SBY Cancels Netherlands Visit over Arrest Fears

JAKARTA President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono postponed on Tuesday a visit planned this week to the Netherlands, citing a human rights trial in the host country that might threaten him with arrest. Yudhoyono, known by his initials SBY, cancelled the visit more than an hour after he was supposed to leave on the three-day diplomatic trip […]

SBY Condemns Attack on Christians

JAKARTA President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has condemned an armed attack on Christian church leaders outside Jakarta and called on police to solve the case as quickly as possible. He said Sunday’s knife attack by unknown assailants, which left one church elder badly injured and a priest with head wounds, was a highly sensitive matter for […]

Indonesia to Be World Leader in Clean Energy: SBY

NUSA DUA President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono pledged on Monday to make Indonesia the world’s biggest user of clean, renewable geothermal energy, and urged private investors to back him. The archipelago of 234 million people and more than 200 volcanoes is estimated to possess around 40 percent of the world’s geothermal energy potential, or around 28,000 […]

SBY Meets Iceland President in Bali

NUSA DUA The Bali Times President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrived in Bali on Monday morning and met with volcano-embattled Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson as a global conference on geothermal energy got underway at the Westin resort in Nusa Dua. Indonesia – the world’s most volcanic nation with over 130 active volcanoes, two of which […]