Subject: JP: Indonesia, minus East Timor

May 03, 2003

Indonesia, minus East Timor

JAKARTA: The government has released a new map of Indonesia, which scraps now independent East Timor and the Malaysian-owned islands of Sipadan and Ligitan.

The map, to a 1:5,000,000 scale, was launched in conjunction with National Education Day on Friday.

Head of the Coordinating Body for Survey and National Mapping, Rudolf W. Matindas, said it in cooperation with and the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs had completed the map.

Rudolf said the territorial borders and the Exclusive Economic Zone were drawn according to international law and bilateral agreements with neighboring countries. --JP


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