OPTIMALISASI PENGELOLAAN DAN PEMBERDAYAAN PULAU-PULAU TERLUAR DALAM RANGKA MEMPERTAHANKAN KEUTUHAN NEGARA KESATUAN REPUBLIK INDONESIA
Ayub Torry Satriyo Kusumo
Journal Title:Dinamika Hukum
Indonesia is an archipelago with the most numerous islands with their resources, including the ones owned in its outmost islands. The outmost islands are rich in various resources but have not been managed yet. Those islands are also the first guard which acts as safeguard for the unity of Indonesia. Unfortunately, the government has not paid a comprehensive concern to those islands and it results in successful claim of Sipadan and Ligitan Islands by the neighbor country based on their effective occupation toward those islands. It will endanger the entirety of Indonesia and cause a great lost economically. Therefore, by the way of good protection and management of the outmost islands, the unity of Indonesia will be defended and the welfare of Indonesian will be enhanced.
Keywords: the outmost islands, empowerment, state sovereignty.