Lapang Islanders in Indonesia

"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'
Representatives of Japan and Australia shake hands at the court in The Hague. (NOS/ANP) - 31 March 2014
"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes
Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during a meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enforcement of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 9, 2014. The Chinese envoy on Monday called for a harmonious maritime order, saying that maritime disputes should be settled through negotiation between the parties directly involved. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Constitution of the Oceans

The Jakarta Post

I Made Andi Arsana, New York City

Attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York was an interesting experience. Being an observer, it was exciting for me to see how a negotiation and consultation went. The day I attended an informal consultation of the law of the sea was taking place. The moment reminded me that the future of ocean affairs and the law of the sea was being discussed in the room.

This year, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is 25 years old. People refer to it as the "Constitution of the Oceans", being the most comprehensive codified law of the sea in human history.

The road to establish the convention was long and winding, and it took nine years to finish before it was ratified by the majority of coastal states around the globe. To date, it has been signed by 154 coastal states and the European Union, including Indonesia, with the Law No. 17/1985.

The convention also deals with international maritime boundaries. In this regard, Indonesia has 10 neighboring states, namely India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Australia and Timor Leste, with which maritime boundaries need to be settled. To date, 18 agreements have been established making Indonesia one of the most productive in this regard. However, Indonesia still has work to do.

It has to be admitted that the journey of Indonesia remains colored in inconveniences concerning maritime boundary disputes. The Ambalat case, outer-island issues and pending maritime boundaries with Singapore are examples we see in the news even now. The story of Sipadan and Ligitan islands is a legend that keeps being retold.

Now it is worth remembering all those issues and learn some lessons from them to build a better story for the future.

Most of the people in Indonesia believe that Sipadan and Ligitan islands were taken by Malaysia from Indonesia. This is a mistake. Sipadan and Ligitan were owned by no state. Indonesia and Malaysia tried to claim them and Malaysia won sovereignty due to reasons of effectivity (effective occupation).

The "victory" was not only due to the efforts of Malaysia but also what the British did in the past. It was the British that implemented law and established lighthouses on the islands. It is also worth noting that the effective occupation had nothing to do with the tourism resorts Malaysia had on those two islands, as anything after 1969 was not considered. The two states agreed to consider only events taking place before 1969.

There are at least three things we should do.

First, we need to devote our energy and time to settling pending maritime boundaries with neighbors. I believe the government has been making its best efforts in this. Negotiations with Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines are taking place, as well as a preliminary approach with Palau. In addition, Indonesia is currently preparing a submission to the UN concerning outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.

Second, maintenance and socialization of existing maritime boundaries is inevitable. Visualizing maritime boundaries on a chart with adequate specifications, and informing relevant parties (e.g. fishermen, coastal communities, etc.) of the status and location of the boundaries is a must.

Without proper socialization and understanding, the seizure of Indonesian fishermen crossing maritime boundaries will continue. It is time to learn and care for our territory and borders.

Third, it is necessary to enhance expertise in maritime boundaries, concerning legal, political and technical aspects. It is undisputable that maritime boundary issues deal with law and politics. However, few of us are aware how much technical aspects are involved. Not much news concerns the importance of coordinating definitions using proper geodetic datum, for instance. No wonder, people tend to see maritime boundary issues only as a matter of law and politics.

Indonesia, undoubtedly, has many legal experts but more people with technical expertise are required. We need more geoscientists (e.g geodesy, geophysics, geology and hydrography) who are focused on technical aspects of the law of the sea. It is not to say that the existing experts are unqualified, just that there need to be more.

The writer is a lecturer in the Department of Geodetic and Geomatic Engineering, Gadjah Mada University. He is currently a UN-Nippon Foundation Fellow in the Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea, UN, New York.

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