are built many years ago.

Natalegawa added that the border signs were made at the era of Dutch colonisation in Indonesia and British occupation on Malaysia in 1861, but they had not yet set demarcation line. “We just agreed the demarcation line in 1978,” he stated.

“In case of displacement of border sign, we could fix them as we have the coordinates. Our border is not just determined by border signs but the most important thing with coordinates shown by satellites. Just send a joint team and fix them,” he continued.

Source: www.theborneopost.com