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AFF Suzuki Cup 2018: In Focus â€" Indonesia

Ahead of AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, our 7th preview sees FOX Sports Asia football editor Gabriel Tan look closer at Indonesia and their recent resurgence.

Considering they only just returned from a FIFA-imposed ban a couple of years back, it is quite impressive that it has not taken Indonesia long to pick up where they left off.

A runners-up finish at the last AFF Suzuki Cup in 2016 has been complemented with heartening displays at age-group level, where they reached the knockout stages of both the Asian Games and AFC U-19 Championship in recent months.

Given that they missed out on the chance to join Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines at next January’s AFC Asian Cup 2019 having not been eligible for the qualifiers, success at the upcoming Suzuki Cup could be their best chance to prove they remain among Southeast Asia’s elite.

FIXTURES

No vember 9: Singapore v Indonesia (National Stadium, Singapore)

November 13: Indonesia v Timor-Leste (Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta)

November 17: Thailand v Indonesia (Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok)

November 25: Indonesia v Philippines (Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta)

PAST PERFORMANCES

Not only are Indonesia yet to win the Suzuki Cup, but they also hold the record for most runners-up finishes having reached the final on five previous occasions without claiming the ultimate prize.

They did however capture the hearts of many neutrals in 2016 with their spirited displays, even beating the mighty Thailand 2-1 in the first leg of the final before succumbing to a 2-0 defeat in the return encounter.

Their record of eight semi-final appearances in 11 editions of the competition is also a tally only bettered by the Thais and Vietnam.

ONE GAME NOT TO MISS

The obvious clash to look forward to would be the 2016 final rematch between Indonesia and Thailand, which takes place in Bangkok on November 17.

But, given how much the passionate Indonesian fans add to the atmosphere of the tournament when over 75,000 of them are gathered at the Gelora Bung Karno, then the game to look forward to has to be one of their home matches.

And the better of the two is undeniably on the final match day when they entertain Philippines, who are a side also expected to challenge for a top-two finish in Group B, which could result in an even tastier affair.

KEY PLAYERS

Stefano Lilipaly â€" The all-action attacking midfielder really came to the fore at the 2016 Suzuki Cup, providing his side with plenty of drive and creativity from the engine room while also chipping in with two goals. At the recent Asian Games, Lilipaly was also deployed as a striker to excellent effect and he is set to cause all sorts of problems for opposition defe nces.

Evan Dimas â€" Still only 23, it feels like Evan has been around for awhile now and the upcoming tournament is set to be his third Suzuki Cup appearance. After winning the Indonesia Liga 1 with Bhayangkara in 2017, the midfield maestro enjoyed a successful first year in Malaysia with Selangor and ­Merah-Putih will look to him to initiate many an attack

Hansamu Yama â€" One of the real surprises from Indonesia two years ago was how steady they looked at the back, especially considering they have often been synonymous with a gung-ho attacking style of play. A key factor behind their new resilience was centre-back Hansamu Yama, who is slowly but surely establishing himself as one of Southeast Asia’s best in his position.

VERDICT

Following a runners-up finish last time out, another run to the final would logically be the minimum target for the Indonesians in 2018.

But would that be a realistic target? Certainly.

At their best, Indonesia should be confident in their ability to beat Philippines, Singapore and Timor-Leste and, with Thailand sending a second-string side, finishing top of Group B may not even be beyond Garuda.

Photo credit: Asian Games 2018

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AFF Suzuki Cup 2018: In Focus â€" Indonesia

Ahead of AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, our 7th preview sees FOX Sports Asia football editor Gabriel Tan look closer at Indonesia and their recent resurgence.

Considering they only just returned from a FIFA-imposed ban a couple of years back, it is quite impressive that it has not taken Indonesia long to pick up where they left off.

A runners-up finish at the last AFF Suzuki Cup in 2016 has been complemented with heartening displays at age-group level, where they reached the knockout stages of both the Asian Games and AFC U-19 Championship in recent months.

Given that they missed out on the chance to join Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines at next January’s AFC Asian Cup 2019 having not been eligible for the qualifiers, success at the upcoming Suzuki Cup could be their best chance to prove they remain among Southeast Asia’s elite.

FIXTURES

No vember 9: Singapore v Indonesia (National Stadium, Singapore)

November 13: Indonesia v Timor-Leste (Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta)

November 17: Thailand v Indonesia (Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok)

November 25: Indonesia v Philippines (Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta)

PAST PERFORMANCES

Not only are Indonesia yet to win the Suzuki Cup, but they also hold the record for most runners-up finishes having reached the final on five previous occasions without claiming the ultimate prize.

They did however capture the hearts of many neutrals in 2016 with their spirited displays, even beating the mighty Thailand 2-1 in the first leg of the final before succumbing to a 2-0 defeat in the return encounter.

Their record of eight semi-final appearances in 11 editions of the competition is also a tally only bettered by the Thais and Vietnam.

ONE GAME NOT TO MISS

The obvious clash to look forward to would be the 2016 final rematch between Indonesia and Thailand, which takes place in Bangkok on November 17.

But, given how much the passionate Indonesian fans add to the atmosphere of the tournament when over 75,000 of them are gathered at the Gelora Bung Karno, then the game to look forward to has to be one of their home matches.

And the better of the two is undeniably on the final match day when they entertain Philippines, who are a side also expected to challenge for a top-two finish in Group B, which could result in an even tastier affair.

KEY PLAYERS

Stefano Lilipaly â€" The all-action attacking midfielder really came to the fore at the 2016 Suzuki Cup, providing his side with plenty of drive and creativity from the engine room while also chipping in with two goals. At the recent Asian Games, Lilipaly was also deployed as a striker to excellent effect and he is set to cause all sorts of problems for opposition defe nces.

Evan Dimas â€" Still only 23, it feels like Evan has been around for awhile now and the upcoming tournament is set to be his third Suzuki Cup appearance. After winning the Indonesia Liga 1 with Bhayangkara in 2017, the midfield maestro enjoyed a successful first year in Malaysia with Selangor and ­Merah-Putih will look to him to initiate many an attack

Hansamu Yama â€" One of the real surprises from Indonesia two years ago was how steady they looked at the back, especially considering they have often been synonymous with a gung-ho attacking style of play. A key factor behind their new resilience was centre-back Hansamu Yama, who is slowly but surely establishing himself as one of Southeast Asia’s best in his position.

VERDICT

Following a runners-up finish last time out, another run to the final would logically be the minimum target for the Indonesians in 2018.

But would that be a realistic target? Certainly.

At their best, Indonesia should be confident in their ability to beat Philippines, Singapore and Timor-Leste and, with Thailand sending a second-string side, finishing top of Group B may not even be beyond Garuda.

Photo credit: Asian Games 2018

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Indonesia investigates Lion Air after first Boeing Max crash

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[JAKARTA] Indonesian authorities are conducting a review of the operations of Lion Air, the transport ministry said, as the search for the main wreckage and cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Boeing jet continues into a seventh day.

The "special audit" will cover the standard operating procedures of the airline, the flight crew qualifications and coordination with industry stakeholders, the ministry said in a statement. The ministry is coordinating with institutions such as the European Union, the International Civil Aviation Organization and the Federal Aviation Administration and corrective steps will be taken on the basis of the review, it said.

Indonesian authorities intensified inspection of all aircraft in service with President Joko Widodo asking airlines to accord the highest priority to passenger safety after Lion Air's flight JT610, a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet, plunged into the Java Sea off Jakarta on Oct 29.

The government had already ordered a review of Lion's repair and maintenance unit and suspended several managers as it emerged the ill-fated jet had reported some technical issues a day before the crash.

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The transport ministry is coordinating with airport authorities, navigation operators and airlines among others to ensure airworthiness at all airports in Indonesia is well maintained, Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said.

SEE ALSO: One dead in plane crash near Ottawa

Even after a week-long search involving dozens of ships and hundreds of specialists, the plane's main wreckage and the cockpit voice recorder that's key to unraveling the mystery, are yet to be recovered. While the National Search and Rescue Agency had on Saturday said its divers had spotted the main body of the plane, its chief M. Syaugi said on Sunday the images spotted were only the skin of the aircraft on the seabed.

BLACK BOX

Indonesian search crews have recovered a flight data recorder, both the engines, a part of the landing gear, body parts of victims and personal belongings since the flight carrying 189 people plummeted into the sea.

While it may take days or weeks before definitive information emerges on the crash, Lion Air has said the aircraft had experienced problems with sensors used to calculate height and speed in its previous flight.

The issue was checked by maintenance workers overnight before the plane was cleared for the ill-fated flight, the airline said. It's too early to determine what led to the disaster, the carrier's owner Rusdi Kirana has said.

The nation's domestic airline market has boomed in recent years to become the fifth largest in the world. Local air traffic more than tripled between 2005 and 2017 to 97 million people, according to the CAPA Center for Aviation, and is dominated by flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air Group.

Carriers have struggled with safety issues, partly as a result of the pace of that expansion, as well as iss ues intrinsic to a region of mountainous terrain, equatorial thunderstorms and often underdeveloped aviation infrastructure.

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Home > Transport Indonesia investigates Lion Air after first Boeing Max crashMon, Nov 05, 2018 - 7:40 AM BP_Lion Air_051118_14.jpg Indonesian authorities are conducting a review of the operations of Lion Air, the transport ministry said, as the search for the main wreckage and cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Boeing jet continues into a seventh day. PHOTO: AFP

[JAKARTA] Indonesian authorities are conducting a review of the operations of Lion Air, the transport ministry said, as the search for the main wreckage and cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Boeing jet continues into a seventh day.

The "special audit" will cover the standard operating procedures of the airline, the flight crew qualifications and coordination with industry stakeholders, the ministry said in a statement. The ministry is coordinating with institutions such as the European Union, the International Civil Aviation Organization and the Federal Aviation Administration and corrective steps will be taken on the basis of the review, it said.

Indonesian authorities intensified inspection of all aircraft in service with President Joko Widodo asking airlines to accord the highest priority to passenger safety after Lion Air's flight JT610, a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet, plunged into the Java Sea off Jakarta on Oct 29.

The government had already ordered a review of Lion's repair and maintenance unit and suspended several managers as it emerged the ill-fated jet had reported some technical issues a day before the crash.

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The transport ministry is coordinating with airport authorities, navigation operators and airlines among others to ensure airworthiness at all airports in Indonesia is well maintained, Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said.

SEE ALSO: One dead in plane crash near Ottawa

Even after a week-long search involving dozens of ships and hundreds of specialists, the plane's main wreckage and the cockpit voice recorder that's key to unraveling the mystery, are yet to be recovered. While the National Search and Rescue Agency had on Saturday said its divers had spotted the main body of the plane, its chief M. Syaugi said on Sunday the images spotted were only the skin of the aircraft on the seabed.

BLACK BOX

Indonesian search crews have recovered a flight data recorder, both the engines, a part of the landing gear, body parts of victims and personal belongings since the flight carrying 189 people plummeted into the sea.

While it may take days or weeks before definitive information emerges on the crash, Lion Air has said the aircraft had experienced problems with sensors used to calculate height and speed in its previous flight.

The issue was checked by maintenance workers overnight before the plane was cleared for the ill-fated flight, the airline said. It's too early to determine what led to the disaster, the carrier's owner Rusdi Kirana has said.

The nation's domestic airline market has boomed in recent years to become the fifth largest in the world. Local air traffic more than tripled between 2005 and 2017 to 97 million people, according to the CAPA Center for Aviation, and is dominated by flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air Group.

Carriers have struggled with safety issues, partly as a result of the pace of that expansion, as well as iss ues intrinsic to a region of mountainous terrain, equatorial thunderstorms and often underdeveloped aviation infrastructure.

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INDONESIA: It is in our interests to maintain relationship

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To submit a letter to The Age, email letters@theage.com.au. Please include your home address and telephone number.

James Massola's analysis of the proposed relocation of the Australian embassy to Jerusalem carries commonsense and foresight ("If Jokowi has to choose, Australia will be the loser", 3/11). Indonesia is the largest Muslim majority country in the world. Indonesian Muslims are deeply religious and stand in solidarity with the Palestinians. They consider the Israeli occupation and violation of Palestinian human rights an abomination. Indonesia's GDP is increasing at more than double the rate of Australia's.

Pat Campbell

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Within a few years, Indonesia will be economically and militarily more powerful than Australia. It is in Australia's interest to maintain good relations with Indonesia. No doubt that we can live without Israel; but we cannot live without Indonesia especially in the context of China's rising influence.

Bill Mathew, Parkville

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Trade ties lessen memory of deaths

As Malcolm Turnbull cosies up to Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Insight 3/11), my thoughts go to two young Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and their senseless, politically motivated execution by an Indonesian firing squad, just a few short years ago. Shamefully, it seems that when trade is concerned, we have particularly short memories.

Jennifer Joseph, South Yarra

Australia, the lucky country

Australia is so fortunate to be receiving gratuitous advice from Indonesia on where it should or should not locate its emb assies and with which other countries it should or should not align itself.

George Greenberg, Malvern

A decision beyond comprehension

There is a presidential election in Indonesia next year and both candidates appear to be scrambling for the Islamist vote. Joko Widodo and his opponent Prabowo Subianto have chosen, as their running mate, characters whose views may be regarded as verging on the extreme by Western standards.

To fit in with this narrative, Israel bashing is now the "in thing" in Jakarta and the Jerusalem issue has proved to be most convenient for Joko. Why our Prime Minister and (presumably) the Foreign Minister would think this an opportune time to announce such a radical change in Middle Eastern policy is beyond comprehension.

Michael Stannard-Taylor, Mentone

A government held to ransom

Indonesian people smugglers are holding our government to ransom in ways they could never im agine. That the few (refugees languishing on Manus and Nauru) must suffer as a deterrent for the benefit of the many (future asylum seekers) is a discredited and cruel justification underpinning our border policy.

Nick Toovey, Beaumaris

Sir Humphrey would be proud

Did Prime Minister Scott Morrison, like his Senate colleagues before him in respect to the "OK to be White" issue, not read the briefing papers given to Malcolm Turnbull for his trip to Indonesia. It feels like we are living through reruns of Yes Minister.

Peter Roche, Carlton

Nation is not run by shock jocks

Why do politicians appear on the Alan Jones show where they allow themselves to be bullied and forced into making declarations to do Alan's bidding. In the latest example the Prime Minister was cajoled into denouncing Malcolm Turnbull for daring to speak about foreign affairs while in Indonesia. And it then turns out Malc olm Turnbull was correctly following instructions from Scott Morrison and detailed briefing notes he was given, thereby resulting in the PM having to retract the denouncement. When will they learn that Jones does not run this country?

Brian Glass, Montrose

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Chief judge replies

On October 29, The Age published an article entitled "Law fails in 20-year wait for justice in rape cases".

There is a public interest in exposing and correcting problems within the justice system. There is significant ongoing reform to improve the procedure for complainants in sexual offence matters.

While judges may be the subject of informed criticism, this article unfairly suggests that the court has contributed to an injustice.

It implies that Judge McInerney has acted, not in accordance with the rule of law, but in a manner which was biased against the complainants.

The article does so without reference to the judge& #039;s legal reasoning and makes a number of factual errors.

The article states that separate trials for three complainants were ordered "so the allegations . . . could be tested in isolation". In a considered ruling, Judge McInerney determined that the interests of justice required separate trials.

It states that Judge McInerney directed the jury to deliver a verdict of not guilty. That is untrue. In accordance with the law, the judge directed the jury that they had the option of entering an early verdict of not guilty. The jury did not take this opportunity.

It states that the jury was dismissed, even though they "wanted to go on". The law empowers a trial judge to discharge a jury where an accused person can no longer receive a fair trial. Judge McInerney found this to be the case and gave reasons.

It is for the prosecution to bring charges to court. It is wrong to suggest that the court's record keeping has somehow led to a fa ilure to prosecute.

Judges are among the most rigorously scrutinised professions. This occurs in the review or appeal court process, where the judge's reasoning is examined by reference to admissible evidence, established principles and case law.

An unsubstantiated attack upon the legal decision of judges, without any examination of their reasoning, risks undermining public confidence in the justice system. It may be read as a considered legal judgment, when it is not.

It is wrong to suggest because some people involved in the case were "dismayed" by one of the judge's decisions that this decision is somehow unlawful or biased.

Judges McInerney and Lacava, quite properly acted independently of all the parties, and sought to diligently apply the rule of law.

Chief Judge Peter Kidd, County Court of Victoria

Market forces

Ross Gittins (Comment, 3/11) has shone a light on how Australia's industries have become heavily concentrated. Heavily concentrated means that 30 per cent of a particular market is in the hands of the biggest four players. Factors that cause this include company mergers and acquisitions, but also breaching of competition and consumer laws by powerful companies. The end result is lack of competition. Since wages are related to competition, the industry concentration that is occurring now has negative consequences for employment and for consumers.

The issue of concentration of market power in the hands of fewer and fewer industries in Australia should, as Ross Gittins suggests, be a major issue to be addressed in the forthcoming election.

Leigh Ackland, Deepdene

Gatwick tribute

Thank you, Anson Cameron (Spectrum, 3/11) for the incredibly moving tribute to the former residents of Gatwick House and their remarkable saviours Yvette and Rose.

Gentrification comes at a tragic human cost.

Susan Mahar , Fitzroy North

Considered decision

I wonder how many people critical of the Bicycle Network's decision (in relation to helmets) actually read any of the information and submissions that was used in coming to this decision. This policy change came after months of research and is supported by most cyclists.

Robert Paterson, Mooroolbark

Greater needs

No disrespect to the National War Memorial, or the men and women who have fought for our country. However, surely that huge sum of money would be better spent on areas of urgent need, like health and education.

Katriona Fahey, Alphington

Look to children

The $500 million allocated to the National War Museum should be devoted solely to the care of the young people whose lives have been damaged by recent wars.

It is inappropriate to use it to put a gloss on wars called by middle-aged politicians, safe at home, on the basis of spuriou s justifications. This is aggravated by the fact that the regions involved have been even further destabilised and we feel no safer as a result.

John Poppins, Mount Waverley

Warne for CA

Shane Warne for Cricket Australia CEO. He has the plan and vision to see it through and has the former player's perspective to make it appealing to all.

Loucille McGinley, Brighton East

Peever is gone

CA must be in a bit of a bind these days for they can no longer "Leave it to Peever".

Ian Grandy, Mitcham

China factors

The exposure ("Living under lockdown", The Age, 3/11) of the human rights abuses by China, particularly of Muslims in Xinjian province, is most warranted and concerning. We should take into account in our economic dealings with China its appalling record of human rights abuses internally and externally and the fact that we are dealing with a one -party, one-president-for-life totalitarian government which regards democracy as an anathema.

We should not in our trading relationships become so dependent on China that it can exert leverage strategically and otherwise to the serious detriment of our relations with the United States and our liberal democratic values and system. We should take into account not only the economic benefits but also the political risks and take a long hard look at the Chinese system and not just the economic potentialities.

Steven Staats, Glenroy

Me, myself, I

To radio and TV presenters, journalists, reporters and all and sundry â€" please stop the incorrect and overuse of the word myself when 99 per cent of the time, "me" or "I" are correct and would suffice. You don't sound more educated or articulate when you use the word â€" just stupid. It's enough to make myself go insane.

Susan Merrick, Dingley Village

Under fire

Warwick McFadyen's article (Spectrum 3/11) is a bit too Anglocentric and dismisses too easily the Australian poets of WWI. What about Leon Gellert? OK, he didn't produce the same amount of great poetry as Wilfred Owen, but his best poems stand the test of time. As to McFadyen's assertion that "the poets of the Second World War do not go much beyond Keith Douglas and Paul Celan" is he kidding? Have a look at the Australians, Campbell, Slessor and Manifold, the Americans Jarrell and Eberhart, and the Europeans, Anna Swir, Yannis Ritsos and Rene Char. For a contemporary Australian poetic response to the centenary of the Armistice, it's worth checking out the new anthology To End All Wars.

Mike Ladd, Prospect, SA

Monopoly game

Peter Hartcher (Comment, 3/11) reveals our weakness. Monopoly behaviour. Perhaps each citizen could get a share of corporate profits that have been made by overcharg ing citizens. Let's call it tax, which can then be distributed by a central authority. Let's call it government. This would balance the surplus profits distributed to shareholders and the overcharged revenue paid by citizens.

Martin Baggott, Camberwell

Role of theatre

Since when did the theatre become, in the words of Jenna Price (Comment, 2/11), an "industry" and a "safe place" for lovers of the theatre? The role of theatre as an industry is secondary to its main function as art and no one knows this better than those who love the theatre and Shakespeare and sit on and pay for its seats, wanting performances from actors willing to explore unsafe places in the human psyche and condition.

Price does not speak for "all women" nor do "all women" expect to be bullied by her and told they are "as bad as the person offending" when they don't feel sad or angry for the current Hash Me-too reasons she finds so compelling. Perhaps this is why Zoe Caldwell's performance as Cordelia to Charles Laughton's Lear is still remembered? This great Australian actor wrote that she was able to turn the real tension she felt in the presence of her co-player to her own advantage as an actress in this role.

Patricia Wiltshire, Montmorency

Damn nature

Hey Scott Morrison, we know the sun doesn't shine all the time and the wind doesn't blow all the time. We also know it doesn't rain all the time, but humans figured out how to store this "intermittent" resource and maintain continuous water supply centuries ago.

Helen Moss, Croydon

Stumped

ABC radio will be the only means of following one day and T20 international matches following Cricket Australia's sell-out to Foxtel. Cheating and mismanagement are secondary crimes to this neglect of its loyal base, so many of whom are unable to afford Fox. The future of cricket will reflect this ruthless myopic neglect.

Jenny Lobato, Coburg

AND ANOTHER THING

Cricket

Arrogant players, arrogant association who think they run the game and an arrogant organisation who was running the game. Poor old cricket did not have a chance.

Bob Graham, Yarragon

If Cricket Australia's culture has been deemed to start at the top where does that leave the Department of Home Affairs?

Bryan Fraser, St Kilda

The Cup

Aaah, Cup week in Melbourne. Unlike Canberra where every week is Cup week.

Bruce Dudon, Woodend

I remind once-a-year punters of the cautionary adage, "There's many a slip 'twixt the Cup and the tip".

Max Horton, Adelaide

I hope that Julie Bishop's move to the backbench didn't cost her invitations to the best mar quees at Flemington.

Phil Lipshut, Elsternwick

Furthermore

Let's call a spade a spade and let's call Donald Trump Pinocchio.

Susan Daniel, Blairgowrie

To adapt a well-known saying: I might disagree with all your findings, but I will defend to the death your right to do the research.

Lindsay Zoch, East Melbourne

I remember a neurosurgeon referring to cyclists who didn't wear helmets as "temporary Australians".

Kit Penfold, Edithvale

Will the federal election date in May 2019 be known as Independents Day forever after?

Greg Tuck, Warragul

Is John "Tampa" Howard advising Donald Trump on how to wage a hate-filled anti-immigrant and refugee election campaign?

Tony Delaney, Warrnambool

Donald Trump and Scott Morrison playing the religion card days before crucial elections?

Ross Peck, Mt Helen

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To submit a letter to The Age, email letters@theage.com.au. Please include your home address and telephone number.

James Massola's analysis of the proposed relocation of the Australian embassy to Jerusalem carries commonsense and foresight ("If Jokowi has to choose, Australia will be the loser", 3/11). Indonesia is the largest Muslim majority country in the world. Indonesian Muslims are deeply religious and stand in solidarity with the Palestinians. They consider the Israeli occupation and violation of Palestinian human rights an abomination. Indonesia's GDP is increasing at more than double the rate of Australia's.

Pat Campbell

Pat Campbell

Within a few years, Indonesia will be economically and militarily more powerful than Australia. It is in Australia's interest to maintain good relations with Indonesia. No doubt that we can live without Israel; but we cannot live without Indonesia especially in the context of China's rising influence.

Bill Mathew, Parkville

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Trade ties lessen memory of deaths

As Malcolm Turnbull cosies up to Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Insight 3/11), my thoughts go to two young Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and their senseless, politically motivated execution by an Indonesian firing squad, just a few short years ago. Shamefully, it seems that when trade is concerned, we have particularly short memories.

Jennifer Joseph, South Yarra

Australia, the lucky country

Australia is so fortunate to be receiving gratuitous advice from Indonesia on where it should or should not locate its emb assies and with which other countries it should or should not align itself.

George Greenberg, Malvern

A decision beyond comprehension

There is a presidential election in Indonesia next year and both candidates appear to be scrambling for the Islamist vote. Joko Widodo and his opponent Prabowo Subianto have chosen, as their running mate, characters whose views may be regarded as verging on the extreme by Western standards.

To fit in with this narrative, Israel bashing is now the "in thing" in Jakarta and the Jerusalem issue has proved to be most convenient for Joko. Why our Prime Minister and (presumably) the Foreign Minister would think this an opportune time to announce such a radical change in Middle Eastern policy is beyond comprehension.

Michael Stannard-Taylor, Mentone

A government held to ransom

Indonesian people smugglers are holding our government to ransom in ways they could never im agine. That the few (refugees languishing on Manus and Nauru) must suffer as a deterrent for the benefit of the many (future asylum seekers) is a discredited and cruel justification underpinning our border policy.

Nick Toovey, Beaumaris

Sir Humphrey would be proud

Did Prime Minister Scott Morrison, like his Senate colleagues before him in respect to the "OK to be White" issue, not read the briefing papers given to Malcolm Turnbull for his trip to Indonesia. It feels like we are living through reruns of Yes Minister.

Peter Roche, Carlton

Nation is not run by shock jocks

Why do politicians appear on the Alan Jones show where they allow themselves to be bullied and forced into making declarations to do Alan's bidding. In the latest example the Prime Minister was cajoled into denouncing Malcolm Turnbull for daring to speak about foreign affairs while in Indonesia. And it then turns out Malc olm Turnbull was correctly following instructions from Scott Morrison and detailed briefing notes he was given, thereby resulting in the PM having to retract the denouncement. When will they learn that Jones does not run this country?

Brian Glass, Montrose

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Chief judge replies

On October 29, The Age published an article entitled "Law fails in 20-year wait for justice in rape cases".

There is a public interest in exposing and correcting problems within the justice system. There is significant ongoing reform to improve the procedure for complainants in sexual offence matters.

While judges may be the subject of informed criticism, this article unfairly suggests that the court has contributed to an injustice.

It implies that Judge McInerney has acted, not in accordance with the rule of law, but in a manner which was biased against the complainants.

The article does so without reference to the judge& #039;s legal reasoning and makes a number of factual errors.

The article states that separate trials for three complainants were ordered "so the allegations . . . could be tested in isolation". In a considered ruling, Judge McInerney determined that the interests of justice required separate trials.

It states that Judge McInerney directed the jury to deliver a verdict of not guilty. That is untrue. In accordance with the law, the judge directed the jury that they had the option of entering an early verdict of not guilty. The jury did not take this opportunity.

It states that the jury was dismissed, even though they "wanted to go on". The law empowers a trial judge to discharge a jury where an accused person can no longer receive a fair trial. Judge McInerney found this to be the case and gave reasons.

It is for the prosecution to bring charges to court. It is wrong to suggest that the court's record keeping has somehow led to a fa ilure to prosecute.

Judges are among the most rigorously scrutinised professions. This occurs in the review or appeal court process, where the judge's reasoning is examined by reference to admissible evidence, established principles and case law.

An unsubstantiated attack upon the legal decision of judges, without any examination of their reasoning, risks undermining public confidence in the justice system. It may be read as a considered legal judgment, when it is not.

It is wrong to suggest because some people involved in the case were "dismayed" by one of the judge's decisions that this decision is somehow unlawful or biased.

Judges McInerney and Lacava, quite properly acted independently of all the parties, and sought to diligently apply the rule of law.

Chief Judge Peter Kidd, County Court of Victoria

Market forces

Ross Gittins (Comment, 3/11) has shone a light on how Australia's industries have become heavily concentrated. Heavily concentrated means that 30 per cent of a particular market is in the hands of the biggest four players. Factors that cause this include company mergers and acquisitions, but also breaching of competition and consumer laws by powerful companies. The end result is lack of competition. Since wages are related to competition, the industry concentration that is occurring now has negative consequences for employment and for consumers.

The issue of concentration of market power in the hands of fewer and fewer industries in Australia should, as Ross Gittins suggests, be a major issue to be addressed in the forthcoming election.

Leigh Ackland, Deepdene

Gatwick tribute

Thank you, Anson Cameron (Spectrum, 3/11) for the incredibly moving tribute to the former residents of Gatwick House and their remarkable saviours Yvette and Rose.

Gentrification comes at a tragic human cost.

Susan Mahar , Fitzroy North

Considered decision

I wonder how many people critical of the Bicycle Network's decision (in relation to helmets) actually read any of the information and submissions that was used in coming to this decision. This policy change came after months of research and is supported by most cyclists.

Robert Paterson, Mooroolbark

Greater needs

No disrespect to the National War Memorial, or the men and women who have fought for our country. However, surely that huge sum of money would be better spent on areas of urgent need, like health and education.

Katriona Fahey, Alphington

Look to children

The $500 million allocated to the National War Museum should be devoted solely to the care of the young people whose lives have been damaged by recent wars.

It is inappropriate to use it to put a gloss on wars called by middle-aged politicians, safe at home, on the basis of spuriou s justifications. This is aggravated by the fact that the regions involved have been even further destabilised and we feel no safer as a result.

John Poppins, Mount Waverley

Warne for CA

Shane Warne for Cricket Australia CEO. He has the plan and vision to see it through and has the former player's perspective to make it appealing to all.

Loucille McGinley, Brighton East

Peever is gone

CA must be in a bit of a bind these days for they can no longer "Leave it to Peever".

Ian Grandy, Mitcham

China factors

The exposure ("Living under lockdown", The Age, 3/11) of the human rights abuses by China, particularly of Muslims in Xinjian province, is most warranted and concerning. We should take into account in our economic dealings with China its appalling record of human rights abuses internally and externally and the fact that we are dealing with a one -party, one-president-for-life totalitarian government which regards democracy as an anathema.

We should not in our trading relationships become so dependent on China that it can exert leverage strategically and otherwise to the serious detriment of our relations with the United States and our liberal democratic values and system. We should take into account not only the economic benefits but also the political risks and take a long hard look at the Chinese system and not just the economic potentialities.

Steven Staats, Glenroy

Me, myself, I

To radio and TV presenters, journalists, reporters and all and sundry â€" please stop the incorrect and overuse of the word myself when 99 per cent of the time, "me" or "I" are correct and would suffice. You don't sound more educated or articulate when you use the word â€" just stupid. It's enough to make myself go insane.

Susan Merrick, Dingley Village

Under fire

Warwick McFadyen's article (Spectrum 3/11) is a bit too Anglocentric and dismisses too easily the Australian poets of WWI. What about Leon Gellert? OK, he didn't produce the same amount of great poetry as Wilfred Owen, but his best poems stand the test of time. As to McFadyen's assertion that "the poets of the Second World War do not go much beyond Keith Douglas and Paul Celan" is he kidding? Have a look at the Australians, Campbell, Slessor and Manifold, the Americans Jarrell and Eberhart, and the Europeans, Anna Swir, Yannis Ritsos and Rene Char. For a contemporary Australian poetic response to the centenary of the Armistice, it's worth checking out the new anthology To End All Wars.

Mike Ladd, Prospect, SA

Monopoly game

Peter Hartcher (Comment, 3/11) reveals our weakness. Monopoly behaviour. Perhaps each citizen could get a share of corporate profits that have been made by overcharg ing citizens. Let's call it tax, which can then be distributed by a central authority. Let's call it government. This would balance the surplus profits distributed to shareholders and the overcharged revenue paid by citizens.

Martin Baggott, Camberwell

Role of theatre

Since when did the theatre become, in the words of Jenna Price (Comment, 2/11), an "industry" and a "safe place" for lovers of the theatre? The role of theatre as an industry is secondary to its main function as art and no one knows this better than those who love the theatre and Shakespeare and sit on and pay for its seats, wanting performances from actors willing to explore unsafe places in the human psyche and condition.

Price does not speak for "all women" nor do "all women" expect to be bullied by her and told they are "as bad as the person offending" when they don't feel sad or angry for the current Hash Me-too reasons she finds so compelling. Perhaps this is why Zoe Caldwell's performance as Cordelia to Charles Laughton's Lear is still remembered? This great Australian actor wrote that she was able to turn the real tension she felt in the presence of her co-player to her own advantage as an actress in this role.

Patricia Wiltshire, Montmorency

Damn nature

Hey Scott Morrison, we know the sun doesn't shine all the time and the wind doesn't blow all the time. We also know it doesn't rain all the time, but humans figured out how to store this "intermittent" resource and maintain continuous water supply centuries ago.

Helen Moss, Croydon

Stumped

ABC radio will be the only means of following one day and T20 international matches following Cricket Australia's sell-out to Foxtel. Cheating and mismanagement are secondary crimes to this neglect of its loyal base, so many of whom are unable to afford Fox. The future of cricket will reflect this ruthless myopic neglect.

Jenny Lobato, Coburg

AND ANOTHER THING

Cricket

Arrogant players, arrogant association who think they run the game and an arrogant organisation who was running the game. Poor old cricket did not have a chance.

Bob Graham, Yarragon

If Cricket Australia's culture has been deemed to start at the top where does that leave the Department of Home Affairs?

Bryan Fraser, St Kilda

The Cup

Aaah, Cup week in Melbourne. Unlike Canberra where every week is Cup week.

Bruce Dudon, Woodend

I remind once-a-year punters of the cautionary adage, "There's many a slip 'twixt the Cup and the tip".

Max Horton, Adelaide

I hope that Julie Bishop's move to the backbench didn't cost her invitations to the best mar quees at Flemington.

Phil Lipshut, Elsternwick

Furthermore

Let's call a spade a spade and let's call Donald Trump Pinocchio.

Susan Daniel, Blairgowrie

To adapt a well-known saying: I might disagree with all your findings, but I will defend to the death your right to do the research.

Lindsay Zoch, East Melbourne

I remember a neurosurgeon referring to cyclists who didn't wear helmets as "temporary Australians".

Kit Penfold, Edithvale

Will the federal election date in May 2019 be known as Independents Day forever after?

Greg Tuck, Warragul

Is John "Tampa" Howard advising Donald Trump on how to wage a hate-filled anti-immigrant and refugee election campaign?

Tony Delaney, Warrnambool

Donald Trump and Scott Morrison playing the religion card days before crucial elections?

Ross Peck, Mt Helen

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Indonesia extends search for plane crash victims and second black box

Indonesian authorities have extended by three days the search for victims and a black box from the wreckage of a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed near Jakarta last week, killing all 189 people on board.

"We decided to extend it three days", beginning on Monday, search and rescue agency (Basarnas) chief Muhammad Syaugi told a news conference.

The decision was based on an evaluation and observations of the crash site, he told reporters, noting that many victims' remains had not been recovered.

A total of 105 body bags, few containing intact remains, had been recovered and handed to police for forensic identification, yet only 14 victims have been identified so far.

"I'm sure the total will increase," Mr Syaugi said.

The agency is prioritising recovering remains of victims and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), the second o f two black boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX that crashed into the sea early on Monday, 13 minutes after it took off from Jakarta.

The head of Indonesia's transportation safety committee (KNKT) said 69 hours of recorded data from 19 flights, including the one that crashed, had been downloaded successfully from a partly damaged flight data recorder recovered on Thursday.

"Now we are choosing which parameters we need. From here we will analyse what happened to that flight," Nurcahyo Utomo told reporters.

Analysis of the data and a recovered aircraft landing gear and engine will begin on Monday and information will be passed to police if needed, Mr Utomo said.

"Of course, this won't be completed in one or two days," he added.

Meanwhile, divers searching for the cockpit voice recorder have been homing in on ping signals.

"Yesterday there was a fa irly strong signal. Today a dive was conducted - there was a signal but it was weak, quite possibly because of the mud," he said.

He noted that the flight data recorder had been found buried in half a metre of mud.

The second black box is thought to be around 50 metres from the main search area, where the water is only 30m deep, but ocean currents and mud on the sea bed that is over a metre deep have complicated search efforts.

The pilot of flight JT610 had asked for, and received, permission to turn back to Jakarta, but what went wrong remains a mystery.

While victims' relatives are desperate to know what happened, the first crash of a Boeing 737 MAX is also the focus of scrutiny by the global aviation industry.

Preliminary findings of the investigation are expected to be made public after 30 days.

Indonesia is one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets but its safety record has been patchy.

Its transport safe ty panel investigated 137 serious aviation incidents from 2012 to 2017.

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