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AseanAffairs Magazine September - October 2011
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PHILIPPINES OBTAINS A WARSHIP


PHILIPPINES
A former US Coast Guard cutter is the most recent upgrade to the Philippine navy.

Although Philippine President Benigno Aquino III visited China in August at the request of President Hu Jintao, tensions between not only the Philippines but Brunei,Malaysia and Vietnam versus China over the South China Sea remain high.

A week before his departure, Aquino toured a new addition as the Philippines took delivery of a decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard cutter as part of a drive to modernize its navy amid tensions with China and re-commissioned it as the Gregorio del Pilar.

Although 46 years old, the 3,390-ton warship is the most capable in the Philippine navy that is comprised of aging World War II vessels. The current flagship, a former American destroyer, is among the oldest active warships in the world.

The U.S. has promised to help the Philippines modernize its fleet amid recent tensions with China over the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea..  .......... 

 

 

 

VIETNAM ALSO BEEFS UP ITS NAVY


VIETNAM

Vietnam went to Russia for its naval upgrade.

Not to be outdone by the Philippines,Vietnam received a second Russian-made guided missile warship as tensions over disputed islands in the South China Sea continue, state media reported in August.

The Gepard class frigate, Vietnam’s most modern warship, was delivered August 22 at the Cam Ranh naval port in central Vietnam, the Thanh Nien newspaper
said.
 

Taking the delivery of the frigate marked a “new development” in improving “the combative strength as well as the capability of managing and defending the country’s sea sovereignty,” the paper quoted navy commander Nguyen Van Hien as saying.
 

Vietnam took the delivery of the first warship of this kind in March.
The Asean nation has also ordered six diesel-electric “Project 636” Varshavyanka submarines at a cost of US$2 billion. The submarines are also known by their NATO nickname, “Kilos.” The delivery of the first submarine was expected in three years. .......... 

 

 

MYANMAR GOVERNMENT TALKS WITH SUU KYI


MYANMAR
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi continues her talks with the Myanmar government.


The new nominally civilian government of Myanmar is setting a new course to deter the universal condemnation it has received due to the way it has treated Aung San Suu Kyi.
 

In mid-August the government pledged to continue talks with Aung San Suu Kyi and to allow a visit by a UN human rights envoy.

Burmese information minister Kyaw Hsan, in a rare news conference, said the nominally civilian government, which came to power after a controversial election in November 2010, hoped to get “successful results” from cooperating with Suu Kyi.

 

His comments came shortly before Suu Kyi held a second round of talks with labor minister Aung Kyi in Yangon that she later said had covered “all sectors.”
A joint statement released following the discussions said both sides would work together for “peace and stability” and the “development of the country.” It also said they would avoid views that could “lead to conflicts.”
 

Kyaw Hsan earlier said the government would “continue these kinds of meetings for the benefit of the people” at the first media briefing in the capital Naypyidaw since taking power........... 


 

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