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Pres. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono


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April 2007: The Micronesia Challenge has resonated far beyond Micronesia. Five months after Mr. Remengesau issued it, President Susilo Bangbang Yudhoyono of Indonesia pledged to increase marine protected areas to 24.7 million acres from 18 million acres by 2010. In the Antilles, the states of Grenada, the Bahamas, Belize and the Grenadines, which have already protected some reef areas, have committed themselves to a Caribbean Challenge and are trying to persuade the other nations to make similar pledges, according to Bill Raynor, the Nature Conservancy’s director for Micronesia.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/science/earth/17fish.html

November 2005: 'President Bush also issued a statement with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in May that "normal military relations would be in the interest of both countries."'

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/22/AR2005112201751.html

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Oct 27, 2009 Extremism Spreads Across Indonesian Penal Code

QUOTE: Most of Indonesia still lives up to its reputation for a moderate, easygoing brand of Islam... But how Aceh [an Indonesian province] went from basic Islamic law to endorsing stoning in a few short years shows how a small, radical minority has successfully pushed its agenda, locally and nationally...

New York Times
Apr 17, 2007 No-Fishing Zones in Tropics Yield Fast Payoffs for Reefs

QUOTE: Today, Palau, a tiny island state 600 miles east of the Philippines that is internationally known as a site for recreational diving, is at the forefront of a worldwide movement to ban fishing in key reefs to allow the return of prized species. It now protects a patchwork of reefs and lagoon waters amounting to 460 square miles.

New York Times
Nov 23, 2005 Military Ties to Indonesia Resume Too Soon for Some

QUOTE: "To waive on national security grounds a law that seeks justice for crimes against humanity -- without even obtaining the Indonesian government's assurance that it will address these concerns -- makes a mockery of the process..."

Washington Post