Minister of Defense Juwono Sudarsono of Indonesia

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Westerners place too much faith in the likes of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, and Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, and Sudarsono says neither figure is capable of offering a viable alternative to the current military dictatorships in both countries, given the two countries level of historical development currently.
Sudarsono says Indonesia was once in a similar position to Burma and Pakistan, with the Suharto-military-Golkar dictatorship of the 70s and 80s, and that this was suitable for Indonesia at that time, but into the 1990s conditions changed and the old regime was no longer necessary.
In public service, Juwono Sudarsono has served as Vice Governor of The National Defence College (Lemhannas), 1995-1998; Minister of State for the Environment under President Soeharto, 1998; Minister for Education and Culture under President B.
are not the responsibility of the military personnel of either country.
set a bad precedent in our efforts to uphold human rights in this country.
Papuan asylum seekers should be returned.
Indonesian Defence Minister Juwono Sudarsono said they also discussed the purchase of F-16 fighter jets and that Indonesia planned to order six new fighters and refurbish four others.
In an interview with AFP, Juwono Sudarsono said most of Indonesia's defence spending in the next decade would go on improving its transport capability to better respond to emergencies.
Sudarsono said he foresaw that in the next 10 to 15 years, the role of the defence forces would be particularly important in terms of delivering relief and aid to stricken areas.
Sudarsono was educated in Britain and the United States and has served in different administrations back to the regime of former dictator Suharto.
Sudarsono said he would also be visiting China in early November to sign a defence cooperation agreement that could include a joint production programme, again focusing on transport.
Educated at Berkeley and the London School of Economics, Sudarsono is a soft-spoken intellectual who has held posts under every Indonesian president since Suharto.
Minister Sudarsono was also reported as stating that the curbs should extend to foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and churches, who he thought might create conflict in the province by encouraging Papuans to campaign on issues of human rights.
Defense Min Juwono Sudarsono says he has been instructed by president to ask Wiranto directly to step down; issue will have to wait until Wahid returns from trip abroad; Gen Tyasno Suda.
Indonesia will avoid any major boost to military spending over the next five to 10 years as it focuses on the economy and social spending, Juwono Sudarsono said at a press conference with his Australian counterpart Joel Fitzgibbon.
TNI buildup to go ahead amid crisis - Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono said Tuesday.
Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono said Tuesday the country's efforts to modernize its aging war machines would continue despite the limited defense budget.
Indonesian defence minister Juwono Sudarsono has said the Indo-Defence exhibition would help resurrect the national defence industry.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Indo Defence and Aerospace 2008 show, Sudarsono said the exhibition was expected to serve as a driving force behind the development of the Indonesian defence industry.
Tempo Magazine Saturday, November 10, 2007Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono has denied he accused DPR members of being weapons brokers.
DPR Members of Acting as Weapons Brokers: Arms Wrestling Tempo Magazine Saturday, November 10, 2007 Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono has denied he accused DPR.
that a federal system would not suit an archipelagian state.
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