Map of Indonesia, CIA-Jan, 2002. Wikimedia Commons
The Jakarta Post-Dec 13
Every Dec. 13 we commemorate the day in 1957 when then-prime minister Djuanda Kartawidjaja proclaimed Indonesia’s new maritime approach. The proclamation, which later became known as the Djuanda Declaration, established that Indonesia has the lawful right to draw baselines connecting the outermost points of its outermost islands and that the waters within those baselines fall under Indonesia’s sovereignty.
First published in: The Jakarta Post