BANDER SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has conveyed to his Burma counterpart his concerns about the deadly outbreak of anti-Muslim unrest in the former military-ruled nation, Indonesia’s top diplomat said Wednesday. The leader of the world’s most populous Muslim country discussed the sectarian violence with President Thein Sein during a...
By Henry Belot Indonesian President Susilio Bambang Yuduyono is set to sign an agreement with Saudi officials that will end a ban on Indonesian maids travelling to Saudi Arabia for work. The well-publicised ban, which took effect in August 2011, followed a series of drawn out disputes over labour conditions, salaries, and the widespread abuse...
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian rescue crews were hunting for a boat in distress and crowded with asylum seekers off the coast of Indonesia on Wednesday, one day after the leaders of Australia and Indonesia agreed to strengthen maritime ties as part of a bid to combat people smuggling. The boat issued a distress call early...
Government now faces a major test of its staying power over fuel subsidy cuts, reports Asia Sentinel Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s government is facing a major test of its staying power, with thousands of demonstrators across the country protesting plans to modify fuel subsidies that cut the price of fuel nearly in half. Yudhoyono’s...
Corruption, infighting in Democrat Party spark a crisis, reports Asia Sentinel Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is said by political analysts in Jakarta to be a major crisis, with his governing Democrat Party’s fugitive former treasurer leveling charges of widespread corruption against top party members. Political analysts say the scandal could affect the party’s chances...
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