Jakarta - U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Bali, Thursday (17/11) to follow the Asean summit. Is there a hidden agenda in the U.S. the number one man on his return to Indonesia this time?
Various circles suspect, Obama intends menggoalkan Exxon Mobile as a carrier oil and gas mining in the East Natuna Block. Executive Director of the Indonesian Resources Studies (Ires) Marwan Coal predicts that due to see a variety of indications. Among these are the ads Exxon Mobile and the arrival of the President of the United States to Indonesia.
"In one or two months, Exxon Mobile ads, almost every day on television we can see. This is the same as the first time when there will be submission Cepu to Exxon Mobile, in the mass media, in newspapers, Exxon advertise, "he said in the event Meeting of National Leaders Reject Obama's State President invaders!, In Jakarta last week.
According to Marwan, Exxon advertise in order that the public can receive if the Indonesian government decided that resources are managed oil and gas company. Obama's arrival is reminiscent of the visit of then U.S. Secretary of State Rice to Indonesia Condolizza requesting Cepu, with the result that would benefit the U.S..
And indeed, shortly afterwards, Cepu submitted to Exxon Mobile. Whereas the Director of Pertamina was declared able to manage Cepu. The same pattern also occurred at this time. In addition to a massive advertising Exxon, the American president will come under the pretext of attending a summit of ASEAN +.
Marwan also reminded, in the next few weeks there will be government decisions about who and what percentage will each share that will manage the East Natuna block (formerly the Natuna D Alpha).
Prospective contractors currently there are four. Ie, Pertamina, Exxon Mobil, Petronas (Malaysia), and Total (France). "We, activists yes, it was voiced that there is no any reason we can not accept to appoint Pertamina as the operator," he said.
But there is a possibility that Exxon will be designated as the operator. "Well, this could be one of Obama's agenda in addition to other things," said former members of the DPD's.
President Obama is scheduled to attend the Summit Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Nusa Dua, Bali, which was held from Thursday (17/11) this. This year also, for the first time, the President of the United States will be one of 18 state leaders who sit in the East Asia Summit (EAS). Americans with Russia became a new member of the EAS.
The presence of the United States and Russia in EAS initially seen did not give a positive value for ASEAN. Therefore, the two superpowers was feared would drive the agenda of ASEAN in order to align with their agenda. But the ten ASEAN member countries dismissed concerns by giving full approval in 2010.
Outside of energy issues, human rights activists Institute Human Rights Watch yesterday urged U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss issues of violence against religious minorities by the President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Group based in New York, United States, Yudhoyono urged Obama to muzzle the press laws that are discriminatory.
"Obama should be honest about the problem of human rights violations seriously in Indonesia," said Deputy Human Rights Watch's Asia director Elaine Pearson. "Ignorance of the Indonesian government over the violence against religious groups, and a brutal security forces against peaceful demonstrations, like the right thing to start a conversation." said Pearson of Human Rights Watch.