On behalf of the Government and the Indonesian people, I convey a deep condolence with the death of Pope John Paul IIIndonesia conveys deep condolence Apr 02, 2005
There is one exceedingly heinous form of violence that we must grapple with, and that is the scourge of terrorismYudhoyono calls for war on terror Dec 06, 2004
I fully trust you to deal with such cases completely, and you have to trust me as wellYudhoyono pushes for clean government Oct 26, 2004
In the name of Allah I swear I will meet my obligations as president of the Republic of Indonesia as fully and as justly as possibleIndonesia's new president sworn in Oct 20, 2004
I promise to be president for all Indonesians, to give my best to all Indonesians and stands above allYudhoyono pledges to fight corruption Oct 09, 2004
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.