Indonesia beefs up patrols after China fishing boat spat

JAKARTA (AFP) – Indonesia is stepping up sea and aerial patrols of islands near the disputed South China Sea, an official said yesterday, following a diplomatic spat over “trespassing” Chinese vessels. Military aircraft and three warships with some 600 navy, army and air force personnel have been deployed to waters around the Natuna islands, which borders the South China Sea.  More details in Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin