Yudhoyono-Jokowi Meeting Marks New Chapter in National Political History in Indonesia

NUSA DUA ~ The meeting between outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and president-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Wednesday night in Bali Province was a new chapter in the history of the national political that encouraged good leadership transition and mutual respect. “Jokowi and I have the same thing in mind. We agree to continue […]

UPDATE 1 – Shots, Tear Gas Fired in Jakarta Protests

JAKARTA Police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the swearing in of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. More than 150 mainly student demonstrators blocked roads in the wealthy Menteng neighbourhood of central Jakarta with wooden planks, and attacked police who […]

SBY Urges Obama to Stop Koran Burning

JAKARTA President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged Barack Obama on Thursday to intervene and stop a Florida church carrying out a planned Koran burning. Presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said Yudhoyono, popularly known by his initials SBY, had written to the US president to express his concerns. “In the letter, President Yudhoyono wrote that Indonesia and the […]

SBY Meets Finnish President

JAKARTA The Bali Times Fresh from meeting the Icelandic president in Bali, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday met with the Finnish prime minister in Jakarta, where the pair discussed bilateral relations, the State Palace said. Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is on a three-day visit to Indonesia, and is reciprocating a visit by Yudhoyono to […]

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 […]