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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ketika Pulau Batu Puteh Diperebutkan

Sengketa perebutan pulau nampaknya menjadi kasus yang populer belakangan ini. Tahun ini Mahkamah Internasional (International Court of Justice, ICJ) juga memutuskan kasus sengketa pulau yaitu antara Nicaragua dan Honduras dan kasus


Thursday, December 20, 2007

The last day!

Three months do not seem to be very long. The three month internship in DOALOS ends tonight. I could not believe it. However, it is for real. The program is over tonight.

We went to see the head of Office of Legal Affairs in the Secretariat Building for an official farewell and also photo session. I was lucky for being appointed as the representative of the fellows to deliver a vote of thanks in English while another friend was supposed to be the representative for French. It was to be a great opportunity and I tried my best in order not to let my fellows down. It seemed to me that it was not so bad at all.

I ended my speech "I hope we can return to our country with better knowledge and better understanding and we can do something good, not just for our countries but also for the world if I may say"


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Paper completed and Presentation

This is one of the most important moments in my life with regards to the fellowship program. I finally completed my research paper and presented my research in front of the program adviser, all of my fellows and some DOALOS staff members. Presented in the presentation was Mr. Rajan, a prominent expert in continental shelf from DOALOS. It was to me a very good opportunity to have him there.

No matter how often I have presented papers in seminars and conferences, I could never present without preparation and even practices. The Annual Research Seminar in Australia awarded the predicate of the best presenter to me in 2005, but to me, presenting without preparation and practice is a mistake. I did enough practices before presenting and it seemed that the practice was fruitful. I presented the research well and it seemed that everybody well received what I wanted to convey.

Mr Rajan, being the expert in this field, gave good comments and suggestion. He also helped me dealing with questions from other fellows. I was happy with the result in general and my presentation seemed to be quite interesting as I used many interesting and yet effective animation.

These are some photos.

I was in the middle of presentation. Francois was the chairman.

This is not when I was presenting, but only made a good pose :)


Monday, December 10, 2007

Toward the end of the Fellowship

My days in New York will finish soon. This is the time for me to finish my work as a UN-Nippon Fellow by completing my research paper. It seems to me that Francois, the program adviser, is happy with what I have done so far and the paper is now in its finalizing stage.

I have completed almost all correction based on final comment made by Francois and will be ready with the paper this week, I believe. My next big moment will be the presentation.


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Sovereignty dispute between Malaysia and Singapore

Opinion and Editorial in - December 06, 2007

I Made Andi Arsana, New York City

Last month, Malaysia and Singapore went to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a case of sovereignty. Pulau Batu Puteh (or Pedra Branca to Singapore), Royal Rocks and South Ledge are the three features in dispute.

After a long disagreement, the two neighboring states decided to bring the case to the ICJ in the Hague, the Netherlands. The public hearing took place last month, where each party delivered their arguments. The case has not yet been decided but the judgment is expected to be final in six months.

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