Aussie PM Tony Abbott rejects Indonesia's call for apology for spying

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbot says he won't apologize to Indonesia after it was revealed that Australia tried to tap the Indonesian president's phone.
Indonesia recalls envoy to Australia after spying story surfaces

Indonesia recalls envoy to Australia after spying story surfaces

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Indonesia recalled its envoy and is reviewing its agreements with Australia after leaked material indicated Australia tried to spy on the Indonesian president.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
By United Press International

South Korean president wants Indonesian trade agreement on fast track

JAKARTA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye, speaking in Jakarta, called for a quick conclusion to talks with Indonesia on a trade agreement.
APEC leaders express concern over stalled global trade talks

APEC leaders express concern over stalled global trade talks

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Leaders at the Pacific Rim summit in Indonesia ended the meeting declaring that global trade talks were stalled and urged ministers to move the talks forward.

Indonesia to boost patrols against people smugglers

JAKARTA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Indonesia will deploy the navy's latest maritime patrol aircraft to monitor people smuggling activity along southern coastal areas.
John Kerry: U.S. commitment to Asia strong despite Obama's absence

John Kerry: U.S. commitment to Asia strong despite Obama's absence

BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. commitment to Asia is strong despite President Obama's missing several summits because of the U.S. government shutdown, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Obama cancels trip to Asia due to government shutdown

Obama cancels trip to Asia due to government shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The White House said Thursday President Obama's trip to Asia has been canceled because of the federal government shutdown.

Australia's PM, Indonesian president meet to discuss asylum seekers

JAKARTA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday he had a "frank" discussion with Indonesian leaders about asylum seekers during his visit to Jakarta.

Australia and Indonesia hold conciliatory discussions

JAKARTA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott smoothed relations with Indonesia during his two-day visit to Jakarta after last week's tragic asylum boat drownings that included around 30 children.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 8, 2013.
By United Press International

Australia, Indonesia to face off over people smuggling

CANBERRA, Australia, June 26 (UPI) -- Australia and Indonesia are set for a "challenging" meeting over people smuggling issues when their leaders meet in July, The Age newspaper reported.

Indonesian forest fires hamper joint air force exercises

PEKANBARU, Indonesia, June 25 (UPI) -- This year's joint exercises between the Thai and Indonesian air forces are hampered by forest fires burning on Sumatra Island, Indonesian officials said.

Indonesia to raise subsidized fuel prices

JAKARTA, June 19 (UPI) -- Indonesia's government plans to raise its subsidized fuel prices.

Aceh remains a powder keg, says Amnesty International

JAKARTA, April 22 (UPI) -- Amnesty International has warned that violence could erupt again in Indonesia's restive Aceh province unless the government and nationalists address their human rights abuses.
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Bambang Yudhoyono

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (pronounced /suːsiːlɵ bɑːmbɑːŋ juːdɒjɵnɵ/; born September 9, 1949), is an Indonesian retired military general and the sixth and current President of Indonesia. Yudhoyono won the 2004 Indonesian presidential election defeating incumbent President Megawati Sukarnoputri. Widely known as "SBY", he was sworn into office on October 20, 2004, together with Jusuf Kalla as Vice President. He is currently running for re-election together with Boediono.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was born in Tremas, a village in Arjosari, Pacitan, East Java, to a lower-middle class family and is the son of Raden Soekotjo and Siti Habibah. Since he was a child, he wanted to be in the army. Yudhoyono developed a reputation as an extremely talented student in addition to being an academic achiever, excelling in writing poems, short stories, and play-acting. Yudhoyono was also talented in music and sport, reflected when he and his friends established a volleyball club called "Klub Rajawali" and a band called "Gaya Teruna". Music became a hobby for Yudhoyono and he often sang one of his favorite songs, "Pelangi di Matamu" during his presidential campaign.

When he was in 5th grade, Yudhoyono visited the National Military Academy (AMN) at Magelang. After seeing the soldiers training there and perhaps inspired by his own father's career, Yudhoyono became determined to join ABRI and become a soldier. Yudhoyono had originally wanted to get into the ABRI Academy (Akabri) after graduating from high school in 1968, however, he missed out because he did not register in time.

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