Friday, October 28, 2011

FORUM AIMS TO IMPROVE MALAYSIA-INDONESIA TIES

Issues pertaining to national sovereignty, maids issue, land and sea border demarcation were among the few topics discussed.


Muhammadiyah Youth president Dr Saleh Daulay (left) and Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Azwanddin Hamzah (right) exchanging a memorandum of understanding involving the non-governmental organisations’ efforts in strengthening ties between Malaysia and Indonesia. — NST picture by Salim Shaari


KUALA LUMPUR,27 October 2011:  Protests outside embassies in Indonesia or Malaysia may be a thing of the past following the OneRegion (Serantau) Forum.



The landmark forum saw more than 40 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from both counties coming together in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties.




Serantau secretariat chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zamzamin Hashim said the forum highlighted the importance for both counties to maintain good relations.




Issues pertaining to national sovereignty, maids issue, land and sea border demarcation were among the few topics discussed.



After the forum, Malay NGO Jaringan Melayu Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding with Indonesian NGO Muhammadiyah Youth Movement (Muhammadiyah Youth) yesterday.




The memorandum marked the beginning of a series of collaborations, starting with a joint production of a documentary series between the two organisations to strengthen bilateral ties.





JMM president Azwanddin Hamzah said the documentary titled "Between Two Lines" (Antara Dua Garisan), would add to the pool of information shared by both countries.


Muhammadiyah Youth president Dr Saleh Daulay said the documentary would be aired in 12 episodes.

Sumber : New Straits Times