The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Muhaimin Iskandar said the Dutch government is studying the possibility of providing assistance the defense sector, including battleship. Yesterday, he received the Dutch senate speaker, Yvonne E.M.A.Timmerman Buck at the DPR building. The DPR, he added, conveyed to her that Indonesia urgently needs to borrow battleships to protect its territory and sea explorations. Moreover, the DPR also asked the Dutch to provide technology-transfer assistance in shipbuilding. The Dutch senate, according to Muhaimin, welcomed the idea and promised to have further internal discussion within the government.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from Koran Tempo, 4 June, p.A6