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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

'Statesmanship' award for Indonesia's Yudhoyono

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Indonesia's president has accepted a statesmanship award from a US inter-faith foundation that says it hopes to encourage him to promote freedom of worship and tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 4:00am 1 comment

Indonesian leader Yudhoyono receives religious ‘statesman’ award

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (centre) is handed the World Statesman Award by Rabbi Arthur Schneier (right), of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, and Henry Kissinger at an event in New York, on Thursday. Photo: EPA

Indonesia’s president has accepted a statesmanship award from a US interfaith foundation that says it hopes to encourage him to promote freedom of worship and tolerance in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.

31 May 2013 - 3:59pm

Yudhoyono's hypocrisy in U-turn on death penalty

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, left, talks to his Foreign Minister Marti Natalegawa at the Presidential Palace backyard in Jakarta on March 20, 2013. Photo: AFP

Indonesia's execution this month of narcotics convict Adami Wilson further tarnishes President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's human rights record. It reflects hypocrisy on the part of Yudhoyono, whose government continues to advocate for all Indonesians facing possible execution abroad.

27 Mar 2013 - 11:26am

Who said it?

Mario Monti

On the eve of the most important decision of his political life … he's gripped by doubts, he's tormented

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23 Dec 2012 - 5:48am

Indonesia’s Yudhoyono welcomed by British queen

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II toasts Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at a state banquet. Photo: AP

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday for a state visit aimed at boosting ties with the emerging Asian power, with the help of some traditional pomp and pageantry.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Britain pulls out welcome mat for Indonesian leader Yudhoyono

The flag of Indonesia hangs beside the Union Flag on the mall leading to Buckingham Palace. Photo: AFP

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono begins a three-day state visit to Britain on Wednesday, with officials keen to impress the emerging Asian power with a display of British pomp and pageantry.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Shangri-la Dialogue opens in Singapore

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Maids protest at agency abuses

More than 100 Indonesian domestic helpers took to the streets of Central yesterday to protest against what they say is collusion between Jakarta government officials and unscrupulous employment agents.

They held demonstrations as their country's president, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, made an official visit to the city.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ties with Indonesia strengthened

China and Indonesia signed a series of investment agreements worth US$17.4 billion yesterday during a visit to Beijing by Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as they pledged to strengthen their co-operative partnership.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

More than 1,000 police to counter protesters

Police are preparing to deploy more than 1,000 officers around the venue for tomorrow's chief executive election, as thousands of protesters are set to voice their opinions.

Security will also be beefed up for the visit of the Indonesian president, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shaping attitudes

US President Barack Obama paid back his boyhood home of Indonesia big time this week. In an overnight state visit complete with live global media coverage, Obama hopefully corrected a bunch of misperceptions about the world's fourth-largest country, namely that it's a dangerous backwater and overrun with radical Muslims.

12 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Obama snub echoes the insults of history

US President Barack Obama has made a serious mistake in postponing - twice - his state visit to Indonesia. Obama, his political advisers and the pundits of Washington are seemingly unaware of the far-reaching effects of the snub to Indonesian national pride.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Jakarta blasts cannot be allowed to derail reform

Last week's peaceful presidential election in Indonesia went a long way towards confounding any perception that the country's progress down the road to democracy is too good to be true. Yesterday's terrorist bomb blasts at neighbouring American hotels in central Jakarta will revive that fear. They shouldn't.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

People in the headlines

a. This Indonesian president won a landslide election victory. He is noted for being a cautious man; some people might even say indecisive. But he might have signified a change of mood with his selection of ministers for his cabinet. He has recognised the need to intensify a social, economic and legal reform programme.

15 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

The man for the moment

With his heavy jowls, benign demeanour and habitual caution, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hardly looks as if he possesses rat-like cunning.

11 Jul 2009 - 12:00am