Govt Orders Indonesians to Evacuate Egypt
The central government ordered Indonesians on Monday to leave strife-torn Egypt and promised to dispatch military aircraft to bring them home.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered the evacuation due to the deteriorating security situation in the Arab country, where a popular uprising is threatening the regime.
“As the situation is worsening, I ordered an evacuation by air of our citizens back to our country,” he told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
More than 6,000 Indonesians are believed to reside in Egypt.
Meanwhile 200 people rallied at Jakarta’s central traffic circle in support of Egypt’s democracy movement, calling for a peaceful transition to democratic rule.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment