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(From The Jakarta Post)
from THE JAKARTA POST -- MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2007 -- PAGE 3 How did we, as a nation, respond to a draft resolution at the UN Security Council last week, urging Myanmar to democratize and respect human rights? Well, we were not sure about the relevance and usefulness of such a resolution, so we opted to abstain. We did not go for "yes" or "against", the other two options available to us as a non-permanent member of the Security Council
Does that mean we have no opinion about the matter? Foreign Minister Hassan Wirayuda explained that abstaining was not the same as having no opinion. Indonesia, said Ambassador Reslan Jenie, the head of the Indonesian Mission to the UN, did not object to the substance of the proposed …