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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Timely Defense Meeting

Headline World's defence ministers meet in S'pore:
"Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Najib Razak as well as Admiral William Fallon, commander of the US Pacific Command, will head discussions on maritime security cooperation..Maritime security is a relevant concern in South-east Asia because it is where the Malacca and Singapore Straits are located. .About a quarter of global commerce and half of the world's oil supplies pass through the two waterways, making passing ships prime targets for terror groups, officials have said..
On Sunday, Australian Minister for Defence Robert Hill, Philippine Defence Secretary Avelino Cruz and their Singapore counterpart, Mr Teo Chee Hean, will lead a forum on the region's armed forces and counter-terrorism. .Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Najib Razak as well as Admiral William Fallon, commander of the US Pacific Command, will head discussions on maritime security cooperation..
Maritime security is a relevant concern in South-east Asia because it is where the Malacca and Singapore Straits are located. .About a quarter of global commerce and half of the world's oil supplies pass through the two waterways, making passing ships prime targets for terror groups, officials have said."

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